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Europe Guide

Data Protection — France

We do not rank firms for this territory and specialism but we rank individuals.

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August Debouzy

From the Chambers Europe guide

Florence Chafiol has outstanding capabilities in the data protection arena. She also advises clients on IT matters. Sources praise her abilities, reporting: "She is an excellent practitioner and a true expert." Others say: "She is very good for data protection."

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K&L Gates

From the Chambers Europe guide

Etienne Drouard of K&L Gates is highly regarded for his expertise in data protection thanks to his former experience as a member of the CNIL. His client base includes actors from the public and private sectors. He handles both transactions and litigation.

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Baker McKenzie SCP

From the Chambers Europe guide

Denise Lebeau-Marianna is praised by clients for her "availability, pragmatism and ability to communicate." She is the head of the firm's data protection practice and is highly recognised for her expertise in the area. She represents clients in contentious and non-contentious matters arising from IT and internet law.

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Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

From the Chambers Europe guide

Winston Maxwell is an experienced lawyer in telecoms and media, advising clients on various types of matters within these fields. He also has notable skills in data protection issues, in particular the development of global data protection governance schemes, data breaches and data theft. Market commentators say: "He is very well recognised and very talented."

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Bird & Bird

From the Chambers Europe guide

Data protection specialist Ariane Mole is highly regarded in the Paris market and considered by her peers to be "the queen of data protection." She excels in international data transfer and monitoring work thanks to her former experience at the French data protection authority, the CNIL.

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