Christophe Chadaillac focuses his practice on telecommunications, media, and technology. He advises on issues related to electronic communications, competition, convergence in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector, data protection, and digital services. He is particularly active in matters involving the development of fixed and mobile broadband infrastructure, connectivity, e-commerce, cybersecurity, over-the-top (OTT) services, and the Internet of Things (IoT). He intervenes in France and in developed or developing countries, in particular Africa and the Middle East, on regulatory and transactional matters, both in advisory and litigation capacities.
Christophe advises governments, public entities, and regulatory authorities on the review and implementation of legal and regulatory instruments, sector policies and strategies, and on strategic infrastructure projects through public-private partnerships (PPPs) and the restructuring or privatization of public assets.
He also assists telecommunications groups and digital companies in complying with their regulatory obligations, their relations with regulatory authorities, and the undertaking of their business (negotiation and drafting of service agreements, mergers and acquisitions, minority investments, or transfers of assets).
Prior to joining Jones Day in 2017, Christophe worked for the French National Frequencies Authority (ANFR), where he acquired in-depth knowledge on issues pertaining to radio spectrum planning and management at the national, regional (EU and European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations [CEPT]), and international (International Telecommunication Union [ITU]) levels. In particular he worked on matters related to spectrum sharing; use of licensed and unlicensed frequency bands; site implantation; harmful interferences prevention and resolution; exposure to electric and magnetic fields (EMF); radio, broadcast, and satellite networks; as well as radio equipment compliance to essential requirements.
- May 2020
"The risks of tracking individuals with mobile networks data and applications"Edition Multimédi@, n°233
- May 2020
« Les risques du pistage des populations à l'aide des données des opérateurs mobiles et des applications »Edition Multimédi@, n°233
- February 2019
"Review of the EU directive on audiovisual media services: media regulation in the era of the new digital uses and applications" Légipresse, n°368
- Février 2019
« Révision de la directive Services de médias audiovisuels : la régulation des médias à l’ère des nouveaux usages numériques » Légipresse, n°368
- Decembre 2018
Les enjeux actuels liés à la ressource spectrale pour le secteur spatial, intervention lors du colloque, Le droit, outil stratégique d’une industrie en pleine mutation, organisé par le Centre national des études spatiales (CNES) à l’occasion des dix ans de la loi sur les activités spatiales
- December 2018
Current issues in relation to access to spectrum resources in the space sector, presentation made during the conference "Law, a strategic tool for an industry undergoing fundamental changes” organized by the French space agency (Centre national des études spatiales - CNES) for the tenth anniversary of the French law on space activities
“The Jones Day French TMT team has a strong experience working in Africa and providing advice that mixes legal and business aspects.”Legal 500
- Versailles Bar School (CAPA 2016); University of Paris-Saclay (Master II in Space Activities and Telecommunications Law 2012; Shanghai Normal University international partnership program, Degree in Mutation of the Chinese Company 2011; Master I in Business Law 2010)
- The Legal 500 EMEA (2021): member of team noted for IT and internet law in France
- English and French