Clients' Stories

What position to adopt with prosecuting authorities in response to allegations of corruption?

Multi-jurisdictional investigation with concurrent jurisdiction and international criminal cooperation between the prosecution authorities regarding allegations of corruption
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How do you react when a foreign court orders the production of certain documents?

Foreign courts, such as English or American courts, can order French entities or entities having interests in France, party to civil proceedings to produce documents.
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How to extend an arbitration clause contained in a contract between two parties to a parent company?

A company party to a distribution agreement wishes to rely on an arbitration clause contained in the agreement against the parent company of its counterpart.
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How to obtain documents held by an opposing party in arbitration proceedings?

A client wishes to obtain documents held by the opposing party in the course of a document production phase, in application of the IBA rules on the Taking of Evidence. Thus, it requires assistance in managing this phase.
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Why should parties resort to mediation?

Mediation is particularly relevant when parties want to preserve their commercial or contractual relationship. Indeed, the mediator helps them find a common solution without excessively favoring one party over the other and which is satisfactory for both. In the present case, mediation allows the contract to be performed and avoids a lengthy and costly litigation, or even having to find a new contractor to finish the project.
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How to handle an ACPR inspection?

Dealing with an ACPR investigation over the anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) system.
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How to draft an efficient arbitration clause?

A company seeks to include a model arbitration agreement in its suite of contracts to ensure efficient settlement of its potential disputes.
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How to rely on witness evidence in arbitral proceedings?

A company wishes to submit testimonies in support of its allegations in arbitral proceedings. It wishes that the witnesses to be presented to the arbitral tribunal be assisted in preparing statements and in the preparation of their examination at the hearing.
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How to recognize and enforce an arbitral award?

A party to an arbitration has obtained a favorable award. It wishes to recover its claim and seeks to have the award enforced in several jurisdictions, including in France where recoverable assets have been identified. It is essential to obtain first the exequatur of the award before enforcing it by common means of enforcement.
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How to best carry out a corruption risk mapping?

Following the discovery of facts likely to qualify as corruption, a company decides to update its corruption risk mapping to ensure the non-recurrence of these acts and its compliance program effectiveness.
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How to prepare for arbitration in the case of a shareholders’ dispute?

A corporate shareholder in a joint venture is prevented from managing the joint venture in breach of the shareholders’ agreement which contains an arbitration clause.
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How to manage a visit to your offices by tax authorities ?

Company offices searched for tax purposes as part of an investigation by the tax authorities
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How to obtain funding for an arbitral proceeding?

A company wishes to introduce an arbitral proceeding following the breach by its partner of its contractual obligations. It envisions using third-party funding in order to limit the amount the costs it will have to disburse.
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How to constitute an arbitral tribunal?

In having recourse to arbitration, the parties can refer their dispute to arbitrators with profiles suited to the dispute
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How to prepare for an interview by AMF investigators?

Reacting to a summons to an interview within the course of an AMF investigation
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How to distinguish between illegal lending of manpower and subcontracting?

In addition to the company’s liability, liability of the director for illicit lending of manpower
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How to respond to allegations of international sanctions violations?

Preliminary investigation initiated with regard to contraventions of European restrictive measures.
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How to request the services of a Commissioner within the meaning of Article 17 of Chapter II of the Hague Convention?

Dealing with a request for discovery of information located in France in the context of a foreign procedure
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How to prepare for arbitration proceedings?

Following major political events, a company is forced to suspend the execution of its contract
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What position to adopt with prosecuting authorities in response to allegations of corruption?

Multi-jurisdictional investigation with concurrent jurisdiction and international criminal cooperation between the prosecution authorities regarding allegations of corruption
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What to do when receiving a whistleblower report?

Formulation of serious allegations of fraud and abuse of corporate assets by a former employee following his departure from the company.
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How to choose the appropriate export licence to export dual use goods?

A company faced with the classification of its goods exported from France as dual-use goods
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How to prepare your defense in the event of a tax fraud prosecution?

Preliminary investigation opened for tax fraud in the wake of a tax audit revealing a concealment of part of the amounts subject to tax.
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How to initiate arbitration proceedings?

In order to settle a dispute, arbitration proceedings must be initiated by submitting a request for arbitration
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How can you ensure that your compliance program is reliable?

A monitorship pursuant to a settlement agreement negotiated between a company and the World Bank through a compliance program evaluation
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How should one respond to the introduction of a criminal investigation and to intrusive investigative acts?

Searches of company premises following the opening of an investigation for breach of trust and tax money laundering
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How to prepare for an interview in an internal investigation?

Summoning an employee to an interview during an internal investigation to be heard on the facts
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How to best handle the opening of an AMF inspection?

Reacting to requests made in the context of an inspection
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How to defend oneself from illegal banking solicitation?

Proceedings opened against a Swiss banking institution for illegal solicitation in France.
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How to challenge an arbitral award?

After an arbitral award has been rendered, a party has identified irregularities and wishes to challenge it
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