DavidGuitton

Associate

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David Guitton advises clients in the electronic communications, media, and technology sectors (TMT) on a variety of matters related to their activities. He assists clients with complex regulatory issues, in particular those related to new generation networks and innovative services (Internet of Things, smart objects, LPWAN networks, etc.), and on transactional and litigation matters before regulatory authorities and commercial courts. David also works on competition law matters in the electronic communications and technology sector.

David is active in France and in emerging countries, in particular in Africa and in the Middle East, where he advises governments and public authorities on sectoral strategies; implementation of legal and institutional reforms; infrastructure projects, including under PPPs (submarine cables, backbones, FttH networks, etc.); restructuring and privatization matters; and the attribution of mobile and fixed licenses and authorizations. He also assists private operators with regard to M&A, drafting and negotiating strategic agreements, and regulatory obligations, as well as litigations matter against competitors and authorities.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2015, David worked at the Ministry of Post and Digital Economy of Togo (2012) and practiced at a major international law firm.

Experience

Sigfox obtains regulatory advice in international expansion for Internet of Things
Jones Day provided regulatory advice to Sigfox, S.A., the world's leading Internet of Things (IoT) services provider, with its international expansion in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.

Benin adopts law creating Digital Code governing all legal aspects of digital activities
Jones Day assisted the authorities of Benin (members of Parliament, Presidential Office, Ministry in charge of telecommunications, Ministry of Justice, Regulatory Authority for Post and Electronic Communications, National Commission for Data Protection, Ministry of Interior Affairs, and the Digital Council) with the drafting of the Digital Code, a new legal framework designed to aid the development of broadband infrastructure and likewise a digital economy.

Telecom operator negotiates outsourcing and assets transfer contract
Jones Day provided legal assistance to a telecom operator regarding the negotiation of an outsourcing and assets transfer contract (including the contracts and employees) with respect to the provision of energy to all of its mobile network sites in Chad.

Bpifrance finances French SME’s exportation of products and services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Jones Day is assisting Bpifrance (Banque Publique d'Investissement) with respect to the financing of French SME’s exportation of products and services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through debt obligation mechanisms (bill of exchange or promissory note).

Lycamobile defends litigation over allegations its customers were deliberately blocked from accessing Lebara's services
Jones Day advised Lycamobile UK Limited on litigation before a UK court in connection with plaintiff Lebara’s claim against Lycamobile that Lyca intentionally blocked its customers' access to Lebara’s internet services.

Bpifrance finances French SME's exportation of products and services in Mali
Jones Day is assisting Bpifrance (Banque Publique d'Investissement) with respect to the financing of French SME's exportation of products and services in Mali through debt obligation mechanisms (bill of exchange or promissory note).

DJI Innovations reviews French legal and regulatory provisions
Jones Day is assisting drone manufacturer DJI Innovations to comply with French legal and regulatory provisions as well as European and French standards for a procedure initiated by the "Agence Nationale des Fréquences" (Frequency National Agency).

Free.Cadre analyzes legal and regulatory frameworks of ECOWAS member states
Jones Day and Free.Cadre SARL analyzed the legal and regulatory frameworks applicable in all fifteen Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) member states to identify bottlenecks with regards to cross-border connectivity.

LE 118 918 seeks counseling on regulatory obligations related to protection of numbering resources
Jones Day is assisting telephone inquiries operator LE 118 918 with its regulatory obligations and issues related to the use and protection of its numbering resources.

Nautical Channel terminates distribution agreement with Canal Plus
Jones Day assisted Nautical Channel Limited with the termination of its distribution agreement with Canal Plus Overseas.

Bpifrance finances French SME's exportation of products and services in Nigeria
Jones Day is assisting Bpifrance (Banque Publique d'Investissement) with respect to the financing of French SME's exportation of products and services in Nigeria through debt obligation mechanisms (bill of exchange or promissory note).

Médi Telecom seeks effective implementation of local loop unbundling in Morocco
Jones Day is assisting the operator Médi Telecom SA (Méditel) with initiating a dispute before the Regulatory authority to obtain the effective implementation of the local loop unbundling in Morocco under acceptable conditions on the basis of the legal framework applicable to competition law.

VimpelCom challenges Algerian Telecom Regulatory Authority decision related to mobile termination rates
Jones Day assisted VimpelCom Ltd.'s subsidiary Orascom Telecom Algeria in litigation before the Algerian Supreme Court against decisions taken by the Algerian Telecom Regulatory Authority related to mobile termination rates.

VimpelCom litigates against limits on provision of outdoor Wi-Fi services
Jones Day is assisting VimpelCom Ltd.'s subsidiary Orascom Telecom Algeria (OTA) in litigation before the Algerian Supreme Court against a decision taken by the Algerian Telecom Regulatory Authority modifying OTA's technical specifications so as to limit the conditions under which OTA is authorized to provide outdoor Wi-Fi services as an Internet Service Provider.

Additional Publications

  • Septembre 2017Comment l’Autorité de la concurrence offre plus d’espace à Canal+ face à ses nouveaux concurrents, Edition Multimédi@, n° 173
  • Mai 2015Haro de la Commission européenne sur le géo-blocage, Edition Multimédi@, n°123
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