Emmanuel Ronco’s practice focuses on intellectual property and technology matters, including in the context of corporate transactions such as mergers and acquisitions or joint ventures.

He also advises clients in connection with privacy and personal data protection matters.

Emmanuel joined the firm in 2007 and became counsel in 2013.

Notable Experience

Intellectual Property

  • LVMH in its acquisition of a majority stake in high-end luggage manufacturer Rimowa.

  • Merck Sharpe & Dohme in its joint venture with Sanofi Pasteur for the exploitation of hexavalent vaccine Vaxelis.

  • Lavazza in its €710 million acquisition of the « Carte Noire » brand in Europe from JDE.

  • International Flavors and Fragrances in its €283 million acquisition of Lucas Meyer Cosmetics.

  • IMS Health in its €385 million acquisition of certain Cegedim information solutions and CRM businesses.

  • Google in connection with several M&A transactions and litigation.

  • Hanesbrands in its 400 million euros acquisition of DBApparel from Sun Capital Partners.

  • CVC Capital Partners in its acquisition of Campbell Soup Company’s European businesses.

  • Tom Ford International in connection with its French and other European operations.

  • The French State in an IP-related arbitration under the investment treaty between Turkey and France.

  • Itaú Unibanco in its R$2.77 billion acquisition of Citigroup’s Brazilian consumer finance business.

  • Lafarge in several transactions including in the divestment of 6.5 billion euros of assets as part of its merger with Holcim and the €1.2 billion sale of its gypsum businesses.

  • Sogefi in its €150 million acquisition of Mark IV Systèmes Moteurs, a producer of air intake and engine cooling systems, from Mark IV.

  • Nortel Networks Inc. and affiliates in the sales of their various business lines, including the sale of its wireless infrastructure assets to Ericsson for $1.13 billion.

  • Total in its acquisition of the Gerber baby care division from Nestle and its $500 million disposal of its Mapa Spontex baby care and home care businesses to Jarden Corporation.

  • FEMSA in a $7.35 billion strategic exchange of its beer operations for a stake of up to 20 percent in Heineken.

  • Puma in its acquisition of the Cobra golf club business from Fortune Brands.

  • EDF in the purchase of Constellation’s 50 percent stake in Unistar Nuclear Energy.

  • Rexel in its €3.1 billion acquisition of Hagemeyer and subsequent on-sale of Hagemeyer businesses to Sonepar.

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Privacy and Personal Data Protection

  • Transactional matters, including with respect to data protection aspects of cross-border acquisitions, restructuring, outsourcing, cloud computing or the preparation and adoption of IT policies, and codes of conduct, privacy agreements, and other compliance documentation.

  • Assistance in investigations by French or foreign authorities or in the context of self-assessments.

  • Advice on data breaches, data transfer outside the European Economic Area, controller/processor relationships, data consumer issues and the “right to be forgotten.”

  • Preparation for compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Selected Activities

Advisor to the French High Council for Biotechnology on intellectual property matters.

Publications

Events

Hearing before the Commission of Laws of the French National Assembly in connection with the reform of French intellectual property law.