Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP > Paris, France > Firm Profile

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
75116 PARIS

France > Compliance Tier 1

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP handles the full range of mandates, from the development and implementation of compliance programmes to representing clients in regulatory investigations, in addition to domestic and cross-border matters concerning economic sanctions, export controls and anti-money laundering. Key clients include large-scale French and European companies spanning the energy, construction, transport, consumer and luxury goods sectors, among others. Managing partner Bryan Sillaman, who frequently advises clients on independent corporate monitorships, jointly leads the team alongside Jan Dunin-Wasowicz, who also co-chairs the firm’s sanctions, export controls and anti-money laundering practice. Michael Huneke is praised for his ‘knowledge of compliance, pragmatism and efficiency in handling cases’, while other key contacts in the group include ‘excellent compliance specialist’ Nicolas Tollet and Anne Gaustad.

Practice head(s):

Bryan Sillaman; Jan Dunin‑Wasowicz

Other key lawyers:

Michael Huneke; Nicolas Tollet; Anne Gaustad; Marie-Agnès Nicolas


‘The HHR team is pragmatic, fast and offers operational support with the compliance with and management of economic sanctions. They adapt to the needs of their clients.’

‘Michael Huneke stands out for his multi-jurisdictional knowledge of compliance, pragmatism and efficiency in handling cases.’

‘Nicolas Tollet is an excellent compliance specialist and he knows the authorities’ expectations extremely well, which he can transcribe in his advice in order to defend the interests of his clients.’

‘Very good reputation.’

‘Nicolas Tollet is always available, quickly understands the issues and offers solutions adapted to the situation.’

‘Reactivity and efficiency.’

‘Great expertise.’

‘Nicolas Tollet is accessible, and has an excellent understanding of our issues and constraints.’

Key clients


France > Intellectual property: Copyright Tier 3

France > Dispute resolution: International arbitration Tier 5

Practice head(s):

Sébastien Bonnard; Remy Gerbay

Other key lawyers:


‘Excellent team. Sébastien Bonnard knows how to surround himself with talented lawyers and help them grow. ’

‘Sébastien Bonnard: excellent lawyer, business sense, in-depth expertise in arbitration/litigation.’

‘Sabrina Touchard: excellent lawyer, very rigorous.’

‘Sébastien Bonnard is an extremely brilliant lawyer and strategist who also has great qualities as a litigator in court.’

‘Availability. Efficiency. Systematically informs clients of the progress of the file at each stage. Very well equipped in terms of IT tools. ’

‘Sébastien Bonnard is very impressive – very pleasant, intelligent, diligent, works a lot on his files. ’

Key clients

ITER / Fusion for Energy

Work highlights

  • Represented Mr. Yves Martine Garnier in proceedings against the Dominican Republic  arising out of the illegal expropriation of a waste collection concession in the Municipality of Santo Domingo Este.
  • Representing the Republic of Equatorial Guinea in an action for confirmation of an arbitral award issued against it.

France > Industry focus: Telecoms 

The firm: Hughes Hubbard is widely recognised as a leading international law firm. Starting from its origins in New York in 1888 – and nearly 50 years ago in Paris – Hughes Hubbard has developed a litigation and international arbitration practice that is among the most lauded in the world. Hughes Hubbard also has a diverse and extensive corporate practice with particular strength in handling M&A, corporate governance, joint ventures and capital markets. Other global practices include labour law, business restructuring, aviation finance, anti-corruption/FCPA and intellectual property, international trade, and antitrust and competition.

Areas of practice: The firm’s Paris office has achieved substantial recognition for its dispute resolution practice, covering both international arbitration and business litigation. Partners act as advisors and arbitrators in the areas of international commercial arbitration and investment agreements. The litigation department is particularly active in the commercial, industrial, banking and finance sectors, as well as handling matters involving white-collar crime. The FCPA/anti-corruption practice regularly assists large international clients in their most sensitive matters.

The corporate team covers all aspects of business law and matters relating to mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. It advises French and foreign companies on issues that arise out of their business activity in France and assists them with their strategic plans for locating and developing in the United States.

The banking and finance group is renowned in the areas of financing, asset management, capital markets and regulatory matters. It also assists with matters pertaining to carbon trading markets and financing projects in Africa.

The employment practice assists both French and international clients on issues relating to individual and collective labour law, and represents them before all the courts handling employment-related matters. It has particular experience in carrying out restructuring projects.

The intellectual property practice group is particularly renowned for litigation involving patents, advice and litigation in the film industry, and for its work in terms of trade marks, copyright, drawings and models, image rights and domain names.

The antitrust and competition team has considerable experience in notifying the French and European authorities of concentrations. It also assists clients by advising and handling matters involving state aid, ententes, abuse of dominant positions and distribution networks.

Department Name Email Telephone
Arbitration, litigation
Banking and finance
Bankruptcy, insolvency
Labour, employment
Corporate M&A and commercial
FCPA and anti-corruption
Antitrust and competition
Intellectual property
Contact : Bryan Sillaman
Other offices : New York
Other offices : Washington DC
Other offices : Miami
Other offices : Los Angeles
Other offices : Jersey City
Other offices : Tokyo
Other offices : Kansas City
Other offices : Rio de Janeiro* (*In cooperation with Saud Advogados)