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McDermott Will & Emery AARPI
75007 PARIS
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Work Department

Dispute Resolution


Partner Alexis Werl regularly represents local and international corporations, high-net-worth and politically visible individuals in complex, multi-jurisdiction matters, with a particular emphasis on white-collar and commercial litigation.

For further details of Alexis’ biography, please view McDermott website here.


Prior to joining McDermott, Alexis spent eight years in the litigation departments of other US leading international law firms, including one year in New York, and four years as a partner at a boutique litigation firm, which he co-founded with the former Head of the Paris Bar.

In 2007, Alexis was elected a member of the Conférence du Stage, an elite group of 12 young French lawyers chosen each year in a competition for their oral advocacy skills.

Alexis lectured at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris on important justice issues for several years. He is a regular speaker at the Master of International Business Law program at the Université de Paris Sud.


Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Paris (Sciences-Po), 1997
ESSEC Business School, 1999
University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas, 2000
Columbia Law School, LLM, 2003

Lawyer Rankings

France > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation

McDermott Will & Emery AARPI  handles product liability and commercial cases for major French and international companies. The practice also acts in litigation relating to shareholder conflicts and the termination of managers. Practice head Alexis Werl and Aymeric Discours are recommended.

France > Dispute resolution: White-collar crime

McDermott Will & Emery AARPI handles handling fraud, corruption and doping cases, as well as matters related to the political sphere. Practice head Alexis Werl represents major financial institutions, corporations, former members of the French government, top executives and private investors.

Paris > Résolution des litiges: Droit pénal des affaires

McDermott Will & Emery AARPI est impliqué dans plusieurs affaires de fraude emblématiques, ainsi que dans des dossiers de corruption touchant les sphères politiques et financières. Dirigée par Alexis Werl, l’équipe représente de grandes institutions financières, des entreprises, d’anciens membres du gouvernement, de hauts dirigeants et des investisseurs privés. Le cabinet gère enfin des dossiers de droit pénal du travail.

Paris > Résolution des litiges > Contentieux commercial et de droit des sociétés

McDermott Will & Emery AARPI est en charge de litiges commerciaux et de responsabilité des produits pour le compte de grands groupes français et internationaux. Le cabinet traite également des conflits d’actionnaires et des contentieux de départ de dirigeants. Alexis Werl dirige la pratique contentieuse. Aymeric Discours est également un élément de premier plan dans l’équipe.