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August Debouzy
7 rue de Téhéran
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

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.

France > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation

August Debouzy manages a substantial and varied caseload and acts primarily for leading French corporations, banks and financial institutions, often in unfair competition and breach of contract disputes against key competitors. The group increasingly receives instructions to manage high-stakes financial disputes, post-M&A disputes, shareholder conflicts and CEO revocation disputes, with a particularly strong caseload in the energy and investment fund sectors. Practice co-heads Marie Danis and Benjamin van Gaver and counsel Marie Valentini are the key practitioners. Former counsel Flore Poloni joined Signature Litigation AARPI as partner in the Summer 2020.

France > Dispute resolution: White-collar crime

August Debouzy handles a consistently growing corruption and money laundering-related caseload. The firm is regularly involved in cross-border corruption cases involving French and foreign judicial authorities or regulators and offers first-hand experience in handling US OFAC requests and in assisting clients with French and US settlement agreements with various authorities. The firm also defends major companies or their top executives in a range of other criminal corporate and fraud investigations and trials. Lately, the firm has also been appointed to act on matters directly linked to the Covid-19 pandemic; such as assisting retirement homes and nursing homes with investigations on involuntary manslaughter grounds. Astrid Mignon Colombet, who arrived in December 2019 from Soulez Larivière Avocats, is particularly recommended, as is Benjamin van Gaver. They both co-head the practice alongside Basile AderMarie Danis and counsel Olivier Attias also contribute.