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Stéphane Bonifassi

Stéphane Bonifassi
Office:
34, boulevard Haussmann
75009
City:
Paris
Country:
France
Tel:
+33 1 84 79 41 85
Fax:
+33 1 55 32 91 98

Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Asset Recovery: Lawyers

Over his career, Bonifassi has accrued more than 26 years of criminal court experience. As a result of that experience, he has developed unmatched investigative tactics that he uses with litigation tools to strategically track, locate and recover misappropriated or hidden assets. This unique approach has garnered him respect from his peers and led to his requested involvement in recovering monies belonging to CDR Creances, and linked to a global-reaching multimillion-dollar offshore tax evasion scheme. Following the release of the “Panama Papers” in 2016, Bonifassi provided analysis in English and French about their imminent effect on global regulation of offshore corporations.

In addition to his specialisation in asset recovery, Bonifassi’s experience in the areas of business crime and fraud, corruption, forfeiture and confiscation cases, transnational enforcement of judgments and internal investigations, earned him the title of executive director and exclusive French member of ICC FraudNet.

Bonifassi was ranked by Chambers Europe 2017 for his work in the area of white-collar crime. He also received Plume D’Or awards from Les Plumes De L’Economie et Du Droit in 2015 and 2016 for articles he penned in Le Monde on international corruption and the benefits of deferred prosecution agreements to France’s legal system, respectively. He served as president of the criminal law commission of the International Association of Lawyers (UIA) and past co-chair of the business crime committee of the International Bar Association.

Formerly with Lebray & Associés in Paris, Bonifassi began Bonifassi Avocats in 2016 as a boutique law firm serving local and international clients who seek help with complex business crimes and fraud, as well as regulatory and international litigation.

WWL says: Stéphane Bonifassi is identified as France’s foremost specialist thanks to his extensive experience handling cross-border matters and his “client-friendly, sensible manner”.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Asset Recovery which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Business Crime Defence: Corporates

Lauded by Who’s Who Legal as an “internationally renowned practitioner” and considered by peers as a “corporate crime specialist,” Stéphane Bonifassi handles litigation involving complex financial crimes on an international stage. He specialises in business crime and fraud, corruption, asset recovery, forfeiture and confiscation cases, as well as transnational enforcement of judgments and internal investigations.

He draws from more than 26 years of criminal court experience to expertly interpret the civil and criminal nature of cases. He also uses litigation tools to strategically track, locate and recover misappropriated or hidden assets, which has led to his recognition as a “Most Highly Regarded Individual” and a “Thought Leader” in the areas of asset recovery and business crime defence.

Bonifassi was ranked by Chambers Europe 2017 for his work in white-collar crime. He also received Plume D’Or awards from Les Plumes De L’Economie & Du Droit in 2015 and 2016 for articles he wrote in Le Monde on international corruption and the benefits of deferred prosecution agreements to France’s legal system, respectively. He served as president of the Criminal Law Commission of the International Association of Lawyers (UIA) and is a past co-chair of the business crime committee of the International Bar Association.

Bonifassi serves as executive director and the exclusive French member of ICC FraudNet, the world's leading asset recovery legal network. Formerly of Lebray & Associés in Paris, he founded his firm, Bonifassi Avocats, in 2016 as a boutique law firm to serve local and international clients.

Bonifassi Avocats specialises in international litigation involving complex business crimes, with a focus on fraud, corruption and asset recovery. 

WWL says: Stéphane Bonifassi is “a fantastic lawyer” recognised for his exceptional work handling both domestic and international corporate crime litigation.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Business Crime Defence which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Business Crime Defence: Individuals

Noted by Who’s Who Legal: Business Crime Defence 2017 as “a fantastic lawyer” recognised for his exceptional work handling both domestic and international corporate crime litigation, Stéphane Bonifassi specialises in business crime and fraud, corruption, asset recovery, forfeiture and confiscation cases, as well as transnational enforcement of judgments and internal investigations.

He draws from more than 26 years of criminal court experience to expertly interpret the civil and criminal nature of cases. He also uses litigation tools to strategically track, locate and recover misappropriated or hidden assets, which has led to his recognition as a “Most Highly Regarded Individual” and a “Thought Leader” in the areas of asset recovery and business crime defence.

Bonifassi was ranked by Chambers Europe 2017 for his work in white-collar crime. He also received Plume D’Or awards from Les Plumes De L’Economie & Du Droit in 2015 and 2016 for articles he wrote in Le Monde on international corruption and the benefits of deferred prosecution agreements to France’s legal system, respectively. He served as president of the Criminal Law Commission of the International Association of Lawyers (UIA) and is a past co-chair of the business crime committee of the International Bar Association.

Bonifassi serves as executive director and the exclusive French member of ICC FraudNet, the world's leading asset recovery legal network. Formerly of Lebray & Associés in Paris, he founded his firm, Bonifassi Avocats, in 2016 as a boutique law firm to serve local and international clients.

Bonifassi Avocats specialises in international litigation involving complex business crimes, with a focus on fraud, corruption and asset recovery. 

WWL says: Stéphane Bonifassi is an internationally renowned practitioner, considered among peers to be a true corporate crime specialist.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Business Crime Defence which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Litigation: Lawyers

Noted by Who’s Who Legal: Business Crime Defence 2017 as “a fantastic lawyer” recognised for his exceptional work handling both domestic and international corporate crime litigation, Stéphane Bonifassi specialises in business crime and fraud, corruption, asset recovery, forfeiture and confiscation cases, as well as transnational enforcement of judgments and internal investigations.

He draws from more than 26 years of criminal court experience to expertly interpret the civil and criminal nature of cases. He also uses litigation tools to strategically track, locate and recover misappropriated or hidden assets, which has led to his recognition as a “Most Highly Regarded Individual” and a “Thought Leader” in the areas of asset recovery and business crime defence.

Bonifassi was ranked by Chambers Europe 2017 for his work in white-collar crime. He also received Plume D’Or awards from Les Plumes De L’Economie & Du Droit in 2015 and 2016 for articles he wrote in Le Monde on international corruption and the benefits of deferred prosecution agreements to France’s legal system, respectively. He served as president of the Criminal Law Commission of the International Association of Lawyers (UIA) and is a past co-chair of the business crime committee of the International Bar Association.

Bonifassi serves as executive director and the exclusive French member of ICC FraudNet, the world's leading asset recovery legal network. Formerly of Lebray & Associés in Paris, he founded his firm, Bonifassi Avocats, in 2016 as a boutique law firm to serve local and international clients.

Bonifassi Avocats specialises in international litigation involving complex business crimes, with a focus on fraud, corruption and asset recovery. 

WWL says: Stéphane Bonifassi is a star in the white-collar crime space where he has built up an unrivalled practice.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Litigation which can be purchased from our Shop.

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