Christine Gateau | Paris | Hogan Lovells

Christine Gateau

Partner Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment


English, French

Gateau Christine

Christine Gateau
Gateau Christine
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'Christine Gateau is always available, always insightful, always dependable. She has great judgement and execution skills, in both English and French'

Legal 500 EMEA 2020, Data privacy and data protection

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.

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'Praised by clients for her creativity'

Chambers Global and Europe 2020

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.



  • 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
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Paris
  • DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar (Immediate Past Chair of the International Committee)


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