Claude-Etienne Armingaud,Partner, K&L GATES PARIS (France)
Claude-Etienne Armingaud is a partner in the firm's Paris office and a member of the Technology Transactions and Sourcing practice group. He is also a practice group coordinator for the Data Protection, Privacy, and Security 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, at all stages of their growth.
Claude-Etienne advises clients active in the digital industries, with a particular interest in innovative services and notably fintech and blockchain-based services, connected and autonomous 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 connected vehicles. He is a regular speaker about the legal aspects pertaining to connected and autonomous vehicles, notably at the Connected Car Conference in Paris, the Connected Mobility Conference in Lille, The Future of Transportation World Conference in Cologne and Vienna and the Global Manufacturing and Industralization Summit in Abu Dhabi.
He also assists clients with their General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance process, including risk analysis and contractual implementation of data processing and data sharing services and implementation of Big Data projects notably within the artificial intelligence industry.