Myria Saarinen is a partner in the Litigation & Trial Department of Latham & Watkins' Paris office. She primarily handles complex commercial litigation, data privacy, and compliance matters. She recently served as Global Co-Chair of the Technology Industry Group.
Ms. Saarinen resolves 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, insurance, finance, 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) and corporate litigation.
Ms. Saarinen has expertise on cross-border issues raised in connection with Discovery and similar requests in France. In addition, she has developed specific expertise, for 20 years now, in the privacy/personal data area, advising international clients. She supports her clients in their compliance program regarding the GDPR. 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 also active in firm management, serving on Latham's Ethics and Privacy Committees. She previously served as the Money Laundering Reporting Officer (AML) - France for the Paris office.
‘We work with Myria Saarinen who is a great expert with a very pragmatic approach. For particularly complex cases, it is a pleasure to work with Saarinen and her team. The consultations are detailed, but include a pragmatic synthesis and practical diagrams.’ The Legal 500 EMEA 2022
Myria Saarinen’s practices of Commercial and Financial Litigation have been ranked as Excellent by Les Décideurs in 2021 and 2022.
“Clients highlight that the litigation team has some real financial services experts and good regulatory knowledge.” Myria Saarinen is a key contact at the firm. Chambers Europe 2017
The practice is jointly led by the “very responsive and business-oriented” Myria Saarinen, who is “expert in the data privacy field.” The Legal 500 EMEA 2016
“Myria Saarinen, who specialises in data protection issues and handles litigation for large international companies, shows a good ability to understand and address technical matters.” The Legal 500 EMEA 2014