Firm Profile > Le 16 Law > Paris, France

Le 16 Law
PARIS 75008

Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 3

Dispute resolution boutique Le 16 Law combines solid resources and an ability to handle a vast array of cases. The ten-lawyer team is instructed by many of France’s major companies, as well as international corporations and financial institutions. It is involved in commercial, corporate, financial and real estate disputes. The firm  also handles a new emerging type of dispute, dealing with the violation of trade secrets. The practice is co-headed by Jean-Luc Larribau , Alexandra Szekely and Samuel Sauphanor.


‘A young and very dynamic team, which shows great responsiveness and is proactive’.

‘The firm identifies clients’ needs and works its hardest to address them’.

‘Proven expertise in commercial litigation. The team is efficient and professional. It is confident and provides comforting support all the way’.

‘Samuel Sauphanor is competent and has great interpersonal skills’.

‘Jean-Luc Larribau quickly understands issues at stake and provides practical solutions’.

Key clients

Infineon AG





AEW Europe

Axione (subs. of Bouygues Energie Services)

Mr. Stanislas Dewynter

Suez Group


Monte Paschi Banque

Dispute resolution: Stock market litigation Tier 3

Le 16 Law represents individuals in AMF and judicial investigations, and is regularly involved in cases raising new questions on financial markets practices. The group has also recently acted for a client in a highly sensitive claim regarding short selling issues. Samuel Sauphanor is the key name in the team, which also includes senior associate Anne-Claire Hans.

Practice head(s):


‘The team immediately grasps the key aspects of a complex situation. The quality of the team is extremely high. They worked very hard and in a very efficient way.’

‘The team shows high professionalism and availability. Lawyers are very involved and ensure great client preparation in prevision of court hearings.’

‘Samuel Sauphanor and Jean-Luc Larribau understood a complex situation quickly and provide a comprehensive strategy covering all angles. They understand the case’s big picture and never lost its sight while also covering every detail of a file.’

‘Samuel Sauphanor is a very sharp litigator who understands clients’ needs and knows how to handle sophisticated and urgent matters.’

Dispute resolution: International arbitration Tier 5

Le 16 Law


‘The team is up to the standards of the top players of the market. Advice is very comprehensive, while remaining perfectly clear.’

‘Julie Spinelli is a bright lawyer who impresses with her ability to sum up complex ideas in very simple terms.  She is truly tactical and greatly reactive. She is a good person to have at one’s own side in a difficult case.’