Rising Stars

Firms To Watch: Compliance

Public law boutique Fleurus Avocats assists public and private sector entities in dealing with Sapin II and ethics compliance issues and AFA-led compliance audits. Fleur Jourdan is the key name.
Adaltys Avocats started its compliance practice in 2021 after hiring a team from FIDAL led by the highly experienced Sylvie Le Damany. The team has solid know-how in the field of corporate governance, ethics and more generally in various risk and compliance issues.  The practice also advises French clients on their activities in Asia (the firm has offices in Shanghai and Beijing).
Osborne Clarke has particular expertise advising companies on the setting up of whistleblowing and employees’ alert procedures and related training. The practice also advises on international sanctions and duty of care. Lucie Mongin-Archambeaud heads the practice.

Compliance in France

August Debouzy

August Debouzy assists an impressive client base, comprising many of France’s top companies, as well as many large international groups, from various industries including technology, energy, public infrastructure, hospitality and manufacturing. The team is frequently instructed to assist with risk mapping work and implementation of compliance programmes, spanning anti-corruption, duty of vigilance and ESG requirements. It has a strong know-how in the field of Sapin II anti-corruption compliance and corresponding AFA (French Anticorruption Agency)-led audits. The practice is also a popular choice to advise on international sanctions. The strong team is co-headed by France’s former Prime Minister Bernard CazeneuveAstrid Mignon Colombet and Benjamin van GaverOlivier Attias and Valérie Munoz-Pons, who were promoted to the partnership in 2023, are other key names.

Responsables de la pratique:

Bernard Cazeneuve; Benjamin van Gaver; Astrid Mignon Colombet

Autres avocats clés:

Olivier Attias; Valérie Munoz-Pons; Anais Coviaux

Les références

‘Very clear and periodic invoicing. Good follow-up.’

‘Great availability and great responsiveness.’

‘Perfect knowledge of the issues, quick and clear answers taking into account legal and business constraints’

‘Great quality advice; remarkable availability and exceptional customer relations; state-of-the-art expertise and availability.’

‘Olivier Attias is to be distinguished for his pragmatic approach; he is focused on finding a practical solution for his client. He understands the operational constraints and is not limited to the purely legal analysis of the subjects.’

‘Olivier Attias and Anaïs Coviaux are very responsive and are keen to provide pragmatic and concrete answers to our requests.’

‘High quality expertise. A sincere desire to understand the client in order to offer an appropriate response.’

‘Astrid Mignon Colombet combines creativity, passion and commitment in her practice. She is a great legal expert who knows how to use her know-how to respond to prospective issues.’

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance is routinely engaged by many leading French and international companies, spanning various industries (defence, retail, manufacturing), as well as some financial institutions. It assists with the setting up of compliance programmes and risk mapping in relation to French anti-corruption, anti-bribery, ethics and anti-money laundering legal requirements. The team also assists clients facing audits from the French Anti-corruption Agency. Recently, the practice has also been sought out to advise on US, UK and EU sanctions and has been retained to act as a monitor by an international institution. The practice is co-headed by Thomas Baudesson and the excellent Charles-Henri Boeringer. The team also includes counsel Sophie Levy and Dominique Laymand, who joined as counsel in early 2022 from a previous role at Ipsen as chief ethics and social responsibility officer.

Responsables de la pratique:

Thomas Baudesson; Charles-Henri Boeringer

Autres avocats clés:

Sophie Levy; Dominique Laymand

Les références

‘A team of great professionals, very responsive and who fully understand business issues. The very broad practice covers criminal proceedings, internal investigations or AFA requirements.’

‘Charles-Henri Boeringer is a talented lawyer, who knows his cases perfectly. He is very responsive and gets personally involved in cases. He is very reassuring even in complicated situations.’

