Iris Barsan has joined the M&A Practice at the Paris office of Baker McKenzie as Counsel.

A specialist in banking and financial regulation as well as derivatives, she will assist the firm’s clients with banking and financial regulation matters (banking monopoly, payment services, investment funds and services) or questions linked to new technologies (such as the blockchain), as well as money laundering issues.

Before joining Baker McKenzie, Iris Barsan worked as Data Protection Officer for a French company (2018-2019). She also worked as a legal adviser in the legal department of l’Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR) (2008-2011) and for various BNP Paribas entities (2012-2014). Since 2014, she has been a lecturer at the University of Paris XII.

Eric Lasry, Managing Partner at Baker McKenzie, is delighted with her arrival: “Iris Barsan has a rich, international background. Thanks to her experience in regulation and her widespread knowledge of the finance, compliance and technology sectors, she will be a key asset for the firm and a trusted expert for our clients”.

Iris Barsan graduated summa cum laude from the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (Willy Brandt year) and has a joint PhD in law from the Universities of 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Cologne. She also has a Masters’ degree in business law from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and a LL.M. from the University of Cologne.

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