Hogan Lovells appoints TMT/Privacy specialist, Etienne Drouard into the Paris office

Press releases | 03 February 2020

3 February 2020 - Hogan Lovells announced today that Etienne Drouard will be joining the firm as a Commercial partner, based in the Paris office. He is one of the most prominent lawyers in Paris that is focused on information technology and data protection, and is recognized as one of the top specialists in this area by Chambers & Partners Europe and Lawyer of the Year 2020.

A former member of the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) with 25 years of experience in the sector, Etienne's practice includes regulatory proceedings, advice and commercial transactions as well as national and international disputes, relating to the valuation and protection of intangible assets, cyber security and crisis management. In particular, he advises on issues relating to personal data protection, online services, digital and audio-visual media, e-commerce, mobility and transport, financial and insurance services, advertising, digital marketing and healthcare.

Etienne, who brings with him three associates, will also be part of the Hogan Lovells Privacy and Cybersecurity practice in Paris. The team, which now comprise 16 lawyers and paralegals, will continue to work on a wide variety of sectors (including healthcare, FinTech, financial institutions, TMT, cyber and automotive), advising clients on some of the biggest issues they face.

Xenia Legendre, Managing Partner of the Paris office commented:

“We are pleased to welcome Etienne to the Hogan Lovells team. The regulatory, economic and strategic concerns associated with the flow and use of data, present major challenges and opportunities for our clients in France and internationally. Etienne's arrival further strengthens our market leading practice in these areas, as well as our client offering."

Etienne Drouard said: “I am delighted to be joining Hogan Lovells. The depth and strength of its global teams in USA, ASIA and Europe provide an ideal platform for me to support my clients and further grow and develop my practice. "