Stephanie Faber

Stephanie Faber

Of Counsel

Stephanie Faber specialises in international business law. She heads the Paris office’s Commercial, Intellectual Property and Data Protection Groups. With 20 years of experience, Stephanie’s legal practice encompasses advising on, drafting and negotiating contracts in the following areas:

  • Commercial contracts, including distribution agreements, services and supply agreements, advertising agreements, logistic agreements, general conditions of sales and sponsoring agreements
  • Joint ventures, transfer of businesses, assets or licenses
  • French regulations applying to commercial businesses, including e-commerce such as consumer protection, competition, advertising, product liability, abrupt termination of ongoing commercial relationships, distance sales, on or offline gaming and lotteries, and use of French language
  • IT, media and telecom contracts and outsourcing
  • Data protection, including GDPR, database creation, international transfers (Privacy Shield, BCR and Model clauses), cloud, HR data (including employee monitoring and whistleblowing) and marketing usage, health data and compliance, and filings with the CNIL
  • Communication and media regulations
  • French anti bribery , UKBA and FCPA
  • Conflicts and pre-litigation situations.

Her commercial practice also includes experience in private M&A.

Stephanie is a member of IAPP, French Privacy associations AFCDP and ADPO and ICC’s Commissions on Digital Economy and Corporate Responsibility and Anti-corruption.

Stephanie regularly writes articles in French and in English, on both the firm’s blogs and with specialised press. She has spoken at various conferences in the UK, France, Brussels and the Middle East, and participates in vocational and client training.



  • Eberhard Karls University, Tubingen, LL.M., German Law
  • Université Paris IX – Dauphine, DEA, de Droit économique et social
  • Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Maîtrise, en Droit International des Affaires


  • Paris, 1995


  • French
  • English
  • German

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  • "The French data protection authority’s consultation in Cloud Computing", La Revue, October 2011
  • "French implementation of the European directive on cookies and e-privacy", La Revue, August 2011
  • "A breath of fresh air for French service providers: notification exemption (dispense de déclaration) N° 15", La Revue, February 2011
  • "CNIL conducted more inspections, ordered first processing halt in 2010", World Data Protection Report, December 2011
  • "France’s CNIL finally able to award labels to mark compliance with Data Protection Act", World Data Protection Report, November 2011
  • "The reasoning behind the French Data Protection Authority’s Record against Google", World Data Protection Report, May 2011
  • "CNIL’s powers revised under newly adopted law", World Data Protection Report, May 2011