In this chapter, we highlight 41 practitioners for their first-rate work advising corporations and individuals in complex white-collar disputes, investigations and compliance matters.
Most highly regarded
Stéphane Bonifassi with Bonifassi Avocats stands out as a “top choice for civil, criminal and asset forfeiture matters”.
Respondents say Jonathan Mattout at Herbert Smith Freehills is an “honest and great lawyer” who “excels in compliance matters” and is regularly engaged in complex investigations.
Stéphane de Navacelle of Navacelle is a key name in France for criminal defence and business litigation.
The “absolutely brilliant” Eric Dezeuze of Bredin Prat is “enormously respected” by peers who highlight his vast experience in business crime defence.
Antonin Levy with Antonin Levy & Associés enjoys a strong reputation as an “extremely active” lawyer with a wealth of experience advising clients in white-collar disputes and internal investigations. One peer adds, “He is my go-to guy in France.”
Astrid Colombet at August & Debouzy is noted for her remarkable understanding of French and international criminal law.
From Bougartchev Moyne Associés, Kiril Bougartchev is renowned for his deep expertise in cross-border anti-corruption investigations and regulatory disputes.
From Asselineau et Avocats, Vincent Asselineau is distinguished by his decades of experience representing French and international companies in complex criminal cases.
Denis Chemla at Allen & Overy is a first-class litigator, well versed in defending international corporates in cross-border disputes.
Hervé Temime of Cabinet Temime is “very well known” among peers for his extensive experience in business crime defence.
At Soulez Larivière & Associés, Daniel Soulez Larivière is celebrated for his enviable track record in corporate criminal defence.
Emmanuel Marsigny of Marsigny Gosset Avocats is a well-established practitioner, revered for his leading expertise in defending corporates in high-profile criminal cases.
Sophie Scemla of Gide Loyrette Nouel is singled out for her considerable experience navigating clients through complex corporate investigations and compliance programmes.
Bruno Quentin stands out for his exceptional work representing high-profile corporates in business crime litigation.
Market commentators hail Olivier Gutkès of Gutkès Avocats as an authority on international criminal law. He is lauded for his profound expertise in cross-border cases.
Jean-Michel Darrois from Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier is a seasoned lawyer with expansive know-how regarding money-laundering and corruption investigations.
At French Cornut-Gentille & Associés, Pierre Cornut-Gentille is a “real tactician” and “world-class lawyer”, held in high esteem by peers who credit him as “one of the very best white-collar crime specialists in France”.
François Esclatine at Veil Jourde comes highly recommended for his adept handling of criminal files and regulatory disputes.
Thierry Marembert with Klejman & Marembert is highlighted for his exemplary white-collar practice, encompassing money laundering, corruption and tax fraud claims.