Claude-Etienne Armingaud is a partner in the firm’s Paris office and a member of the Commercial Technology & Sourcing practice group. His practice relies on extensive experience in understanding technological and structural processes, which allows for innovative approaches to solidify his client's business models and protect their intangible assets.
He advises clients active in the digital industries, with a particular interest in innovative services and notably Fintech and blockchain-based services, connected cars and automotive sector, data optimization and valuation, notably in the IoT sector.
He has notably been involved in the connected car ecosystem, on R&D projects relating to experimentation of autonomous cars, partnership agreements for the development of in-car connected services and the assistance of value-added service startups for the negotiation of the CNIL/French Data Protection Authority’s compliance package for the connected car. He is a regular speaker about the legal aspects pertaining to the connected car, notably at the Connected Car Conference in Paris and the Connected Mobility Conference in Lille.
He also assists clients with their General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) compliance process, including risk analysis and contractual implementation of data processing services.
Mr. Armingaud's legal experience is anchored on both a French civil law practice and American common law training. He provides his clients with a multicultural approach to their needs, be it for American entities doing business in continental Europe as well as European companies looking to expand their reach.
Mr. Armingaud regularly advises start-up companies in matters relating to securing their intellectual property, be it from in-house or external providers or employees, as well as securing their process from the start to ensure a streamlined evolution towards more advanced stages of growth.
Innovative Services Experience
Mr. Armingaud possesses extensive experience in understanding technological and structural processes, which allow for innovative approaches to solidify his client's business models and protect their immaterial assets. This ranges from client and prospect data optimization to enforcing their intellectual properties. He regularly assists service and content providers on both their front and back office matters.
Mr. Armingaud has worked with companies in a variety of industries, including online services, technology, pharmaceutical and biotechnology, retail and consumer products, videogame publishing and banking.
With this global approach, Mr. Armingaud regularly assists his clients in litigation and regulatory matters at French, European, and international levels on:
- media & content distribution;
- data protection & consumer protection;
- defamation & online reputation;
- internal & external fraud;
- counterfeiting & IP infringement;
- internet liability;
- advertising, betting & gaming.