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

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
75116 PARIS

Compliance Tier 1

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP has traditionally been assisting leading French and foreign companies with US compliance and enforcement proceedings, often with the involvement of the Washington office. The Paris-based practice recently shifted its focus towards advising clients on French compliance issues, a successful adjustment as the high demand of assistance from many leading French companies in preparing and dealing with AFA-led audits demonstrates. The practice also has extensive experience in assisting clients with conducting internal investigations. The addition of white-collar crime and litigation expert Félix de Belloy in early 2020 (ex: Boken) nicely complements the group's existing strengths. The team’s knowledge spans French and international anti-corruption, whistleblowing, economic sanctions and anti-money laundering compliance and investigation work. Recently, the practice also assisted with upcoming trends such as social, environment, human rights and governance issues. Bryan Sillaman heads the team which includes Michael Huneke, Anne Gaustad, Nicolas Tollet  and counsel Olivier Dorgans.

Practice head(s):

Bryan Sillaman

Other key lawyers:

Michael Huneke; Anne Gaustad; Nicolas Tollet; Olivier Dorgans


‘The firm has one of the market’s oldest compliance practices. They have American partners living in Paris who have practiced the subject for much longer than their Parisian counterparts.’


Key clients


Dispute resolution: White-collar crime Tier 3

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP hired Félix de Belloy from Boken in March 2020 to lead its litigation and white-collar practice boutique. The team handles a broad range of matters, dealing with complex money laundering, corruption, fraud and bribery issues, often in an international context or involving foreign authorities. It acts for major companies and their high-ranking executives as well as for several leading French banks. The practice is involved in several landmark cases, including the Karachi Affair. Working hand-in-hand with the US practice, the Paris group also handles the French aspects of high-profile cases and advises clients on US and French investigations. Counsel Marie-Agnès Nicolas also contributes.

Practice head(s):

Félix de Belloy

Other key lawyers:

Marie-Agnès Nicolas


‘ Félix de Belloy and his team are great professionals.’


Key clients

Société Générale

Cohen Family

Landsbanki’s president

Former Prime Minister Edouard Balladur

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
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Other offices : Rio de Janeiro* (*In cooperation with Saud Advogados)