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Firms To Watch: Dispute resolution: White-collar crime

APG strengthened its white-collar crime expertise through the 2022 hire of François Gagey, who co-heads the practice alongside Olivier Parleani. The pair act for companies, executives and public servants facing various types of accusations including corruption.
De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés strengthened its white-collar criminal law capabilities after hiring Aurélien Chardeau, who was previously with Dentons, and promoting Albane Lancrenon  to partner in 2022. The pair handle a range of cases on behalf of companies and senior executives including tax fraud and money laundering cases.
Dentons hired Matthieu Ollivry, who was previously with Jones Day, to head its commercial and white-collar criminal law practice. He is currently defending several companies and senior executives in corruption, favoritism and breach of trust cases.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP added strong white-collar criminal law capabilities following the September 2023 arrival of the well-regarded Ludovic Malgrain, who handles a wide range of cases including fraud and international corruption matters.
Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP strengthened its white-collar crime capabilities after hiring the experienced Jean-Pierre Picca and Jean-Lou Salha (ex White & Case LLP); they have particular expertise advising banks on international sanctions, money laundering and tax fraud investigations, often in a cross-border context.
Launched in early 2022, boutique firm Rousseau & Sussmann is particularly appreciated for its strong knowledge of criminal tax issues. Led by Alice Rousseau and Arthur Sussmann, the team assists clients facing tax authorities' investigations and criminal prosecutions, while also providing compliance advice and handling cases in other areas.
Litigation boutique Selnet Giraud Associés was launched in early 2022 by Guillaume Selnet and Romain Giraud; they act for companies, executives and elected officials in dealing with a range of cases including bribery, embezzlement and fraud accusations.
Squadra Avocats launched its white-collar criminal practice in January after hiring Yoan Havard, who trained at TEMIME. He regularly defends CEO and senior executives facing fraud, forgery and other corporate-related criminal offences.
Criminal law boutique Vingtrue Avocats was launched in early 2023 by Julie Fabreguettes (formerly at Fedida Fabreguettes Associés) and Archibald Celeyron  (previously with Dupond-Moretti & Vey). The pair defend companies, senior executives and elected representatives facing favoritism, fraud and various other criminal accusations.

Dispute resolution: White-collar crime in France

A&O Shearman

A&O Shearman is capable of handling all types of cases, from industrial accidents and human rights matters to the most sophisticated financial cases. The team particularly excels in the latter field where banks and financial institutions entrust it with critical cases including headline tax evasion and money laundering cases. The team, which also stands out for its ability to handle matters raising simultaneous criminal, civil, regulatory and commercial proceedings, has recently been retained to handle a high-stakes unfair commercial practices case. The group also regularly assists financial institutions before African courts. The highly regarded Denis Chemla co-chairs the practice alongside Hippolyte Marquetty, Dan Benguigui and counsel Paul Fortin.

Responsables de la pratique:

Denis Chemla; Hippolyte Marquetty; Dan Benguigui; Paul Fortin

Les références

‘One of the best teams in business criminal law on the market, constantly looking for new solutions to advance case law in support of their clients’ interests.’

‘Denis Chemla is obviously essential. He has established himself in recent years as one of the best criminal lawyers in business law. His experience and sound judgement are essential assets in sensitive cases.

‘Hyppolite Marquetty has a keen sense of litigation practice. He is an excellent legal strategist. ’

Principaux clients

Danske Bank


Imperial Tobacco (SEITA)






Holcim SA

Société Générale


Northern Trust Fiduciary (Guernsey) Limited

RTX (formerly Raytheon)


Principaux dossiers

  • Representing Danske Bank in relation to a multijurisdictional sensitive case, linked to potential offences of money-laundering of organised fraud and tax evasion proceeds.
  • Representing BNP Paribas Personal Finance in appeal proceedings against accusations of unfair commercial practices, in the so-called Helvet Immo case, named after a mortgage loan granted in Swiss francs and refundable in euros.
  • Representing Société Générale in relation to a very large-scale criminal investigation led by the National Prosecutor’s office into so-called cum-cum transactions

Antonin Lévy & Associés A.A.R.P.I.

Established white-collar criminal law boutique Antonin Lévy & Associés A.A.R.P.I. is called upon by high-profile clients, including leading French and international companies, CEOs and other high-level ranking executives and political figures, to handle their most sensitive cases. The firm has a strong know-how dealing with corruption, money laundering, tax criminal law, consumer and environmental criminal law cases, as well as corporate and financial criminal law investigations. It manages a large and prominent caseload that features several of France’s most high-profile political and international corruption scandals, as well as several proceedings concerning significant industrial accidents. Recently, the firm has also been retained by a leading company to assist with new emerging war crime complicity accusations concerning the French business community. The highly recognised Antonin Lévy jointly heads the practice alongside Ophélia Claude and Joris Monin de Flaugergues.

Responsables de la pratique:

Antonin Lévy; Ophélia Claude; Joris Monin de Flaugergues

Autres avocats clés:

Quentin Dreyfus

Les références

‘Professional and serious.’

‘They are intelligent, very hard workers, and extremely responsive and the quality of the lawyer/client relationship is based on trust and mutual esteem.’

‘Joris Monin de Flaugergues has the intelligence to very quickly find the strengths and weaknesses of a case.’

Principaux clients

Renault SA

SNCF Réseau


CNP Assurances

Seves Group

Mr. Jean-Bernard Lafonta

Mr. Gerald Arbola

Mr. François Fillon

Mr. Patokh Chodiev

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Renault, the French leading car manufacturer, which has been placed under examination as part of the so-called “Dieselgate”.
  • Representing SNCF Réseau, the French railway company, in the major criminal trial related to the accident in Bretigny-sur-Orge in 2013.
  • Representing Deliveroo in the criminal trial related to alleged undeclared labour, in connection with the legal status of Deliveroo riders.

Bougartchev Moyne Associés

Boutique firm Bougartchev Moyne Associés manages a prominent caseload featuring a large number of sensitive headline cases, dealing with international corruption, fraud, illegal employment and criminal tax offences as well as some new emerging cryptocurrency fraud issues. The team has a strong involvement in the defence sector where it assists top companies and also individuals accused of bribery and corruption in relation to contracts concluded in Asia and other parts of the world. The firm acts for top executives and leading companies specialising in various other industries, including online delivery and banking, while also assisting foreign citizens in resisting extradition orders. A top name in France, Kiril Bougartchev jointly heads the practice alongside the highly experienced Emmanuel MoyneGeoffroy Goubin  recently promoted partner Edward Huylebrouck.

Responsables de la pratique:

Kiril Bougartchev; Emmanuel Moyne; Geoffroy Goubin; Edward Huylebrouck

Autres avocats clés:

Lisa Janaszewicz

Les références

‘Very high technicality. Ability to take into account files concerning specific regulations.’

‘Edward Huylebrouck is a person with exceptional qualities. His answers are always perfectly developed and argued, they leave room for few questions from the client (which is rare). He is very technical, but knows how to be pragmatic in his recommendations. He is extremely patient and humble. It is a pleasure, and an honor, to work with him.’

‘Good listening and availability, quality recommendations, the mode of collaboration is fluid.’

Principaux clients

Total Energies

Dassault Aviation


Banque Reyl / Reyl & Cie

Air France

Lagardère Ressources




Principaux dossiers

  • Defending one of the main aircraft manufacturers, accused of alleged acts of corruption in the context of the sale of several military aircraft to an Asian country for several billions euros.
  • Defending the interests of a multinational in the energy sector, victim of attempted fraud by an organised gang.
  • Defending the French subsidiary of a leading British digital platform in the context of the prosecution of this company for concealed work before the Paris Criminal Court and the Paris Court of Appeal.

Bredin Prat

Bredin Prat is a recognised market leader and handles a strong share of headline cases including several of France’s most high-profile criminal tax law disputes. Acting for leading banks and many major French and international companies or their top executives, the firm is also entrusted to handle high-stakes industrial scandals and accidents, bribery, financial criminal law and criminal employment law offences. Recently, the team has also been retained to handle a highly sensitive accusation concerning complicity in a crime against humanity; a new emerging type of offence in the French business world. Eric Dezeuze   is an expert in the field and Guillaume Pellegrin is the other key player in the team.

