Firm Profile > Bougartchev Moyne Associés > Paris, France

Bougartchev Moyne Associés
75007 PARIS

Compliance Tier 3

Litigation boutique Bougartchev Moyne Associés advises major French banks and industrial companies as well as international groups on compliance reviews and investigations. The practice notably assists clients with audits conducted by various French anti-corruption, securities and banking regulators. Kiril Bougartchev and Emmanuel Moyne co-head the practice.

Practice head(s):

Kiril Bougartchev; Emmanuel Moyne

Dispute resolution: White-collar crime Tier 3

Litigation firm Bougartchev Moyne Associés acts for French and international companies and banks as well as for individuals, such as company executives and Russian oligarchs. The firm notably defends major industrial, defence and aerospace companies, and has good experience of handling cross-border matters in relation to international corruption, tax fraud, money laundering, criminal banking law and bribery accusations. It is involved in several sensitive cases. Kiril Bougartchev and Emmanuel Moyne are the heads of the practice. Senior associates Sébastien MuratyanGeoffroy Goubin and Edward Huylebrouck are also key members of the team.

Practice head(s):

Kiril Bougartchev; Emmanuel Moyne

Other key lawyers:

Sébastien Muratyan; Geoffroy Goubin; Edward Huylebrouck

Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 4

Bougartchev Moyne Associés

Practice head(s):

Kiril Bougartchev; Emmanuel Moyne

The firm: After 30 and 20 years respectively of professional practice at Gide Loyrette Nouel, then at Linklaters LLP and after hundreds of trials, Kiril Bougartchev and Emmanuel Moyne chose to create, in January 2017, an ambitious firm for their clients, where the hallmarks are independence, liberty, versatility and flexibility.

Bougartchev Moyne Associés is now composed of 13 lawyers: the two founding partners, eight associates and three trainees, one office manager and three employees.

Besides criminal law – and notably white-collar crime which remains its core activity, Bougartchev Moyne Associés has broad and deep experience in civil and commercial litigation as well as in regulatory matters.

Areas of practice: The litigation lawyers from Bougartchev Moyne Associés assist public and private companies, banks and financial institutions, insurance companies and their officers in all proceedings they are facing, whether involving white collar crime, civil law or commercial law. They also assist them on regulatory matters and appear before all independent administrative authorities. They assist them on a daily basis, during crises or to aid them in meeting their legal and regulatory obligations. They also work with their clients in connection with their internal investigations and training programme.

Bougartchev Moyne Associés has extensive experience in emergency, complex, multi-party, transnational and multi-jurisdictional proceedings, as well as in negotiating settlement agreements, in France and internationally, and is accustomed to working in teams. The firm assists clients worldwide, providing them with the benefit of its wide experience in cross-border proceedings and multi-jurisdictional prosecutions and its close links with law firms throughout the world.

The firm’s lawyers are the partners of their clients, not just their lawyers. They are particularly mindful of their clients’ strategy and image, and work closely with them to achieve the objectives they have set. They endeavour to acquire a full understanding of their clients, their activities, their organisation and their teams, as well as to become familiar with the risks inherent in their businesses, their requirements and their objectives.

Accordingly, the firm’s lawyers are able to quickly identify the procedural and strategic options available to their clients and provide them with pragmatic responses.

Furthermore, innovation is at the core of Bougartchev Moyne Associés’ practice: whether the first indictment by videoconference between France and the United States, the first use of an electronic bracelet in a financial matter, negotiating an Alford plea or the first plea bargain (CRPC) negotiated by the national financial crimes prosecutor (PNF) and the French government in a money laundering case, the firm has always been creative and will continue to promote innovative solutions in the interests of its clients.

Lastly, its policy is to promote all lawyers’ talents within an open organisation in which the transmission of knowledge and expertise is an essential value.

Department Name Email Telephone
Crisis and reputational injury management
White-collar crime
Civil and commercial litigation
Regulatory disputes
Number of lawyers : 13
International Bar Association
Contacts : Alexandra Vivet:
Contacts : Kiril Bougartchev:
Contacts : Emmanuel Moyne:

At Bougartchev Moyne Associés AARPI, we work daily with clients around the world on matters involving a broad array of legal, business and social/cultural perspectives.

We believe all our lawyers benefit from interacting with the creativity, talents and perspectives contributed by people of different backgrounds and experiences.

We also believe that every lawyer should dedicate a part of his time to assist vulnerable people and those who have not sufficient resources.

In this respect, our pro bono actions include:

  • assisting individuals as court appointed-lawyers, it being specified that four of our lawyers are former Secrétaires de la Conférence du Stage, a body of the Paris Bar dedicated notably to the assistance of resourceless people accused of serious criminal offences;
  • partnering with the Paris Bar “Bus Solidarité” action to help needy and isolated people to freely access to justice and law;
  • contributing to the “Iter Justicia” action, a movement providing lawyers from Haïti and the Democratic Republic of Congo with legal and specialized publications;
  • giving advice to foreign law firms dealing with pro bono cases regarding the substantive and procedural criminal law rules applicable in France and in African countries (like Chad);
  • one of our lawyers representing an NGO acting as a civil plaintiff in a case relating to the Rwanda Genocide before the Paris Criminal Court.

CLIENT: Confidential
TESTIMONIAL: We have worked in 2018 with Bougartchev Moyne Associés on a product norm and quality issue. We were very satisfied on the outcome of the claim and very satisfied with the work done by Emmanuel Moyne and his colleagues.
They showed a good knowledge of the procedures, they followed a very efficient process leading towards a resolution of the claim without fines for the company but also with keeping and improving reputation of the company.
They have been working in good harmony with the group division and the different parties and have been very reactive.

