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

Latham & Watkins
45 RUE SAINT DOMINIQUE
75007 PARIS
France

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 > 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.

Paris > Résolution des litiges > Contentieux commercial et de droit des sociétés

Latham & Watkins s’est vu confié récemment de nouveaux mandats par des fonds d’investissement de premier plan pour gérer des litiges à forts enjeux, portant sur des opérations de private equity et des conflits d’actionnaires. L’équipe traite également des contentieux commerciaux et industriels, y compris une affaire sensible dans le secteur de l’assurance-vie, initiée par des assurés. Enfin, le cabinet gère plusieurs litiges portant sur des certificats d’économies d’énergie. Fabrice Fages et Myria Saarinen codirigent la pratique.

Paris > Protection des données personnelles

L’équipe de Latham & Watkins traite principalement des dossiers complexes et transfrontaliers en matière de protection des données, en rapport notamment avec des atteintes aux bases de données ou des procédures de discovery. L’équipe parisienne gère un large panel de questions plus générales et peut prendre appui sur le réseau mondial du cabinet pour traiter des problématiques internationales, notamment pour le compte de clients spécialisés dans les secteurs des biens de consommation, des médias, de l’industrie pharmaceutique et de l’e-commerce. A la tête de la pratique, Myria Saarinen est une avocate de contentieux expérimentée. Elle assiste également ses clients lors d’importants audits RGPD. Elle est secondée par la collaboratrice  Charlotte Guerin.