About Cathie-Rosalie Joly

Cathie-Rosalie Joly is a partner in the Paris-based banking and finance and tech and comms groups, and leads Bird & Bird's French fintech sub-group. She advises French and international financial institutions, as well as major non-financial clients, on MiFID and AIFM, review of information documents, AML and compliance, internal control and corporate governance, passporting of activity, PSD2, EMI2, etc, and acts in regulatory litigation. With a leading position in supporting projects linked to new technologies, Cathie-Rosalie also represents new, disruptive players operating in the fintech, regtech and insurtech sectors, as well as banks, financial institutions and insurers in the development of innovative services. She also assists clients in the implementation of their dematerialisation projects of contracts, electronic/biometric signature, strong authentication, cybersecurity, data protection, outsourcing, cloud computing and artificial intelligence. She is also a member of the Africa desk, assisting clients on national and supranational African legislations applicable to the banking/fintech sector.


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