DavidGuitton

Collaborateur

Paris + 33.1.56.59.38.28

David Guitton assiste les acteurs des secteurs des communications électroniques, des médias et des technologies (TMT) sur l'ensemble des problématiques qu'ils sont susceptibles de rencontrer dans le cadre de leurs activités.

Il conseille ces acteurs sur des problématiques réglementaires complexes, notamment celles liées aux réseaux de nouvelle génération et aux services innovants (Internet of Things, objets connectés, réseaux LPWAN, etc.) ainsi qu'en matière transactionnelle et dans le cadre de contentieux auprès des autorités de régulation sectorielles et des juridictions commerciales. Il intervient également sur les aspects de droit de la concurrence dans le secteur des technologies et des communications électroniques.

David Guitton est actif en France et dans les pays émergents, en particulier en Afrique et au Moyen-Orient, où il conseille des gouvernements et des personnes publiques dans le cadre de l'élaboration de stratégies sectorielles, de la mise en oeuvre de réformes légales et institutionnelles, en matière de projets d'infrastructures, y compris sous forme de PPP (câbles sous-marins, backbones, déploiement de réseaux FttH, etc.) et pour la réalisation d'opérations de restructuration, de privatisation et d'attribution de licences. Il assiste également des opérateurs de télécommunications dans le cadre d'acquisitions, pour la rédaction et la négociation d'accords stratégiques, sur de nombreuses questions liées à leurs obligations réglementaires ainsi que dans le cadre de contentieux qui les opposent à leurs concurrents et aux autorités.

Avant de rejoindre Jones Day en 2015, David Guitton a notamment travaillé au sein du Ministère des Postes et de l'Economie numérique du Togo (2012).

Expérience

OTT seeks assistance in relation with the rules applicable to data and metadata retention and disclosure


  • Togolese government implements Equiano fiber optic submarine cableJones Day assisted the Togolese Société d'Infrastructures Numériques (SIN) on the roll out and landing in Lomé of a branch of the Equiano fiber optic submarine cable developed by Google.
  • International Finance Corporation coordinates with Ethiopian government to award telecommunications licenseJones Day assisted the International Finance Corporation and the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in opening up Ethiopia's electronic communications market to competition, which until now held the world's largest monopoly in the telecommunications sector.
  • Government of the Republic of Togo privatizes telecommunications companyJones Day advised the Government of the Republic of Togo on an international bidding procedure to privatize TogoCom.
  • Sigfox obtains regulatory advice in international expansion for Internet of ThingsJones 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.
  • Djibouti Telecom negotiates contract for fiber optic cableJones Day assisted Djibouti Telecom in the review and negotiation of a maintenance contract for the Djibouti Africa Regional Express 1 (DARE-1) fiber optic submarine cable between Djibouti and Kenya.
  • Djibouti Telecom negotiates contract for fiber optic cableJones Day assisted Djibouti Telecom in the review and negotiation of a maintenance contract for the Djibouti Africa Regional Express 1 (DARE-1) fiber optic submarine cable between Djibouti and Kenya.
  • Benin adopts law creating Digital Code governing all legal aspects of digital activitiesJones 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 contractJones 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 ArabiaJones 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 servicesJones 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 MaliJones 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 provisionsJones 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 statesJones 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 resourcesJones 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 PlusJones 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 NigeriaJones 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 MoroccoJones 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 ratesJones 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 servicesJones 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.
  • David has assisted an OTT (Over The Top) actor in relation with the obligations applicable to its activities under EU and French law, in particular with regards to the rules related with data and meta data retention and disclosure to public authorities (2015).