Firm Profile > Le 16 Law > Paris, France

Le 16 Law
16 RUE DE L'ELYSÉE
PARIS 75008
France

Dispute resolution: Stock market litigation Tier 3

Le 16 Law represents individuals, senior executives and financial institutions subject to AMF investigations and enforcement proceedings pertaining to market abuse allegations. The firm is notably involved in matters relating to short-selling and insider trading issues. Samuel Sauphanor is recommended. He co-heads the practice alongside Jean-Luc Larribau.

Practice head(s):

Samuel Sauphanor; Jean-Luc Larribau

Testimonials

We chose to work with this firm for its competence, its pragmatism as well as for its know-how for litigation in the financial field.’

‘Anne-Claire Hans, Samuel Sauphanor and Jean-Luc Larribau carried out their work with great professionalism, great pragmatism and strong involvement.’

‘Samuel Sauphanor has great expertise and knows how to define a long-term litigation strategy. He also has a very good contact with clients.’

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

Testimonials

 ‘We chose to work with this firm for its competence, its pragmatism as well as its know-how for litigation in the financial field.’

‘Anne-Claire Hans, Samuel Sauphanor and Jean-Luc Larribeau carried out their work with great professionalism, great pragmatism and strong involvement.’

‘Young and dynamic team made up of rigorous and ingenious lawyers.’

‘Jean-Luc Larribau is a very skilled litigator, reactive, smart, who provides very good legal analyses and has a good ability to understand strategic issues of a case. He is a very reliable attorney.’

‘I have been very impressed by the team’s ability to digest very complex technical information and make critical arguments based on that information. We were impressed by the team’s technical acumen.’

‘Jean-Luc Larribau, Anne-Claire Hans and associate Magda Gillaux truly excel at client service. They are equally comfortable discussing technical matters as they are debating legal strategy with in-house lawyers. They provide invaluable strategic direction to foreign clients unfamiliar with the French legal system. And they communicate important information promptly and clearly. I have found them to provide outstanding service at very reasonable rates, and would not hesitate to refer my peers to them.’

Key clients

Infineon AG

Compagnie Européenne de Garanties et Cautions (CEGC)

UPS France

ABC Arbitrage

AEW Ciloger

Axione

Suez Groupe

Patrizia

Monte Paschi Banque

Albioma

Dispute resolution: White-collar crime Tier 4

Le 16 Law

Practice head(s):

Samuel Sauphanor

Testimonials

‘Samuel Sauphanor is very dynamic and rigorous. The firm inspires confidence.’

‘ Great availability of Samuel Sauphanor who responds with strong investment. He has good rigour and methodology.’

Dispute resolution: International arbitration Tier 5

Practice head(s):

Julie Spinelli; Jean-Luc Larribau

Testimonials

Julie Spinelli works with great legal rigour and determination.’

‘The team is particularly dynamic and shows a combative state of mind and total commitment, particularly appreciable in complex litigation.’

‘Jean-Luc Larribau and Julie Spinelli know how to get to the point and quickly identify decisive issues on which the decision of a judge or referee can tip. They both show an extraordinary fighting spirit. Julie Spinelli also has good management of talents allowing the full efficiency of teamwork and intelligent sharing of tasks.’

‘The team is young and extremely professional. They have intimate knowledge of their files which allows a great mastery of each step of the procedure. The preparation for the hearings is of high quality.’

‘Julie Spinelli is particularly remarkable, not only for her mastery of procedures and her files, but also for her level of English which I find much superior to what I have encountered in other firms. Jean-Luc Larribau shows a certainty of judgement and advice that is remarkable.’

‘Elite boutique with hands-on involvement from senior practitioners and a strong bench of associates supporting the partners.’

‘Julie Spinelli is outstanding. Julie is comfortable handling both international commercial and investment treaty arbitrations with an enviable track record of success in both. A good oral advocate.’

‘Le 16 Law is outstanding. Their team, composed of a group of young lawyers with extensive experience in top notch law firms, is a dynamic combination of brilliant and creative energy. They have the gravitas of future leaders in their fields. They think outside the box.’

‘Julie Spinelli is a highly innovative and creative lawyer. She possesses a sixth sense when analysing matters, identifying and addressing highly complex issues, which will make her one of the best lawyers of her time. She possesses a rare perspicacity when dealing with clients and difficult matters.’