Principaux clients




Dassault Systèmes

Teva Pharmaceuticals



Principaux dossiers

  • Successfully assisted Airbus SE in the conclusion of a judicial settlement (“Convention judicaire d’interet public” – CJIP) with the French Parquet National Financier.
  • Advising L’Oréal on the setting up of an anti-corruption programme and updating their antibribery risk map.
  • Assisting Savencia on the implementation of anti-bribery requirements.

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP regularly advises companies and banks on anti-corruption, anti-money laundering and international sanctions issues. The team has been retained by a high number of CAC 40 companies to assist with the preparation of AFA-led audits. In addition, the team also assists clients facing investigations by international development banks. Jonathan Mattout, who heads the practice, is highly regarded in the field.

Responsables de la pratique:

Jonathan Mattout

Les références

‘The compliance team managed by Jonathan Mattout has significant experience in AFA controls. It is therefore well able to prepare and support companies.’

‘Jonathan Mattout has his very strong expertise and advises clients effectively, by defining a strategy with them. Expertise, involvement, taking a step back are the strength of the team. It has a very strong reputation on the market and with the authorities.’

‘Jonathan Mattout is an excellent professional, available, thoughtful, provides measured advice.’

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP's Paris team assists a prominent client base of French and international groups, and can rely on complementary state-of-the-art US capabilities. The practice advises on the setting up of compliance programmes (anti-corruption, money laundering, sanctions, human rights) and also has experience assisting clients with compliance follow-up work requested after the signing of judicial settlements with US authorities, such as conducting global risk assessments of convicted companies. The practice also regularly conducts internal investigations. Additionally, the team also a strong domestic practice, assisting companies with the setting up of French compliance programmes and AFA-led audits. The team is led by Bryan Sillaman and includes the highly regarded Michael HunekeAnne GaustadNicolas Tollet; and counsels Marie-Agnès Nicolas and new arrival Edouard Gergondet, who joined from Mayer Brown in July 2022.

Responsables de la pratique:

Bryan Sillaman

Autres avocats clés:

Michael Huneke; Anne Gaustad; Nicolas Tollet

Les références

‘Excellent team, always responsive and with whom dialogue is easy to establish.’

‘Nicolas Tollet is always available. He knows his team well, which allows him to assign the right person to support the client.’


‘Bryan Sillaman and Anne Gaustad are very professional and efficient’.

Principaux clients


Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright’s range of expertise spans anti-corruption, human rights, ESG and international sanctions issues. The firm assists a prominent client base, including many of France’s leading companies as well as international multinationals, specialising in various areas such as retail, energy, car manufacturing and food. The team provides assistance with the implementation of compliance programmes and assists with various regulators’ (notably AFA) compliance audits. It also helps to conduct internal investigations following the emergence of suspicions of corruption, fraud, moral harassment and other sensitive issues, often concerning clients’ activities abroad. Recently, the team has been entrusted to provide guidance on Russia-related risk sanctions. The highly regarded Christian Dargham is the practice head.

Responsables de la pratique:

Christian Dargham

Autres avocats clés:

Solène Sfoggia

Les références

‘We mainly work with Christian Dargham and Solène Sfoggia. Overall, the team members are very available and provide relevant and operationally feasible advice. The conversations are always pleasant.’

White & Case LLP

White & Case LLP’s highly experienced team is able to guide clients through a large of array of compliance issues, such as international sanctions, anti-money laundering requirements and compliance monitoring. The firm has a strong presence among leading financial institutions, which it advises on high-profile work including assisting them before the French banking regulator and the French Anti-corruption Agency. The team also assists leading corporations with compliance issues as well as during AFA compliance investigations. The practice also has strong experience assisting clients with conducting internal investigations pertaining to a range of accusations. Jean-Pierre Picca and Jean-Lou Salha are the practice heads. Ludovic Malgrain left the firm at the end of 2022.

