Legal 500 Rankings 2024 – Data Privacy and Data Protection – Tier 2 & Leading Individual – France

March 27th, 2024 | Posted by Claude-Etienne Armingaud in France | Privacy | Rankings

The ‘young and innovative team’ at K&L Gates LLP has a strong reputation in the market for its ability to handle data protection liability issues in M&A transactions and global data protection compliance mandates. Areas of activity for the practice include machine learning, autonomous driving and blockchain-based services. Claude-Étienne Armingaud heads up the team and is described as a ‘fount of knowledge on the subject of privacy and data protection‘. He is frequently sought out by clients from the software industry for assistance with cross-border technology transactions.

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

Practice head(s): Claude-Etienne Armingaud

Other Key Lawyer(s): Camille Scarparo


‘The team are a pleasure to work with and the level of knowledge they have is very high in the field of privacy and data protection. I also find them to be very active in thought leadership.’

‘Claude-Étienne Armingaud is great to work with and is a fount of knowledge on the subject of privacy and data protection. Very impressive in front of clients and has a great profile in the sector.’

‘I’m continuously impressed by the personability of everyone I’ve worked with in the K&L Gates privacy group. Everyone is very kind, humorous, and engages with you as a person first, rather than a client. This helps build trust in the relationship, which is really important when engaging legal counsel. You want to know that you are able to trust that they’re working both for you and with you.’

‘Clients want to know that they are protected and there’s no one better than the team at K&L to provide those assurances. They understand everyone’s risk tolerance and needs are completely different. This makes all the difference to the client!’

‘Camille Scarparo is a wonderful associate to work with – she asks all the right questions and provides amazing work.’

‘Knowledgeable, commercial, up-to-speed with latest developments and proactive in alerting clients to upcoming issues.’

‘This is a very young and innovative team, attentive to clients and aware of new technologies.’

‘Claude-Étienne Armingaud has been my first stop in France for all questions related to technology. He has exhibited a consistent and reliable desire to stay on top of trends, innovations, and cultural advancements in communications.’

Work highlights

  • Offering free legal services to individuals who fall victim to acts of revenge porn as part of the Cyber Civil Rights Legal Project.
  • Assisting leading Chinese multinational corporation Envision with data protection issues relating to its acquisition of QOS Energy SAS.
  • Assisting a non-profit organisation active in rescuing victims of sex and labour trafficking worldwide with the management of its global data protection compliance.

Source: Legal500

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