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Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP
17 AVENUE MATIGNON
CS30027
75378 PARIS
France

Work Department

Corporate

Position

Partner

Career

Etienne Drouard is one of the most prominent lawyers in France focusing on information technology, privacy, and data protection matters. Etienne is recognized by Chambers & Partners, Europe and Lawyer of the Year 2020 as one of the top five specialists in France.

His work includes regulatory proceedings and advisory, commercial, and merger and acquisition transactions, as well as national and international disputes and digital crisis management.

Etienne advises private and public entities operating information technology and telecommunication infrastructures, online services, digital media, e-commerce, mobility and transport services, financial, insurance and payment services, blockchain, cryptography, digital advertising and marketing, consumer protection, and health care issues.

Languages

English, French

Lawyer Rankings

France > Industry focus: Luxury goods

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP‘s strong consumer goods industry group in Paris has a dedicated team of lawyers that regularly advise the luxury goods industry. Counsel Olivia Bernardeau-Paupe leads the consumer goods practice and takes on IP matters. Thierry Meillat is known for employment law and Mikael Salmela leads the firm’s IT outsourcing and contracts. Former K&L Gates LLP partner Etienne Drouard arrived at the firm in February 2020 and is specialised in IT, privacy and data protection making him a key name for complex technology-related issues in this sector.

France > Industry focus: IT and internet 

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Etienne DrouardHogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP‘s particular regulatory expertise makes it the firm of choice for clients seeking to navigate the regulatory landscape of cutting-edge technologies. Transactional work and IT service outsourcing and fintech matters are equally areas of focus. The arrival of Etienne Drouard from K&L Gates LLP in early 2020 strengthened the firm’s offering in IT. David Taylor has a unique insight into domain name and internet-related intellectual property matters, notably handling such matters for Facebook. Christine Gateau specialises in IT litigation. A name to watch in the IT space, Patrice Navarro was welcomed to the partnership in January 2021. Mikael Salmela also contributes in TMT and healthcare matters.

France > Data privacy and data protection

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Etienne Drouard  – Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP guides clients through the complex regulatory landscape of data protection and privacy compliance matters. With long-standing experience advising on highly sensitive data breaches, the team can be relied on for crisis management. The data privacy and information technology expert at the firm, Patrice Navarro, is particularly experienced in advising clients on strategic data valorisation schemes and privacy issues, especially on health data-related subjects. Etienne Drouard is another key name at the firm, advising private and public entities operating IT and telecom infrastructures, online services, digital media and e-commerce platforms. Christine Gateau handles contentious matters.

Paris > Protection des données personnelles

(Les grands avocats du marché)

Etienne Drouard  – Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP provides strong cross-border advice for clients in the healthcare and life sciences, banking, and technology sectors. The team is known for its expertise in cybersecurity and high-stakes TMT litigation on behalf of French and international companies. Etienne Drouard, who was a new arrival in February 2020 from K&L Gates LLP, is highly regarded for his work in data protection and privacy matters, especially on M&A transactions, digital crisis management, and international disputes. Patrice Navarro, who focuses primarily on GDPR matters and made partner in the firm’s strategic operations agreements and regulation team in January 2021, and litigator Christine Gateau are other names to note.

Paris > Secteurs et industries > IT and internet

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Etienne DrouardHogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP est recommandé pour sa capacité à conseiller ses clients sur le développement de technologies de pointe. Le cabinet est également sollicité pour mener des projets transactionnels et d’externalisation, ainsi que pour traiter des sujets concernant les fintech. La pratique a bénéficié de l’arrivée d’ Etienne Drouard (ex K&L Gates LLP ). David Taylor est une figure incontournable dans le secteur des noms de domaine et de la propriété intellectuelle liée à Internet (Facebook est client). Christine Gateau est une spécialiste du contentieux informatique. Enfin, Patrice Navarro , qui a été promu associé en janvier 2021), est un avocat prometteur ; quand Mikael Salmela traite aussi des sujets propres aux domaines de la TMT et de la santé.

Paris > Secteurs et industries > Luxe

Le pôle consacré à l’industrie des biens de consommation d’ Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP conseille régulièrement des entreprises de luxe. Le pôle est dirigé par l’avocate counsel Olivia Bernardeau-Paupe qui traite des dossiers de droit de propriété intellectuelle. Thierry Meillat est reconnu pour son expertise en droit du travail, quand Mikael Salmela est à la tête du pôle contrats et nouvelles technologies du cabinet. Etienne Drouard est enfin un spécialiste du domaine des nouvelles technologies et des questions de confidentialité et de protection des données.