Mr Pierre-Olivier Sur > FTMS Avocats > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

FTMS Avocats
67 BOULEVARD MALESHERBES
75008 PARIS
France

Work Department

Criminal Business Law  and Civil Liberties

Position

PARTNER

Career

He was sworn in in 1985, elected “Secrétaire de la Conférence” in 1990, member of the Paris Bar Council in 1998, and Head of the Paris Bar in 2014. He was an associate of Olivier Schnerb firm and became Partner at FTMS in 2000.

His reputation in the Criminal Law field and his experience as Head of the Paris Bar, conjugated with the supervision of the hyper-specialised lawyers of his team, led by Mathias Chichportich, have conducted FTMS to intervene in leading criminal cases which require a total commitment to procedure and when necessary, to crisis communication.

Pierre-Olivier Sur began his career by pleading before the Assize Courts and directed his practice towards the most complex cases. In France, he is regularly appointed by major groups or their CEOs to represent them in political and financial cases and cases addressing public health issues and major accidents. He also appears before international courts and frequently pleads abroad, particularly in Africa.

He distinguishes himself by an acute knowledge of the functioning of political and diplomatic institutions and of the media sector and developed a recognised expertise in the most sensitive cases.

In addition, he participates in major debates on the progress of justice through the lobbying of the legal profession before public authorities and the publication of numerous articles or columns. He is at the origin of the first Compliance Officer Diploma in France (University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas).

Languages

French, English

Memberships

Pierre-Olivier Sur is a member of the Paris and Phnom Penh Bars, and Associate Member of Temple Garden Chambers (London).

Education

  • Graduate degree in Political Studies with a major in Public Service Careers (Sciences Po Paris)
  • Master of Laws (Maîtrise) in General Private Law (University of Paris II – Panthéon Assas)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Literature (Licence ès lettres) (University of Paris IV – Panthéon Sorbonne)

Lawyer Rankings

Paris > Résolution des litiges: Droit pénal des affaires

FTMS Avocats traite des dossiers en matière de droit pénal des affaires et de libertés publiques. Le cabinet est impliqué dans plusieurs dossiers de place concernant le monde politique. Il assure la défense d’élus, de ministres et de personnalités politiques. Il est le représentant de l’ancien ministre de l’écologie François de Rugy qui a démissionné suite à des accusations formulées par le quotidien en ligne Mediapart. Le cabinet est aussi régulièrement impliqué dans des affaires en rapport avec les secteurs des médias, de la culture et du sport et possède une forte connaissance du droit pénal de la presse. Le cabinet traite enfin des affaires de nature variée. Il est impliqué dans plusieurs grandes enquêtes de corruption internationale et agit régulièrement pour le compte de dignitaires et d’anciens présidents africains. Pierre-Olivier Sur et Mathias Chichportich codirigent la pratique.

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

FTMS Avocats dispose d’une équipe très expérimentée, capable de traiter des contentieux très variés. Le cabinet est notamment pourvu d’un très haut niveau de compétences pour la gestion des contentieux bancaires et financiers, à travers Silvestre Tandeau de Marsac et Marc Henry qui assurent la défense de banques et de gestionnaires d’actifs dans des litiges se rangeant parmi les plus lourds et les plus complexes du marché. Parallèlement, le cabinet est régulièrement impliqué dans des contentieux internationaux à forts enjeux, notamment africains, ainsi que dans des litiges en lien avec l’industrie des arts, de la culture et des médias. Il a représenté la famille Bauer dans un recours en restitution d’une œuvre d’art spoliée par les Nazis, en l’espèce une toile de Pissarro intitulée La cueillette des pois. Enfin, le cabinet traite des litiges en matière commerciale, industrielle, de construction et de libertés civiles. Son recommandés: Cédric FischerTristan Dupré de Puget et Pierre-Olivier Sur.

France > Dispute resolution: White-collar crime

FTMS Avocats is a leading name for high-profile cases in the French and African political scenes. The firm defends several current and former French ministers and high-level civil servants as well as current and former Presidents and ministers of various African countries. The group has been involved in most of France’s headlines cases, dealing with a wide range of accusations such as corruption, involuntary manslaughter and sexual abuse. Headline cases from the healthcare sectors account for another significant portion of the caseload, including investigations looking into the governmental response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The team also defends companies and acts as special advisor to the CEOs of several of France’s leading companies. It is involved in several international corruption and bribery cases and frequently handles sensitive cases in the media, sport and entertainment sectors. Pierre-Olivier Sur and Mathias Chichportich are in charge.