Responsables de la pratique:

Eric Dezeuze; Guillaume Pellegrin

Les références

‘Guillaume Pelegrin has great knowledge of criminal law and of business corporations, which allows him to prepare cases very carefully. He has extensive experience advising on the wording of Judicial Conventions of Public Interest (CJIP).’

Principaux clients

Aéroports de Paris (ADP)




Crédit Suisse

Chemarin & Limbour

Dispute resolution boutique Chemarin & Limbour has significant white-collar criminal law expertise and is retained by leading companies and senior executives for their most challenging matters. The team regularly handles headline tax fraud and international corruption cases. It recently obtained the acquittal of a client in first instance proceedings in a high-profile case concerning a plane crash. The team has also played a key part in the country’s landmark moral harassment at work trial. Its client base is diverse and includes major names in the aviation, telecoms, mining and engineering sectors. The practice is headed by the highly recognised Claudia Chemarin and includes Matthias Guillou.

Responsables de la pratique:

Claudia Chemarin

Autres avocats clés:

Matthias Guillou

Principaux clients







Les Echos – Le Parisien

Air France

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance has extensive experience managing high-stakes international corruption, money laundering and tax fraud cases, but can also deal with a wider variety of cases including securities offences. The team stands out for its ability to handle complex cross-border cases involving other foreign investigation authorities, and is among the Paris-based firms that have signed the most deferred prosecution agreements (CJIP) with the PNF on behalf of its clients – in 2023 it concluded two more very sizeable ones. Its enforcement expertise goes-in-hand with strong internal investigation and compliance know-how. The team acts for leading corporations as well as many leading French and international banks, and can also assist individuals. Heads of practice Thomas Baudesson and Charles-Henri Boeringer are excellent. They are supported by counsel Alice Dunoyer de Segonzac.

Responsables de la pratique:

Thomas Baudesson; Charles-Henri Boeringer

Les références

‘Strong expertise in complex cross border situation. Very broad skill set in multiple jurisdictions.’

‘Charles-Henri Boeringer has very strong technical skills and the ability to address complex situations as well as a very broad network and experience resulting in high value added advice. Outstanding client relationships and problem solving attitude.’

‘Good listening skills and availability.’

Principaux clients


Unilabs France

Crédit Suisse

Bank of China

Technip Energies

Principaux dossiers

  • Assisted Airbus in a cross-border investigation involving the French Parquet National Financier, the UK Serious Fraud Office, the US Department of Justice and the US Department of State.
  • Advised Unilabs France in the negotiation and conclusion of a CJIP with the PNF on tax fraud related issues.
  • Advised Credit Suisse in a settlement following a criminal investigation pertaining to undeclared assets deposited in its accounts between 2005 and 2012.

Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier

Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier arguably houses the market’s most impressive business criminal practice and the diversity of its caseload is particularly remarkable. The team is retained by high-ranking executives and elected figures, as well top companies specialising in various industries, including accounting, retail, TMT, banking and manufacturing, which lead to a very busy caseload. It regularly deals with corruption and bribery allegations, and is also notably involved in several of the market’s landmark tax fraud and corruption cases. The team is also entrusted with cases raising new issues including concealed work accusations targeting internet platforms and allegations of complicity in crime against humanity made against corporations. The practice is headed by the remarkable Christophe Ingrain, who is supported by a team of associates including Paul Mallet, Tristan Gautier and Xavier Philips.

Responsables de la pratique:

Christophe Ingrain

Autres avocats clés:

Paul Mallet; Tristan Gautier; Xavier Philips

Les références

‘The firm’s criminal business team has excellent expertise, very good knowledge of the legal world and great availability. They have the capacity to offer innovative and adapted solutions.’

‘Christophe Ingrain is an excellent and fine lawyer with a keen sense of legal strategy. Paul Mallet is a very promising, efficient and creative young lawyer.’

‘Great professionalism from the firm’s availability, efficiency and follow-up of files to its extremely competent lawyers.’

Principaux clients



CNAJMJ (National Council of Judicial Administrators and Representatives)

Cheikh Suhail BAHWAN

Adrien FALCON (former general manager of Deliveroo)


LafargeHolcim & Lafarge SA

International Olympic Committee




CCI Nice Côte d’Azur



Guillaume LAMBERT

Sanef Group


Nathalie RHEIMS

François BAYROU

Principaux dossiers

  • Representing LafargeHolcim and Lafarge SA (a listed company) in a criminal investigation launched for complicity in crimes against humanity, financing of terrorist enterprises and the endangering of lives regarding the Syrian activities of the construction group.
  • Assisting Cheikh Suhail Bahwan in the French criminal investigation related to the alleged misappropriation of funds at Renault / Nissan by former Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn.
  • Assisting Nicolas Sarkozy, former French President, in two criminal proceedings related to the financing of his presidential campaign in 2007 and suspicions of witness tampering and criminal association.

Delecroix Gublin Associés

White-collar criminal law boutique Delecroix Gublin Associés is entrusted by blue-chip companies, notably active in the aviation, defence and mining fields, as well as CEOs of high-profile companies to assist with high-stakes cases. The firm stands out for its ability to handle sensitive international corruption cases arising from its clients’ global operations. The team is also retained to handle industrial accidents and fraud-related cases and is involved in a landmark moral harassment case. Practice head Alexis Gublin is 'a very talented strategist and litigator'.

Responsables de la pratique:

Alexis Gublin

Les références

‘Responsiveness, availability and determination.’

‘Alexis Gublin is calm, serene, confident, competent, reassuring.’

‘A tailor-made service. Alexis Gublin is a professional of very high quality, with a real culture of efficiency and results. He always demonstrates remarkable responsiveness and availability. Perfect mastery and knowledge of files. Ability to manage international procedures and lead teams composed of several law firms in several countries.’

Principaux clients




City of Paris

Hartmann Group





Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Stellantis in the “Dieselgate”  case.
  • Advising  Airbus Group in South Korea and Turkey.

Cabinet Maisonneuve

White-collar criminal law boutique Cabinet Maisonneuve manages a high number of headline cases, defending individuals and companies, including former or incumbent high-level civil-servants and political figures and executives, in cases regularly involving the PNF and concerning fraud corruption, doping and embezzlement accusations. The team also deals with high-stakes criminal employment issues, notably representing senior executives and companies in moral harassment cases, or defending a digital platform accused of concealed work. The practice includes the highly regarded Patrick MaisonneuveAntoine MaisonneuveBérénice de Warren and Rémi Lorrain.

Responsables de la pratique:

Patrick Maisonneuve; Antoine Maisonneuve; Bérénice de Warren; Remi Lorrain

Les références

‘The team is dynamic, very efficient, and friendly.’

‘A team totally focused on the client’s interests, looking for the best strategy to arrive at the best solution for them.’

‘Maisonneuve is a firm full of talent and ingenuity.’

‘A tight team, very available.’

‘Patrick and Antoine Maisonneuve particularly stand out due to their experience in the legal world. They demonstrate great availability and responsiveness to various developments in procedures. Sensitive files are managed with discretion and great professionalism.’

‘Antoine Maisonneuve is a brilliant lawyer, with remarkable technical and personal qualities. He builds and leads a team of very high quality professionals.’

‘Rémi Lorrain is a strategist in criminal business law and a virtuoso in criminal procedure. His qualities are numerous: great listening skills, pragmatism, eloquence, humility, technical skills and common sense. He is the confidant of many CAC40 company directors and is one of the rare criminal lawyers to be able to use criminal law during stock market battles and during company mergers.’

‘The team has excellent knowledge of criminal procedure and its various actors, which is a major asset for the defense of our interests. The approach adopted in establishing the defense strategy is innovative, particularly through the organization of seminars to prepare for criminal hearings based in particular on thematic fact sheets, scenarios, etc.’

Principaux clients

Guy Alves

Sébastien de Montessus

Laurent Simonin

Jacques Moulin

Paris-Saint Germain Football Club

European Parliament

Bernard Squarcini

Université de Paris

Joelle Ceccaldi

Jean Pierre de Vincenzi

Pierre Sardet

August Debouzy

August Debouzy has a large and experienced able to assist clients at various stages, from early compliance to prosecution phases. The firm represents leading companies specialising in various industries (retail, defence, engineering, banking), as well as senior executives and some elected officials. Its caseload is as diverse and encompasses illicit advertising, insider dealing, corruption, fraud and money laundering offences. The team has gained particular expertise assisting companies negotiating deferred prosecution deals (CJIP) – it assisted clients in signing two CJIP in 2023 including a very high-profile one. The team also has strong knowledge of international sanctions and of companies’ criminal liabilities linked to conflict areas. Astrid Mignon Colombet has extensive experience and jointly leads the practice alongside Benjamin van Gaver, who litigates in all types of disputes, Valérie Munoz-Pons and Olivier Attias.

Responsables de la pratique:

Astrid Mignon Colombet; Benjamin van Gaver; Valérie Munoz-Pons; Olivier Attias; Basile Ader

Les références

‘Inventiveness, good listening skills, ability to think in-depth.’

‘Brilliant, creative lawyers who are extremely knowledgeable and very practical and commercial. Nice to work with. ’

‘Benjamin van Gaver is smart, responsive, has excellent judgement, and is particularly adept at cross-border matters. He is a true pleasure to work with.’

‘Olivier Attias shows great availability, clarity and efficiency.’

‘The team is very professional, has very good legal knowledge and a very good understanding of criminal tactics. They are also very client-oriented and take great care to explain.’

‘Valérie Munoz-Pons is very professional, perfectly masters her subjects and is totally dedicated to the success of her clients.’

‘Astrid Mignon Colombet is a driven lawyer, easy to contact, responsive and knowledgeable.’

Principaux clients

Technip UK

Penelope Fillon


Nexa Technologies (top management)

Airbus group


Philip Morris

Guy Dauphin Environnement

Nicola Bulgari

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Technip UK on its negotiations with the French National Financial Prosecutor concerning allegations of foreign agent bribery, which were concluded on June 28, 2023 by the signature of a Convention Judiciaire d’Intérêt Public (CJIP).
  • Defendiug SNCF before the Paris Correctional Court, regarding the indemnification of victims of the 14 November 2015 Eckwersheim train derailment (trial route of the Paris-Strasbourg high speed train), which killed 11 and injured dozens of persons.
  • Defending Mr. Bulgari, heir to a brand that he sold to a luxury firm, in the context of the proceedings opened against him by the French Financial Prosecutor for insider trading.

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton‘s litigation team handles a good amount of white-collar criminal law work, regularly defending leading French and international banks in tax fraud, money laundering and human rights related cases before French and US court. The Paris-based practice, which also assists companies and senior executives, has a strong international component and regularly acts for clients at risk of facing human rights and war crime accusations in relations to their operations in conflict zones. For instance, the team has been advising companies on their exit from the Russian market, as well as assisting with internal investigations and preventive compliance work. Jean-Yves GaraudDelphine Michot and counsel Guillaume de Rancourt are the key names.

Responsables de la pratique:

Jean-Yves Garaud; Delphine Michot; Guillaume de Rancourt; Aude Dupuis

Les références

‘Swittf in its analysis of situations with a view to adjusting the defense strategy in a relevant manner, very good anticipation and organization, impactful on the day of the hearing.’

‘The team has a great bench strength. Not only are the partners excellent, but the associates are extremely able lawyers and the whole team knows our case inside-out. All are very user-friendly and a pleasure to work with. ’

‘Delphine Michot, Jean-Yves Garaud, Nicolas Degardin and Elise Goebel are all excellent. ’

Principaux clients

Bondholders of Groupe Agripole

Crédit Lyonnais


Royal Bank of Canada

The Baupost Group

Principaux dossiers

  • Successfully represented Crédit Lyonnais S.A. in bringing to an end 17 years of billion-dollar litigation under the U.S. Anti-Terrorism Act and Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA).
  • Successfully represented IDEMIA in its conclusion of the French equivalent of a Deferred Prosecution Agreement with the Parquet National Financier.
  • Representing Royal Bank of Canada Trust Company (Bahamas) in its successful defence before the Criminal Section of the Paris Court  and the Court of Appeal of Paris.


Courrégé-Foreman is a renowned white-collar criminal law and litigation boutique firm that has a strong involvement in the aviation and defence sectors where it assists top names in the field in dealing with a wide range of sensitive files, including accidents, data theft and criminal employment law. The firm also handles top cases in other areas, including defending senior executives in high-profile corruption and fraud cases, while press law offences such as defamation are also dealt with. Mauricia Courrégé is highly regarded, and jointly heads the practice alongside Simon Foreman. Aurélie Girault left the firm.

Responsables de la pratique:

Mauricia Courrégé; Simon Foreman

Les références

‘Mauricia Courrégé demonstrates extraordinary strategic intelligence and communication skills. She builds her arguments in a very structured manner.’

Principaux clients

Safran Group

Total Energies

Aéroports De Paris


Amnesty International

Dartevelle Dubest Bellanca

White-collar criminal law boutique Dartevelle Dubest Bellanca is retained to handle challenging and sensitive cases. The firm has a strong involvement in the banking sector where it regularly assists major financial institutions in dealing with fraud and criminal consumer law issues, and also regularly handles cases in the property sector. Criminal employment law is another strong area of expertise, while the team also has extensive experience defending CEOs and other senior executives in international and domestic corruption, fraud and bribery cases and investigations. Fabrice Dubest and Frédéric Bellanca head the practice, which also includes Philippe Rossignol and Vincent Blondeau.

Responsables de la pratique:

Fabrice Dubest; Frédéric Bellanca

Autres avocats clés:

Philippe Rossignol; Vincent Blondeau

Les références

‘Fabrice Dubest is an excellent lawyer in his field and very responsive.’

‘Vincent Blondeau is extremely responsive and knowledgeable. Customers feel supported. He is very effective even in very complicated cases.’

‘Extremely competent, pragmatic, efficient, fast and very pleasant in customer relations.’

Principaux clients

Laurent JACOB

Dariusz Rychert

Jean-Louis Chailly

Principaux dossiers

  • Successfully assisted the former financial director of Ikea France, Dariusz Rychert, accused of illegally inquiring about the criminal records of Ikea employees, job applicants and customers.
  • Successfully assisted Laurent Jacob, victim of a criminal abuse of weakness by his own therapist who used the transferential relationship to divert millions of euros over ten years.
  • Defending Jean-Louis Chailly, General manager of Developpement Promotion, before the Criminal court of Papeete (Tahiti) for the concealment of public funds embezzled from a mixed economy company, run by a former Polynesian environment Minister.

FTMS Avocats

FTMS Avocats has extensive experience defending senior executives, high-level ranking public servants and elected individuals, as well as companies facing sensitive matters. The team is regularly retained to advise on new emerging issues including defending online platforms accused of undeclared and concealed work and has a strong involvement in the political sphere where it frequently handles major cases linked to political scandals, illegal taking of interest and other related offences. Its work in the public healthcare and media fields are also to be noted, while its caseload also encompasses several major international corruption, tax fraud and money laundering cases. The team is jointly headed by Pierre-Olivier Sur and Mathias Chichportich, with associates Clara Gérard Rodriguez  and Agathe Blanc providing key support.

Responsables de la pratique:

Pierre-Olivier Sur; Mathias Chichportich

Autres avocats clés:

Clara Gérard RodriguezAgathe Blanc

Les références

‘This team is made up of many talented and experienced lawyers, which allows them to handle a wide variety of cases in an efficient and collaborative manner. The team is innovative, at the forefront of modernity in criminal matters.’

‘Mathias Chichportich stands out for his immense talent, his tenacity, and his experience. Mathias has very rare qualities as a litigator in court: he translates complex and sophisticated strategies into clear and direct language for optimal efficiency.’

‘Expert and extremely complementary team. Very modern vision of litigation, always focused on resolving a dispute and not winning a dispute. Litigation lawyers aware of business issues.’

‘Matthias Chichportich has an exceptional vision of file strategy and a resolutely modern conception of his profession.’

‘Technicality, responsiveness, pragmatism, innovation.’

‘A friendly, dynamic and pragmatic team that understands operational needs.’

