Report on the interests at play in relation to the status and the role of the “investigating” lawyers in internal investigations
Stéphane de Navacelle, Partner Navacelle, co-author with Paris Bar immediate past Vice-President Basile Ader (August Debouzy) and contributors Thomas Baudesson (Clifford Chance) and Jean-Yves Garaud (Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP) of a “Report on the interests at play in relation to the status and the role of the “investigating” lawyer in internal investigations”.
Navacelle has joined forces with 14 law firms (Ana Belotto, Antenor Madruga, Mariana Tumbiolo Tosi from FeldensMadruga, Marcio Battilana Estigarribia from Preda Del Puerto & Associados, Benjamin Borsodi from Schellenberg Wittmer, Thomas Brandi, Kine Christophersen from Advokatfirmaet Selmer DA, Nathan Kaiser from J. Chan, Yip, So & Partners, Mark Morrison from Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Leonel Pereznieto Del Prado from Creel Garcia-Cuéllar Aiza y Enriquez, Sherbir Panag, Lavanyaa Chopra, Samudra Sarangi from Panag & Babu, Karl Sidhu from SvS Rechtsanwälte, Kyle Philips, Kritin Sundaram from FieldFisher, Tormod Tingstad from Kammeradvokaten / Poul Schmith, Janusz Tomczak from Raczkowski Paruch, Marynell DeVaughn, Adrian Jensen, David Simon, Olivia Singelmann, John Turlais, Rohan Virginkar, David Wise from Foley & Lardner, Oscar Tutasaura from Posse Herrera Ruiz) to create an international alliance that serves multinational corporations in the areas of compliance, internal investigations, and enforcement defense: CONCILIUM Global Compliance, Investigations & Defense Network.
The law firms in the Concilium Network provide trusted, proven sources of local knowledge and representation in the high-stakes, complicated, and constantly changing area of corporate compliance and defense law, offering their multinational corporate clients a trustworthy, efficient, and effective resource for identifying local legal representation, to solve collaboratively cross-border compliance, investigations, and defense challenges all over the world.
Please visit www.conciliumglobal.net to learn more about this invaluable resource. Of course, you are welcome to contact me, or any of the members listed on the Concilium website, if you have questions or cross-border compliance issues.
December 26 2019
Presentation of Nasrallah Niazi
Formation ENM – “panel on internal investigation”
Formation ENM – “The negotiated criminal evidence”
Global Investigation Review as a Business Crime Defence Individual Lawyer worlwide
Stéphane de Navacelle, Partner Navacelle, identified by research with clients and peers carried out by Global Investigation Review and Who’s Who Legal as a Global Elite Thought Leader in the Category Business Crime Corporate Defence in EMEA for 2019.
“The “exceptional” Stéphane de Navacelle of Navacelle is “very regarded by authorities and lawyers for complex financial matters”, according to sources. He possesses 15 years of experience in the space.”
December 10 2019
Paris Bar 2019 Rentrée
Clémentine Duverne and Julie Zorrilla speaking at INSEAD debate
Clémentine Duverne and Julie Zorrilla, Counsels Navacelle, invited by Craig Smith to discuss best practices for internal investigations with participants to the Healthcare Compliance Implementation Leadership Programme at INSEAD.
December 6 2019
Clémentine Duverne and Princessa Fouda at Navacelle
Navacelle is joined by Clémentine Duverne as Counsel and Princessa Fouda as Associate.
Clémentine Duverne, a lawyer in New York (2010) and Paris (2012), practices corporate litigation, predominantly in white-collar, internal investigations and compliance. Prior to joining Navacelle , Ms Duverne worked in the white-collar department of a major US law firm in which she has gained experience in complex cross-border financial and criminal matters, notably in corruption and AML/CFT matters.
Princessa Fouda gained experience in white-collar crime and compliance matters, working as a trainee at the Paris office of a major global law firm. She has also worked as a trainee for the International Arbitration Court at the International Chamber of Commerce dealing with complex arbitration cases. Princessa graduated from University Paris V Descartes.
December 3 2019
Davit Hakobyan hosted by Navacelle
Navacelle, hosted Davit Hakobyan, admitted to the Republic of Armenia Bar, as part of the 2019 International Internship Program or-ganized by the Paris Bar Association (Ordre de avocats de Paris).