Responsables de la pratique:

Jean-Pierre Picca; Jean-Lou Salha

Principaux clients

BNP Paribas

Crédit Agricole Group



Allen & Overy LLP

Allen & Overy LLP’s white-collar criminal law team is also active in the field of compliance. The team combines anti-corruption and money-laundering expertise with strong knowledge of the financial services industry, where it also advises on banking and securities regulatory requirements. The practice offers assistance in the implementation of compliance programmes, and in conducting internal investigations. The team also undertakes compliance audits in the context of M&A transactions, with recent work concerning a major deal involving African assets. Clients include banks and financial services companies are, as well as a range of French and international corporations. The practice is co-headed by Denis Chemla, Hippolyte Marquetty and Dan Benguigui.

Responsables de la pratique:

Denis Chemla; Dan Benguigui; Hippolyte Marquetty

Principaux clients

Blue Ocean International Bank (BOIB)

Chargeurs SA


Danske Bank A/S


Imperial Tobacco

McDonald’s System of France Inc.

Natixis Investment Managers

Nissan International

Nomura International plc


Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (SEB)

Suntory Group


Tradeweb EU BV.

Principaux dossiers

  • Assisting Suntatory with the drafting of a new ABC compliance programme at group-level following on from an internal investigation into potential corrupt practices taking place in Africa.
  • Assisting Imperial Tobacco group with its ABC compliance programme.
  • Advising an international financial institution regarding potential French law challenges arising from the implementation of the Swiss regulator’s (FINMA) Circular 2018/3 on Outsourcing.

Antonin Lévy & Associés A.A.R.P.I.

White-collar criminal law boutique Antonin Lévy & Associés A.A.R.P.I. is also highly knowledgeable in the field of compliance. The team has particular experience assisting clients facing investigations by the World Bank as well as handling settlements negotiations with the same international organisation. The practice is also defending several of France’s largest corporations sued by NGOs for non-compliance with France’s 2017 Duty of Vigilance law in their overseas operations. The practice also provides general compliance advice and assists with the implementation of programmes relating to anti-corruption and ethics matters. Antonin Lévy, Ophélia Claude and Joris Momin de Flaugergues are the practice heads.

Responsables de la pratique:

Antonin Lévy; Ophélia Claude; Joris Momin de Flaugergues

Les références

‘Highly experienced team’.

“Antonin Lévy is highly knowledgeable’.

Principaux clients

Seves Group

Ravinala Airports SA


ADP International SA

Bouygues Construction SA

Bouygues Bâtiment International SAS

Colas SA

Colas Madagascar SA



Principaux dossiers

  • Assisting a group of companies (ADP SA and its subsidiary ADP International SA; Bouygues Construction SA and its subsidiary Bouygues Bâtiment International SAS; Colas SA and its subsidiary Colas Madagascar SA; Ravinala Airports SA), participating together in a World Bank-financed project in the Indian Ocean, in an investigation carried out by the World Bank’s Integrity Vice-Presidency.
  • Representing TotalEnergies in the first case and landmark procedure brought before French Courts under the Law on the Duty of Vigilance.
  • Representing Seves Group in a World Bank investigation and follow-up negotiated resolution agreement.

Bougartchev Moyne Associés

Litigation boutique Bougartchev Moyne Associés has strong compliance expertise, encompassing anti-corruption, anti-money laundering and banking regulations. The firm assists a highly prominent client base, featuring many of France’s leading names, notably in the areas of defence and transport. The group assists with the implementation of compliance programmes as well as dealing with compliance audits led by the AFA and other financial regulators. The practice is also called upon to conduct compliance audits during M&A transactions, as well as internal investigations following risks or allegations of corruption or bribery acts committed in France or abroad. Kiril BougartchevEmmanuel Moyne and Geoffroy Goubin are the practice heads.

Responsables de la pratique:

Kiril Bougartchev; Emmanuel Moyne; Geoffroy Goubin

Les références

‘Rigor, authority, pugnacity, pedagogy, creative and experienced in dealing with high-level sensitive issues’.

