Fanny Gauthier is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department, based in the Paris office.

Ms. Gauthier is a member of the firm’s International Dispute Resolution Group, as well as the firm’s Data Strategy & Security practice. Her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, international arbitration and data protection.

Ms. Gauthier regularly represents clients in disputes concerning a range of sectors, including the financial services, energy, legal and chemical industries.

Prior to joining the firm as an associate in 2015, Ms. Gauthier trained as an intern in a Paris-based boutique firm specializing in arbitration and in the London office of a leading international law firm. She also interned with the Presidency of the French Supreme Court for civil and commercial matters and in the financial law team of the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, a major public investment group.

Ms. Gauthier is a co-author of “What New French Whistleblower Law Means For Companies,” Law360 (October, 2022); “A Duty to Disclose, a Duty to Inquire: French and European Courts Address an Arbitrator’s Independence and Impartiality,” LexisPSL (September, 2021); “Facilitation de paiement de pots-de-vin au bénéfice de fédérations sportives par une institution bancaire,” Revue Internationale de la Compliance et de l’éthique des affaires (August, 2021); “Schrems II – Where are we now?,” Compliance & Enforcement (August, 2020); “COVID-19: Three Data Protection Tips for the EU and the UK,” Compliance and Enforcement (March, 2020); “Policing Your Own Jardin—France Signals Eagerness to Take Control of Its White Collar Enforcement,” Compliance and Enforcement (July, 2019); a new guide to help lawyers navigate the differences between French and U.S. criminal justice systems—10 Things U.S. Criminal Defense Lawyers Should Know About Defending a Case in France (May, 2019); “France boosts tax fraud prosecution,” Compliance & Enforcement (October, 2018); and a guide to help navigate the differences between French and U.S. court litigation—10 Things U.S. Litigators Should Know About Court Litigation in France (April, 2017).

Ms. Gauthier received an LL.M. in international business law from King’s College London in 2013, graduating cum laude. A graduate from Sciences Po Paris (2011), she also holds a master’s in private international law from the University Paris II Panthéon-Assas (2012).

Ms. Gauthier is admitted to the Paris Bar. Her native language is French and she is fluent in English and proficient in Spanish.


  • Paris, 2014, CAPA Certificat d'Aptitude à la Profession d'Avocat
  • King's College London, 2013, LL.M. in International Business Law
  • Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas, 2012, Master in Private International Law
  • l’Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), 2011, Master in Litigation and Arbitration
  • l’Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), 2010, Master in Business Law
  • l’Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), 2009, Bachelor of Political Science

Bar Admissions

  • Paris