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Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

Christine Gateau

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Litigation / Dispute Resolution

Position

From reviewing general terms and conditions to defending them in Court, from meetings with the French General Directorate of Consumer Affairs to negotiations with consumers associations, Christine Gateau, partner, successfully represents internet companies in their first steps on the French market. Her deep knowledge of the industry and her connections with the relevant stakeholders allows Christine to help our clients navigating the evolving landscape of legislation governing the internet and building successful strategies for their development in France.

Languages

English

Member

DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar (Chair of the International Committee)

Education

Post-graduate Degree in Business Law and Economics, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, 2003; Masters in Public Law, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, 2001; Sicences-Po, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, 2001; Masters in Business Law, University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas, 2000


France: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP ‘responds very quickly’. The large 25-lawyer practice ranks among the best firms for product liability cases. It has ‘an amazing team of brilliant lawyers’, who have ‘very good knowledge and understanding of the business and issues at stake’ in the healthcare sector. The firm is notably defending a provider of certification services against liability claims resulting from its certification of French breast implant manufacturer Pip, and is acting for Brainlab in proceedings arising from patients’ alleged over-exposure to radiation in French hospitals. Practice head Cécile Derycke ‘is one of the best litigators in France for the defence of pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers in national and cross-border cases, and heads a team of young, promising and brilliant lawyers’. Thomas Rouhette is managing very sensitive product liability cases in the aviation sector for Boeing (Flash Airlines and West Caribbean Airways cases). Christine Gateau is another key contact. The practice also handles commercial litigation. The hiring of Julien Martinet from Jeantet adds banking litigation expertise.

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France: Industry focus

IT, telecoms and the Internet

Within: IT, telecoms and the Internet

The ‘very pragmatic and reactive’ TMT team at Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP covers corporate, employment, litigation and competition law in the IT, telecoms and technology space. Recommended dispute resolution expert Christine Gateau is handling a number of litigation cases pertaining to the right to be forgotten and data privacy issues, while also guiding clients through the French regulatory landscape. On the new technology front, Winston Maxwell regularly advises on data privacy issues arising from the development of connected vehicles, as well as on licensing and contractual matters pertaining to new IT tools for fintech clients. Also noteworthy is domain name expert David Taylor who recently acted for Facebook, eBay and several of its subsidiaries in the recuperation of domain names in numerous jurisdictions. Jane Seager was recently promoted to partner and Patrice Navarro became counsel.

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