Noëlle Lenoir

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Noëlle Lenoir focuses her practice on competition law, public business law and economic regulations, at the national and European level. She has a solid experience in data protection law, confidential business information law and on the blockage statute.

She served as French minister of european affairs from 2002 to 2004, and beforehand she was the first woman - and youngest person ever - to have served on the French Constitutional Court (1992 to 2001). She has been a member of the Conseil d’Etat since 1984.

In 1990, the prime minister assigned her a project on Bioethical law. She chaired the EU Group of Ethics for Science & New Technology (EGE) between 1994 and 2001, as well as the International Committee on Bioethics of UNESCO, which drafted the Universal Declaration on the Human Genome and Human Rights Declaration endorsed by the United Nations in 1998.

She is a member of the American Law Institute and the French Academy of Technologies. She is on the board of directors of Valeo and of the Compagnie des Alpes and is founding chairwoman of the Cercle des Européens. She is also on the Board of Directors of the ‘Société de législation comparée’ and of the French Constitutional Association. She is currently an affiliate professor at HEC.

Noëlle speaks French and English. She is admitted to the Paris Bar.

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