Maëlle Chausse
Associate | Paris
Maëlle Chausse

Maëlle Chausse focuses her practice on all aspects of employment law including contentious, advisory and transactional matters. Ms. Chausse is also a member of Dechert’s Cyber, Privacy and AI group. Ms. Chausse counsels French and other global clients on matters arising at all stages of employment, including the handling of negotiated exits. She also assists companies on all labor-related steps of mergers and acquisitions transactions.

Ms. Chausse provides strategic data privacy advice to companies in a wide array of sectors and industries, under French and EU data protection legislation, with a particular focus on leveraging data assets to achieve business objectives in a global digital economy. Her work includes advising clients on cross-border data transfers and conducting privacy due diligence in M&A and other commercial transactions. She also prepares data protection notices and data retention policies on behalf of her clients. Ms. Chausse advises clients on a variety of workplace privacy matters, including employee monitoring and social media use policies. 

Along with Dechert partner Philippe Thomas, she recently authored “French Q&As regarding restrictive covenants clauses” for Thomson Reuters Practical Law.

Prior to joining Dechert, Ms. Chausse served as a labor and employment trainee and associate at both French and international law firms.

  • A leading supplier of beverage, food and aerosol packaging, metal closures, specialty packaging products and transit and protective packaging products, equipment and services in its pending €1.9 billion sale of its EMEA tinplate business.
  • Several Medtechs in their data protection policies and in their handling of health data.
  • An American private equity fund, in connection with its investment in a French group, leader of tailored travel and adventure travel.
  • A consortium of investors, on a seed financing round for a French start-up specialized in Digital Therapeutics (DTx), which are digital solutions for the prevention, management and treatment of a broad range of medical conditions, with a view to create the first digital molecule. 
  • Employers, what are the limits to the employees access rights? – L’Usine Nouvelle (November 2, 2022)
  • French DPA Sets Conditions for Processors' Reuse of Personal Data Processed on Behalf of Controllers – L’Usine Nouvelle (January 26, 2022)
  • Adoption by the European Commission of new SCCs: what impact for your data transfers? – L’Usine Nouvelle (June 30, 2021)
  • French Q&As regarding restrictive covenants clauses – Thomson Reuters Practical Law (October 2021)
  • Medical visitors: home occupation allowance is not systematic – L’Usine Nouvelle (July 21, 2020)


Services Industries
    • King’s College London, LL.B., 2016
    • Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Master 1, Private Law, 2016
    • Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Master 2, Employment Law, 2017
    • Paris
    • English
    • French