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Jacques-Alexandre Genet

Jacques-Alexandre Genet

Archipel92 rue Jouffroy d’AbbansParisFrance75017

Global Leader

Asset Recovery 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Jacques-Alexandre Genet is a well-respected litigator who advises clients on international enforcement, asset tracing and interim measures on a regular basis.


Jacques-Alexandre Genet 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 and 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 law (University of Paris X Nanterre); and 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.

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WWL Ranking: Recommended
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