Adrien Morisse is an associate at Hughes Hubbard & Reed’s Litigation department. Adrien has developed specific experience in the EMEA market in transactional, pre-litigation (mediation), and litigation matters, in the following areas:
IT commercial contracts (eg. Licence Agreement, Project Management, IT Litigation & Judicial Experience);
Media (Audio-Visual Media Services, Satellite Broadcasting Regulation, Satellite Launch Litigation);
Privacy & Cybersecurity (eg. Personal Data Regulatory Compliance, Data Breaches, Network and Information Security, Internet of Things, Autonomous Vehicles).
As a member of the Data Privacy & Cybersecurity practice group of Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Adrien notably assists clients with privacy & cybersecurity issues related to their group anti-corruption, whistleblowing, anti-money laundering policies, internal investigations, sanctions & trade control manuals.
His experience also led him to advise major electronic communications operators and technology companies, as well as clients in the space, automotive, luxury, life sciences, banking, and insurance industries.
Prior to joining HHR, Adrien worked in-house at a prominent B2B telecommunications operator in the United Kingdom, but also in the litigation & arbitration teams of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, White & Case, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe in Paris and as an associate in the TMT departments of Simmons & Simmons and Dentons Europe AARPI.
Recipient of the 2nd prize from the University Paris II, in a moot court on the case “Vincent Lambert”, 2015
Recipient of the 1st prize from the University Paris II in Business Law on the contractualization of French insolvency law, 2015
Recipient of the 2nd prize from the University Pantheon-Assas Paris II in contract law, on the distinction between obligation of result and obligation of best efforts, 2013
“France In The Starting Blocks To Become The EU Blockchain Nation”, Data Economy, Feb. 2019
Lecturer on digital law practice in the master’s degree Digital Law of the University of Paris Est Créteil (UPEC)
Board Member of the National Association of the In-House Legal Counsel Diploma Graduates
Assisting an operator (i) with licence renewal issues, (ii) on the data sovereignty principle, and (iii) on the extraterritorial application of the GDPR.
Assisting a multilateral financial institution with an in-depth regulatory review of the electronic communications regulations and data protection frameworks of 27 African and Middle East countries.
Assisting an operator with cross-border deployment of telecommunication infrastructures in the African region.
Electronic Communication Sector
Advising operators within the context of sale and acquisition of telecommunications towers, notably in the European Union and in French West Indies.
Advising an operator with the handling of criminal investigation requests related to EU servers’ data.
Advising an operator with the acquisition and use of 5G active equipment from a Chinese manufacturer.
Secondee for an operator in commercial contracts (eg. Cloud, WAN, Business VPN) and contractual disputes.
Assistance of an international fund on the acquisition of a high-tech company for an amount of €1.3 billion.
Representation of a US software company in a judicial experience related to the implementation of an ERP.
Assistance of software publisher for the management of vehicle claims by artificial intelligence as secondee.
Assistance of an EU software publisher with the identification of its soft and hard copyleft components.
Representing a New Space company on a cross border litigation related to delayed launch of satellites.
Assisting a satellite broadcasting company within the context of (i) suspension decisions adopted by EU broadcasting authorities and (ii) application of international sanctions against Russia to its activities.
Representing several multinational companies within the context of various data breaches (including notification to the competent authorities, to the persons concerned, criminal complaint, liability claims).
Assisting a French prominent engineering company within the context of a cyber-payment fraud.
Assisting a prominent car manufacturer in its compliance with the upcoming "NIS 2.0" directive on cybersecurity.
Assisting a major US marketing company with an audit of a European leader in e-commerce market analysis, within the context of an acquisition.
Assisting a company specialized in innovative therapies on the data protection aspects of the acquisition of a French private biobank specialized in cryopreservation.
Assisting a major EU manufacturer with the drafting of its whistleblowing policy, from a privacy standpoint.