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France: Asset Recovery 2017

This chapter identifies nine leading lawyers who have a track record of excellence assisting clients in tracing and recovering lost, misappropriated or stolen assets, including in relation to disclosure, freezing and seizure orders and recovery claims. 

Most Highly Regarded
1. Stéphane Bonifassi Bonifassi Avocats, Paris

White-collar crime and securities litigation boutique VISCONTI & GRUNDLER leads the research this year, with two of its top practitioners highlighted for their work in the field.
Julien Visconti is well known throughout the market for his top-tier practice, as well as the effective and strategic counsel that he delivers to institutional and individual clients involved in complex criminal and commercial cases.
The “brilliant” Benjamin Grundler is highly regarded in the industry and is highlighted particularly for his excellent work advising French and international clients in relation to cross-border money laundering and bribery cases.

Thought leader Stéphane Bonifassi, at BONIFASSI AVOCATS, is internationally recognised as one of the foremost asset recovery specialists in the French market. Sources consider him “an outstanding practitioner” and praise him for his exceptional knowledge of the field. 

At ALLEN & OVERY, Denis Chemla stands out in our research as one of the country’s leading litigators. He often represents major international corporate entities and financial institutions before the courts in relation to white-collar crime matters.

The “fantastic” Jacques-Alexandre Genet at ARCHIPEL gains recognition from respondents for his great expertise when it comes to handling asset-tracing matters. One source notes: “His advice is first class, practical and based on a deep knowledge and experience of legislation in both France and countries in the wider francophone world.”

Fabrice Marchisio at COTTY VIVANT MARCHISIO & LAUZERAL is widely respected among peers, and enjoys a great reputation for his fantastic asset-tracing and recovery work.

At AUGUST & DEBOUZY, Kami Haeri draws praise from international sources for his standout dispute resolution work in relation to white-collar crime proceedings.  

FRANKLIN’s Yann Colin possesses over 30 years of experience in the field, and is well versed in handling cross-border business crime disputes.

At GUTKÈS AVOCATS, Olivier Gutkès boasts a world-class criminal law practice, and is known for his adept handling of corporate crime-related matters. 

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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