November 27 2019
“The CJIP: the new prosecutor/lawyer/company relationship and the role of the AFA” at the ENM
Julie Zorrilla, Counsel Navacelle, Eric Russo, Prosecutor of the Parquet National Financier, and Salvator Erba, Deputy Director of Control at the French Anti-Corruption Agency (AFA), discuss “The CJIP: the new prosecutor/lawyer/company relationship and the role of the AFA” at the Ecole Nationale de la Magistrature, Paris, France.
November 26 2019
The Congress of the French Association of Collaborative Law: “Lawyer: what is the right spot?”
Stéphane de Navacelle, Partner Navacelle discusses alongside Coralie Gaffinel, lawyer, instructor in collaborative process, Marta Spranzi, PhD in history and science philosophy, Lecturer, Carole Ollagnon-Delroise, lawyer, ombudswoman, in-structor in collaborative process, on the topic “the stakes of conflicts and the singularity of actors : shared views” and more specifically on the issue of “compliance, a new data for lawyers” at the Maison du Barreau, Barreau de Paris, France.
November 22 2019
Symposium “China – Africa – Europe : which standards for which cooperation”
Stéphane de Navacelle, Partner Navacelle, discusses alongside Louis-Bernard Buchman, Lawyer, President of the International Commission of the National Council of French Bars (Conseil National des Barreaux), Mahmoud Mohamed Salah, Law Professor (University of Nouakchott), Lawyer, Arbitrator, member of the INEADEC, Karim Dahou, OCDE’s Global Relations, Dr. Rainer Geiger, former vice director at the OECD, Lawyer at the Bruxelles’ Bar, Administrator of the INEADEC, Tao Sun, Lawyer at the Paris Bar, Laurence Leguil, Notaire (Conseil Supérieur du Notariat) sur le thème “Faire de l’initiative des nouvelles routes de la soie une opportunité de collaboration et de convergence” au Conseil National des Barreaux, Paris, France.
November 20 2019
Visit to Palestine / Israel
66rd cycle on strategic and economic intelligence IHEDN
Stéphane de Navacelle and Clémentine Duverne at the invitation of Guillaume Stevens Chadelas discuss Internal investigations in corruption matters at the 66rd cycle on strategic and economic intelligence organized by the Institute for Higher National Defense Studies (Institut des hautes études de défense nationale (IHEDN) in Paris, France.
November 13 2019
“Social and environmental interest of companies” – World Bank
Stéphane de Navacelle discusses alongside Anne-Charlotte Gros, Executive Director of the Foundation For Civil Law, Mariel Kalkach, research scholar UNESCO, Louis-Bernard Buchman, Partner Lexforce, Frédéric Varin, Civil Law Notary, Jeffrey Schlagenhauf, Deputy Secretary-General OCDE, Marie-Florence Zampiero-Bouquemont, Civil Law Notary, the recognition of the social and environmental interest of companies at the Law, Justice and Development Week 2019 – Rights, Technology and Development organized by the World Bank in Washington D.C., United-States.
November 12 2019
“New extraterritoriality trends under French law and enforcement” – ABA International Criminal Law Committee
Julie Zorrilla and Clémentine Duverne, Counsels Navacelle, speak about new extraterritoriality trends under French law and enforcement, including the Gauvain Report and guidelines from the AFA and National Financial Prosecutor at the ABA International Criminal Law Committee monthly call invited by Anna Laniado, Laniado Law PL, Cyreka Jacobs, Cyreka Jacobs, Relations Officer Maryland, and Arthur Traldi, Attorney and Litigation consultant.
November 6 2019
Symposium on “The twenty years of OHADA arbitration: assessment and prospects” in Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Stéphane de Navacelle, Paris Bar Council Member, invited by Jackson Ngnie Kamga (President, Conference of OHADA Bars), Achille Ngwanza (Jus Africa) to represent Marie-Aimée Peyron (Bâtonnier, Paris Bar) and pronounce closing remarks of the symposium on “The twenty years of OHADA arbitration: assessment and prospects” in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
October 21 2019
Eighth Annual London White Collar Crime Institute – ABA
IBA Annual Conference panel: double jeopardy
Stéphane de Navacelle, Partner Navacelle, participates to a panel on “Double jeopardy: the relationship between administrative processes and criminal proceedings” alongside Clarissa Oliveira (Partner Stocche Forbes Advogados), Matthew Kaiser (Partner KaiserDillon), Jeena Kim (Lawyer Bae Kim & Lee), Vasu Muthyala (Lawyer Kobre & Kim), Andrea Puccio (Partner Puccio Giovannini Penalisti Associati) at the International Bar Association Annual Conference in Seoul, Korea.
