Claire is a Partner in Osborne Clarke Paris office and specialises in Intellectual Property, Data and Commercial with a strong focus on the advertising and marketing sector.
Claire has a varied practice: from traditional Intellectual Property to any advertising related issues, going through IT, data, consumer, commercial and regulatory aspects. Her practice covers legal advice, audits and contracts as well as litigation.
She advises Internet pure players (digital platforms, adtech companies, etc.) as well as brick-and-mortar businesses in various fields as in media, fashion, food, bank, health, transport, energy, real estate. She can help with connected products, CRM programs, advertising campaigns, gambling, TM portfolio management, licensing and partnering, franchising, data compliance, e-commerce and commercial disputes.
Claire was admitted to the Paris bar in 2001 and holds a Master’s degree in Intellectual Property Law from Paris II- Panthéon Assas University. After her first professional experience as in-house counsel for Gallimard Jeunesse musique, she became an associate in the Communication department of Deprez Guignot & Associés Law Firm (DDG) before setting up her own firm in 2007 and then joining the founding team of Osborne Clarke’s Paris office as Partner in 2013.
Claire also delivers some training courses about advertising and new media at the private Paris law school HEAD, is a regular speaker at the ANA/BAA Marketing Law Conference in Chicago and provides some pro bono advices to the association PARIS ARTISTES which supports various artists.
Advisor of Prime Minister of Albania
Government of Albania
Milena Harito is a French and Albanian citizen. From September 2013 to September 2017 she was Albania’s Minister for Innovation and Public Administration in Edi Rama’s government.
Mrs. Harito is an ICT engineer and a PhD from the Paris VI “Pierre et Marie Curie” University. In 1997 she joined Orange (France Telecom) where she held different research and managerial positions until 2012.
In 2012 she engaged in Albania politics and run for the parliamentary elections of June 2013. She was elected Member of Parliament for the Republic of Albania.
In September 2013 she was appointed Minister of Innovation and Public Administration and she led several reforms focused in the European integration of Albania, transforming the merit-based recruitments for civil servants, standardization, simplification and digitalization of the public services.
She is currently advisor of the Prime Minister of Albania representing Albania in the creation of the Regional Economic Area of the six western Balkans countries.
Mrs. Harito was awarded “Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite” with a 2017 decree of president Macron.
She speaks currently four languages : French, Albanian, English and Italian.
Maria Luisa Llano Cardenal
Head of Unit
Maria Luisa is the Head of the Coordination unit in the European Commission's Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Directorate General.
She joined the European Commission in 2004, after having worked in the European Parliament including as member of the Cabinet of the President, where she was responsible for external relations, internal market, justice and home affairs.
After a few years in the Secretariat General of the European Commission dealing with employment, health and consumer protection, fundamental rights and anti-discrimination issues, Maria Luisa became policy assistant to the Director for policy coordination and better regulation. During the Spanish Presidency of the EU in 2010, she was seconded to the Ministry of Justice as legal advisor.
Afterwards, Maria Luisa joined the team of the Deputy Secretary General of the European Commission and was involved in economic governance and the EU financial framework. In 2015, Maria Luisa became policy assistant to the Director General for Employment, social affairs and inclusion and, one year later, she was nominated as Head of the Coordination Unit. In this role, among others, she is responsible for work on the European Social Pillar of Social Rights and the creation of a European Labour Authority.
Maria Luisa holds a Law degree and a Master degree in European Law.
For the last 20 years, Ms. Marlet has been active in the public affairs field, first as a general adviser at Intergraf (printing industries) and then as a senior adviser for environment and logistics at Eurocommerce.
Christine Marlet joined Eurogypsum in December 2005 as Secretary General. Since then, in close cooperation with the board, she developed the strategy of the association increasing the visibility and the credentials of the gypsum industry at EU level. She carried out the coordination of an EU Life funded project on recycling plasterboard waste-17 partners. She coordinates the European Network for Sustainable Quarrying and Mining and she promotes sustainable construction with gypsum based solutions.
Christine Marlet is Belgian. She graduated in political sciences at the catholic university of Leuven in 1982, and completed a Post Graduate Certificate of Education at istituto internazionale per l’educazione (1986), Rome, Italy. She is extraordinary assistant professor at the catholic university of Leuven for the seminar “democratic innovations and transformations”. She has worked for 3 years in Luxemburg as corporate secretary at Fidelity Investments and at CLT.
Associate General Counsel-Europe
Kenia Ruiz-Denoyés is the Associate General Counsel-Europe for Hanesbrands Inc., a socially responsible manufacturer and the world’s largest marketer of everyday basic apparel under some of the strongest apparel brands around the globe, including Hanes, Champion Athletics, DIM, NurDie, Bonds, Berlei, Maidenform, Playtex and Wonderbra. Based in France, she oversees the legal affairs of the group in the EU, South Africa and Russia.
Kenia worked a business lawyer from 2002, in El Salvador, as a corporate associate with Arias & Muñoz. In 2008, she joined Hanesbrands Inc. and became Associate General Counsel Latin America. In this role, Kenia supported HbI’s clean energy efforts, helped negotiate several collective bargaining agreements, and designed and implemented working tools to optimize operations of the LatAm law department.
In 2011, she moved to Europe to join JCDecaux’s HQ in France, as int’l affairs counsel, focus on Southern Europe and LatAm operations. She assisted JCDecaux in the acquisition of the Eumex Group in 2014, making it the biggest out-of-home advertising company in Latin America, and Kenia became Chief Legal Counsel for the region, relocating to Sao Paulo.
Ms. Ruiz-Denoyés received her juris doctor degree cum laude from the Universidad Dr. José Matias Delgado, El Salvador. She obtained a master degree in multimedia and IT laws from the Université de Paris II, Panthéon-Assas. She has attended Harvard Law School's program on negotiation workshops. In 2015, the El Salvador Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of El Salvador in Brazil named her one of the most successful Salvadoran women expatriates. Currently, she is the youngest member of Hanes Europe’s Leadership Team. She is proudly married and a happy mother to one little boy.