Mr Antoine Kirry > Debevoise & Plimpton LLP > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
75002 PARIS
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Work Department

Litigation; International Arbitration; White Collar & Regulatory Defense


Antoine Kirry is a partner based in the Paris office and a member of the firm’s Litigation Group. Mr. Kirry has substantial litigation and arbitration experience, with particular emphasis on M&A-related disputes. He has argued numerous cases in most courts in the Paris area and in many courts elsewhere in France. He has represented defendants in some of the most publicised insider trading cases brought before the French financial market regulator and the French criminal courts. He has also handled arbitrations under the auspices of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and the Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as well as ad hoc arbitrations in various European countries. In addition, Mr. Kirry has broad experience in advising French and foreign clients with respect to acquisitions and dispositions in France and has advised clients on several of the most significant transactions of the past few years, involving both publicly and privately held companies


Mr. Kirry received a Licence d’Histoire and a Maîtrise en Droit des Affaires in 1981 and a D.E.A. en Droit Privé in 1982 from the University of Strasbourg, and a LL.M. from Columbia Law School in 1986. He is a member of the Paris and New York Bars.


English, French.


Bar Admissions New York, Paris. Mr. Kirry served a nine-year term as a member of the board of directors of Association Droit et Procédure, one of the oldest and most respected associations of litigation practitioners in France. He is also a member of Association Française des Avocats Conseils d’Entreprise, and of the Swiss Arbitration Association.


Université de Strasbourg , 1981 , Maîtrise en droit Université de Strasbourg , 1982 , D.E.A. Columbia Law School , 1986 , LL.M. Mr. Kirry received a Licence d’Histoire and a Maîtrise en Droit des Affaires in 1981 and a D.E.A. en Droit Privé in 1982 from the University of Strasbourg, and a LL.M. from Columbia Law School in 1986.

Lawyer Rankings

Paris > Résolution des litiges: Droit pénal des affaires

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP accompagne de grands clients américains impliqués dans des procédures de droit pénal réglementaire, complexes et internationales. Le cabinet est en capacité d’intervenir dans des affaires particulièrement sensibles de corruption internationale, se caractérisant par l’ouverture d’enquêtes simultanément dans plusieurs pays. Le cabinet est aussi consulté sur des questions de sanctions américaines et fait profiter de nombreuses sociétés françaises de premier plan de sa plateforme américaine. Le bureau parisien traite également des contentieux financiers et boursiers de dimension plus nationale. Il est impliqué dans un dossier AMF stratégique. Antoine Kirry et Frederick Davis (of counsel) codirigent la pratique. Alexandre Bisch (international counsel) est également recommandé.

France > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is retained by leading French and international corporations as well as by leading investment funds to handle significant cases, often involving a cross-border component. The practice is especially experienced in managing major disputes for leading industry players in relation to M&A and commercial partnership projects. The caseload also includes tort proceedings and, showing the range of the team, a matter involving the recovery of a painting looted during WWII. Antoine Kirry , who directs the practice together with the London- and Paris-based Lord Peter Goldsmith QC, and international counsel Alexandre Bisch are recommended.