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Winston & Strawn LLP
75008 PARIS
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Sara Susnjar is a multi-lingual partner of W&S SELARL, admitted in both Paris and Illinois. She concentrates her primary practice on cross-border complex business transactions with a particular focus on M&A, joint ventures, and PE. She has advised and represented some of the biggest tech and media market players (private and public corporations, equity funds, and portfolio companies), as well as those in industries such as business & financial services, consumer products, manufacturing, and healthcare.

Sara has secondary expertise on personal data protection and privacy (including GDPR compliance, implementation, and disputes). She has also represented her private equity clients in several high profile arbitration and litigation disputes.

In addition to her experience in other international law firms, Sara has worked for governments and international organizations, and more specifically:

  • United States Department of Justice
  • Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights
  • Delegation of the European Union to the United States
  • British Parliament
  • United States Congress


French, Spanish, Croatian, English


  • Chicago Bar Association
  • ABA Section of International Law
  • USCIB ExPat Subcommittee
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals


Sara received a double B.A. in English, Political Science with a third major in Speech Communications from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2004. She received her J.D. from St. Louis University in 2007 and she received her Master II (LL.M.) in European and International Business Law from the University of Paris IX Dauphine in 2008.

Lawyer Rankings

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

Winston & Strawn LLP est doté de solides compétences pour traiter des litiges commerciaux et de droit des sociétés. L’expertise contentieuse est combinée à une excellente connaissance du secteur de la santé et des mutuelles d’assurance. Le cabinet gère plusieurs affaires de haut niveau dans ce domaine, mêlant souvent des aspects commerciaux, réglementaires et de droit des sociétés complexes. Elle fait régulièrement montre de son expertise dans des litiges opposant des prestataires de santé et intervient aussi dans des contentieux indemnitaires faisant suite à des condamnations en droit de la concurrence. L’équipe est enfin reconnue pour sa bonne maîtrise des procédures de médiation. Gilles Bigot,  qui dirige la pratique, est fortement recommandé. Il est entouré d’Anne-Carine Ropars-FuretMathilde Lefranc-Barthe et Sara Susnjar.

France > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation

Winston & Strawn LLP has strong corporate and commercial litigation skills which it combines with excellent healthcare and mutual insurance industry knowledge. The group manages high-level cases in that area, often mixing complex corporate, commercial and regulatory issues. It is regularly involved in disputes opposing healthcare providers and offers experience in antitrust private enforcement cases. The team is also acknowledged for its strong mediation know-how. Practice head Gilles Bigot is highly recommended. He is surrounded by the experienced Anne-Carine Ropars-FuretMathilde Lefranc-Barthe and Sara Susnjar.