Etienne Drouard

Etienne Drouard


Email [email protected]​

Phone +33 1 53 67 22 79

Fax +33 1 53 67 47 48

LanguagesEnglish, French

Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

Etienne Drouard is one of the most prominent lawyers in France focusing on information technology, privacy and data protection matters. Etienne is recognized by Chambers & Partners, Europe and Lawyer of the Year 2020 as one of the top five specialists in France.

His work includes regulatory proceedings and advisory, commercial and M&A transactions, as well as national and international disputes and digital crisis management.

Etienne advises private and public entities operating IT and telecom infrastructures, online services, digital media, e-commerce, mobility and transport services, financial, insurance and payment services, blockchain, cryptography, digital advertising and marketing, consumer protection and healthcare issues.

Etienne started his career at CNIL (the French Data Protection Authority) in 1996 and joined private practice in 1999. He has notably contributed to drafting and lobbying with the "ePrivacy" Directives and draft Regulations, including the "GDPR", between 2010 and 2016.

Etienne has worked at several international and global law firms and joined Hogan Lovells in February 2020 as partner in the Privacy and Cybersecurity practice in Paris, along with his team.

Awards and recognitions


"Spotlight Table" in TMT: Data Protection
Chambers Europe


IT and Internet (France), Leading Individuals
Legal 500 EMEA


IT and Internet (France), Recommended
Legal 500 EMEA

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