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Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP
75378 PARIS

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Winston’s sweet spot is where regulation hits the Internet: How national privacy laws, copyright, media and telecom regulations apply to borderless Internet-based services.  Winston, partner in our Paris office, has become a trusted advisor of major Internet, telecom and media companies, and of government institutions: in 2014 he was appointed to the French National Assembly’s Commission on Digital Rights, and was asked to contribute to the French Conseil d’Etat’s 2014 report on fundamental rights in the digital age. Winston has completed projects for the European Commission, the French telecom regulatory authority (ARCEP) and data protection authority (CNIL) on forward-looking regulatory issues. After authoring a 2011 book on net neutrality with a member of France’s telecommunications regulatory authority, Winston has become one of the country’s leading experts on net neutrality.


English, French


Member, CSA Lab, the think tank of the French audiovisual regulator; Member, Digital Rights Commission of the French National Assembly; Member IAPP; Member of International Association of Entertainment Lawyers


PhD in Economics, Telecom ParisTech, 2016; J.D., Cornell Law School, 1985; B.A., with highest honors, Oregon State University, 1982

Lawyer Rankings

France > Industry focus > Industry focus: IT, telecoms and the internet

The multi-disciplinary team at Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP covers the full gamut of corporate, litigation, competition and employment matters in the IT and communications industry. A leading global technology company appointed a team led by corporate expert Winston Maxwell and litigator Christine Gateau to handle high-profile and sensitive data privacy litigation with the support of counsel Patrice Navarro, while Xavier Doumen assisted Korean internet company Naver with its acquisition of the Xerox Research Centre in Grenoble. In other highlights, the team is advising on regulatory questions pertaining to competition law, e-commerce, distribution and data privacy, for example in the context of connected devices. Also notable is David Taylor, who regularly advises clients such as Facebook and eBay on the protection of their brands online through the recuperation of domain names globally.

France > Industry focus > Industry focus: Luxury goods

Counsel Olivia Bernardeau-Paupe heads the multi-disciplinary luxury sub-group at Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLPThierry Meillat recently acted for Puig on a number of employment matters, while Marie-Aimée de Dampierre handled significant intellectual property disputes pertaining to the parallel import and distribution of infringing products. Also notable are Thomas Rouhette, who advised on regulatory issues and litigation, and corporate expert Winston Maxwell.

France > Industry focus > Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP fields a cross-disciplinary team with a strong offering in the areas of competition, regulation, intellectual property, IT and litigation. Cécile Deryke – who jointly heads the Paris practice with Mikael Salmela – is currently acting for the defendant in a high-profile global product liability claim regarding the allegedly improper certification of a medical device with the support of Charles-Henri Caron. On the employment side, Muriel Pariente and Dominique Mendy are currently representing Johnson & Johnson in litigation proceedings arising from the closure of its plant in Auneau. Notable patents work included Stanislas Roux-Vaillard‘s advice to Icos on a nullity claim against its patent for its urology blockbuster, Cialis. Clients can also rely on IT and data protection specialist Winston Maxwell, competition partner François Brunet and counsel Patrice Navarro. Other noteworthy clients include Abbott, Daiichi Sankyo and TUV Rheinland.

Paris > Secteurs et industries > Technologies de l’information, informatique, internet et télécoms

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP offre une gamme complète de compétences à destination de groupes spécialisés dans les secteurs des nouvelles technologies et de la communication; y compris des expertises complémentaires en droit des sociétés, en droit de la concurrence, en droit social et en contentieux. Un leader mondial des technologies a récemment fait appel aux expertises de Winston Maxwell en droit des sociétés et de Christine Gateau en contentieux, pour gérer une affaire sensible en matière de données personnelles, à laquelle Patrice Navarro (counsel) a également apporté sa contribution. Xavier Doumen a conseillé l’entreprise internet coréenne Naver sur l’acquisition du Xerox Research Centre à Grenoble. L’équipe a également traité des questions réglementaires en lien avec des problématiques de droit de la concurrence et de la distribution, d’e-commerce et de données personnelles, notamment dans le secteur des objets connectés. Enfin, David Taylor est le conseil de clients tels que Facebook et eBay s’agissant de la protection et des procédures de récupération de noms de domaine.