Christine Gateau is a litigation partner in Hogan Lovells Paris office. Described as "really excellent" by Chambers Europe 2018: Litigation, she regularly appears before French courts in the context of commercial and civil proceedings involving extensive investigations. She assists companies in pre-M&A summary proceedings as well as in litigation initiated on the grounds of the liabilities guarantee included in share deals. She regularly speaks at seminars and conferences in Europe, in the US and in Asia. Within US-based organisation DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar, Christine serves as the immediate past chair of the International Committee. 'A fantastic lawyer', Christine Gateau is one of the few litigation practitioners renowned for her work in the Information Technology field (TheLegal 500 EMEA 2018) as well as in the product liability area (Who's Who Legal: Product Liability Defence 2019).