Ahmed Baladi

Technology, Privacy and Cyber Partner, Gibson Dunn

Ahmed Baladi is a French qualified partner in the Paris office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and the co-Chair of the firm’s Privacy, Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection Practice Group. He specializes in Information Technology & Digital Transactions, Outsourcing, Data Privacy and Cybersecurity. Ahmed has developed renowned experience in a wide range of technology and digital matters.

His practice covers complex technology transactions and outsourcing projects, particularly in the financial institutions sector; strategic digital transformation, such as acquisition or development of innovative solutions (lnternet of Things [IoT], Artificial Intelligence [AI], Fintech, big data and cloud based solutions); data privacy and cybersecurity, including compliance and governance projects in light of the GDPR, cross-border litigation requiring data transfer and Binding Corporate Rules and complex commercial transactions, particularly in the technology, energy, aerospace and pharmaceutical industries. Prior to Gibson Dunn, Ahmed led Allen & Overy’s Global Technology Group and the Paris TMT practice. Admitted to the Paris bar in 2001, Mr. Baladi graduated in 1998 from University of Lyon III Jean Moulin, where he received a DJCE (Legal counsel diploma) in Commercial Law and a post graduate degree in Business and Tax Laws. Through an exchange program, he spent two years in the US, at the University of Georgia in 1999, and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1997.

My Sessions

Data Risks and Challenges in M&A Transactions

For the last 10 years, global M&A activity has been booming. Over the same period there has been an exponential increase in the volume of data used by businesses with the advent of new technologies and services. A parallel development has been the increase of new data protection regulations across the globe introducing responsibilities and elevated risks for businesses involved in M&A activity. This panel will discuss the underlying risks and considerations associated with data in M&A transactions, how emerging technologies can help, and the skills needed to brave the new M&A data landscape.

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