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

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
75116 PARIS

Compliance Tier 1

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP is assisting many leading French corporations in the setting up of domestic and worldwide compliance programmes and on the review of risk assessment and sanction issues. The firm also recently assisted several companies facing AFA-led controls. In addition, the practice also stands out by its leading US and international capabilities which makes it a go-to-firm for high-stake multi-jurisdictional compliance and government agency-led investigations. It is notably assisting Airbus in facing combined FR, US and UK investigations for alleged acts of corruption. Paris-based partners Bryan Sillaman, Michael Huneke, newly appointed partner Nicolas Tollet and counsel Olivier Dorgans are the key names to note.


‘The practice is very comprehensive and does a great job. They have a lot of experience on the US side that they can translate into the growing French context.’

‘The team has in-depth knowledge of compliance issues. It provides great guidance to companies to set up well-adapted and thorough compliance programmes in a short period of time.’

‘Nicolas Tollet has great knowledge of compliance issues, is available, shows great listening skills and strong analysis skills. He is an excellent guide who provides great assistance to go through crisis situations or complex matters.’

Key clients


Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs Tier 4

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Practice head(s):

Key clients


Warner Bros.

Disney / Lucasfilm


Saban Brands

Richard Mille

Coorstek Medical


Fresenius Medical




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)