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Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
75008 PARIS

France > Banking and finance: Bank regulatory Tier 2

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP advises a prominent client base of French and European banks as well as corporations on banking and finance regulatory matters (MIFID II, IDD CRD IV notably) and also provides support during regulators’ audits and investigations. Additionally, the team is very active in the fintech and cryptocurrency space where it helps new players and financial institutions to launch and register new businesses, notably as DASPs. The practice is jointly headed by Hubert de Vauplane and Hugues Bouchetemble.

Practice head(s):

Hubert de Vauplane; Hugues Bouchetemble


‘Hughes Bouchetemble is an expert in regulatory, his advice is always extremely precise and he provides solutions.’

‘Hughes Bouchetemble is a true specialist in banking and financial regulation, he stands out for his very attentive and keen listening skills which allows him to accurately measure the issues and needs in order to provide appropriate responses.’

‘The team is an expert in its field and finds solutions proportionate to the size and activity of its clients.’

‘The team is always available and reachable, which allows great agility in managing projects within tight deadlines. Beyond their responsiveness, we particularly appreciate their ability to find innovative solutions within our strict regulatory framework, while taking into account our real operational constraints.’

‘The team combines the qualities of listening, responsiveness and reliability. In an increasingly complex banking environment, the team responds in a manner that is both pragmatic and specific to our needs.’

‘Hugues Bouchetemble’s availability and attentiveness are very reassuring and his team is also very competent.’

‘The team has strong compliance and legal expertise characterized by a pragmatic, operational approach and a deep understanding of issues.’

‘Hugues Bouchetemble stands out in a remarkable way. His expertise, his always sound advice, his availability, his ability to quickly understand the issues as well as many other qualities make him an essential contact.’

Key clients

BCB Group


Bloks Holding

BNP Paribas France

BNP Paribas Suisse


Crédit Agricole Indosuez


Eleva Capital


Generali France



Inter Invest

JP Morgan








Saxo Bank


Summit Mining



Swisslife Gestion Privée

Trade Republic



Work highlights

  • Advising BINANCE on adapting its business organisation to local laws and regulation.
  • Advising  HSBC on adapting its organisation with the digitalisation of the services.
  • Advised BNP PARIBAS on the restructuring of its offers in the overseas departments.

France > Private equity: venture/growth capital Tier 2

The 'responsive' and 'attentive' team at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP is well-versed in advising private equity funds, investors, fund sponsors, and portfolio companies on venture capital mandates. It has additional strength in related work such as legal and tax structuring, due diligence, the drafting of pre-contractual agreements, and management packages. Four practitioners share leadership of the group: the 'responsive, available and pragmatic' Alexandre Omaggio; the 'rigourous, patient' Sébastien Pontillo; Dana Anagnostou and Reid Feldman complete the leadership team.

Practice head(s):

Dana Anagnostou; Alexandre Omaggio; Sebastien Pontillo; Reid Feldman

Other key lawyers:

Eléonore Herve Le Roch


‘Responsiveness and ability to work on complex matters.’

‘Very attentive to issues, eturns are always on time. Alexandre Omaggio’s team has a very good understanding of the issues raised and the needs of customers, with an approach that is both technical and pragmatic, allowing them to fully meet expectations.’

‘Alexandre Omaggio explains complex problems simply and finds creative solutions to specific problems. He is a very responsive, available and pragmatic lawyer.’

‘Strength and advantage: high-level turnkey support, great seriousness, platform of skills and expertise covering all the needs of a fund. Quality of service: impeccable.’

‘Alexandre Omaggio and Eléonore Herve Le Roch – fluent, simple, clear and concise writing. Excellent management of complex operations; great negotiation skills; in-depth knowledge of market practices and innovations; excellent relationship with the managers of target companies.’

‘Sebastien Pontillo – rigourous, patient, focused on the right things.’

‘A responsive team, offering pragmatic solutions adapted to the needs of its customers.’

Key clients










Lightspeed Venture Partners

Hg Capital





Work highlights

  • Advised Lightspeed Venture Partners, lead investor on Mistral’s series seed round.
  • Advised Tikehau Capital on its reinvestment for Tehtris €44 million Series B.
  • Advised Eurazeo (lead investor) and Trocadero Capital Partners (co-investor) on their acquisition of a minority stake in Eowin, alongside management.

France > Construction Tier 3

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP's practice specialises in contentious construction matters, in addition to handling contract negotiation and builders’ liability matters. The group is directed by Renaud Dubois, who is well-versed in guiding private and semipublic institutional operators through all stages of the construction process. Ophélie Boulos, who was promoted to of counsel in January 2023, supports Dubois across a wide range of matters.

Practice head(s):

Renaud Dubois


‘Renaud Dubois is extremely competent, responsive and focused on the operational and business needs of the client.’

‘Renaud Dubois is an excellent partner – responsive, diligent and pragmatic.’

‘The team is very expert and structured on a human scale, allowing it to stay as close as possible to its customers and their expectations.’

‘Renaud Dubois is an experienced lawyer who gives very good advice and seeks the best solutions for his clients.’

Key clients

Icade Group

La Poste Immobilier

Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (CEA)

Eiffage Group

SPIE Group

Eternit (Etex Group)

Spie Batignolles Immobilier

Terminaux de Normandie


CDC Habitat

Fos Holding

Work highlights

  • Assisted Icade and its subsidiary Icade Promotions, in numerous construction disputes involving office, business and residential buildings.
  • Assisted La Poste and its real estate subsidiary Poste-Immo in numerous construction disputes involving industrial assets or offices of the La Poste Group.
  • Assisted CEA in numerous construction disputes involving nuclear assets.

France > Dispute resolution: Stock market litigation Tier 3

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP's team has a strong knowledge of the financial services and asset management field and is routinely entrusted by asset management companies in AMF disciplinary proceedings. The team also acts for clients facing AMF stock-market breach investigations. The practice is jointly headed by financial regulatory experts Hubert de Vauplane and Hugues Bouchetemble.

Practice head(s):

Hubert de Vauplane; Hugues Bouchetemble

Key clients






Van Tilborg Trading BV

Union Financière de France Banque (UFF)



Work highlights

  • Representing Union Financière de France Banque in one hundred summonses issued against it in connection with the marketing of financial products.
  • Represented the national trade association “ANACOFI-CIF” before the AMF Sanctions Committee.
  • Represented UBS in dealing with pre-litigation files against the regulator relating to certain banking prudential regulations.

France > Private equity: Fund formation Tier 3

French and international asset managers regularly turn to Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP for assistance with the structuring and formation of both French and pan-European mid-market and large funds. The group is also well-placed to assist asset managers with regulatory issues and ESG investment strategies. Gilles Saint Marc steers the team and has regulatory, tax, and transactional expertise. Tristan Bonneau is the name to note at senior associate level.

Practice head(s):

Gilles Saint Marc

Other key lawyers:

Key clients


Eiffel Investment Group

Chenavari AM

Sienna AM France (formerly Acofi Gestion)

Fonds de Réserve pour les Retraites (FRR)


Allianz Global Investors

Amundi Asset Management

Groupama AM

Flexam Invest

Work highlights

  • Advised Eurazeo on the tax and legal structuring and formation of a master/feeder leasing fund.
  • Advised Eiffel Investment Group on the tax and legal structuring, formation and fundraising of third generation private debt funds dedicated to renewable energy infrastructures.
  • Advised Sienna AM France on the tax and legal structuring, formation and fundraising of a private equity and private debt fund.

France > Banking and finance: transactional work Tier 4

Practice head(s):

Sophie Perus; Gilles Saint Marc; Hubert de Vauplane


‘Very dynamic and responsive team. Strong expertise in the banking and finance sector.’

‘Sophie Perus: very available, very attentive, a strong ability to understand issues.’

‘Sophie Perus: highly involved, excellent technical knowledge and strategic vision, and good knowledge of the stakeholders involved.’

Key clients

Eurazeo Investment Manager – EIM

Zencap Asset Management

Bpifrance Investissement







Amundi Asset Management

Idia Capital Investment

BNP Paribas

Crédit Agricole (CACIB)


Eiffel Investment Management

Holding Le Duff

Midcap partners



Schelscher Prince Gestion



ITM Entreprises (Groupe les Mousquetaires)

La Banque Postale Asset Management


Work highlights

  • Advising Zencap Asset Management and Eurazeo Investment Manager – EIM in relation to the renegotiation of their existing financings to Federation Studios.
  • Advising Amundi Asset Management and IDIA Capital Investment in connection with the structuring of a financing granted to Groupe Cosmobilis in the context of the acquisition of Bee2link.
  • Advising a Fintech on structuring a bank financing for its business operations.

France > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 4

Practice head(s):

Marie-Christine Fournier-Gille; Dominique Penin; Marie Davy

Other key lawyers:


‘Small attentive and responsive team for personalized support.’

‘Highly competent and very responsive team. ’

‘Responsive, involved lawyers. Easy exchanges’.

‘Excellent legal results.’

‘Availability, adaptability. Implementation of effective digital tools. Very good technical mastery.’

‘Dominique Penin: high availability, efficiency. A unique personality that breaks out of the conventional mold. Lots of finesse, allowing you to think outside the box to find solutions, possibly leaving room for commercial negotiations. Ability to demonstrate firmness at the right time with great speed of execution.’

‘Marie-Christine Fournier-Gille has very good knowledge, shows great professionalism, is friendly and responsive.’

