Business Criminal Law

We advise and assist our clients, whether they are the victims or the accused, in cases that are sensitive in relation to both the penalties incurred and the risk of reputational harm.

We have the capacity to put in place dedicated multi-disciplinary teams which include financial experts skilled in detecting fraud and assessing losses.

We assist our clients, directors or companies at every stage of the criminal proceedings from the opening of police or judicial inquiries to their appearance before the criminal courts or administrative authorities (Autorité des marchés financiers (French financial markets authority), Haut Conseil du Commissariat aux Comptes (French auditors supervisory board)) for violations relating to:

  • economic criminal law: participation in a cartel, crime of favouritism, corruption, influence peddling;
  • consumer criminal law: deception, fraud, misleading commercial practices, abuse of position of weakness, etc.;
  • Financial criminal law: money laundering, CEO fraud, means of payment fraud, misappropriation of funds and securities, illegal banking practices, violations of the Consumer Code;
  • stock market criminal law: price fixing, circulation of false or misleading information, presentation of inaccurate accounts, insider trading;
  • corporate criminal law: fraud, abuse of trust, forgery and use of forgery, misappropriation of corporate assets, fencing;
  • labour criminal law: workplace accidents, obstructionism, night work;
  • media criminal law: public or non-public defamation;
  • criminal tax law: laundering of tax fraud proceeds.