Principaux clients

Claude Palmero

Alexandre Barrière

Jean-Louis Missika



Adrien Roose

Samy Kéfi-Jérôme

François Compaoré

President Blaise Compaoré (Burkina Faso)

Jérôme Salomon

Governor Riad Salamé (Lebanon)

Thierry Solère

Gérald Darmanin

Laurent Rivoire

Isabelle Balkany

Lionel Zinsou (Bénin)

Magloire Ngambia (Gabon)

Vital Kamerhe (DRC)

Bergerat Monnoyeur


Banque Postale




Principaux dossiers

  • Assisted Mr. Alexandre Barriere, the newly appointed co-President of the Barrière group in the context of a conflict with Mr. Dominique Desseigne, former President of the group.
  • Assisting the Governor of the Lebanese Central Bank Riad Salameh, in the context of a judicial investigation opened by the French National Financial Prosecutor following allegations of fraud, embezzlement of public funds, and money laundering.
  • Assisting Claude Palmero, the former asset manager of his Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, who has been removed from his position following allegations of collusion in the context of the scandal known as “the Rock Files”.

Kiejman & Marembert

Kiejman & Marembert's Thierry Marembert is a highly regarded white-collar criminal law expert and his extensive experience includes defending leading investment banks in high-profile tax fraud and money laundering cases. He also acts for companies as well as senior executives and other individuals facing a diverse range of accusations, including for instance recently acting for several Russian citizens in challenging EU sanctions applied against them.

Responsables de la pratique:

Thierry Marembert

Principaux clients



Jeffrey Tesler

Rio Tinto

Bank Julius Baer

Rietumu Banka


Luc Besson

Le Graet


Principaux dossiers

  • Successful defended movie director Luc Besson against allegations of rape.
  • Acted for various Russian individuals in challenging EU sanctions targeting them.
  • Assisting a major Swiss bank in money laundering investigations.

Marsigny Gosset Avocats

Marsigny Gosset Avocats is an established white-collar criminal law boutique firm that is instructed by leading companies, corporate executives and individuals to handle a range of cases, predominantly acting on the defence side. The team regularly handles high-profile cases pertaining to industrial disasters, notably in the rail transport sector and is also very adept at dealing with cross-border corruption, money laundering and tax fraud cases, regularly acting in PNF-led investigations. It also defends political figures facing high-profile accusations and has know-how resisting extradition orders, notably involving China, Russia or the US. The team recently received new types of mandates concerning cryptocurrency fraud accusations. The practice is jointly headed by the Emmanuel MarsignyLouis Guesdon and Cyril Gosset. François Esclatine was a new arrival in early 2024 from Veil Jourde.

Responsables de la pratique:

Emmanuel Marsign; Cyril Gosset; Louis Guesdon

Autres avocats clés:

François Esclatine

Les références

‘Exceptional team, led by the charismatic Emmanuel Marsigny.’

‘Deep knowledge, exceptional care for clients.’

‘Excellent team capable of handling very complex files’

‘Emmanuel Marsigny and Loius Guesdon stand out for their excellent ability to synthesize and grasp the central issues of a trial. Both of them have a great strategic capacity that is fundamental to achieving success in a criminal proceeding. They are always prompt and available in response to requests for assistance.’

‘Emmanuel Marsigny is an excellent lawyer. Emmanuel is detailed, reassuring, and it is a great pleasure to hear him plead. Cyril Gosset and Louis Guédon share the same ambition for quality and teamwork, which makes this firm very attractive.’

‘Extremely competent lawyers who know how to move very quickly while taking the time to examine all possible options; they demonstrate great creativity. Excellent teamwork and good listening skills. ’

‘Emmanuel Marsigny, Cyril Gosset, Louis Guesdon are remarkable lawyers. Emmanuel Marsigny pleads remarkably, negotiates with rare talent, knows how to offer solutions that are as original as they are effective. Cyril Gosset is also an excellent lawyer and leaves nothing to chance; Louis Guesdon knows how to move things very quickly and finds effective solutions; he combines a great knowledge of law with hard work.’

‘Emmanuel Marsigny is competent, dedicated, and very efficient. He is respectful of his clients and colleagues. You can trust him completely .’

Principaux clients

Mr Edouard Philippe, Former French Prime Minister

Mr Frank Schneider – former head of Luxembourg intelligence

Mr Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue – Vice-President of Equatorial Guinea

Mr Hongwei Meng and Mrs Grace Meng – Former President of Interpol and his family

Mr Andrei Isaev

Mr Philippe Marini, former senator and mayor of Compiègne

Principaux dossiers

  • Defending French national railway company SNCF in proceedings following the 2013 Brétigny-sur-Orge rail accident.
  • Defending former French prime minister, Edouard Philippe, in criminal proceedings engaged with regard to the COVID-19 health crisis.
  • Assisting Andreï Isaev, in resisting an extradition procedure requested by the Russian authorities in the context of a dispute with the largest Russian private bank.

Schapira Associés

Leading French companies and senior executives turn to white-collar criminal law boutique Schapira Associés to handle their most-high profile cases. The firm is notably involved in headline tax fraud and insider trading investigations and also handles cases relating to art, culture, sport as well as international arbitration. The team's caseload encompasses a variety of white-collar crimes, including criminal employment and corporate offences, bribery, international corruption, money laundering and breach of duty of vigilance. The team also assists clients in conducting internal investigations and with crisis situation communication. Sebastien Schapira is highly regarded; he co-heads the practice alongside Dimitri Grémont and media and criminal family law specialist Lorraine Delva.

Responsables de la pratique:

Sébastien Schapira; Lorraine Delva; Dimitri Grémont

Les références

‘This team is one of the best and stands out for its total commitment to its clients, technical excellence and concern for effective defense.’

‘Sébastien Schapira is a major figure in the field of business criminal law. He stands out for his rare combination of great legal finesse, strong interpersonal skills, ability to define effective strategies and real courage. ’

‘Very precise, responsive and pragmatic.’

Principaux clients










Principaux dossiers

  • Assisted Jean-Charles Naouri, CEO of Casino Group, during his police custody and interviews.
  • Assisting Jean-Claude Veillard, formerly Lafarge’s head of security, in the high-profile criminal investigation relating to aiding and abetting crimes against humanity.
  • Defended Pacifico and Jean-François Hénin during the trial of Mrs Michèle Assouline for embezzling tens of millions of euros in Asia.

Taylor Wessing

Taylor Wessing manages a number of headline cases relating to the public sector and political spheres in which it regularly defends lawyers from other firms and political figures. The team also acts in other areas, assisting companies, CEOs, individuals and banks as victims of illicit practices and fraud, or as subject of corruption and fraud accusations. The team also has a good knowledge of the media and sport sectors where it regularly handles cases.  Paul-Albert Iweins has a wealth of experience and heads the practice alongside Benoît Goulesque-Monaux.

Responsables de la pratique:

Paul-Albert Iweins; Benoît Goulesque-Monaux

Autres avocats clés:

Leonardo Pinto

Les références

‘Skilled, complementarity and good listening.

‘Benoît Goulesque-Monaux, Paul-Albert Iweins and Leonardo Pinto are  available and competent.’

Principaux clients

Pierre Chassat

Mathieu Valbuena

Principaux dossiers

  • Representing Mathieu Valbuena, a professional football player, in the so-called “Sextape” case, following an attempt at blackmail involving Karim Benzema, the former Real Madrid football player.
  • Defending Pierre Chassat, the communication director of the right-wing party “UMP” in the so-called “Bygmalion” case.

VIGO Cabinet d'Avocats

VIGO Cabinet d'Avocats is noted for its ability to handle highly sensitive industrial scandals for large corporations. The team has also in-depth expertise dealing with human rights-related criminal law issues, assisting NGOs or accused companies in ill-treatment, war crimes, crimes against humanity and climate change investigations in relation to companies’ operations in France or in emerging markets. The firm also handles a variety of matters including international corruption cases and compliance work. Emmanuel Daoud is the practice head.

Responsables de la pratique:

Emmanuel Daoud

Visconti, Grundler & Artuphel

White-collar criminal law and stock-market litigation boutique Visconti, Grundler & Artuphel grew its ranks with the hire of François Artuphel, who was previously with Haïk & Associés, further strengthening the firm founded by Benjamin Grundler and Julien Visconti. The team increasingly acts for leading French companies and investment funds, and regularly defends individuals including senior corporate executives and political figures in high-profile cases. It handles a large amount of PNF-led cases, dealing notably with tax fraud, criminal antitrust, and public and private corruption issues. It is involved in a headline criminal employment law case concerning a prominent internet services platform. Counsel Dorothée Hever also contributes.

