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Virginie LIEBERMANN

Position

Counsel
Avocat à la Cour, Member of Luxembourg Bar, 2008

Education
2008 Luxembourg University (Complementary Course in Luxembourg Law)
2006 Strasbourg University, France (Master degree in Banking and Financial Law)
2005 Strasbourg University, France (Master degree in Business Law and European Business Law Certificate)
2004  Stockholm University, Sweden, in partnership with Strasbourg University, France (Bachelor degree)
Languages

Speaks French and English

Associations

She is an active member of the Global Advertising Lawyer Alliance (GALA) and the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) and a Board Member of the Association of the Information Society Professionals (APSI).

Expertise

Virginie joined MOLITOR in 2007 and she is Counsel. Over the past ten years she has developed her professional activity mainly within the area of IP, IT & Media and Employment law. She is heading the Media, Data, Technologies & IP practice since 2017. 

Virginie provides both litigation and advisory services to clients from a variety of sectors, including retail, automotive, health and financial. Her work includes advice on copyright, information technology, privacy law, trademarks and company names and on regulatory clearance of media and advertising projects. She has extensive experience in distribution networks, restrictive commercial practices, unfair competition practices and business authorisations. Virginie also assists clients with E-commerce as regards the promotion of products and services, commercial communication, promotional games, product labelling and data protection issues. 

In addition to her IP, IT & media practice, Virginie also specialises in employment issues including the drafting of contracts and internal policies. She regularly advises employers on, for example, the flexibility of working hours, compensation, remuneration, benefits in kind and personal data issues relating to the monitoring of employees, the transfer of business and the posting of employees in Luxembourg or abroad.

Recommendations & Listings

The Legal 500 EMEA listed Virgnie for her expertise in IP and IT. They describe her  as 'very capable on data protection matters'. (The Legal 500 EMEA, 2019)

Related News & Publications

New Leaders League rankings rewarding our IP & IT practice group!

05 July 2021

We are proud to announce that Virginie Liebermann and her team have been ranked by Leaders League as highly recommended for their work in Intellectual Property, and IT and Outsourcing.    Leaders League rankings are based on fully independent research, and anonymised feedback from our clients. We therefore not only take this opportunity to congratulate Virginie, […]

WHAT’S GOING ON WITH TRANSFER OF PERSONAL DATA?

01 July 2021

On 4 June 2021, the EU Commission adopted the final Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/914 setting out new standard contractual clauses for transfers of personal data to countries outside the EU/EEA1 (i.e. “third countries”).  These new standard contractual clauses (the “SCCs”) have been eagerly awaited by practitioners in the sector to replace the previous ones i.e. the […]

Are fines imposed by the National Data Protection Commission for breach of data protection regulations insurable?

14 December 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has seen an increase of cyber-attacks. Business or personal data breaches in contravention of the GDPR can be devastating and may give rise to an investigation and to pecuniary sanctions. Given the onerous level of fines, are you protected by a cyber-risk insurance policy under Luxembourg law ? Click here to read more in English or in French  

LUXEMBOURG CYBERSECURITY WEEK – 19 to 29 OCTOBER : IS YOUR IT SECURITY GOOD ENOUGH?

19 October 2020

The fact that the current health crisis is ongoing, and that therefore teleworking continues to be encouraged, puts your company at risk of becoming victim of cyberattacks. The main goals of hackers during these cyberattacks are to gain unauthorised access to and steal confidential information or data, and to extort money from their victims.  The […]

USE OF COOKIES IN ADVERTISING : PRE-CHECKED BOXES INSUFFICIENT TO PROVE CONSENT OF USERS

07 October 2019

In a recent decision dated 1st October 2019 of the Court of Justice of the European Union[1] (CJEU), the Court addressed the issue of Cookie Consent and the Bundling of Consent. A German company (Planet49) organised a promotional lottery on a website. The conditions to enter the lottery were to provide some personal data and […]

AGEFI: EU “P2B – Platform to Business” Regulation adopted

16 September 2019

New rules impose more transparency and fairness to online platforms and search engines A new EU Regulation imposing more transparency, fairness, predictability and trustfulness for online intermediation services and search engines has just been adopted with reference number (EU) 2019/1150. Online intermediation services present an opportunity for businesses to expand their market scope and commercial […]

P2B – Here they are: New EU rules imposing more transparency and fairness on online platforms and search engines

22 July 2019

WHAT HAPPENED? A new EU Regulation imposing transparency, fairness, predictability and trustfulness upon online platforms and search engines has just been adopted on 20 June 2019, waiting to make its appearance on the EU Official Journal. WHY THE NEED FOR A NEW REGULATION? Online intermediation services present an opportunity for businesses to expand their market […]

Social elections on 12 March 2019: do they concern you?

