Mr Laurent Martinet > Dechert LLP > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

Dechert LLP
32 RUE DE MONCEAU
PARIS 75008
France
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Work Department

Litigation

Position

Partner

Career

Laurent Martinet practices in the area of corporate and commercial litigation, advising French and international clients, and often in multijurisdictional proceedings.

His practice has covered numerous substantive areas of law, including product liability, energy regulation, sales and distribution regulation, corporate and shareholder disputes, directors and officers liability, and compliance. His clients come from industry sectors such as chemical, energy, IT, transportation, aviation, automotive and steel.

Laurent Martinet has been re-elected co-Chairman of the Paris Bar Law School (EFB).  He previously served as vice chair of the Paris Bar and chairman of the Paris Bar Law School (2014 – 2015), member of the Paris Bar Council (2008 – 2010), secretary for the International Commission of the Paris Bar (2010) and advisor of the chair of the Paris Bar on the international matters (2011).

Mr. Martinet is also involved in victim support. He advised Juliette Méadel, secretary of state to the prime minister in charge of victim support, particularly on the issues of compensation for victims of terrorist acts and access to law and justice.

Education

  • Paris Institute of Political Studies, Diploma, 1989
  • Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas, DEA de droit, 1989

Lawyer Rankings

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

Dechert LLP est particulièrement mandaté pour intervenir dans des litiges portant sur des SPA (share purchase agreement) et des conflits d’actionnaires. Récemment, l’équipe s’est vue confié plusieurs contentieux de procédures collectives en rapport avec l’épidémie de la Covid-19. Le cabinet représente aussi plusieurs banques libanaises affectées par la situation économique au Liban dans la gestion de litiges financiers et de recouvrement en France. Enfin, le cabinet est aussi en charge de nombreuses affaires dans le secteur énergétique, ainsi que de contentieux industriels et en responsabilité des produits, concernant notamment le domaine des sciences de la vie. Laurent Martinet et Jacques Sivignon codirigent la pratique.

France > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation

Dechert LLP is particularly active in share purchase agreement disputes and shareholder conflicts. Recently, the team was also in charge of insolvency-related litigation linked to the Covid-19 outbreak and demonstrated its cross-border strength when advising several Lebanese banks affected by the economic situation in Lebanon on major solvability, financial and recovery issue disputes in France. Other key matters come from the energy sector or concern product liability and industrial proceedings, notably from the life sciences sector. Laurent Martinet and Jacques Sivignon are in charge.