Legal 500 Rankings 2022 – Data Privacy and Data Protection – Tier 2 & Leading Individual – France

April 11th, 2022 | Posted by Claude-Etienne Armingaud in France | Privacy | Rankings

‘Specialist in new technologies’, K&L Gates LLP‘s team has an outstanding reputation for legal advice on innovative technologies and data-related concerns. Claude-Etienne Armingaud and Raphael Bloch are recognised as ‘exceptional lawyers who miss no details and who know their fields to perfection’. Claude-Etienne Armingaud has developed particular knowledge of multijurisdictional transactional matters dealing with IT outsourcing and data protection for blockchain and fintech, connected cars, and big data services.

Leading individuals: Claude-Etienne Armingaud – K&L Gates LLP

Practice head(s): Claude-Etienne Armingaud

Other key lawyers: Raphael Bloch


‘K&L Gates remains true to its values of promoting technology and social justice.’

‘On diversity, K&L Gates is one of the most visible among law firms, notably with its ‘Conversations About Race’ conference series. Claude-Etienne Armingaud’s presence on the Diversity Committee is also appreciated insofar as most Anglo-Saxon firms are satisfied with an American-American approach and not a global one.’

‘Specialist in new technologies, Claude-Etienne Armingaud has been with us since the very beginning. He was able to advise us on all the regulatory aspects of our activity.’

‘Claude-Etienne Armingaud and Raphael Bloch are both exceptional lawyers who miss no details and who know their fields to perfection. They know how to adapt to our needs and are absolutely always available. It goes without saying that we recommend them without hesitation whenever possible.’

‘The impressive knowledge of the field of personal data protection is undoubtedly the asset of the team of this law firm. Knowing all regulations and legislative updates regarding personal data allows for practical and in-depth advice. They are pragmatic and competent in any matter of personal data protection whatever the legal basis to be used: French legislation, European regulations, international texts. I highly recommend the K&L Gates for any digital society legal issue born.’

‘Claude-Etienne Armingaud has shown invaluable support which, by providing his expertise in the field of personal data, helps to save time and explores new avenues to trace any problem. Working with him has left me with the most positive impressions and he remains the first to contact if I encounter any difficulties regarding data protection policies and procedures.’

Key clients

  • Microsoft, Inc.
  • Coty, Inc.
  • Docaposte
  • Ergotron
  • Maytronics Limited
  • Sinch AB
  • Channel Advisor Corporation
  • AR24
  • Masraf Al Rayan QSC
  • Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
  • Ravel Technologies
  • Cyber Civil Rights Initiative

Work highlights

  • Assisting Ergotron, a US company manufacturing desks, mobile carts and screen stands, with its GDPR compliance.
  • Assisted Carnegie Mellon University with the GDPR compliance of its documentation for the testing and deployment of AI-backed solutions.
  • Advised Sinch AB within the framework of its acquisition of SAP Digital Interconnect with a focus on IT and data protection laws.

Source: Legal500

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