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Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Ludovic Malgrain uses two decades of experience to provide first-rate representation for clients in the financial services industry in fraud, bribery and corruption proceedings.

Biography

Ludovic Malgrain is a partner and head of the white-collar crime and regulatory practice in Paris. He leads a large team of 10 lawyers in Paris and cooperates closely with other departments, notably the arbitration, corporate/M&A, private equity and antitrust teams; and with other offices such as London, New York, Miami, Berlin, Frankfurt, Madrid, Moscow, Beijing and Washington, DC.

A member of the Paris Bar since 1998, Ludovic is a litigator who has developed a recognised expertise in criminal defence and compliance. He is regularly ranked as a leading criminal defence lawyer in France by leading directories. The Legal 500 (2019) ranked him as a "next-generation lawyer", while Chambers Europe (2020) ranked him as a "leading lawyer" for corporate compliance and investigations and stated: “Ludovic offers remarkable expertise in criminal risks for legal entities and managers alike, as well as tailor-made training relevant to our activity.” The team is also ranked in band one for corporate compliance and investigations by Chambers Europe (2020), and in the top tier for compliance by The Legal 500 (2020).

Ludovic represents French and international high-profile clients, including corporate entities and individuals, from the industrial, oil and gas, banking, and technology sectors before French authorities, agencies and courts. For example, the team handles cases connected to fraud or allegations of bribery in Angola, Nigeria and Russia; and tax fraud through schemes in Luxemburg, Switzerland and Dubai. The team also advises on commercial malpractice in the banking sector, and in internal or multi-jurisdictional investigations (DOJ, SFO, etc). The team can represent and advise clients on all types of criminal offences such as embezzlement, fraud, workplace accident and moral harassment.

Ludovic has strong expertise assisting companies in the context of administrative controls launched by the French Anticorruption Agency in relation with the Sapin II law.

With more than 20 years of litigation experience, Ludovic is an expert in prevention of corporate criminal liability, representing clients from top-level management to any criminal liability delegate. He has extensive experience in the implementation of compliance programmes in the banking, healthcare sectors and food sectors (anti bribery, anti-money laundering, M&A, due diligence, etc). He has been appointed by a private party as an expert on Sapin II issues before an arbitration trial. In addition, he has been assisting directors in the context of investigations by the parliamentary commission of inquiry. He is an expert on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues (duty of care, etc). He has a strong expertise on crisis management communication issues.

His track record includes high-profile cases, such as the Air France Concorde crash case (Pontoise and Versailles Court of Appeal), the EC Eurostat scandal (Paris), the collapse of the gangway of the Queen Mary II (Saint Nazaire and Rennes Court of Appeal), the Apollonia fraud (Marseille Court of Appeal), the Helvet Immo class action and Dubai Papers (Paris).

Ludovic is a lecturer at the Paris Bar School and the HEDAC School of Versailles (criminal business law). For the past five years he has authored the French chapter of GIR’s Europe, Middle East and Africa Investigations Review.

Investigations 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Ludovic Malgrain is a seasoned expert and a valued adviser to prominent investment funds and banks on white-collar crime proceedings.

Biography

Ludovic Malgrain is a partner and head of the white-collar crime and regulatory practice in Paris. He leads a large team of 10 lawyers in Paris and cooperates closely with other departments, notably with the arbitration, corporate/M&A, private equity and antitrust teams. He also works as with other offices such as London; New York; Washington, DC; Miami; Berlin; Frankfurt; Madrid; Moscow; and Beijing.

A member of the Paris Bar since 1998, Ludovic is a litigator who has developed a recognised expertise in criminal defence and compliance. He is regularly ranked as a leading criminal defence lawyer in France by leading directories. The Legal 500 (2019) ranked him as a "next generation lawyer". Chambers Europe (2019) ranked him as a "leading lawyer" for corporate compliance and investigations, and stated “Ludovic offers remarkable expertise in criminal risks for legal entities and managers alike, as well as tailor-made training relevant to our activity”. The team is also top-ranked for corporate compliance and investigations by Chambers Europe (2019), and in compliance by The Legal 500 (2019).

Ludovic represents French and international high-profile clients, corporate entities and individuals, within industrial, oil and gas, banking, and technology sectors before French authorities, agencies and courts. For example, the team handles cases connected to fraud or allegations of bribery in Angola, Nigeria and Russia; and tax fraud through schemes in Luxemburg, Switzerland and Dubai. The team also advises on commercial malpractice in the banking sector and in internal or multi-jurisdictional investigations (DOJ, SFO, etc). They are able to represent and advise clients on all types of criminal offences such as embezzlement, fraud, workplace accident, moral harassment.

