Myria Saarinen > Latham & Watkins > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

Latham & Watkins
75007 PARIS

Work Department

Partner, Money Laundering Reporting Officer (AML) - France


Myria Saarinen is a partner in the Litigation & Trial Department of Latham & Watkins’ Paris office. Her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, data privacy, and compliance. She is the Global Co-Chair of the Technology Industry Group.

Ms. Saarinen’s practice focuses on resolving a broad range of complex disputes through litigation proceedings, mostly in an international context and in various areas of business (healthcare, aeronautics, information technology, construction works, insurance, etc.). She is very active in litigation relating to major industrial operations and is involved in a broad range of general commercial disputes (contract and liability) and corporate litigation.

Ms. Saarinen has expertise on cross-border issues raised in connection with Discovery and similar requests in France. In addition, she has developed specific expertise, for 20 years now, in the privacy/personal data area, advising international clients. She supports her clients in their compliance program regarding the GDPR. She is also active in the corporate governance and compliance area and assists clients in drafting and implementing grant of powers, delegation of liability, and other compliance schemes.

Lawyer Rankings

Paris > Protection des données personnelles

Latham & Watkins intervient particulièrement dans des dossiers complexes et transfrontaliers. Le cabinet est particulièrement impliqué auprès de clients spécialisés dans les secteurs des médias, des produits de grande consommation, de la pharmacie et de l’e-commerce. A la tête de la pratique, Myria Saarinen est particulièrement expérimentée en contentieux et assiste également ses clients en conseil, notamment dans le cadre de la réalisation d’audits de conformité RGDP et la négociation d’accords commerciaux ayant une importante composante en matière de protection des données. Elle réalise aussi des analyses en matière de données privées. L’équipe assiste enfin ses clients dans leurs demandes d’accès à des bases de données ou dans la gestion des atteintes et violations aux bases de données.

France > Data privacy and data protection

The team at Latham & Watkins specialises primarily in matters related to cross-border and complex data protection issues, such as data breaches, discovery and case analysis, and general data protection matters. It is able to draw on the firm’s global office network to advise clients operating in the consumer goods, media, pharmaceutical, and e-commerce sectors on multi-jurisdictional issues. Practice head Myria Saarinen is an experienced litigator but also assists with significant GDPR audits. Associate Charlotte Guerin provides additional support.

France > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation

Latham & Watkins recently saw a surge of new mandates coming from leading investment funds to assist with high-stakes private equity deals litigation and shareholder conflicts. The practice also handles a good amount of commercial and industrial disputes, including a sensitive case in the life insurance sector which was initiated by a series of policy holders. The practice is also experienced in disputes regarding the trading of energy efficiency certificates. Fabrice Fages and Myria Saarinen are in charge.