Responsables de la pratique:

Benjamin Grundler; Julien Visconti; François Artuphel

Autres avocats clés:

Dorothée Hever

Les références

‘Very talented and sophisticated team.’

‘Benjamin Grundler: smart, sophisticated, broad understanding of both French law and cross-border implications of investigations. Good client manner. ’

‘High level of expertise with great availability and listening skills, and fluid and operational communication. Direct and clear opinion on actions and measures to be implemented. Effective method and results.’

Principaux clients

Former Executive of Deliveroo



Sonia Artinian

Former top executive of Technip

Former VP of Alstom Transport


CIAM (hedge fund)

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Sonia Artinian, a tormer senior executive at Lafarge in the context of ongoing criminal investigations opened in France.
  • Advising a former executive of Deliveroo who was prosecuted alongside the company for concealed work.
  • Advising the former CEO of Musée du Louvre in a criminal investigation related to Louvre Abu Dhabi artefacts.

ABPA - Apelbaum Bendavid Poincloux Associés

Specialising in white-collar criminal law, ABPA - Apelbaum Bendavid Poincloux Associés fields a sizeable team that is able to handle a range of cases, representing companies, senior executives or other individuals. The team is regularly entrusted to deal with tax fraud, embezzlement, money laundering and corruption accusations including PNF-led investigations. It also handles a number of sensitive criminal employment, accident, extradition and politically related cases. The practice is headed by founding partners David Apelbaum, Michaël Bendavid and Margaux Durand-Poincloux.

Responsables de la pratique:

David Apelbaum; Michaël Bendavid; Margaux Durand-Poincloux

Les références

‘This team is exceptional due to the remarkable level of its  partners (David Apelbaum, Margaux Durand Poincloux, Michael Bendavid). They all have remarkable experience which allows them to handle particularly sophisticated files with efficiency and speed. The team is very dynamic and therefore innovative, doing everything possible to provide the best possible service to its customer.’

‘The team is made up of excellent lawyers specializing in criminal law, young and particularly dynamic. They demonstrate great rigor and perfect integrity and are certainly among the very best of their generation.’

‘David Apelbaum is an exceptional lawyer who is very technically comfortable. Experienced, hardworking and dynamic. He is also perfectly collaborative, which allows subtle strategies to be developed in a partnership manner. Margaux Durand Poincloux and Michaël Bendavid have the same qualities (experience, dynamism, high legal technicality).’

‘Michaël Bendavid is an excellent lawyer, responsive and available. First of all, he has excellent technical mastery and a perfect knowledge of criminal procedure which he knows how to use in the interests of his clients. He also has very good relationships with magistrates and a perfect analysis of the way they reason and how they can be convinced. He also has a global vision of his files and and an ability to recommend long-term strategies. He challenges clients to bring out additional elements and prepare them perfectly in advance of legal deadlines. Finally, he has a great tactical sense of the hearing and he is a superb litigator. ’

‘A dynamic and responsive team, very attentive and with imaginative solutions and out of the box thinking.’

‘They have a very hands on and realistic approach, committed to reach the best possible result for their clients, based on honest advice as to what to expect. ’

‘David Apelbaum is full of energy, and always extremely precise in his legal analysis. Margaux Poincloux is particularly rigorous, leaves nothing to chance and appears to be one of the most brilliant criminal lawyers of her generation. ’

‘Margaux Durand Poincloux demonstrates remarkable personal and professional qualities both in the investigation of the case and in the conduct of the hearing. Her qualities are empathy and extraordinary eloquence, punctuated by a relevant sense of humor.’

Principaux clients

AdhexPharma group

Ms Sonia Arrouas

Mr Nadav Bensoussan

Mr Olivier Carvin

Church of Scientology

Mr Richard Desumeur


French National Bar Council

Hedios Patrimoine

Institution Jeanne d’Arc de Montrouge

Mr Jean-Luc Lahaye

Mr Stéphane Manigold

Marval group Club Pierre Charron

Mr Kabirou Mbodje


National Syndicate of Medical Junior Practicioners

Otis Elevator Company


Pratt & Whitney

Mr Pierre Reynaud

Mr François-Xavier Susini

Mr Sergeï Pugachev

UDS Can Online


West Atlantic

Principaux dossiers

  • Represented a hotel and real estate businessman, accused of alleged money laundering in collaboration with the Corsican Mafia.
  • Represented a Russian national, former billionaire and political opponent, in various criminal procedures in France for fraud, extortion and illegal spying, related to attempts at depriving him of his international assets.
  • Represented an international airline company accused of concealed employment, raising new legal questions about the status of freight airline employees, and obtaining the postponement of a hearing and the ordering of new investigations targeting French Social Security.


ADVANT Altana's criminal law team assists a number of prominent French companies, and also defends individuals. The team manages a variety of cases including sensitive criminal labour cases. The practice is jointly headed by the well-regarded Philippe Goossens  and Gildas Robert, who was promoted to partner in 2023.

Responsables de la pratique:

Philippe Goossens; Gildas Robert

Principaux clients






Bouygues Telecom

Former counsel of French Budget Minister

BCTG Avocats

BCTG Avocats launched its white-collar criminal law practice in early 2023 following the arrival of Antoine Beauquier and Silvia Lepel, who joined from boutique firm Boken. They assist leading banks, companies and individuals facing challenging accusations including corruption, complicity in crimes against humanity and tax fraud, or as victims of fraud. The team is also regularly retained to handle matters linked to major industrial accidents on industrial sites.

Responsables de la pratique:

Antoine Beauquier

Principaux clients


Papa Massata Diack

Bouygues Immobilier

Groupe Marck


BNP Paribas

Picard Surgelés

Groupe BPCE

EDF Renouvelables




Groupe Stef

Principaux dossiers

  • Representing Airbus in connection with the criminal investigations related to the crash of the Airbus AF447 during a flight from Rio to Paris.
  • Representing Bouygues Immobilier before the Criminal Courts in connection with claims by a French ‘promoter’ following accidents on construction sites.
  • Advising a bank as victim of a massive fraud.

Belloy & Associés

Belloy & Associés was launched in Autumn 2023 by the highly experienced Félix de Belloy, who was previously with Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP; he was joined by Ralph Moughanie and Laureen Masson, who worked with him at his previous firm. The firm is involved in several headline cases, defending senior executives in sensitive tax fraud and bribery cases. The team also assists major companies.

Responsables de la pratique:

Félix de Belloy; Ralph Moughanie; Laureen Masson

Principaux clients

Yves Le Masne

Société Générale

Cohen’s family

Principaux dossiers

  • Representing a top manager at Société Générale in the alleged tax fraud cumcum case.
  • Defending the former CEO of Orpea, Yves Le Masne, in several criminal proceedings concerning manslaughter, public fraud, tax fraud, misappropriation of funds and insider trading accusation
  • Defending the Cohen family, which has been facing civil and criminal litigations, in France and the US, against CDR Creances concerning non-payment of a loan.


BG2V manages a diverse caseload featuring corruption, bribery, money laundering, fraud, harassment and work concealment-related files. The firm stands out for its regular involvement alongside international internet companies which it assists with digital libel and criminal liability accusations concerning online posts on their sites. The team also has strong know-how in the food sector where it represents major food companies following food accident events or in dealing with side effects allegations concerning their products. The team is also retained by individuals and foreign nationals facing serious investigations, often concerning tax fraud and embezzlement accusations. Karim Beylouni and Julien Vernet are noted.

Responsables de la pratique:

Karim Beylouni; Julien Vernet

Les références

‘Good listening skills, pragmatism and adapted solutions.’

‘Karim Beylouni is a pragmatic lawyer who is business-oriented.’

‘A very competent team, very available. The firm is an ideal partner for cross-border work, for private individuals and leading institutions.’

‘Karim Beylouni is a talented lawyer perfectly suited for complex disputes, including those where the media component is important.’

‘Real responsiveness and innovative proposals.’

‘Julien Vernet: personalised advice, proactivity, reactivity’.

‘Very efficient, solid and agile.’

Principaux clients

Mukhtar Ablyazov




Bochamp is particularly noted for its know-how in the defence sector and its ability to handle sensitive corruption, customs, sanctions and trade secrets cases, particularly in relation to China, Africa and Russia – the team notably represents several major Chinese companies. The firm’s caseload also extends to many other areas and matters; for instance it regularly assists French and international companies and individuals in dealing with tax fraud and other financial and corporate criminal law offences and also regularly acts in high-profile industrial accident cases. The practice is jointly headed by experienced duo François Gery and Nicolas Demard.

