Jacques-Alexandre Genet is one of France's elite asset recovery experts. He brings "out of the box thinking that has led to successful action and new precedents against alternative asset classes".
He has a wealth of expertise in all aspects of enforcement against sovereign states, including a thorough practical understanding of the law of immunities in key jurisdictions, and of international sanctions. He has advised international clients, including creditor hedge funds, corporations and individuals in the enforcement of awards and judgments across many civil and common law jurisdictions.
Jacques-Alexandre is also active in fraud cases, where he provides guidance to clients in post-fraud recovery situations. He works with Archipel’s network of local counsel, advisers, consultants and asset tracers to ensure multi-jurisdictional, coordinated recovery of assets. He is a member of ICC FraudNet, the world’s leading asset recovery legal network.
Recent cases include enforcement of UK judgment and worldwide freezing orders against serial debtors; devising and obtaining of unprecedented French civil search orders to locate worldwide assets of debtors; enforcement of US judgments and of ICC, ICSID, OHADA and ad hoc awards against several African, Latin American, Eastern European states or state-owned entities; and resistance to enforcement measures sought by a foreign state, and a foreign market authority, against two individuals and their businesses.
Jacques-Alexandre has degrees in French and US/English business laws (University of Paris X Nanterre), and in economics and finance (Sciences Po). He is a former lecturer at the Sorbonne and a frequent speaker on international enforcement, asset tracing and recovery.
Archipel is a boutique law firm serving the cross-border needs of corporate and private clients. Its offices are in Paris and Geneva.