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Claude-Étienne Armingaud

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Claude-Etienne Armingaud’s practice focuses on the representation of public and private companies in the area of information technologies and intellectual property law. Mr. Armingaud provides counsel to his clients at all stages of their corporate life cycle and in wide-ranging transactions, including in connection with litigation compliance matters, intellectual property protection and development, data protection strategic operations, and other commercial contracts.

Start-up Experience
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.

Representative Industries
Mr. Armingaud has worked with companies in a variety of industries, including internet-based services, technology, pharmaceutical and biotechnology, medical device, retail and consumer products, banking and financial services.

Global Approach
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.

With this global approach, Mr. Armingaud regularly assists his clients in litigation and regulatory matters at French, European, and international levels on:

  • e-commerce;
  • media & content distribution;
  • privacy & consumer protection;
  • defamation & online reputation;
  • internal & external fraud;
  • counterfeiting & IP infringement;
  • internet liability;
  • export control & e-discovery;
  • antitrust & unfair competition;
  • advertising, betting & gaming.

Professional Background

Mr. Armingaud was an associate at one of the largest French law firms and more than three years at the Paris office of a U.S. firm. He focused on all aspects of IP/IT law, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary data privacy, online gambling and marketing, international and national technology agreements, dematerialization, cryptography, and IPR portfolio management, as well as banking and regulatory compliance issues (SOX, discovery, Solvency II, etc.).

He also worked at the French Cybercrime Bureau (“OCLCTIC”, Ministry of the Interior).

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Board Member, Cornell Club of Paris
  • French-American Bar Association Paris, Member