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Paul-Albert Iweins is head of Litigation & Dispute Resolution within the Paris office.

Paul-Albert was sworn in as a lawyer in Paris in 1973. In 1975, he set up a partnership with Emmanuel Inbona, a former solicitor specialised in civil proceedings. Winner of the “Concours de la Conférence du Stage” (a French State competition open to members of the Bar), the legal expertise which he developed in civil and penal law while with the law firm Inobona, Iweins, Charpentier-Oltramare today leads him to take part in numerous lawsuits, in particular in the field of penal law as regards financial litigations. Further to becoming member of the Bar and, subsequently, of the National Bar Council, he was appointed as Chairman of the Bar, which office he held for 2 years (2002 and 2003) and he was Chairman of the National Bar Council.

In July 2004, he joined Taylor Wessing France in order to conduct the Litigations and Arbitrations department.

He is officer of the Legion of Honour and of the National Order of the Merit

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France > Dispute resolution: White-collar crime

Taylor Wessing has defended clients in several trials that made headlines in 2021, notably in the political and sport spheres. The firm is acting for a number of elected officials in addition to defending several lawyer peers who are being prosecuted in relation to corruption allegations. Its caseload also extends to other areas such as high-profile international corruption cases involving executives and a sensitive Covid-19 public healthcare-related case. The practice also has experience in advising clients who had become victims of data theft, securing very positive outcomes. Prominent practice head Paul-Albert Iweins and Benoît Goulesque-Monaux are the main contacts.

Paris > Résolution des litiges: Droit pénal des affaires

Taylor Wessing handles a series of highly publicised cases involving the political sphere, with several going to trial in 2020 or expected for 2021. Practice head Paul-Albert Iweins is regularly appointed by peers as well as political and public servant figures to defend them, with instructions including the defence of the prominent colleague Thierry Herzog in a landmark bribery case also involving former president of France Nicolas Sarkozy. Iweins also acts in the Bygmalion political scandal. Outside of the political field, the practice manages a caseload encompassing embezzlement, breach of trust and corruption allegations, and defends notaries and bailiffs in criminal liability cases. Other key member Benoît Goulesque-Monaux regularly acts in cases involving the cinema and media sector. Assisting clients who have suffered a cyber attack is another area of strength.

Taylor Wessing est intervenu en défense dans plusieurs procès ayant défrayé la chronique en 2021, en lien notamment avec les sphères politique et sportive. Le cabinet représente plusieurs élus et assure aussi la défense de plusieurs confrères avocats poursuivis pour corruption. Le volant d’affaires couvre aussi des affaires emblématiques de corruption internationale et de santé publique liées à la Covid-19. Enfin, le cabinet est appelé au secours par des clients victimes d’actes de piratage sur leurs données. A la tête de la pratique Paul-Albert Iweins est l’une des grandes figures du barreau. L’équipe comprend aussi  Benoît Goulesque-Monaux .

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

Taylor Wessing traite principalement des contentieux commerciaux, notamment dans le domaine informatique. Le cabinet dispose aussi d’une forte compétence dans la gestion des contentieux industriels et de droit des assurances, auprès des entreprises ou des assureurs. Il traite enfin des litiges financiers et de droit des sociétés. La pratique est codirigée par Philippe Glaser, Pierre-Olivier Leblanc, Paul-Albert Iweins,   Benoît Goulesque-Monaux et Lare Hüe de la Colombe  qui se consacre au développement de l’arbitrage international.