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August Debouzy
6-8, AVENUE DE MESSINE
75008 PARIS
France

Work Department

Litigation Arbitration White-Collar Crime

Position

Partner

Career

Marie Danis joined August Debouzy in 2009 as a partner after beginning her career with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. She advises French and foreign clients in connection with international arbitration and business litigation cases. She has received recognition in various French and international lawyer rankings and has developed specific expertise in arbitration related to post-acquisition disputes and in obtaining evidence. She is involved in the organisation called Paris, Place d’Arbitrage and is responsible for promoting Paris internationally in relation with arbitration. She is a member of the board of directors of the Association Française d’Arbitrage and also teaches arbitration at the EFB and at university.

Languages

French | English | Spanish

Memberships

Admitted to the Paris bar in 1997

Education

– University of Paris II, Post-graduate diploma (DESS) in human rights and humanitarian law, 1996

– University of Paris II, Post-graduate diploma (DEA) in international private law and international commercial law, 1995

Lawyer Rankings

France > Dispute resolution: White-collar crime

August Debouzy is handling a vast array of cases ranging from money laundering and securities issues to tax fraud and matters involving the public and the private sectors. The firm is instructed by leading French and international companies or their CEOS, as well as by individuals. It is involved in several top cases; it defended Orange’s former head of human resources in the Orange suicides and moral harassment case at first instance. Benjamin van Gaver, Marie Danis and Basile Ader jointly head the practice which further strengthened its ranks by hiring the highly regarded Astrid Mignon Colombet from Soulez Larivière Avocats. Counsel Olivier Attias is another key name in the team.

France > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation

August Debouzy  is well-resourced and is able to deal with a wide scope of commercial, corporate and financial cases. The firm acts for prestigious French companies, as well as many international corporations. It is handling several high-stakes disputes pertaining to strategic partnerships and unfair competition issues. The team is notably acting in a high-profile case connected with a takeover offer. Marie Danis and Benjamin van Gaver are highly recommended. Counsel Flore Poloni and newly promoted counsel Marie Valentini are also key members.

Paris > Résolution des litiges: Droit pénal des affaires

August Debouzy traite une gamme variée de dossiers, souvent en rapport avec des accusations de blanchiment d’argent, de fraude fiscale et des problématiques boursières, impliquant à la fois le secteur public et privé. Le cabinet est mandaté par de grands groupes français et internationaux, leurs dirigeants ainsi que des particuliers. Il est impliqué dans plusieurs dossiers de place. Il a ainsi assuré la défense de l’ancien responsable des ressources humaines d’Orange dans le procès de première instance des Suicides d’Orange. La pratique est codirigée par Benjamin van GaverMarie Danis et Basile Ader. Le cabinet a renforcé ses rangs en 2019 en accueillant la très réputée Astrid Mignon Colombet en provenance de Soulez Larivière Avocats. Olivier Attias (counsel) fournit également une importante contribution.

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

August Debouzy dispose d’importantes ressources permettant au cabinet de traiter des dossiers d’une typologie variée, dont des litiges commerciaux, financiers et de droit des sociétés. Le cabinet est mandaté par de grandes entreprises françaises, ainsi que de nombreuses sociétés internationales. Il a récemment traité plusieurs contentieux importants, concernant des partenariats stratégiques et des problématiques de concurrence déloyale. Le cabinet est également intervenu dans une très importante affaire de place en lien avec une offre publique. Sont recommandés Marie Danis et Benjamin van Gaver, qui sont entourés de Flore Poloni (counsel) et de Marie Valentini qui a été promue counsel.