Mason Hayes & Curran Hosts Master’s Students From Université de Paris II Panthéon-Assas
24 February 2020
We recently hosted a lunchtime seminar for students studying the information technology law master’s degree at the Université de Paris II Panthéon-Assas.
Considered one of top law schools in France, Panthéon-Assas is a member of the Sorbonne University group and can trace its roots back to the 12th century. Each year, as part of the information technology and intellectual property Master of Laws programme (Master 2 Droit du Numérique), Panthéon-Assas students visit a European capital to learn more about the intersection between the technology industry and legal market in the host country.
At our seminar, partner Mark Adair presented on the cutting-edge work our Technology team undertakes for European businesses in the IT and data protection fields and how the firm supports them doing business in or through Ireland. Diarmuid Fahey (Associate, Corporate) discussed his journey to MHC and the firm’s strong links with a number of businesses and law firms in France. Stephen McGonagle (Trainee solicitor) presented on the topical issue of automated vehicles and the Irish and European legal challenges with this new technology.
The event concluded with questions for the speakers on range of topics, including the European Commission’s approach to the Internet of Things, the impact of the U.S. CLOUD Act and the future of the European Digital Single Market.