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

Latham & Watkins
45 RUE SAINT DOMINIQUE
75007 PARIS
France
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Work Department

Partner, Money Laundering Reporting Officer (AML) - France

Position

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

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

The team at Latham & Watkins ‘perfectly understands the challenges of clients’ businesses and has expert knowledge of the IT, telecoms and the internet space in France‘, which allows it to ‘quickly provide appropriate solutions‘. ‘Extremely capable and trustworthy‘ practice co-head Jean-Luc Juhan ‘knows how to create a privileged link with his clients‘ and recently assisted a major luxury group with the renegotiation of its global telecoms project with a global market player, and advised a communications company on its contract with an airline regarding the provision of WiFi services on its flights. Myria Saarinen co-heads the team with Juhan and advises enviable client names in the pharmaceutical, technology and luxury sectors on data protection and regulatory compliance matters.

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

L’équipe de Latham & Watkinscomprend parfaitement les enjeux de ses clients et possède une connaissance experte des secteurs de l’informatique, des télécoms et de l’internet en France’, lui permettant de ‘fournir des solutions adaptées et en toute efficacité’. Jean-Luc Juhan, qui codirige la pratique, est ‘extrêmement compétent et fiable’, et ‘sait créer un lien privilégié avec ses clients’. Il a récemment conseillé une grande marque de luxe pour la renégociation d’un important projet dans les télécoms avec un grand opérateur. Il a aussi assisté une entreprise de télécommunications sur la signature d’un contrat avec une compagnie aérienne pour la fourniture de services WiFi sur ses vols. Myria Saarinen, qui est l’autre associée coresponsable de la pratique, conseille une base de clientèle de premier plan dans les secteurs pharmaceutiques, technologiques et du luxe, notamment en matière réglementaire et de données personnelles.