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August Debouzy
7 rue de Téhéran
75008 Paris
France

Work Department

Litigation Arbitration White-collar crime

Position

Partner

Career

Bernard Cazeneuve mainly focuses on international compliance and brings with him in-depth knowledge of business ethics issues, corporate governance, and internal and international requirements in relation to the corporate duty of vigilance.

Through his government or parliamentary functions and duties, Bernard Cazeneuve was involved in the drafting of national and European legislative provisions on the prevention of, and fight against, corruption as well as on the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing. He has therefore gained extensive European and international expertise in these matters.

Languages

French | English | German

Memberships

Admitted to the Paris bar in 2006

Education

  • Institut d’Études Politiques de Bordeaux (Bordeaux Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po))
  • Post-graduate degree (Maîtrise) in Public Law, University of Caen Basse Normandie

Lawyer Rankings

France > Compliance

(Hall of Fame)

Bernard CazeneuveAugust Debouzy

August Debouzy’s high-level know-how in the field has earned the firm a large and highly prominent client base, including leading French companies in the military and defence, aerospace, banking and finance, tobacco, pharmaceutics and energy sectors. The practice regularly assists clients with the setting up of their anti-corruption and other compliance programmes in addition to assisting with compliance controls led by the French Anti-corruption Agency (AFA). The team also has excellent expertise in conducting internal investigations during crisis situations, notably linked to new emerging issues such as non-compliance with environmental, human rights and other duty of vigilance requirements. The team has strong international expertise and is often appointed to advise on cross-border investigations and international sanctions. The return of counsel Valérie Munoz-Pons from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP in May 2021 further strengthened the firm’s capabilities in that area. Former French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, Astrid Mignon Colombet and Benjamin van Gaver co-head the team, with counsel  Olivier Attias providing key support.

Paris > Compliance: enquêtes et conformité

(Hall of Fame)

Bernard CazeneuveAugust Debouzy

Le haut niveau d’expertise d’August Debouzy en matière de conformité est attesté par une base de clientèle prestigieuse, comprenant des entreprises françaises de premier plan spécialisées dans les secteurs de la défense, de l’aérospatial, de la banque et finance, de l’industrie du tabac, de la pharmacie et de l’énergie. Le cabinet assiste ses clients dans la mise en place de programmes anticorruption et autres programmes de conformité. Elle les accompagne également lors des contrôles de conformité diligentés par l’Agence Française Anticorruption (AFA). L’équipe possède aussi un excellent savoir-faire en matière d’enquêtes internes conduites en réponse à des situations de crise, notamment liées à l’émergence de nouvelles problématiques telles que le non-respect des exigences environnementales, des droits de l’homme et autres devoirs de vigilance. L’équipe possède en complément une solide compétence internationale ; elle est régulièrement mandatée pour intervenir lors d’enquêtes internationales ou en matière de sanctions internationales –  que le retour de la counsel Valérie Munoz-Pons (ex Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP ) au cabinet en mai 2021 a d’ailleurs contribué à renforcer. La pratique est codirigée par l’ancien Premier Ministre Bernard CazeneuveAstrid Mignon Colombet et Benjamin van Gaver , et compte aussi dans ses rangs le counsel Olivier Attias .