Le 16 Law > Paris, France > Firm Profile

Le 16 Law
PARIS 75008

France > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 4

Le 16 Law

Practice head(s):

Jean-Luc Larribau; Alexandra Szekely; Samuel Sauphanor

Other key lawyers:

Anne-Claire Hans; Morgan Gizardin


A real success story firm due to the high quality of its partners, who combine top legal skills with great energy in a very collaborative and caring environment.

A very high-quality litigation and arbitration practice; intervenes in a very responsive, pragmatic and comprehensive manner on the often complex subjects it deals with.

A small, nimble team that punches much higher than its weight. They combine top-flight legal knowledge with excellent judgement, intellectual curiosity, and a drive to understand the factual landscape in all its technical detail. Their work ethic and client service are second to none.

‘Jean-Luc Larribau, Samuel Sauphanor and Anne-Claire Hans: great listening skills, work force, collaborative work, team spirit and expertise, cheerful; very responsive, desire to learn and to surpass themselves.’

‘The team led by Alexandra Szekely has an excellent knowledge of senior management liability litigation and is well able to manage complex cases in this area. She also has a very good knowledge of the law regarding companies in difficulty and the environment of corporate restructuring.’

‘Anne-Claire Hans, is quite remarkable. She is very lively and intelligent, extremely conscientious, invested and demanding with herself and her teams, so that she never lets anything go. I would recommend her without any hesitation.’

‘Alexandra Szekely thinks outside of the box, she always gives smart strategic advice, she has excellent advocacy skills.’

‘Anne-Claire Hans has a keen instinct for understanding highly technical evidence and marshalling it to her client’s best advantage. She is a skilled, fearless young advocate with a bright future. Jean-Luc Larribau is a wise and seasoned counselor who quickly distills the key dynamics of complex disputes and envisions a path out of the most difficult situations. What I appreciate most about Jean-Luc is that he always provides a menu of options and a recommended course of action with every problem we encounter.’

Key clients




Infineon AG

Compagnie Européenne de Garanties et Cautions (CEGC)

UPS France

ABC Arbitrage

AEW Ciloger


Suez Groupe


Monte Paschi Banque


Global Wind Power Europe

Work highlights

  • Representing Orange before the Paris Commercial Court (Tribunal de commerce de Paris) in proceedings brought on the ground of deceptive commercial practices by the consumer association CLCV regarding 5G cell phone packages.
  • Representing a prominent agent in the Middle-East in relation to a claim for payment of outstanding remuneration brought against a worldwide leader in the defence industry.
  • Representing the co-founder and minority shareholder of a well-known company specialised in the recycling of plastics in judicial proceedings whereby the client is seeking (and has successfully managed at first instance level) to exclude the two majority shareholders from the company.

France > Dispute resolution: White-collar crime Tier 4

Le 16 Law

Practice head(s):

Samuel Sauphanor


‘Samuel Sauphanor is very rigorous and imaginative.’

‘Samuel Sauphanor is open, cordial, responsive and an astute strategist.’

Key clients

Antom Patrimoine’s French investors