Responsables de la pratique:

François Géry; Nicolas Demard

Principaux clients



Principaux dossiers

  • Advising China through its embassy in France on various issues.
  • Advising ICBC bank on various files.

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

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.‘s team combines strong compliance and white-collar investigation expertise, representing banks, companies and senior executives and individuals. The firm is able to handle investigations and proceedings, spanning a wide range of criminal accusations including international corruption, bribery and tax fraud offences. It has also been retained recently to act on files raising more novel issues including complicity in crimes against humanity and other offences relating to international human rights concerning companies’ operations overseas. The firm has the ability to assist with cross-border investigations and cases, and its involvement also extends to many other areas such as banking products, pharmaceutical trials and cases with a political angle. The highly experienced Sophie Scemla  and Bruno Quentin are the key contacts. Counsel François Voiron provides additional support.

Responsables de la pratique:

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

Autres avocats clés:

François Voiron; Marion David

Les références

‘Sophie Scemla has extensive experience in complex cases, an unparalleled “flair” and communicative energy in the search for legal leads and factual research. She has a great mastery of the procedure and is able to very quickly establish a bullet proof strategy. Marion David has a good technical profile.

‘Sophie Scemla is capable of delivering analyzes of great finesse, acting as a strategist and is excellent in customer relations.’

‘Excellent fluidity of intervention, diagnosis, recommendation and implementation of processes.’

‘Sophie Scemla: involvement, interpersonal skills.’

‘Bruno Quentin and his team are very available and responsive. Their analyzes are clear and very professional.’

‘Bruno Quentin immediately understands strategic issues and has the art of summarizing the most complex and voluminous files to the essential elements. His opinions are very clear and eminently professional.’

Principaux clients

BMW France


Centaurus Group

Crédit Foncier de France

Doris Group


Mr Georges Siffredi




Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Through Jonathan MattoutHerbert Smith Freehills LLP has a solid practice able to handle complex and challenging cases. The team, which combines strong compliance and white-collar criminal law know-how, assists a diverse client base including banks and regularly acts for clients facing PNF-led corruption, bribery and tax fraud investigations. The practice is currently involved in one of the market’s largest tax fraud cases, while its range of involvement also encompasses many other areas including criminal employment law. It also regularly assists clients, notably banks, as victims of fraud.

Responsables de la pratique:

Jonathan Mattout

Autres avocats clés:

Amaury Bousquet

Les références

‘Good customer knowledge.’

‘Very high quality team, available, with remarkable analysis and synthesis capacities. The strategic and contentious thinking is of a very high level, the quality of the writing is impressive. Very knowledgeable team on PNF investigations.’

‘Jonathan Mattout is a lawyer of great intelligence and great finesse, who demonstrates an impressive ability to lead teamwork.’

Huc-Morel Labrousse Avocats

White-collar criminal law boutique firm Huc-Morel Labrousse Avocats is well established in the field and sought after by leading corporations to assist with compliance, internal investigations and criminal law proceedings. The firm notably assists companies and CEOs facing investigations in relation to industrial accidents or criminal employment law offences including harassment and work concealment. It also handles fraud and corporate criminal law cases including defending an individual in a particularly large tax fraud case. Nicolas Huc-Morel is well known in his field and jointly heads the practice alongside Cédric Labrousse. The team also includes Julie Fréal-Saison.

Responsables de la pratique:

Nicolas Huc Morel; Cédric Labrousse

Autres avocats clés:

Julie Fréal-Saison

Principaux clients









King & Spalding LLP

King & Spalding LLP is involved in several headline cases, notably linked to misuse of company assets and tax fraud accusations. The firm regularly defends senior executives, while also regularly representing companies in a range of matters including counterfeiting, fraud and international sanctions investigations. The Paris-based practice also regularly combines forces with its US counterparts to handle international cases, notably when US authorities are involved. The team also assists NGOs and victims of terrorism and human rights violations. Practice head Jean Tamalet and counsel  Aurélie Chazottes are the key names.

Responsables de la pratique:

Jean Tamalet

Autres avocats clés:

Aurélie Chazottes

Les références

‘The team is of high quality. They have excellent records and are combative and innovative.’

‘Aurélie Chazottes is a very impressive lawyer.’

‘A dynamic team, intelligent and fraternal.’

Principaux clients

Carlos Ghosn

Amine Elbahi

Lagardère Multimédia

Europe 1 Telecommunications SAS

Ellipse (Dubai Papers)

Sea Shepherd global and France



SDW Group/Stanislas Dewynter

OJB Parachutisme

Principaux dossiers

  • Assisting Carlos Ghosn in  relation to the French pending criminal procedures for alleged misuse of company assets, aggravated breach of trust, forgery and use of forgeries, and aggravated laundering of company assets.
  • Assisting Mr Paul Watson, founder of Sea Shepherd, with regard to the efforts to reassert control over the leadership and direction of Sea Shephard Global and Sea Shephard Conservation Society.
  • Assisted former CEO of SDW GROUP, Mr. Stanislas Dewynter, sued for alleged bankruptcy by misappropriation of assets and incomplete or irregular account keeping, abuse of corporate assets, fraud as well as aggravated money laundering.

Reinhart Marville Torre

Reinhart Marville Torre defends companies as well as senior executives and individuals in a range of matters. The firm notably has a strong criminal employment law practice and is a popular choice for employers for work accident and harassment claims. It is also involved in tax fraud and corporate criminal cases. Jean Reinhart is well known in his field. Also recommended are Olivier Bluche  and Agathe Moreau, who often deal with criminal employment law issues. Commercial and corporate litigator Louis-Marie Absil is also involved, while the arrival in early 2024 of Gaspard Lundwall, who was previously with  Veil Jourde, further bolsters the practice.

Responsables de la pratique:

Louis-Marie Absil; Olivier Bluche; Agathe Moreau; Marc Susini; Jean Reinhart

Autres avocats clés:

Gaspard Lundwall

Les références

‘Good skills and responsiveness.’

Principaux clients

Rachida Dati



Soulez Larivière Avocats

White-collar criminal law boutique Soulez Larivière Avocats' team is entrusted to handle a range of matters for companies, SMEs and executives. The team notably has a strong know-how managing industrial accidents and is regularly retained to assist in proceedings initiated following employees’ accidents, industrial fires, airplane crashes and healthcare scandals. Criminal employment law is another strong area of expertise and the firm was recently retained to assist with a large-scale work harassment case. The team also handles a good amount of sensitive corruption and tax fraud cases and is acting in one of France’s most high-profile proceedings regarding terrorism complicity accusations concerning a major company, and has been retained recently on matters raising novel crypto data tools issues. The practice is led by Aurélia Grignon and Capucine Lanta de Bérard.

Responsables de la pratique:

Capucine Lanta de Bérard; Aurélia Grignon

Principaux dossiers

  • Defending the former CEO of one of Lafarge’s subsidiaries in a terrorism case.
  • Defending a senior manager in the Wendel tax fraud case.
  • Defending a former executive of Dropped in the helicopter crash accident case.

Veil Jourde

Veil Jourde's white-collar criminal practice relies on the expertise of a senior team capable of handling a range of cases. The team assists a prominent client base, comprising top companies and senior executives including top banks and a leading luxury goods brand, and is currently acting in several of France’s most high-profile cases in relation to moral harassment and tax fraud. The practice also regularly handles sensitive matters pertaining to the political sphere defending elected figures and public servants. Jean Veil is an authority in the market. Also involved are Georges JourdeEmmanuel RosenfeldPierre-François Veil and François Esclatine  . Gaspard Lundwall and  François Esclatine left the firm.

Responsables de la pratique:

Jean Veil; Georges Jourde; Emmanuel Rosenfeld; Pierre François Veil

Les références

‘Very professional and available team. ’

‘The firm is made up of experienced jurists and lawyers as well as young talents in the making who are familiar with new modes of operation.’

Principaux clients


SNCF Réseau


Société Générale



Didier Lombard

Kim Kardashian

ALDÉBARAN société d’avocats

Responsables de la pratique:

Marion Lambert-Barret; Fanny Rocaboy

Les références

‘Very high level expertise, adaptability and responsiveness of the team.’

