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

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
4 PLACE DE L'OPERA
75002 PARIS
France
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Work Department

Litigation; International Arbitration; White Collar & Regulatory Defense

Position

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

Career

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.

Languages

English, French.

Memberships

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.

Education

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 > Contentieux commercial et de droit des sociétés

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP est mandaté par de grandes sociétés françaises et internationales, ainsi que par des fonds d’investissement de premier plan pour traiter des affaires importantes, comportant souvent une composante transfrontalière. Le cabinet est particulièrement expérimenté dans la gestion de litiges majeurs pour le compte de grands acteurs, concernant des projets de fusions-acquisitions ou des partenariats commerciaux. L’équipe gère enfin des contentieux en responsabilité des produits, ainsi qu’une affaire portant sur la restitution d’une œuvre d’art spoliée pendant la Seconde Guerre Mondiale. Sont recommandés : Antoine Kirry qui codirige la pratique aux côtés de  Lord Peter Goldsmith QC (qui partage son temps entre les bureaux de Paris et Londres), et Alexandre Bisch (international counsel).

Paris > Résolution des litiges: Droit pénal des affaires

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP assure la défense de plusieurs hauts dirigeants de grandes entreprises ciblés par des enquêtes pour corruption de premier plan, conduites par des autorités françaises ou américaines. Le cabinet intervient également pour des sociétés et des banques dans des affaires variées, de dimension nationale ou internationale. Il est impliqué dans un dossier de cybercriminalité et possède également un fort savoir-faire en matière de contentieux boursier. Enfin, l’équipe est consultée sur des questions de sanctions américaines internationales. Antoine Kirry est à la tête de la pratique, à laquelle contribuent également les international counsels Alexandre Bisch et Robin Lööf.

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.