16 January 2019

The date of the social elections has been set for 12 March 2019 by ministerial decree of 3 December 2018[1]. As the posting of the notice of election within the company has to be done by 12 February 2019 at the latest, it is important to recall the principle governing the obligation to organize these […]

Sind Sie von den Sozialwahlen am 12. März 2019 betroffen?

16 January 2019

Durch Ministerialerlass vom 3. Dezember 2018[1] wurden die Sozialwahlen auf den 12. März 2019 fixiert. Jeder Betrieb, der zur Durchführung von Sozialwahlen verpflichtet ist, muss bis spätestens 12. Februar 2019 die Wahlmitteilung zur Information der Beschäftigten aushängen. Die Verpflichtung Personalvertreter wählen zu lassen besteht für jedes Unternehmen, das zwischen dem 1. Februar 2018 und dem […]

Elections sociales du 12 mars 2019 : Êtes-vous concernés?

09 January 2019

Par arrêté ministériel du 3 décembre 2018[1] la date des élections sociales a été fixée au 12 mars 2019. L’affichage de l’avis d’élection au sein de l’entreprise devant être effectué pour le 12 février 2019 au plus tard, il est important de rappeler le principe gouvernant l’obligation d’organiser ces élections sociales. Toute entreprise, quels que […]

Did you get “geo-blocked” on Black Friday and Cyber Monday this year?

03 December 2018

According to a European Commission survey the majority of websites do not let consumers buy from another EU country[1]. Traders use various practices restricting online cross-border sales based on nationality, residence or place of establishment. These discriminatory practices can occur both online and off-line and include: denying delivery to customers from other Member States, declining […]

GDPR in Luxembourg: The Data Protection Act

10 October 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) took direct effect in Luxembourg on 25 May 2018, but since it allows EU Member States latitude in specific areas, Luxembourg passed a new law on 1 August 2018 which repealed the former Luxembourg law on data protection of 2 August 2002: the 1 August 2018 Act concerning the […]

The Lawyer: GDPR in Luxembourg – More Power to Data Subjects

02 July 2018

Implementation of the GDPR will mean a different approach to information security in Luxembourg, as data subjects’ rights have been strengthened. Sign-in at The Lawyer to read the full article.

Checklist before the GDPR enters into force

26 February 2018

Less than 4 months before the deadline of 25 May 2018 – date of entry into force of the new European regulation on the protection of personal data (Regulation 2016/679, known as the “GDPR”) – the question arises about the level of your company’s compliance with the GDPR requirements.   -Update on personal data processing- […]

CHECK-LIST AVANT L’ENTREE EN VIGUEUR DU RGPD

21 February 2018

A moins de 4 mois avant la date butoir du 25 mai 2018 sonnant l’entrée en vigueur du nouveau règlement européen sur la protection des données personnelles (Règlement 2016/679, dit « RGPD »), la question se pose de l’état de conformité de votre entreprise en matière de traitement de données personnelles. Vous procédez à un […]

International Employment law and Labor Law

08 January 2018

  MOLITOR has contributed the Luxembourg Chapter to the 5th edition of Littler Mendelsons’ guide to International Employment law and the guide covers all the major issues around the employment cycle from countries around the world.  

Internal regulations: An essential tool for the employer

02 October 2017

Means of communication between employers and employees, governance instruments in international groups and internal regulations influence the terms of the internal functioning of an undertaking. While preferred in sizable companies or in Anglo-Saxon structures, their use remains limited in Luxemburgish undertakings. Recent decisions of the European Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal of […]

Règlement intérieur: Un outil primordial pour l’employeur

27 September 2017

Moyen de communication entre l’employeur et ses salariés, outil de gouvernance au sein des groupes internationaux, le règlement intérieur permet de préciser les modalités de fonctionnement interne de l’entreprise. Préféré dans les grandes entreprises ou les structures anglo-saxonne, son utilisation demeure limitée par les entreprises luxembourgeoises. Les récentes décisions de la Cour de Justice des […]

After Summer Break Newsletter

07 September 2017

As the harvest is almost over, we are back to business hoping to enjoy a pleasant Indian summer. Luxembourg IP/IT & Media has not been idle during the summer break. Rather, important projects have seen the light of the day. Here are some tips to be well informed and updated on Luxembourg IP/IT & Media […]

UN TOUR D’HORIZON : QUE FAUT-IL RETENIR DE 2016 ET A QUOI S’ATTENDRE EN 2017 ?

08 February 2017

L’année 2016 a vu l’introduction de changements importants en matière de législation du travail au Luxembourg et ces modifications devraient se poursuivre en 2017. L’année 2017 a commencé promptement avec le retour de l’indexation des salaires qui avait disparue depuis octobre 2013. Cette newsletter a pour but de résumer les principaux changements intervenus l’année passée […]

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