Principaux clients


Saint Gobain

Lafarge Holcim

Dassault Aviation



Principaux dossiers

  • Advising a client in the energy sector in Canada in the context of a call for tenders passed by one of its joint ventures.
  • Assisting a leading industrial group in the context of an internal investigation and of due diligence procedures with respect to a business partner based in Qatar.
  • Defending the interests of a leading financial institution in the context of an audit of the French Anti-Corruption Agency.
  • Defending the interests of a leading financial institution in the context of an audit of the French Anti-Corruption Agency.

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has core strengths handling anti-money laundering and compliance as it relates to financial regulatory issues, and as such assists many leading French and international financial institutions. The practice also advises companies on anti-corruption, enforcement, investigations and preventive risk assessment work. It is able to assist with compliance work both preventively (such as conducting due diligence in the context of corporate transactions), as well as in response to crisis situations or to judicial or regulatory investigations. The Parisian team combines both strong local and US know-how, and also regularly advises companies on international sanctions issues. European banking regulatory expert Amélie Champaur and counsel Guillaume de Rancourt are the key names in the practice.

Responsables de la pratique:

Amélie Champsaur

Autres avocats clés:

Guillaume de Rancourt

Les références

‘Great quality of the work rendered and pragmatism.’

‘Guillaume de Rancourt is very serious and fully understands the needs of his clients.’

‘A very high-level team which has been able to build up expertise on a subject of compliance, which is new and evolving. In terms of investigation, the hearing preparation sessions are effective and show good knowledge of practices. This is done with great intelligence. Very mobilized team.’

Principaux clients

Crédit Lyonnais


Principaux dossiers

  • Successfully represented French bank Crédit Lyonnais in settling a billion-dollar litigation under the U.S. Anti-Terrorism Act and Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) in the US.
  • Assisted IDEMIA with negotiating a settlement with the French PNF concerning allegations of corruption in relation to a $100m Bangladeshi contract.
  • Representing a major U.S. financial institution in enforcement proceedings led in France and Italy in relation to anti-money laundering and compliance concerns.

Dechert LLP

Dechert LLP is able to provide all-round support in relation to anti-corruption, ESG, anti-bribery, anti-money laundering, whistleblowing and data privacy issues. The Paris team combines French and UK expertise and assists clients facing regulatory investigations in the respective countries. The team also offers preventive support in the form of compliance programmes and training. It regularly assists clients with the conduct of internal investigations. The client base includes French and international corporations, as well as executives. The practice is co-headed by the highly experienced Karen Coppens, litigator Jacques Sivignon and employment law expert Philippe Thomas, who also advises on data privacy issues.

Responsables de la pratique:

Karen Coppens; Jacques Sivignon; Philippe Thomas

Les références

‘Superb team.’

Principaux dossiers

  • Represented a group of Canadian directors of UBISOFT before the Paris Court of Appeals in relation to insider information.

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is particularly experienced in assisting companies with the conduct of internal investigations in relation to corruption, money laundering, breach of international sanctions and duty of vigilance obligations. The firm has recently assisted a wide range of French and international companies, predominantly in the energy sector, in a range of matters, notably linked to the activities of clients’ subsidiaries in China, Africa and the Middle East. The team also advises on the setting up of compliance programmes and assists clients during compliance audits led by AFA or other financial services regulators. The group also provides support to the M&A practice in the conduct of due diligence compliance work on potential M&A targets. The compliance team also features strong complementary white-collar crime and data privacy expertise. Sophie Scemla and Bruno Quentin jointly head the team with Jean-Philippe Pons-Henry, whose main focus lies in the financial industry. The firm is one of the few in France to have an in-house financial forensics expert in Stéphanie Philippe who joined in January 2022; she previously worked as a controller for the Public Interest Entities division of the French High Council of Statutory Auditors.

Responsables de la pratique:

Sophie Scemla; Bruno Quentin; Jean-Philippe Pons-Henry

Autres avocats clés:

Stéphanie Philippe

Les références

‘Excellent knowledge of criminal law and compliance issues from Sophie Scemla, with a very pragmatic and practical approach to resolving difficulties and applying texts. High availability and monitoring through, in particular, regular newsletters which facilitate access to information for its customers and understanding of the applicable regulations.’