‘Virginia Barat is very technical. ’

Key clients

Bank Julius Baer

BNP Paribas


LCL Crédit Lyonnais

Société Générale (ex Crédit du Nord) et ses filiales bancaires



DMG Mori

DO & CO / Hédiard



International Paper


Caisse d’Epargne Ile-de-France

Carrefour Banque

Banque Postale

Binance France

Banque Delubac

BRED and its subsidiary BCIMR

Work highlights

  • Advising SOCIETE GENERALE in a court action brought by more than 100 people claiming the bank neglected its Tracfin monitoring and declaring duty regarding a Dom Tom tax exemption company.

France > EU, competition and distribution Tier 5

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP‘s has considerable expertise in antitrust litigation and follow-on damages claims before the French courts, but is also noted for its experience in investigations and merger control filings before antitrust authorities in other jurisdictions. Distribution specialist Marie Davy leads the team. Since research concluded, Marco Plankensteiner has left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Marie Davy


‘The team is available and precise in its answers. Responsive and pragmatic.’

‘The team demonstrated quality expertise and great rigour in our competition law case. The team is dynamic and friendly.’

‘Efficient, dynamic and competent team.’

‘The team members are dedicated and know the client’s file in depth. They analyse every single aspect of the case and do not leave anything to chance.’

Key clients

Crédit Lyonnais – LCL

Crédit Agricole SA

Luxottica Group SpA

CEVA Santé Animale

Trodat/Trotec Group

Eiffage Construction SA

EES Clemessy

Eiffage Infrastructures






Work highlights

  • Successfully represented Crédit Agricole and its subsidiary in the proceedings before the Supreme Court relating to the check multilateral interbank fees case.
  • Representing LCL in a class action initiated by UFC Que Choisir in connection with the substitution of mortgage loan insurance.
  • Advising Canal+ on merger control and antitrust issues related its co-investment with Mediawan in connection with the acquisition of Côte Ouest Audiovisuel.

France > Mergers and acquisitions Tier 5

Practice head(s):

Dana Anagnostou; Reid Feldman; Alexandre Omaggio; Antoine Paszkiewicz; Sebastien Pontillo


 ‘Great responsiveness and pragmatism. Sébastien Pontillo is hands-on, particularly on cross-border deals. Good team quality. ’

‘ Performance. Diligence. Precision’

 ‘Alexandre Omaggio has always demonstrated remarkable responsiveness and commitment. He provides high quality services and knows how to offer pragmatic solutions to his clients.’

Excellent responsiveness. Astute, pragmatic and business-oriented advice.’

Key clients

Tikehau Capital




Bollé Brands

Adjuto Holdings



Radiant Logic, Inc.



Work highlights

  • Advising Tikehau Capital, as part of a consortium composed of Tikehau Capital, Safran and Airbus, on the acquisition of Aubert&Duval.
  • Advising Kereis on the acquisition of 100% of the share capital and voting rights of Cegema from SwissLife.
  • Advised Radiant Logic, Inc. on the acquisition of Brainwave SAS.

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Department Name Email Telephone
Co-Managing Partner Renaud Dubois rdubois@kramerlevin.comubois +33144094600
Co-Managing Partner Dana Anagnostou +33144094600
Photo Name Position Profile
Dana Anagnostou  photo Dana Anagnostou Dana Anagnostou is co-managing partner of Kramer Levin’s Paris office. Her practice…
Hugues Bouchetemble photo Hugues Bouchetemble Partner focusing on regulatory banking and financial transactions, and assists banks, investment…
Ophélie  Boulos  photo Ophélie Boulos Associate  primarily handling real estate and construction law. She focuses on both…
Danièle Darmon photo Danièle Darmon Partner advising and representing clients, including investment funds, asset managers, insurance companies…
Marie  Davy  photo Marie Davy Partner handling commercial, industrial, corporate and liability litigation, representing French and foreign…
Hubert De Vauplane photo Hubert De Vauplane Hubert de Vauplane is in charge of Fintech practice in the Paris…
Renaud Dubois photo Renaud Dubois Renaud Dubois is co-managing partner of Kramer Levin’s Paris office. He advises…
Guillaume  Forbin photo Guillaume Forbin Partner handling commercial, industrial and criminal litigation, as well as the contractual…
Marie-Christine Fournier-Gille photo Marie-Christine Fournier-Gille Partner who focuses on business law, representing clients, in particular banking institutions,…
Alexandre Omaggio photo Alexandre Omaggio Alexandre Omaggio is partner. He practices in mergers and acquisitions, private equity,…
Dominique  Penin photo Dominique Penin Partner focuseing on business law and handles cases involving banking, bankruptcy and…
Sophie  Perus  photo Sophie Perus Partner advising lenders (banks, private debt funds and alternative debt providers), as…
Marco Plankensteiner photo Marco Plankensteiner Partner specialising in EU and French competition law, assisting in antitrust investigations,…
Sébastien Pontillo photo Sébastien Pontillo Partner advising private equity funds and investors on leveraged buyouts, development capital…
Gilles Saint Marc photo Gilles Saint Marc Gilles Saint Marc is partner. He co-leads the Alternative Investment Management practice…