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Field Fisher Waterhouse boosts Privacy and Information team

Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP has announced the appointment of Olivier Proust as Of Counsel in the firm’s Privacy and Information Law Group.  Olivier joins the firm from Brussels firm Morrison & Foerster.

Olivier specialises in French privacy, data protection and data security, including the implementation of global data management strategies, international data transfers and local data compliance.  Olivier also advises companies on various aspects of technology law, consumer protection, employee privacy rights and e-discovery.

Olivier will be based in Field Fisher Waterhouse's Brussels office with the objective of developing the firm's continental data protection practice. 

Eduardo Ustaran, head of the Privacy and Information Law Group at Field Fisher Waterhouse, said: "I am delighted that Olivier has joined our ever growing team.  Olivier's arrival reinforces our presence and capability in Continental Europe and he is a very valuable addition to our leading global privacy and data protection practice."

This appointment brings the total number of dedicated specialist lawyers in Field Fisher Waterhouse’s international privacy and information practice to 20. The group is the largest practice in the EU concentrating solely on data protection issues. The group advises a wide range of organisations, including FTSE 100 companies, leading internet businesses and public sector bodies on a global scale.