Principaux clients

Mediterranean Shipping Company

Doris Group

Jones Day

Jones Day's Paris practice assists many leading French and international companies, including blue-chip names in the telecoms, IT and energy sectors. The team provides strong guidance on risk mapping and compliance in the field of anti-corruption and is also entrusted to assist with the conduct of internal investigations following the emergence of suspicions or allegations of bribery, corruption, fraud and other criminal offences committed in France or abroad. The practice, which can also rely on a strong global network, also handles more domestic issues, including assisting clients during AFA compliance audits. White-collar criminal law expert Bénédicte Graulle heads the practice, with counsel Vincent Ohannessian and associate Jérémy Attali providing key support. Compliance expertise in the fields of competition, employment and product safety are also offered by the wider French team.

Responsables de la pratique:

Bénédicte Graulle

Autres avocats clés:

Vincent Ohannessian; Jérémy Attali

Les références

‘The compliance team combines expertise, availability, pragmatism and sympathy. On the expertise side, I appreciate the French and global approach and the consulting approach enriched by litigation and AFA control experience. On the fees side, I appreciate the transparent and flexible approach, as well as the allocation of tasks between the different levels of seniority in order to adapt the level of costs according to the tasks to be accomplished.’

‘Bénédicte Graule and Jérémy Attali make up a great team; they are friendly experts.’

‘The team has a preeminent reputation and very robust expertise in the field of investigations. They handle a wide range of multijurisdictional investigations and frequently work with other offices across the globe. They have the ability to select the right team with the right experience to deal with varying and sometimes competing legal systems. Furthermore, the team has extensive practical experience and market-leading capabilities in the compliance field, especially in handling risk audits, implementing compliance policy programs to meet the Sapin II Law anticorruption requirements (anticorruption policy, whistleblowing system, risk mapping, third-party due diligence procedures, etc.) and assisting in the course of inspection by the French Anti-Corruption Agency. They have created powerful tools and developed internal know-how to assist companies in assessing and managing risks. The practice also offers in-depth guidance on U.S. and EU sanctions issues. The team is strongly committed, very responsive and provide tailor-made work. The lawyers know how to make themselves available.’

Noëlle Lenoir Avocats

Noëlle Lenoir Avocats is retained by a high-profile client base, comprising many of France’s leading corporations (in the energy, transport and banking sectors notably). The highly experienced Noëlle Lenoir is consulted on a wide range of strategic issues, including advising several companies on novel ESG topics such as France’s duty of vigilance law. She has a strong international profile and is also routinely sought out to provide advice as an expert witness abroad.

Responsables de la pratique:

Noëlle Lenoir

Les références

‘Noëlle Lenoir provides ultra-personalized and very pragmatic advice, in tune with the realities of the business world. High quality collaborators.’

‘Expertise, anticipation, network, speed, flexibility’.


Principaux clients

Airbus SE


Crédit Agricole

FI Group


Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Airbus SE on the legal risks and proceedings with regards to duty of care regulation.
  • Advising TotalEnergies on a duty of care regulation with regard to human rights (UK, Canada).
  • Advising Crédit Agricole on the legal and litigation risks in relation to the group’s vigilance and duty of care plan.

Ashurst LLP

Ashurst LLP’s practice head Olivier Dorgans has strong knowledge of anti-corruption and international sanctions compliance requirements. The team assists its clients, notably specialising in the defence and transport industries, with the implementation of compliance programmes and the conduct of internal investigations. It was also recently sought out to advise on Russian economic and export sanctions.

Responsables de la pratique:

Olivier Dorgans

Les références

‘One of the few firms in the market to have a team specializing in sanctions and compliance issues. Olivier Dorgans has a good balance between technical knowledge and pragmatism in the field. Good mastering and accuracy of analysis (excellent resistance to pressure).’

