‘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.
K&L Gates LLP has strong expertise in innovative systems, combining strength in technology, data protection and IP. Notably undertaking innovative and complex work, the team has advised on encryption and security software for Enigma Software/Cyclonis and secure GPS services for ICaune. Developing a focus on connected transport matters, the firm advises some of the biggest names in this growing area. Claude-Etienne Armingaud is the head of the practice.
Practice head(s): Claude-Etienne Armingaud(more…)
Practice head(s): Claude-Etienne Armingaud
‘Skilled technical lawyers with excellent industry knowledge.‘
‘Claude-Étienne Armingaud possesses excellent technical legal skills with a sensible practical commercial approach which comes through unrivalled knowledge of the sector.‘
‘Claude-Étienne Armingaud is the best at what he does, plain and simply.
Source: Legal 500
With notable experience in the implementation of GDPR compliance and data protection, the team at K&L Gates LLP coordinates with the firm’s wider European practice to act for multinational clients in the luxury goods, entertainment, and telecoms sectors. Practice head Claude-Etienne Armingaud frequently acts for fintech clients in contentious multi-jurisdictional matters regarding IP and IT data protection. In March 2020, associate Clara Schmit joined from D’Alverny Demont Associés.
Practice head(s): Claude-Étienne Armingaud
Other key lawyers: Clara Schmit
‘Claude-Etienne Armingaud is the best at what he does, plain and simply. Fast, reliable, and efficient.’
‘A team which is very familiar with the evolution of the regulatory framework applicable to data, and which has often participated in the work of developing new guidelines with the CNIL.’
‘Claude-Etienne Armingaud is very familiar with the issues of data protection and privacy. He supports a large clientele in various fields of intervention.’
K&L Gates LLP‘s healthcare and life sciences offering covers corporate, IT, intellectual property and regulatory mandates within the sector under the leadership of Jean-Patrice Labautière. He recently assisted Axonics with its €35m fundraising from Gilde Healthcare and represented a bidder in the sale of a business division by a leading global healthcare company. While Nicola Di Giovanni focuses on corporate and private equity mandates, Claude-Etienne Armingaud collaborated with Labautière to advise a heavyweight healthcare player on the implementation of a startup acceleration programme for the development of new technology.
Several high-profile luxury goods manufacturers also use the practice. Practice head E. Drouard is highly recommended and recently promoted partner Claude-Etienne Armingaud ‘wastes no time and is straight to the point’.
Source: Legal 500