‘Marion Lambert-Barret: great expertise, ability to adapt and respond to the challenges of even the most complex files.’

‘Extremely competent and accessible team.’

‘Marion Lambert-Barret: great rigor and great analytical finesse. Marion Lambert-Barret combines an exceptional ability to listen and be a force of persuasion to guide  clients and convince judges.’

‘Excellent interpersonal skills, great responsiveness’.

Principaux clients

Areva SA

Société Générale

Thierry Solère

Cofidis SA

ContiTrade France



Fabien Sfez

LR Etanco

Denis Pieniazek (ADP)

Principaux dossiers

  • Obtained the acquittal of an employee of the Paris airport (ADP) accused of moral harassment.
  • Defending Thierry Solère in relation to 13 indictments.
  • Advising Areva which is indicted after Areva and Sogea Satom’s employees were taken hostage for three years.

Baro Alto

Responsables de la pratique:

Caroline Joly; Géraldine Brasier Porterie; Pierrick Jupile-Boisverd

Chatain & Associés

Responsables de la pratique:

Camille Potier

Principaux clients




Coat Haut de Sigy de Roux

Responsables de la pratique:

Julian Christen Coat; Claire de Haut de Sigy; Louis Marie de Roux

Les références

‘A firm that listens to its clients, is responsive and whose services are competitive.’

‘The founders Claire Haut de Sigy and Julian Christen Coat are attentive and very competent in their specialty.’

‘Claire Haut de Sigy has a very good knowledge of the banking sector and demonstrates a strong legal culture, a strong ability to listen, great subtlety in her analyzes and advice, remarkable commitment and availability.’

Principaux clients

Mr. Habib Cissé


Crédit Agricole

Crédit Lyonnais

BNP Paribas

Groupement des Cartes Bancaires CB

France TV

Groupe BPCE

Delsol Avocats

Responsables de la pratique:

Thomas Amico; Alexis Chabert

Les références

‘The combination of technical legal expertise and perfect knowledge of procedural issues coupled with an acute business acumen allows the team to find the most effective solutions.’

‘Thomas Amico is highly reactive. He has an exceptional grasp of the law and unmatched network and relationship with judges and prosecutors. His exceptional discretion has also to be noted. ’

‘The lawyers are fluent in English and provide excellent advice in a timely fashion. They are knowledgeable.’

‘Thomas Amico is exceptional for white collar work and general litigation advice. Calm in a crisis and with a superb knowledge of criminal procedure and the working of the courts.’

‘A cohesive and multidisciplinary team which makes it possible to entrust them with complex files. ’

‘Thomas Amico has become a major player in international criminal law in France.’

‘Available, attentive, very technical and oriented towards solving customer problems.’

‘Very efficient, thinking forward and provide solution in a fast manner.’

Principaux clients

Abdullah Al Malki

Aymeri de Montesquiou

Pierre-Henry LEROY


Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Abdullah AL MALKI in his battles with the Qatari state.
  • Advised Aymeri de MONTESQUIOU in a case of influence peddling.
  • Advising Pierre-Henry LEROY & Xavier KEMLIN with their criminal complaint against the distribution group CASINO and its CEO.

DLA Piper

DLA Piper

Responsables de la pratique:

Fabien Ganivet

Autres avocats clés:

Pierre Stasse; Sara Koski

Les références

‘Solid team, led by Fabien Ganivet and Pierre Stasse, solid experience.’

‘Extremely efficient. Solution-oriented. Pierre Stasse is very practical, solution-oriented and competent. He is able to grasp quickly all the non-criminal aspects of a case.’

Extremely efficient, sophisticated and solution-oriented practice’.

Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP

Responsables de la pratique:

Alexis Werl

Principaux clients

Crédit Immobilier de France

Farthouat Avocats

Responsables de la pratique:

Nicolas Boulay; Nicolas Cassart; Christophe Llorca; Laurence Marot

Les références

‘Nicolas Cassart shows great sense of analysis and synthesis, combined with good availability. Subjects are approached with great technicality.’

‘Strong and competent team.’

‘Nicolas Boulay is always available, very experienced, and capable of working effectively in a team with several firms on highly complex cases.’

GKA & Associés

GKA & Associés

Responsables de la pratique:

Patrick Klugman; Ivan Terel

Les références

‘The team is very available from the first moment. ’

‘Patrick Klugman is a great strategic thinker. Ivan Terel is an extremely competent technician’.

‘Ivan Terel is responsive and clear.’

Principaux clients

Elie Yaffa (Booba)

Sidi Mohamed Kagnassi

Richard Orlinski

Bruno Bézard

Rietumu Banka

Groupe The Family

Maison de la Literie




Moma Group

Arcadi Gaydamak

Nathalie Venet

Emmanuel Masmejean

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising renowned French rapper Booba in a matter challenging the practices of influencers which led to the adoption of a French Law aiming at preventing scams and abusive practices by influencers on social medias.
  • Advising Hype in a major dispute (criminal and commercial) with its shareholders.
  • Assisting a foreign businessman since 2016 in the context of a PNF-led investigation and successfully obtained the cancellation of a large-scale search and a criminal seizure of real estate assets.

Gutkès Avocats

Gutkès Avocats

Responsables de la pratique:

Olivier Gutkès

Autres avocats clés:

Aurélie Girault

Les références

‘Acute expertise, perfect knowledge of its clients’ activity, extremely professional, strategic and educational approach. Exceptional teamwork and perfect organization of the firm which allows excellent responsiveness.’

‘A real strength and depth in terms of its white collar crime offering. They are real specialists and their experience shows. ’

‘Olivier Gutkès has an encyclopedic knowledge of French white collar criminal law and practice. He has been in all the big cases and is a very good strategist. ’

Principaux clients




Tüv Rheinland

Thyssen Krupp

Top executive of Wendel

Executive Manager of Airbus

Swiss finance advisor in the Panama Papers affair

Former president of a top broadcast producer company in France

Principaux dossiers

  • Defending TÜV RHEINLAND in a criminal public health law case about breast prostheses PIP.
  • Defending an Airbus executive in proceedings.
  • Defending the president of a broadcasting company  in a case relating to a crash of two helicopters during a TV production shoot.

Jones Day

Jones Day

Responsables de la pratique:

Bénédicte Graulle

Le 16 Law

Responsables de la pratique:

Samuel Sauphanor

Les références

‘A particularly dynamic team that demonstrates great professionalism.’

‘Samuel Sauphanor demonstrates extraordinary rigor and listening skills.’

Principaux clients

Antom Patrimoine’s French investors

New Nordic’s French investors

Principaux dossiers

  • Representing 40+ French citizens who made real-estate investments in Detroit through a French company, which turned out to be a large Ponzi scheme fraud.
  • Representing a large group of French citizens who made real-estate investments in built or “off-plan” premium hotel resorts in several countries in South-East Asia (essentially Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia) sold by the international group New Nordic which turned out to be a Ponzi scheme fraud.



Responsables de la pratique:

Stéphane de Navacelle; Julie Zorrilla; Roxane Castro

Les références

‘Stéphane Navacelle and Julie Zorrilla are both outstanding.’

‘Stéphane de Navacelle leads a strong team which is able to deal with complicated white collar matters including those with a cross-border element. The firm is very adaptable to changing circumstances and able to respond quickly to increases in workload requirements. The culture of the firm appears to be friendly and helpful. It is a pleasure to collaborate with them.’

‘Stéphane de Navacelle has a very good sense of the overall strategy in any case. He is very well attuned to US law enforcement practices and can predict the likely impact on his French clients.’

Obadia Stasi & Avocats

Responsables de la pratique:

Mario-Pierre Stasi; Sophie Obadia

Les références

‘The team is very united, complementary, attentive and flexible. Remarkable ability to think outside the box to find a solution. Finally, it is a team that provides relevant support during difficult times. Everything regarding the quality of the service provided is exemplary.’

‘Sophie Obadia and Joachim Bokobsa combine high points of view, vigilance, inventiveness and complement each other perfectly.’

‘Great knowledge of the field, efficiency, reasonable fees.’