‘Olivier Dorgans provides pragmatic advice, hands-on experience and unfailing availability, all in a good mood!’

Principaux clients

Bpifrance Assurance Export

Bpifrance Financement


BGFI Holding Corporation

BGFIBank Gabon

BGFIBank Ivory Coast

BGFIBank Cameroon




Principaux dossiers

  • Advised a French defense company as part of a control conducted by the French Anticorruption Agency (“AFA”).
  • Advised BGFIBank Gabon, BGFIBank Ivory Coast and BGFIBank Cameroon in the revamping of its AML-CTF and economic sanctions compliance programme in the context of the AML 30 000 certification.
  • Advised Stemcor in the context of the economic sanctions and export control restrictions adopted in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022.

Bredin Prat

Bredin Prat advises on anti-corruption and duty of vigilance compliance work. The team assists with the setting up of compliance programmes and conducts compliance due diligence audits during M&A transactions. Other work includes acting for clients facing AFA-led investigations, including assisting a French company before the AFA enforcement committee. White-collar criminal law specialists Eric Dezeuze and Guillaume Pellegrin are the practice heads.

Responsables de la pratique:

Eric Dezeuze; Guillaume Pellegrin

Principaux clients


Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Imerys and its former CEO in the proceedings before the Enforcement Committee of the French anticorruption agency (AFA).

De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés

De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés has a strong roster of corporate and financial services clients. The firm notably assists with the establishment and review of Sapin II anti-corruption and whistleblowing procedures. The practice has also been in demand recently for advice on EU and US sanctions in relation to Russia, as well as advising several clients on Russian sanctions imposed on EU companies. The practice also assists clients with the conduct of internal investigations and also has strong data privacy compliance expertise. The team recently strengthened its expertise in the financial regulatory and anti-money laundering compliance fields through the partner promotion of Albane Lancrenon and the hirings in 2022 of Anne Maréchal, who joined from the AMF, and banking expert Cyril Tour from Baker McKenzie. Matthieu DaryPierrick Le Goff , Thierry Titone and François Zochetto co-head the compliance practice. Aurélien Chardeau also contributes, notably on the anti-money laundering side.

Responsables de la pratique:

Matthieu Dary; Pierrick Le Goff; Thierry Titone; François Zocchetto

Autres avocats clés:

Albane Lancrenon; Anne-Maréchal; Cyril Tour; Aurélien Chardeau

Les références

‘Provided a very operational vision of Sapin II requirements and of their challenges for companies. Matthieu Dary’s expertise and rigor ensure consistent implementation of compliance programs (Sapin II, competition, GDPR). The entire team is very available, pragmatic and focused on customer’s needs without being invasive.’

Principaux clients







DLA Piper

DLA Piper assists a prominent client base, including leading French and international companies specialising in the aviation, automobile and healthcare sectors. The team provides guidance on the setting up of compliance programmes and risk mapping work in relation to anti-corruption rules and duty of vigilance requirements. The practice also assists clients with conducting internal investigations, notably in the context of whistleblowing situations. Practice head Fabien Ganivet and counsel Sara Koski are the key names.

Responsables de la pratique:

Fabien Ganivet

Autres avocats clés:

Sara Koski

Les références

‘A structured and responsive team, able to deal with different issues (anti-corruption, duty of vigilance) and that adapts to new regulatory constraints (international sanctions). The team has a pragmatic and innovative approach, and offers solutions adapted to its clients.’

‘Fabien Ganivet is responsive, pragmatic and clear.’

Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins‘ practice head Fabrice Fages has extensive experience advising companies on dealing with various corruption and bribery accusations, including conducting internal investigations. The team also advises on the setting up of anti-corruption, code of ethics and whistleblowing programmes and policies. The firm also houses complementary compliance expertise in the fields of antitrust and employment law.

Responsables de la pratique:

Fabrice Fages

Les références

‘Good listening skills. Availability. Responsiveness’.

