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France: Asset Recovery 2016

In this chapter we identify eight leading lawyers who are spearheading the practice of asset recovery in France.

Head of Allen & Overy’s litigation department in Paris, Denis Chemla has a broad practice with experience in civil and criminal courts. He is particularly renowned for his work on complex cross-border cases and is “innovative” and a “great strategist” when it comes to devising solutions.

At Lebray & Associés, Stéphane Bonifassi is “highly skilled” in the field of asset recovery. He has developed a “great reputation” for his work in relation to confiscation and forfeiture, freezing orders, attachments, and the transnational enforcement of judgments and orders.

Jacques-Alexandre Genet, a founding partner of Archipel, specialises in asset tracing and interim measures. A “stellar” practitioner, his recent work includes advising a French trading company in post-fraud recovery of assets in various offshore and European jurisdictions.

Cotty Vivant Marchisio & Lauzeral’s Fabrice Marchisio splits his time between Paris and Yangon, and is “renowned” for his asset tracing and recovery experience. Peers describe him as “highly efficient and effective” and “a pleasure to work with”.

At Gutkès Avocats, Olivier  Gutkès is a “seasoned expert” at assisting clients in international asset recovery cases. He receives praise for his “diligent approach to matters” and “astute legal mind”.  

Kami Haeri of August & Debouzy is a “standout litigator” who is praised as a “great strategist”.

Franklin’s Yann Colin heads the litigation and arbitration team and has over 30 years’ experience in disputes work. He is “incredibly smart” and peers praise his “well-reasoned arguments”.

Julien Visconti of Visconti & Grundler assists individuals and companies through civil or criminal proceedings and is considered a “great asset” by his clients.

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