Our team.

Idea's attorneys are all recognized for their expertise.
They work in both French and English.

Julie Ruelle


Julie has more than 17 years of professional experience in Information technology law. She has developed her expertise within a large international law firm while carrying out secondments for several companies, which allows her to have a perfect knowledge of the challenges of her clients.

She assists French and foreign companies on all contractual, regulatory and litigation aspects of IS/IT and Internet projects as well as in terms of intellectual property (valuing, software license management, etc.) and data protection.

In particular, she assists her clients on their outsourcing and digital transformation projects as well as on their issues relating to big data, cloud computing or the Internet of Things as well as in their compliance with regard to personal data.

Nathalie Metallinos


Nathalie has built up recognized expertise in the field of privacy & data protection, with a 20-year experience gained acting as legal adviser by the French data protection authority (CNIL), and then as data protection officer by a key French banking group, and by an international law firm.

She assists French and foreign companies, as well as public organisations, in defining their privacy & data protection compliance strategy (audits, feasibility studies, support in the context of French data protection authority (CNIL) inspections and sanction procedures, DPO assistance, carrying out of data protection impact assessments -DPIA and Transfer Impact Assessments – TIA, drafting of procedures and guidelines, implementation of BCR, etc.).

She is the author of a reference work on personal data protection law, and regularly publishes academic articles in specialized legal journals.

Nana Botchorichvili


Nana has expertise in data protection law which builds on more than 10 years of professional experience notably within the French data protection authority (CNIL) and the dedicated data protection and privacy department of an international law firm.

She assists clients of the law firm, companies or public organizations, on any issues relating to data protection law in France and globally (drafting of policies and procedures, audits and privacy impact assessments (PIA), contractual framing, BCRs, codes of conduct, responses in case of requests or complaints from data subject rights, compliance with specific requirements for international data transfers). Her practice also covers advising on contractual and regulatory aspects relating to the implementation of IT projects or applications.

Nana is a lecturer at the University of Paris and Paris II Panthéon Assas. She holds the CIPP/E and is the author of several articles relating to IT and data protection law.


With the experience acquired within global law firms, the attorneys of Idea can assist their foreign clients in the context of their growth in France, but also their clients based internationally, through a network of foreign law firms selected for their skills and expertise.

This network of law firms allows Idea to deal with international operations while still remaining the preferred contact point and coordinator for its clients.

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