Principaux clients





Ernst & Young


Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Nissan Motor and its board members in connection with the dismissal and legal claims laid against their former chairman, including conducting internal investigations and assisting the company in the context of civil and criminal proceedings as well as investigations by regulators.

Mayer Brown

At Mayer Brown, counsel Joydeep Sengupta , who is admitted to the Paris, New York and Ontario bars, now heads the Parisian compliance practice following the departure in 2022 of Nicolette Kost De Sèvres. The team assists French and international corporations as well as banks with French anti-corruption and ethics compliance issues, and also advises on international sanctions and financial regulations.

Responsables de la pratique:

Joydeep Sengupta

Les références

‘Very good quality of relationship with its clients. Lawyers are very available and responsive to requests. Mayer Brown has an appetite for new technologies as useful tools which serve their very high level professional expertise.’

‘Joydeep Sengupta is a brilliant lawyer, very attentive to the needs of clients and always offers original solutions.’

Principaux clients



Credit Agricole – Corporate Investment Bank

Bourse Direct

Demathieu Bard




Les Mousquetaires


Kiwi Wealth

Red Cross (Croix Rouge Française)


Société Générale


Paul Hastings LLP

Paul Hastings LLP assists a stellar roster of client, including many of France’s leading companies active in a range of industry sectors such as energy, retail, transport and hospitality. The firm advises on the review and setting up of companies’ anti-corruption and ethical charter policies. It also provides advice on human rights and sanctions in a cross-border context. Practice head and white-collar criminal law specialist Philippe Bouchez El Ghozi heads the practice, which also includes Nicola Bonucci.

Responsables de la pratique:

Philippe Bouchez El Ghozi

Autres avocats clés:

Nicola Bonucci

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP assists clients with the setting up of compliance policies and training, in relation to anti-corruption, anti-bribery and GDPR procedures. It is also well versed in advising clients on conducting internal investigations. Clients include several leading French companies. The practice is led by Kami Haeri and Eric Russo.

Responsables de la pratique:

Kami Haeri; Eric Russo

Les références

‘Expertise and the quality of its practice. Kami Haeri is one of our reference points for issues/subjects within this practice.’

‘Kami Haeri – expertise and his sense of strategy. Very high quality of listening and understanding of the issues. Knows how to reassure perfectly while being very transparent about options and risks.’

Principaux clients


Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Renault on compliance issues relating to the Carlos Ghosn case, including on audits to be conducted and communication with the regulators.

UGGC Avocats

UGGC Avocats' public law department is also well known among leading private and public-sector operators for its strong know-how in the field of French anti-corruption (Sapin II) compliance. The team also advises clients on other compliance issues linked to public procurement contracts. Practice head Thierry Dal Farra and Franck Lepron are the key names in the practice. The firm also has complementary data, competition and employment law compliance capabilities.

Responsables de la pratique:

Thierry Dal Farra

Autres avocats clés:

Franck Lepron

Les références

‘Competent, efficient and responsive.’

Principaux clients

RelevanC (a subsidiary of Casino Group)

MHD France



Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

SODEXO Pass France

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Service Employees International Union (SEIU) on new EU legislative bill projects.

VIGO Cabinet d'Avocats

VIGO Cabinet d'Avocats is retained by leading French companies, international groups as well as local public law entities to assist with the setting up of Sapin II anti-corruption, ethics and duty of vigilance programmes. The firm also assists clients during AFA compliance investigations, as well as in the conduct of internal investigations. The practice is headed by criminal law partner Emmanuel Daoud.

Responsables de la pratique:

Emmanuel Daoud

Les références

‘Extremely competent and responsive team. The use of GDPR and Sapin II regulations compliance software is highly appreciated’.

‘Emmanuel Daoud is an extraordinary professional who perfectly masters his subject and knows precisely how to communicate. His availability and the quality of his advice make him unique.’

‘Good knowledge of the Sapin II law as well as all French regulations on new developments in the field of compliance and ethics.’