Magalie Dansac Le Clerc

Baker & McKenzie A.A.R.P.I.


Magalie Dansac Le Clerc joined Baker McKenzie in 2008 and was elected Partner in 2016. She practices in the Information Technology and Communications of Baker McKenzie in Paris. She worked for nine months from the Chicago office of the firm in 2014 (as part of an Associate Training Program).

Her practice focuses on data protection, information technology, Internet, cybersecurity, AI and telecommunications, contracts and regulatory compliance, both at a local and global levels.

Magalie has advised large companies on data privacy issues, notably in the context of global data privacy compliance programs or specific requests or projects subject to the GDPR, including data transfer issues, processing of sensitive data, data breaches, information and consent, direct marketing, data privacy impact assessment, data subject access requests and data processing agreements.

She also has extensive experience in assisting market leaders in the financial, outsourcing and industrial sectors with their IT operations. She has drafted and negotiated multi-tiered agreements for global outsourcing projects including technology, business processing and telecommunications outsourcing projects. She has also assisted clients on IT services agreements, such as cloud computing agreements, software licensing and maintenance agreements, and transition services agreements (as part of corporate acquisitions).

Attorney at the Paris bar, she holds two research postgraduate degrees: one in Business law and economy from the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, the second in Intellectual Property law from the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional for Europe (CIPP/E).

Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Magalie did an internship in the Intellectual Property Department of a renowned Paris law firm, and focused her internship in copyright, trademark law, and commercial law.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Assisted market leaders in the finance, facilities management and industry sectors in the drafting and negotiation of multilayered agreements in the context of large IT projects (such as global outsourcing projects in technology, business processing and telecommunications).

  • Assisted IT providers, software publishers, and customers of IT-related services or software, in the review and negotiation of their software license and maintenance agreements, cloud computing agreements, integration agreements, transition services agreements, etc..

  • Advised global companies on data privacy matters and assisted in privacy audits and due diligence, filings with the French data protection authority, compliance with local requirements (such as privacy, employee monitoring or hotline notices) and cross-border data transfer requirements.

  • Advised major online companies on regulatory and legal compliance matters such as risk assessment, online content, cookies, and terms and conditions.

Professional Honors

Chambers Global – Europe-wide 2022

  • Band 1 TMT – IT & Internet
  • Band 2 TMT – Medias
  • Band 1 TMT – Telecoms
  • Band 2 Data Protection

Chambers Europe, France 2023

  • Band 1 – TMT in France

  • Baker McKenzie hosts a market-leading IT practice well versed in outsourcing, digital transformations and IT disputes, as well as regulatory and cybercrime matters. The law firm is popular with clients from sectors such as retail, banking and transportation. Baker McKenzie also advises on data protection and e-commerce mandates, with further activity assisting with IT contracts and licensing. The team draws on its vast network to advise clients on cross-border matters.

  • "We decided to work with Baker McKenzie because of its cutting-edge expertise in IT and contracts, as well as the team's quick understanding of the issues. The lawyers are very attentive to the needs of their clients and communicate in a clear and precise manner."

    "They are very responsive and the advice was great."

Legal 500 EMEA France 2023

  • Tier 1 IT & Internet

    Magalie Dansac Le Clerc is ranked as "Next Generation Partner"

  • Tier 1 Data Protection & Data Privacy

    Magalie Dansac Le Clerc is ranked as "Next Generation Partner"

    "The Baker McKenzie team in Paris offers both the most cutting-edge expertise on the market, availability at all times, and a very appreciable simplicity in exchanges."

  • Trophées du Droit 2022 – Gold Award for Data Protection

Décideurs Stratégies et Finance 2022

  • Leading IT software & Digital project
  • Leading Internet
  • Leading Data Protection
  • Leading Telecom


  • Paris~France (2008)


  • University of Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne) (Degree Business Law and Economy) (2007)
  • University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas) (Degree Intellectual Property Law) (2006)


  • English
  • French

Previous Offices

  • Chicago
  • “AI: the first reflexes to adopt”, Event hosted on site in Baker McKenzie’s Paris office, July 2023
  • "Recent developments in EU data protection law (CJEU case-law 2022-2023)", Baker's Tax & Legal IPTech Breakfasts: Data protection, event hosted in Baker McKenzie’s Luxembourg office, June 2023
  • "Key Tech Law Trends in Video Gaming | Part 1: Awareness of Data Privacy Challenges and the Importance of Cybersecurity Strategy”, Connect on Tech Blog, May 2023
  • “France confirms the principle of insurability of cyber-ransoms with prompt complaint filing requirement”, Connect on Tech Blog, April 2023
  • “EU Data Legislation Tracker (as of Jan. 11, 2023)”, Tips&Tricks, January 2023
  • "What is new on International Data Transfers and U.S. Privacy Laws?", Event hosted on site in Baker McKenzie’s Paris office, November 2022