Powerlist Members

Agnès Bardel

Agnès Bardel photo Head of legal | idverde

As head of legal for idverde – a European leader in landscape construction projects and grounds maintenance services based in the UK and France – Agnès Bardel regularly proves her expertise on legal matters related to fast-moving and complex industry affairs. Starting her in-house legal career at noted French publisher Le Figaro in 2003, Bardel …

Alexander Lunshof

Alexander Lunshof photo Group chief legal officer | Essilor Group

CAC-listed eye care solutions provider Essilor Group is a historic French company that occupies an enviable position as a world leader in the field of ophthalmic lenses and optical equipment. It recently consolidated its position in the market through its freshly approved merger with Luxottica, resulting in a combined market capitalisation of appropriately €46bn. Alexander …

Alexandre De Tourtier

Alexandre De Tourtier photo Group general counsel | SoLocal Group

Having joined SoLocal Group, a leader in digital communication, in 2005, Alexandre De Tourtier has gained thorough experience of the company’s operations whilst also building his reputation as a highly skilled and commercially aware French in-house lawyer. He has served as group general counsel of the company since 2011, picking up industry awards for his …

Alexandre Menais

Alexandre Menais photo Executive vice president, group head of M&A and corporate development and group general counsel | Atos

Atos is a world-leading international information technology company, providing digital transformation services to clients all over the world across a wide variety of market sectors, and is listed in the CAC40 index. Alexandre Menais joined Atos in 2011 as group general counsel and after impressing colleagues and business partners alike, he was promoted in 2014 …

Anne-Sophie Le Lay

Anne-Sophie Le Lay photo Executive vice president corporate secretary | Air-France- KLM

A major global air transport player, Air France-KLM is a Franco-Dutch airline holding company incorporated under French law. In February 2018, the organisation recruited the highly regarded in-house lawyer Anne-Sophie Le Lay to the position of executive vice president corporate secretary. In this role she heads the legal department, the corporate social responsibility department and …

Antoine Genevois

Antoine Genevois photo General counsel | Framatome

Antoine Genevois began his legal career in 2000 at Thales Group, where he provided support to set up the company’s compliance program and the litigation associated with the sale of defence frigates to Taiwan in the early 1990s. This was achieved in parallel with the preparation of a PhD in business law. In 2003 Genevois …

Antoine Vignial

Antoine Vignial photo Secretary general | Saint-Gobain

The provision of legal advice to historic multinational Saint-Gobain is provided by a number of different in-house lawyers with a range of specialties. Among them is secretary general Antoine Vignial, a qualified lawyer, who provides not only in-house legal support to the company’s high value and far-reaching operations but adds a corporate social responsibility dimension …

Arminé Ekmektchian

Arminé Ekmektchian photo Head of legal | Aigle Azur

Arminé Ekmektchian has achieved a great deal in a relatively short space of time, making her among the brightest rising stars currently operating in the French in-house legal community. Discovering aviation law while studying for a post-graduate degree (an event that she describes as ‘a revelation’), Ekmektchian began her professional career at Aigle Azur where …

Arnaud Flandé

Arnaud Flandé photo Group general counsel | ALTEN

Arnaud Flandé joined Alten in 2012 as the group general counsel. As part of a fast growing engineering technology consulting firm, with €1.98bn of revenues and 28,000 employees, he has been able to create a strong legal function able to adapt to this rapid growth. He started his career as a contract and IP lawyer, …

Arnauld Van Eeckhout

Arnauld Van Eeckhout photo General counsel | Bouygues Telecom

One of France’s largest telecommunications companies, Bouygues Telecom offers a diverse variety of products and services including fibre boxes, televisions, internet networks, and recharge packages, as well as recycling services. Arnauld Van Eeckhout set up the company’s legal team and is the individual most closely associated with the centralisation of this function within Bouygues Telecom’s …

Aurélien Hamelle

Aurélien Hamelle photo General counsel | Total

Taking up the general counsel role at energy giant Total in January 2017, Aurélien Hamelle brought a wealth of high-level experience upon his appointment, having accrued private practice experience in high-profile international and boutique law firms, specialising in dispute resolution amongst other areas. Despite the relatively short period in which he has practiced in-house, Hamelle …

Béatrix Laurent-Moulin

Béatrix Laurent-Moulin photo Chief legal officer | ManpowerGroup France

Highly regarded by peers throughout the French legal market, it was reported by the industry press that Béatrix Laurent-Moulin was hired by ManpowerGroup France in 2011 as a response to the growing complexity of regulations faced by firms in the temporary work sector. As chief legal officer she has bolstered her reputation since the appointment …

Bénédicte Bahier

Bénédicte Bahier photo Group general counsel | Legrand

CAC-listed Legrand is a French industrials group that is perhaps best known for its provision of switches and sockets where it has a large share of the global market; in addition to its other ranges of electrical equipment. In early 2018, Legrand announced its acquisition of Milestone AV Technologies, a frontrunner in audio video infrastructure …

Benoit Balmary

Benoit Balmary photo Group general counsel | Michelin

Benoit Balmary joined the French tyre manufacturer Michelin in 2014. Reporting directly to the company’s executive president, Balmary presides over a department of more than 200 people spread across 20 countries. The unit consists of eight “domain” teams, each specialising in a particular branch of the law, and working with other teams to support seven …

Benoit Ternon

Benoit Ternon photo General counsel | Philip Morris France

Reflecting on his career thus far, Benoit Ternon is pleased to have been able to operate in diverse roles at a number of different organisations, and places this as both a significant professional highlight and a dynamic that has characterised his time as a lawyer. Originally working as an external lawyer and first moving in-house …

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