CLIENT: Confidential
TESTIMONIAL: We appointed Bougartchev Moyne Associés law firm on several missions and it appeared clearly that:
– they understand quickly the issues at stake;
– they are efficient and reactive;
– they manage to leverage high level capabilities;
– they produce strong legal advice which is logically articulated and clearly exposed;
all of this making them a firm of excellence on the Paris market.

CLIENT: Confidential
TESTIMONIAL: Our firm frequently appoints Bougartchev Moyne Associés law firm for litigation, compliance or other matter issues.
The major qualities of this law firm led by Kiril Bougartchev are their reactivity and the precision of their answers and advices. The lawyers working in the firm are young, highly qualified, dynamic and efficient. The team combines sound legal knowledge with a full understanding of how companies operate which constitutes a fundamental asset for ongoing relationship and trust.

CLIENT: Confidential
TESTIMONIAL: Bougartchev Moyne Associés is an excellent law firm specialised in white-collar crime with a team of qualified, rigorous, reactive lawyers fully committed alongside their client and with a perfect knowledge of the French legal system. The strong client relationship enables work to be efficient and profitable on the long run.

CLIENT: Confidential
TESTIMONIAL: Bougartchev Moyne Associés has been working for our group and divisions with a great ability to understand the issues we were facing in order to provide tailor-made solutions which we were looking for and which differentiates them.
Apart their technical skills, I have myself been extremely impressed by their ability to place their advice in a global context.

CLIENT: Confidential
TESTIMONIAL: We have been working with Bougartchev Moyne Associés for a commercial and a criminal cross-border dispute. We appreciate Bougartchev Moyne Associés’ ability and willingness to assist us on our litigation process. In our experience, Bougartchev Moyne Associés’ team is a well-equiped law firm to handle large scale commercial and criminal cross-border disputes requiring numerous trials and various aspects. The team is very practical, well-informed and high-quality to be able to achieve good results.

CLIENT: Confidential
TESTIMONIAL: Kiril Bougartchev’s services are invaluable in terms of legal strategy as well as the precision and rigor of his analysis and advice.

CLIENT: Confidential
TESTIMONIAL: Bougartchev Moyne Associés is one of our key partners with respect to legal issues. Beyond the cases strictly speaking, the firm and notably one of its partners, Emmanuel Moyne, is a privileged interlocutor with whom the largest number of legal issues of interest for a major company can be dealt with. Emmanuel elaborates his legal analysis taking into consideration the various issues at stake – legal as well as business oriented – making him a strategic expert to consult. Regarding the firm more generally, the skills of this closely-knit and dedicated team are particularly significant in litigation, white-collar crime and compliance, a practice that the firm has considerably developed over the last years.

CLIENT: Confidential
TESTIMONIAL: Bougartchev Moyne Associés assists us in the improvement of our compliance programme, notably with regards to Sapin II Law. We appreciate the quality of their listening and their proposals, as well as the availability and the great responsiveness of Emmanuel Moyne – who is in charge of our matters – and of his team.

CLIENT: Confidential
TESTIMONIAL: Bougartchev-Moyne is my go-to firm in Paris for litigation matters. I have worked with them on several matters and they have always shown outstanding skills. They combine the expertise and the level of services that you would expect from a first tier international firm with the clear benefits of being a highly specialized boutique firm

Since its creation in January 2017, Bougartchev Moyne Associés is resolutely focused on the international scene and international perspective is at the core of its activity and development. 

In four years, we have been retained in numerous matters with an international dimension. As of 1 January 2021, we had been acting in 67 cross-border cases, in 57 countries. 

We therefore have a wide experience of cross-border and multi-jurisdictional proceedings and all the lawyers of our team constantly educate themselves to foreign legal systems.  

Moreover, we are often instructed by our clients to select foreign law firms to work alongside with us in a considered matter and to coordinate the tasks of the said firms. 

Though we do not have foreign desks as such, our international practice is notably the fruit of the close links we have established with numerous best friends law firms around the world (USA, UK, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Romania, Italy, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, Canada, BrazilArgentina, India, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAESouth Korea, Japan, Russia, etc…). 

These links are constantly strengthened through: 

  • the organisation of meetings with foreign colleagues (nearly 200 in 2020); 
  • the organisation of and participation to conferences, colloquium and webinars (eg, on criminal tax law or on cross-border investigations). 

In the context of the launching of the first edition of its White Collar Crime Practical Guide in 2019, Chambers & Partners asked Kiril Bougartchev and Emmanuel Moyne to act as contributing editors and to select the 21 foreign law firms involved in the relevant jurisdictions. They also acted as contributing editors of the second edition of the same guide (2020). They also authored the French chapter of The Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Review (Law Business Research, 2012–2015 editions), the Anti-Corruption Practice Guide published by Chambers and Partners (2018-2021 editions), a comparative law book about the offence of corruption published by Oxford University in 2019, “from Baksheesh to bribery”, and of GIR’s Securities & Related Investigations Know-how (2020). 

The lawyers of the firm are also actively participating in several think tanks, in France but also internationally. In this respect, the firm is member of the American Bar Association and of the International Bar Association. Emmanuel Moyne has been appointed Conference Quality Officer of the Criminal Law Committee (CLC) of the latter for 2019-2020 and Conference Coordinator of the CLC for 2021-2022.