Principaux clients

Rochefort Robert

Reckya Madougou


Levy Sophie

Tazi Karim

Fric Olivier

Compagnie Européenne Du Crédit



Principaux dossiers

  • Representing former deputy of the European Union Parliament Robert Rocherfort (Modem), who was accused of misappropriation of public funds.
  • Assisting Reckya Madougou, Benin’s former Minister of Justice and first female presidential candidate, who was arrested and is currently being prosecuted before a special criminal court, CRIET, on charges of criminal conspiracy and terrorism.
  • Advising MERCK in a judicial investigation for aggravated deception, endangerment of others and involuntary injuries linked to the release of the new Levothyrox formula.

Osborne Clarke

Responsables de la pratique:

Lucie Mongin-Archambeaud

Principaux clients

GECI International CEO

Orange HR Deputy Director


Association Notre Dame Saint Louis

Principaux dossiers

  • Assisting the CEO of GECI International in a misuse of corporate assets, fictitious dividend payments, false balance sheets and fraud case.
  • Assisting one of the executives of Orange in the trial of the management team of France Télécom for complicity in moral harassment during the period 2007-2010.
  • Successfully represented Eurostar and two employees during criminal proceedings and a hearing before the Paris Criminal Court.


Responsables de la pratique:

Emmanuel Gouesse; Stéphane Lataste

Les références

‘Skilled, strategic, responsiveness. ’

‘Good follow up of issues and strategy of a file. Ability to master the file in its details. Every enquiry receives an immediate and relevant response.’

Emmanuel Gouesse: great personal investment and capacity for synthesis. He is able to master  complex facts and to approach legal issues in a dynamic and constructive manner.’

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Responsables de la pratique:

Eric Russo

Les références

Eric Russo demonstrates the ability to listen to needs and an understanding of companies’ challenges. The services are of excellent quality, deadlines are respected.’

‘Very efficient and up to date.’

‘The team is excellent, active and professional.’

Principaux clients

Frank Attal


Top Matrix Holdings Limited

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Renault in the context of several pending criminal investigations related to wrongdoings that would have been committed by its former CEO.
  • Advising a company that has brought criminal charges of money laundering against Credit Suisse in Switzerland in connection with a fraud committed by one of the employees of the bank.

Seattle Avocats

Responsables de la pratique:

Emmanuel Tordjman; François de Cambiaire; Maud Touitou

Principaux clients



Didier Le Calvez



Emmaus France

SOS Méditérranée


Paris City

Center for Development and Enterprise (CDE)

Métropole de Rouen

Office Française pour la Biodiversité

Vendôme Rem (VCP)

UNADEV (Union Nationale des Aveugles et Déficients Visuels)

Median Digital Partner

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Electricité de France (EDF) in an alleged favoritism case concerning the awarding of contracts in Martinique.
  • Advising Center for Development and Enterprise (CDE) in proceedings against its former director for corruption charges. |
  • Advising various investors in the Apollonia, Aristophil, Pemiblanc and Forex cases.

Seban & Associés

Responsables de la pratique:

Didier Seban; Matthieu Hénon; Marlène Joubier

Les références

‘Efficient and responsive team.’

‘The team is present, active and provides excellent advice.’

‘Didier Seban: embodies the excellence of the profession.’

Principaux clients

Comité national olympique et sportif Français (CNOSF)


Agence nationale pour l’amélioration de l’habitat (ANAH)

Principaux dossiers

  • Defending the president of the département du Val de Marne and his cabinet director regarding embezzlement accusations.
  • Assisting Ville de Besançon in proceedings regarding animal detention at a zoo.
  • Assisting Département des Bouches du Rhône in the Guerini’s favoritism and embezzlement case.

TALMA Dispute Resolution

Responsables de la pratique:

Aloïs Blin; Martin Pradel

Les références

‘It is a team made up of talented young lawyers. They are dynamic, lively and available. They are also complementary to each other, covering criminal law, criminal business law in large and international arbitration, particularly in Africa.’

‘An extremely dynamic team, which knows how to make itself available and which seeks the most relevant (and sometimes very innovative) solutions adapted to each case.’

‘Martin Pradel is an excellent litigator who knows his environment well.’

Principaux clients

Razel Bec


Fédération Française de Rugby

Yves Detraigne (Senator)

Families Chebeya and Bazana

Principaux dossiers

  • Defending a foreign businessman involved in the alleged Libyan financing of the 2007 French presidential campaign.
  • Assisting the French Rugby Federation in a high-profile trial for corruption and misuse of assets.
  • Defending executives of a leading agri-food group and its African subsidiary in the context of an internal investigation and current judicial investigations for crimes against humanity.

White & Case LLP

White & Case LLP

Autres avocats clés:

Kami Haeri 

Les références

‘Responsive and experienced team’.


Principaux clients

BNP Paribas SA

Free / Iliad group


Crédit Agricole Group




Principaux dossiers

  • Defending BNP Paribas in a criminal investigation concerning allegations of organised fraud, forgery and breach of trust and money laundering.
  • Representing Free Mobile in a class action initiated by UFC Que Choisir, the French consumer association, regarding an alleged breach of contract.
  • Acting for an oligarch in the context of criminal proceedings in France in relation to allegations of money laundering, tax fraud and misappropriation of corporate assets in Switzerland and Russia.

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Responsables de la pratique:

Grégoire Bertrou; Dominique Mondoloni

Les références

‘Dominique Mondoloni: international network, ability to understand and respond to client expectations, sense of litigation strategy.’

‘Dominique Mondoloni: experienced, very pragmatic, very good capacity for analysis and persuasion, very good litigation strategy and writing, very good relationships with clients, magistrates and colleagues.’

Principaux clients

Air France

Air France KLM

SCAEL (Société Coopérative d’Eure et Loir)

YL Avocats

YL Avocats

Responsables de la pratique:

Marc Bailly; Gabriel Dumenil

Les références

‘Gabriel Dumenil is dynamic and brilliant. Tenacity, great capacity for work, enthusiasm, combined with great intellectual qualities. Intellectual rigor. These qualities constitute undeniable assets in the analysis and management of a file.’

‘The team is available and reassuring. It quickly researched my case and was there by my side every step of the way with fairness and compassion.’

‘Marc Bailly is available, efficient and perfectly masters the problems and challenges of his clients’ sector of activity. He is a remarkable attorney, always available and committed. He is brilliant but nevertheless very accessible.’

‘An approach that is both effective and personal,, driven by the desire to provide the most precise and ethical defense. Beyond being made up of excellent technicians, this team stands out for its ability to understand business, both in its technical dimension and in its human dimension.’

‘Marc Bailly and Gabriel Dumenil, the two founders of the firm, stand out, firstly by their youth, but also by their experience acquired thanks to their role as secretary of the conference which allowed them to rub shoulders with the whole of the subject of criminal law. Furthermore, their personal and ethical approach to the profession, coupled with great technical mastery, allows them to tackle the most difficult matters with great efficiency and obtain good results.’

‘The YL team is particularly talented, responsive and attentive to the needs of its clients and colleagues. It is very pleasant to work with them. They practice total transparency in terms of invoicing and demonstrate flexibility in responding to ad hoc requests. Above all, they have a culture of results and great human qualities allowing them to support clients well in often very delicate situations.’

‘Marc Bailly is an excellent technician. He has a perfect mastery of criminal offenses, in particular, related to competition law and public procurement rules. He is also an expert in criminal procedure and has good contact which allows him to approach the investigating judges and prosecutors of the National Financial Prosecutor’s Office to discuss with them in the interest of his clients’ defense. ’

‘It is a very young and talented team, full of new ideas, with an impeccable approach and work ethic. On the market, it is an emerging firm, which has already had good success, and which is noticed.’

Principaux clients




Staff me Academy


26 Academy


Syndicat de détectives privés

Youssouf Mulumbu

André Bonzel

Jean-Paul Mira

Groupe d’études géopolitique – Revue le Grand Continent

Orient Express

Magnolia Assurance


Principaux dossiers

  • Advised one of the civil parties in a case, alongside FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights), relating to a former spokesperson for the Syrian armed group Jaysh Al Islam, who was indicted in January 2020 for complicity in forced disappearances, war crimes, torture, and complicity in these crimes.
  • Advised a young adult in relation to a terrorist conspiracy.
  • Represented a leading French hosting provider and its managing director in one of the first very technical trials concerning the criminal liability of host providers in relation to counterfeiting.