Myria Saarinen
Latham & Watkins
Litigation & Arbitration
45, rue Saint-Dominique
Paris 75007
Main Practice Area

Litigation & Arbitration

  • Postgraduate Law Degree, University of Paris II, 1998
  • Law Degree, University of Paris I, 1997
  • LLB, King's College, London, 1997

Myria Saarinen is a partner in the Litigation Department of the Paris office of Latham & Watkins. Ms. Saarinen's practice focuses on resolving a broad range of complex disputes through litigation proceedings mostly in an international context and in various areas of business (healthcare, aeronautics, information technology, construction works, etc.). She is very active in litigation relating to major industrial operations and is involved in a broad range of general commercial disputes (contract and liability).

Ms. Saarinen has expertise on cross-border issues raised in connection with discovery or similar requests in France.

In addition, Ms. Saarinen has developed specific expertise in the privacy/personal data area, including advising clients on their transborder data flows, handling claims raised by the French Data Protection Authority and setting up training sessions on the personal data protection framework in general and on specific topics. She is also active in the corporate governance and compliance area and assists clients in drafting and implementing grant of powers, delegation of liability and other compliance schemes.

Ms. Saarinen is named among leading practitioners in commercial litigation, data privacy and IT (The Legal 500 EMEA 2013) and her expertise in the data privacy area is particularly lauded (Chambers Europe 2013, Chambers Global 2013).

Ms. Saarinen is also active in firm management, serving on Latham's Ethics and Privacy Committees.


Practice Areas
  • Energy Regulatory & Markets
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Product Liability, Mass Torts & Consumer Class Actions
  • Securities Litigation & Professional Liability
  • Technology Transactions
  • White Collar Defense & Investigations

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