Hogan Lovells Paris promotes a new Privacy and Cybersecurity partner

Hogan Lovells announces the appointment of Patrice Navarro as a partner in the Privacy and Cybersecurity team, effective January 1, 2021.

Patrice has 15 years of experience in data protection, cybersecurity and contracts, including IT and industrial contracts, and has worked on a wide variety of strategic agreements in the technology sector. He specializes in the Technology, Life Sciences and Finance/Insurance sectors.

With Patrice’s appointment, Hogan Lovells’ Privacy and Cybersecurity team in Paris comprises eleven lawyers, including two partners (Etienne Drouard and Patrice Navarro) within the Strategic Operations, Agreements and Regulation practice led by Mikael Salmela.

With its expert knowledge of the texts and practices, the team advises its clients on complex, multi-jurisdictional or national projects. It specializes in key industry sectors to bring strategic expertise to our clients through a thorough knowledge of their regulatory environment. Its unique experience in France enables it to defend numerous companies which are subject to investigation, formal notice or sanctions by the French data protection authority.. 

Patrice notably assists our clients in the health sector in relation to their innovative medicine projects, the marketing of connected medical devices and the use of artificial intelligence. He also specializes in accompanying clients in relation to security incidents and the implementation of their solutions.

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Xenia Legendre, Paris Managing Partner said: “Patrice’s promotion reflects the dynamism of our office and demonstrates Hogan Lovells’ willingness to invest in its talent. After the arrival of Etienne Drouard in 2020, this appointment is a new step to strengthen our  Privacy and Cybersecurity team in Paris, so that we can respond to our clients issues, which are both increasingly frequent and   complex .”

Patrice Navarro added: “I am very honored to become a partner at Hogan Lovells. Since my arrival in 2015, I have been fortunate to work not only with all the teams in Paris, but also with all our offices and our fantastic Privacy and Cybersecurity team present in each of them to provide our clients with effective advice and identify solutions to meet their strategic needs. Data is now at the heart of a very large number  of our transactions and my goal, alongside Etienne and Mikael, is to continue to make us a go-to practice in this area.”

With nearly 180 lawyers, including 37 partners, the Paris office provides a full service offering. Its practice groups and industry sectors enjoy strong recognition on the French and international markets.

Globally, 25 lawyers have been promoted to partner effective January 1 across a network of 47+, spanning the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

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Biography :

Patrice Navarro holds a DESS in Electronic Commerce Law from University Paris V and an LL.M in European Business Law from the University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He worked for ten years in the new technologies and intellectual property departments of the law firms De Pardieu Brocas Maffei, Hoche and AyacheSalama before joining Hogan Lovells in 2015. He has been Counsel in the Privacy & Cybersecurity Data Protection and Cybersecurity team since 2017.

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