Ms Sophie Scemla > Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.
15 rue de Laborde
Paris
75008
France
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Work Department

Dispute Resolution - Compliance & Corporate Investigations

Position

Career

Prior to joining Gide, Sophie was a partner within Orrick Rambaud Martel (2009-2012), Heenan Blaikie (2012-2015) and Eversheds Sutherland (since 2015). She began her career as an associate within Rambaud Martel (1997-1998) then Danet & Associés (2000-2005), before being appointed counsel by Ayache Salama (2007-2009) and Orrick Rambaud Martel (2007-2009).

Languages

English and French

Memberships

Sophie Scemla is Vice-Chair of the IBA Anti-corruption Committee and a member of the special committee on corporate investigations for the French Bar association (Comité National des Barreaux).

Education

She holds a Master’s degree in international business law (1995) and a postgraduate degree in private law (1996) from Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University, a postgraduate degree in industrial property (1997) from Paris II Panthéon-Assas University, and an LL.M. in comparative jurisprudence from the University of New York (1999).

Lawyer Rankings

Paris > Résolution des litiges: Droit pénal des affaires

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. défend des banques, des entreprises et des cadres dirigeants. Le cabinet est en charge d’un volant de dossiers de nature variée, en lien avec des problématiques de corruption, de passation de contrats publics et de responsabilité des agents publics, en rapport avec des faits commis sur le territoire national ou à l’international, notamment en Afrique. Le cabinet gère aussi des dossiers de fraude fiscale et d’abus de biens sociaux, ainsi que des affaires nées d’accidents industriels majeurs. La pratique est codirigée par Bruno QuentinJean-Philippe Pons-Henry et la nouvelle recrue Sophie Scemla (ex Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP).

Paris > Résolution des litiges > Contentieux commercial et de droit des sociétés

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. est mandaté par de grandes banques et institutions financières pour gérer des litiges bancaires, financiers et d’assurances, y compris des procédures en lien avec des dossiers de restructuration financière. Le cabinet traite également le contentieux commercial. La pratique est codirigée par Bruno QuentinJean-Philippe Pons-Henry et Sophie Scemla qui a rejoint le cabinet en provenance d’Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP.

Paris > Compliance: enquêtes et conformité

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. assiste de grandes entreprises, ainsi que de grandes banques et des institutions financières sur la mise en place de programmes de conformité, notamment en matière d’anticorruption et d’anti-blanchiment d’argent. Le cabinet prodigue également des conseils relatifs aux sanctions internationales et accompagne ses clients lors de contrôles et d’enquêtes réalisées par différentes agences et autorités françaises: AFA, ACPR, AMF, Autorité de la Concurrence. La pratique est codirigée par Bruno QuentinJean-Philippe Pons-Henry et Sophie Scemla qui a rejoint le cabinet en 2019 en provenance d’Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP. Participent également à la pratique : l’expert en droit de la concurrence Antoine Choffel, ainsi que  Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville et Olivier Bernardi. qui sont des spécialistes en droit bancaire et financier.

France > Compliance

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. acts for leading companies, banks and financial institutions to assist with the setting up and reviewing of anti-corruption and anti-money laundering programmes. The team’s experience spans guidance for clients facing AFA-led audits and the management of corruption and other whistle-blowing allegation crisis situations, often occurring overseas and requiring the conduct of internal investigations. The practice also advises financial institutions on banking and finance compliance.  The practice head group includes Bruno QuentinJean-Philippe Pons-Henry and Sophie Scemla as the key contacts, with banking and finance experts Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville and Olivier Bernardi and competition compliance specialist Antoine Choffel also contributing.

France > Dispute resolution: White-collar crime

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. manages a diverse caseload. The practice regularly assists banks, companies and individuals as victims or plaintiffs with major fraud cases, and defends companies, CEOs and executives as well as banks in tax fraud, breach of trust and bankruptcy-related criminal investigations and trials. Bruno Quentin assists SNCF Mobilités with criminal proceedings initiated following the Eckwersheim train accident in November 2015. The practice also acts in cross-border investigations, handles matters before African courts, and conducts internal investigations. Sophie Scemla is also recommended. Quentin and Scemla direct the practice together with Jean-Philippe Pons-Henry.

France > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. impresses with its versatility. The firm is active in strategic banking and corporate disputes. Banking-related M&A disputes in African jurisdictions, part of the practice’s busy cross-border caseload, are another area of strength. The group also offers experience in arbitration award enforcement cases before French courts. Finally, the practice also manages commercial litigation and is involved in several disputes dealing with the revocation of former CEOs. Bruno QuentinJean-Philippe Pons-Henry and Sophie Scemla are in charge.