New York and Paris, January 11, 2023 – Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP is pleased to announce that Christophe Fichet has joined as a partner in the Data Privacy & Cybersecurity practice in the firm’s Paris office. Fichet possesses a wealth of experience counseling clients on complex IT infrastructure and data protection issues. He brings with him associate Adrien Morisse. 

Christophe Fichet has developed leading sectoral experience in both active and passive IT infrastructures and services dedicated to electronic communications in France, as well as throughout the Middle East and Africa. His clients include leading international operators, advisory and investment banks, and international funds like the World Bank. He also advises governments and regulators on the implementation of regulatory frameworks, licensing and privatization processes in several countries.

In addition, Fichet’s practice includes advising major technology companies in the life sciences, banking and finance industries on the use of digital technologies. He assists his clients on the complex challenges that come with transitioning to digital platforms, and has advised on matters relating to data processing, management systems, digital monetization and transfer, digitalization of processes, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and blockchain.

“Christophe brings a wealth of experience counseling clients across a range of complex IT infrastructure, technology, cybersecurity and data privacy issues,” said Ted Mayer, chair of Hughes Hubbard. “His joining expands our already strong bench of compliance, regulatory and dispute resolution practices in Paris and, as internal investigations continue to grow in importance within the French and European markets, helps us better counsel clients as they navigate data protection and privacy issues in the context of their broader compliance activities.”

"Joining Hughes Hubbard is a real step forward for my clients and for me, especially in terms of technology and innovation,” said Fichet. “We share the same values: our emphasis on sophisticated experience and knowledge of the market and our clients. This is an excellent partnership for my clients, as the firm provides the ability and agility to understand, address and serve client needs with the ever-changing challenges data privacy presents. Clients also want strong compliance and sanctions experience and knowledge, which Hughes Hubbard has.”

“Christophe has successfully represented major companies throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East, where many enterprises face complex and evolving compliance environments,” said Bryan Sillaman, managing partner of HHR’s Paris office. “We look forward to welcoming him and working together to expand the range of services we offer out of Paris for our multinational clients navigating these issues.” 

Fichet is a graduate of the University of Rennes I with a Masters (DESS) degree in Business Law. In addition to his legal practice, he is a lecturer on telecommunications contacts in the master law degree Space and Telecommunications Law of the University of Paris Saclay, and in the master law degree Digital Law of the University of Rennes 1. He is the author of numerous articles and books and a frequent speaker at conferences across Europe and Africa.

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