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Fabrice Fages is a partner in the Paris office of Latham & Watkins and Chair of the Paris office Litigation & Trial Department. His practice focuses on handling complex litigation and arbitration, with particular experience in mass litigation, as well as investigations and crisis management.
Mr. Fages practice focuses on complex commercial litigation matters, representing global companies in compliance related investigations, and has extensive experience in French and European public policy matters and in advising companies, professional federations, and NGOs in their relations with public authorities in Paris and Brussels.
Latham & Watkins s’est vu confié récemment de nouveaux mandats par des fonds d’investissement de premier plan pour gérer des litiges à forts enjeux, portant sur des opérations de private equity et des conflits d’actionnaires. L’équipe traite également des contentieux commerciaux et industriels, y compris une affaire sensible dans le secteur de l’assurance-vie, initiée par des assurés. Enfin, le cabinet gère plusieurs litiges portant sur des certificats d’économies d’énergie. Fabrice Fages et Myria Saarinen codirigent la pratique.
Latham & Watkins has recognised expertise in the field of anti-corruption and sanctions, spanning French law as well as US FCPA and the UK bribery act. The team assists clients with the setting up of compliance programmes and during AFA compliance audits. The conduct of audits during M&A transactions led by the firm and assisting clients with sensitive internal investigations are other areas of strength. In addition, the firm offers complementary compliance expertise in other areas, such as ethics, governance, data privacy and healthcare. Fabrice Fages is in charge.
Latham & Watkins is active in good amount of commercial litigation, notably relating to the IT and healthcare sectors. The practice also regularly manages corporate and M&A disputes, recently representing an investment fund in a complex matter concerning some aspects of one of France’s recent landmark M&A dispute. As part of the practice’s insolvency litigation caseload, the team assists audit firms facing disciplinary proceedings. Lately, the team has acted for clients facing difficulties in the supply of electronics components, notably in the automobile sector, advising on strategic pre-litigation issues. Private enforcement litigation, antitrust condemnation damage proceedings, and mediation proceedings are growing practice areas. Fabrice Fages and Myria Saarinen are in charge. Elise Auvray made counsel in 2021.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Banking and finance: transactional work
- Derivatives and structured finance
- EU, competition and distribution
- Private equity: LBO
- Capital markets: debt capital markets
- Capital markets: equity capital markets
- Data privacy and data protection
- Industry focus: IT and internet
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation
- Dispute resolution: International arbitration
- Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences