Christine Gateau

Christine Gateau


Email [email protected]​

Phone +33 1 53 67 18 92

Fax +33 1 53 67 47 48

LanguagesEnglish, French

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

'Praised by clients for her creativity'

Chambers Global and Europe 2020

Described as "really excellent", Litigation Partner Christine Gateau is "praised by clients for her creativity".

Making strides in one unchartered territory after another, Christine has repeatedly gained acclaim for her work in the fields of Information Technology, Data privacy and data class actions, as well as Product Liability.

"A sharp-sighted professional with superb client service", Christine Gateau regularly appears before French courts in the context of commercial, civil and administrative proceedings. With her in-depth knowledge of the rules governing tortious and contractual liabilities, she defines and drives both pre-contentious and contentious strategies for her clients.

"A fantastic lawyer", Christine has defended clients in data protection matters before the European Court of Justice.

"Always available, always insightful, always dependable", Christine Gateau has advised and represented companies in the wake of a cyber-incident and in relation to cybersecurity issues.

Christine Gateau is regularly invited to speak at seminars and conferences in Europe, in the United States and in Asia. Within US-based organisation DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar, Christine is the immediate past Chair of the International Committee.

Awards and recognitions


Recognized in Litigation, France
Best Lawyers


Global Leader in Product Liability Defence
Who's Who Legal


Thought Leader for France
Who's Who Legal


Product Liability Defence
Who's Who Legal: France


Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation
Legal 500 EMEA


Recognized in Dispute Resolution
Chambers Global and Europe


IT and Internet (France), Recommended
Legal 500 EMEA


Data Privacy and Data Protection, France, Recommended
Legal 500 EMEA


France , Technology Media & Telecommunications
Who's Who Legal

Education and admissions


Post-graduate Degree in Business Law and Economics, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, 2003

Masters in Public Law, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, 2001

Sciences Po, Sciences Po, 2001

Masters in Business Law, University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas, 2000


DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar (Immediate Past Chair of the International Committee)

Bar admissions and qualifications


Representative experience

We successfully assisted a major Internet player in proceedings before the CNIL, the French Administrative Supreme Court and the ECJ as to territorial and material scope of "right to be forgotten"



We assist a major e-commerce platform with the compliance with French regulations on cookies and advertising online.

We assist clients on a regular basis in relation to tortious, contractual and product liability claims.


We assist clients launching connected and innovative products (virtual reality objects, various connected objects for the home).


We assist clients targeted by hacking actions against their systems.


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