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Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
75116 PARIS

Compliance Tier 1

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP has ‘deep knowledge and experience of anti-corruption legislation and practices from both an international and national perspective’. The Paris-based team has strong domestic and international expertise and also benefits from the firm's leading US and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) capabilities, which are a major asset. The Paris practice advises leading French and international corporations on the implementation of anti-corruption programmes, and was also retained by several key clients to advise on the first AFA-led audits. Finally, a combined French and US team is assisting Airbus with various compliance issues and high-profile UK, French and US investigations. Key names include Bryan SillamanMichael Huneke, who ‘is a voice of reason when it comes to compliance matters’; and counsel Nicolas Tollet, who provides ‘outstanding support in designing anti-corruption programmes and whose knowledge of best practices and ability to deliver practical and customised advice are greatly appreciated’. The team was also strengthened by the arrival of Olivier Dorgans as counsel from Brown Rudnick LLP.

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Media and entertainment: advertising

Stefan Naumann sits at the head of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP's media and entertainment offering in Paris and represents high-profile clients in the television and cinema space such as Warner Bros, which he advises on the full gamut of civil and criminal enforcement of its intangible assets. Intellectual property lies at the core of the practice, as illustrated by Naumann's involvement in trade mark and copyright litigation, as well as his work for M6 regarding its patent portfolio for interactive television. Other recent highlights include anti-piracy campaigns, customs seizures, contract negotiations and strategic advice pertaining to the maximising and securing of French film subsidies.

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
Number of lawyers : 299
at this office : 28
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)