Firm Profile > K&L Gates LLP > Paris, France

K&L Gates LLP
75008 PARIS

France > Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

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:


‘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.’

‘The K&L Gates Paris Personal Data Protection and Data Protection team has in-depth expertise in the development and interpretation of the regulatory framework, not only at European and French levels, but also locally, across the whole European offices with which I had the opportunity to collaborate. In this regard, it is a real pan-European team with a one-stop shop that allows us to quickly obtain practical, pragmatic solutions adapted to the activities of our group.’

‘In France, Claude-Etienne Armingaud has a very great expertise on our subjects and manages both his team and his files with a master hand. We particularly appreciate his ability to be a teacher without ever being pedantic and the ease with which he adapts to his interlocutors. In this regard, he is able to guide both our legal teams and our IT, marketing or medical teams, at all seniority levels. Finally, his great sense of humour has often helped us relax the atmosphere during complex discussions, without ever being inappropriate.’

‘High quality technical knowledge combined with practical commercial focus and familiarity with the regulatory process..’

‘Claude-Etienne-Armingaud is technically skilled, practical, and commercial. Very responsive.’

France > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 4

K&L Gates LLP

Practice head(s):


The team is very competent in litigation and very responsive.’

‘ Charlotte Baillot is, through her extensive litigation experience, a valuable support to the company’s litigation strategy.’

Key clients

SIKA Supply Center AG

SIKA France


3D SYSTEMS France, 3D SYSTEMS INC., Phenix Systems


POC Sweden

John Bean Technologies AB

Akzo Nobel

France > Industry focus: IT and internet  Tier 4

Practice head(s):


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.

‘The team covers the full range of work in IT law.

Highly reactive.

The IT team provides no-nonsense pragmatic advice.

Claude-Étienne Armingaud has a sharp understanding of the ins and outs of the IT sector and is extremely reactive. He also has outstanding interpersonal skills.

Key clients


Arena Racing


Carnegie Mellon University

Channel Advisor


Enigma Software

Fraudsec Pty Ltd/ Whispli



Ravel Technologies

World Organisation for Animal Health

France > Dispute resolution: International arbitration Tier 5

Practice head(s):


‘Maitre Louis Degos is a remarkable lawyer.’

France > Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

Winston & Strawn LLP's 'deep understanding of the market and technical understanding of the regulations' is highly valued by its diverse client portfolio of providers, clinics, laboratories, private equity funds and investors, with an offering covering regulatory, antitrust, corporate, litigation and financing matters. The transactional side of the practice has a strong track record for both M&A and private equity mandates; Jean-Patrice Labautière is particularly skilled in this area. Gilles Bigot leads the team, acting for a mix of domestic and European clients in both regulatory and contentious matters. Anne-Carine Ropars-Furet, Julie Vern Cesano-Gouffrant and Mathilde Lefranc-Barthe are further key contacts.

Practice head(s):


Deep understanding of the market and technical understanding of the regulations in question.

Always available.

Key clients



Groupe NEHS (former Mutuelle Nationale des Hospitaliers (MNH))

Imapole Lyon-Villeurbanne



La Croix Rouge Française

Laboratoire ZTP



Partners Group

Pint Pharma



Ramsay Générale de Santé

Sarah Santé Group


Telemos Capital / MedEuropa

TowerBrook Capital Partners

Vivalto Santé