Ludovic has a strong expertise assisting companies in the context of administrative controls launched by the French Anticorruption Agency in relation with the Sapin II law.

With more than 20 years of litigation experience, Ludovic is an expert in prevention of corporate criminal liability from top management to any criminal liability delegate. He has extensive experience in the implementation of compliance programmes in the banking and healthcare sectors, as well as in the food industry (anti bribery, anti-money laundering, M&A due diligence, etc). He has been appointed by a private party as an expert on Sapin II issues before an arbitration trial. In addition, he has been assisting directors in the context of investigations by the parliamentary commission of inquiry. He is an expert on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues (duty of care, etc). He has a strong expertise on crisis management communication issues.

His track record includes high-profile cases, such as the Air France Concorde crash case (Pontoise and Versailles Court of Appeal), the EC Eurostat scandal (Paris), the collapse of the gangway of the Queen Mary II (Saint Nazaire and Rennes Court of Appeal), the Apollonia fraud (Marseille Court of Appeal), the Helvet Immo class action and the Dubai Papers (Paris).

Ludovic is a lecturer at the Paris Bar School and at the HEDAC school of Versailles (criminal business law). He has been contributing for the past five years to GIR’s Europe, Middle East and Africa Investigations Review, authoring the France chapter.

National Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Ludovic Malgrain is highly adept in white-collar cases, as seen in his stellar work on numerous high-profile and complex criminal proceedings. 

Biography

Ludovic Malgrain is a partner and head of the white-collar crime and regulatory practice in Paris. He leads a large team of 10 lawyers in Paris and cooperates closely with other departments, notably with the arbitration, corporate/M&A, private equity and antitrust teams. He also works as with other offices such as London; New York; Washington, DC; Miami; Berlin; Frankfurt; Madrid; Moscow; and Beijing.

A member of the Paris Bar since 1998, Ludovic is a litigator who has developed a recognised expertise in criminal defence and compliance. He is regularly ranked as a leading criminal defence lawyer in France by leading directories. The Legal 500 (2019) ranked him as a "next generation lawyer". Chambers Europe (2019) ranked him as a "leading lawyer" for corporate compliance and investigations, and stated “Ludovic offers remarkable expertise in criminal risks for legal entities and managers alike, as well as tailor-made training relevant to our activity”. The team is also top-ranked for corporate compliance and investigations by Chambers Europe (2019), and in compliance by The Legal 500 (2019).

Ludovic represents French and international high-profile clients, corporate entities and individuals, within industrial, oil and gas, banking, and technology sectors before French authorities, agencies and courts. For example, the team handles cases connected to fraud or allegations of bribery in Angola, Nigeria and Russia; and tax fraud through schemes in Luxemburg, Switzerland and Dubai. The team also advises on commercial malpractice in the banking sector and in internal or multi-jurisdictional investigations (DOJ, SFO, etc). They are able to represent and advise clients on all types of criminal offences such as embezzlement, fraud, workplace accident, moral harassment.

Ludovic has a strong expertise assisting companies in the context of administrative controls launched by the French Anticorruption Agency in relation with the Sapin II law.

With more than 20 years of litigation experience, Ludovic is an expert in prevention of corporate criminal liability from top management to any criminal liability delegate. He has extensive experience in the implementation of compliance programmes in the banking and healthcare sectors, as well as in the food industry (anti bribery, anti-money laundering, M&A due diligence, etc). He has been appointed by a private party as an expert on Sapin II issues before an arbitration trial. In addition, he has been assisting directors in the context of investigations by the parliamentary commission of inquiry. He is an expert on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues (duty of care, etc). He has a strong expertise on crisis management communication issues.

His track record includes high-profile cases, such as the Air France Concorde crash case (Pontoise and Versailles Court of Appeal), the EC Eurostat scandal (Paris), the collapse of the gangway of the Queen Mary II (Saint Nazaire and Rennes Court of Appeal), the Apollonia fraud (Marseille Court of Appeal), the Helvet Immo class action and the Dubai Papers (Paris).

Ludovic is a lecturer at the Paris Bar School and at the HEDAC school of Versailles (criminal business law). He has been contributing for the past five years to GIR’s Europe, Middle East and Africa Investigations Review, authoring the France chapter.

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