Blockchain , Data Protection
Member of the Paris Bar, Adrien Basdevant is an attorney-at-law specialized in data protection, cybercriminality and emerging technologies. With a background in law and business administration, he is particularly fond of dispute resolution, defending individuals as well as advising startups and large companies.
His work focuses at the intersection of law, tech and policy. He wrote an essay on society, algorithm and the rule of law entitled \”L\’Empire des données\” that was awarded as the French AI Book in 2020. He is also a lecturer at ESSEC-Centrale Supélec on digital rights, data ethics and regulation.
Adrien Basdevant is the founder of “BASDEVANT AVOCATS”, a law boutique dedicated to innovation, data and society. He also regularly writes and give the floor to academics and experts on the platform Coup Data to promote EU digital culture.
In 2021, he has been nominated by decree of French Prime Minister as member of the French Digital Council (Conseil National du Numérique), France’s independent advisory commission, analyzing the impact of technology on society.
Data protection; Software/IT agreement; Business negotiation; artificial intelligence regulation; blockchain; platform responsibility; e-commerce; social media; deep tech; e-health; digital rights; public policy; ethics; intellectual property; encryption; impact litigation.
Basdevant Avocats assists its clients – startups (seed, Series A, Series B, Series C), large groups, individuals, associations – in both advisory and litigation matters.
Based in the heart of Paris, BASDEVANT AVOCATS is recognized as a French reference law firm dedicated to digital, innovation and data. They work in collaboration with a network of multidisciplinary experts (tech, public policy, design, strategy consulting, crisis communication…) to propose, according to the cases concerned, the appropriate Rubik’s cube.
As barristers, they defend clients in complex litigation and dispute resolution (civil liberties, digital rights, criminal and business law). As solicitors, they advise startups, SMEs, innovative platforms and big companies on cutting-edge issues (AI, blockchain, encryption, platforms regulation, software, media, telecom, digital economy).
Acting on complex or atypical cases to formulate new solutions, BASDEVANT AVOCATS works at the intersection between technology, law and policy, our consulting services integrate the legal, technological, and economic issues of its clients.
Since the impact of technology on society is more important than ever, BASDEVANT AVOCAT aims to be a \”Data & Society\” law firm. A place of both culture and action. Eager to learn every day, they believe it is essential to take part in the public debate, to write and teach in order to better understand and give meaning to these complex transformations.
Dedicated and pragmatic, they are committed to defend civil liberties and fundamental rights in the digital age. This is their approach: strategists, pioneers, creative lawyers, looking for new ways of thinking and doing by combining strong knowledge with a practical mind.