Blockchain Lawyer - DEROULEZ Avocat

As technology for storing and transmitting information, transparent, secure and operating without any central control system, blockchains have started a major technological revolution, similar to other such breakthroughs (artificial intelligence, cloud computing, Big data, etc.).


The legal challenges involved in blockchains

DEROULEZ AVOCAT is highly involved in the analyses and work on blockchains, the use of tokens or the development of cryptocurrencies. As such, the law firm actively participates in academic discussions on the legal framework or the use of these new tools through numerous events. Jérôme Deroulez is also regularly invited to take part in discussions in Paris and Brussels, by public institutions and various other stakeholders.

As a law firm specializing in personal data protection, DEROULEZ AVOCAT has naturally developed a service covering blockchains.

The reason is that the deeply disruptive nature of blockchains poses major legal issues in terms of:

  • The legal qualification of blockchains (private or public blockchains, hybrid systems);

  • The protection of personal data (privacy, GDPR, the right to be forgotten, "Know Your Customer" requirements (KYC);

  • Respect for privacy (alias naming, de-identification);

  • Means of proof, particularly in the context of copyrights, artistic creation or intellectual property;

  • Regulations and the status applicable to cryptocurrencies and tokens;

  • Provisions applicable in the context of smart contracts;

  • Rules applicable to Initial Coin Offerings (financing methods, distribution, money laundering, Anti-Money Laundering, privacy, etc.);

  • The legal value of transactions recorded or made on a blockchain.

  • Regulation of decentralized autonomous organizations (DAO) and their governance ...


The expertise of the DEROULEZ AVOCAT Law firm

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While blockchain law is being built step by step, in France and abroad in financial law in particular, the monitoring and implementation of projects in this area requires specific legal expertise, tailored to each situation. The firm has developed high-level expertise because of its involvement in the "blockchain" ecosystem and its daily use.

DEROULEZ AVOCAT assists its clients and provides them with the following services in Paris
and Brussels:

  • Introduction to the legal issues of blockchains and training;

  • Strategic analysis on blockchain projects;

  • Special training and sharing of blockchain expertise;

  • Legal and strategic monitoring on blockchains both in France and abroad;

  • Monitoring of legislative, regulatory and normative projects;

  • Assistance as both counsel and in claims

  • Lobbying and public relations services.

  • Introduction to the legal issues of blockchains and training;

  • Strategic analysis on blockchain projects;

  • Special training and sharing of blockchain expertise;

  • Legal and strategic monitoring on blockchains both in France and abroad;

  • Monitoring of legislative, regulatory and normative projects;

  • Assistance as both counsel and in claims

  • Lobbying and public relations services.


The firm has also developed specific expertise in the following areas:

  • Regulatory and legal framework for blockchains (European initiatives, legislative work in France and within the European Union);

  • Legal issues of smart contracts (effects, opposability, proof);

  • Token law;

  • Blockchains and personal data protection (legal issues involved the application of the GDPR);

  • Data protection and privacy in ICO projects;

  • Drafting and formalization of ICOs (White Paper, General Conditions);

  • Interactions between private international law and blockchains (international contracts);


Deroulez Avocat and Blockchain Legal join forces to offer the first offer dedicated to the legal support of blockchain projects


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DEROULEZ AVOCAT Law Firm

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DEROULEZ AVOCAT was created by Jérôme Deroulez, a Lawyer at the Paris and Brussels Bars.

A former magistrate, Jérôme Deroulez has also served as an investigative judge. He was then in charge of European and international negotiations for the French Ministry of Justice. Counsel for the Permanent Representation of France in Brussels from 2009 to 2013, Jérôme Deroulez participated in the negotiations of European texts and international agreements in the field of personal data protection, private international law and judicial cooperation in penal matters. He has also acquired detailed knowledge of the French public administration.

Jérôme Deroulez has developed specific expertise in personal data law in France and Europe backed by his experience and practice. He accompanies clients in their compliance and data issues every day.

Jérôme Deroulez is a member of the Brussels and Paris Bar Legal Tech Incubators. He is also particularly involved in the Privacy Tech for which he is the general delegate. He is also a member of the French association of Data Protection Officers (AFCDP), the French Professional Group for BtoB Information and Knowledge (GFII) and the European Alliance for Artificial Intelligence (European Commission).


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75017 Paris
Tél : 01 85 08 54 76

 
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