September 25 2019
Human Rights training provided to the delegation of the Iraqi Jurists Union
Julie Zorrilla, Counsel chez Navacelle, discusses the interaction between business and Human Rights alongside Julie Gonidec (Partner, Alètheia Avocats), Martin Pradel (Partner, Betto Seraglini) and Mohammed Aldawoodi (President, Iraqi Jurists Union) during the Human Rights training provided to the delegation of the Iraqi Jurists Union.
September 24 2019
Mock trial at IBA Annual Conference
Stéphane de Navacelle, Partner Navacelle, participates at the interactive criminal trial session of the Criminal Law Section’s mock trial along with Claire Daams(Partner RMD LEGAL), Filippo Ferri and Riccardo Lucev (Partner and Lawyer Cagnola & Associati Studio Legale), Davide Amato (Lawyer Pedrazzi Scudieri Avvocati), Stephen Baker (Partner Baker & Partners), Mumtaz Bhalla (Partner L&L Partners), Christine Braamskamp (Partner Jenner & Block), Adriana De Buerba (Partner Pérez-Llorca), Kateryna Gupalo (Partner Arzinger Law Firm), Matthew Kaiser (Partner KaiserDillon), Norm Keith (Partner Fasken Martineau DuMoulin), Stephen Komie (Partner, Komie & Associates), Hannah Laming (Partner Peters & Peters), Astrid Mignon Colombet (Partner, Soulez Larivière & Associés), Felix Ng (Partner Haldanes Solicitors & Notaries), Sang Hyuk Park (Partner, Kim & Chang), Donghwan Shin (International Legal Affairs Division, Ministry of Justice Korea), Jamieson Smith (The World Bank), Ann Sultan (Counsel Miller & Chevalier), Janusz Tomczak (Partner Raczkowski Paruch) at the International Bar Association Annual Conference in Seoul, South Korea.
September 23 2019
Daini Tokyo Bar Association & Barreau de Paris International Campus
Stéphane de Navacelle, Partner Navacelle, moderates along with Daisuke Yuki (Nozomi Sogo Attorneys at Law), panel on “Criminal Procedure and White-Collar Crime” with speakers Frédéric Forgues (Forgues Avocats), Masashi Ichikawa (Yanagida & Partners), Hiroaki Inuyama, (Air Liquide Japan), Camille Potier, (Mayer Brown) at the 15th International Campus in Daini Tokyo Bar Association and the Barreau de Paris on September 19/20 in Tokyo, Japan.
September 20 2019
“Strategic mindset of negociations with enforcement authorities” – Radio program France Culture “Matières à penser”, 1 August 2019
Legal 500 – Compliance – Law firm and leading lawyer rankings in 2019
Navacelle identified by Legal 500 EMEA in 2019 for their ranking list as one of the best compliance law firms in France.
“French white-collar crime, compliance and regulatory boutique, Navacelle has extensive experience advising on the establishment of anti-corruption compliance programmes and on investigations led by US Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Headed by the highly regarded Stéphane de Navacelle, the six-lawyer team is assisting major companies and banks in several high-profile and combined French, UK and US investigations. It is also acting as a monitor in one case and assisting with internal investigations”.
July 25 2019
2019 International Advisory Experts Award, Criminal Law within France
Who’s Who Legal: Business Crime Defence 2019
Legal 500 EMEA – White collar crime – Law firm and leading lawyer rankings 2019
Navacelle identified by Legal 500 EMEA for their ranking list as one of the best white-collar crime and dispute resolution law firms in France in 2019.
“Litigation, compliance and regulatory boutique, Navacelle has strong experience advising French and international companies, and often their high-level executives and employees, in the context of French and international regulatory investigations (including those conducted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (US SEC), the Department of Justice (US DOJ), the Serious Fraud Office (UK SFO) and the Financial Conduct Authority (UK FCA)).The six-lawyer team is regularly involved in high-profile cases relating to international corruption, insider trading, market abuse and tax evasion. Stéphane de Navacelle et Counsel Sandrine dos Santos are recommended”.
July 18 2019
Happy 2019 Bastille Day!
Happy 2019 Bastille Day
Lawyers at Navacelle thought you might be interested in reviewing a selection we made of noticeable events which occurred in France in the fields of corporate criminal liability, criminal procedure and compliance over the past twelve months so we put together our third Bastille Day Newsletter!
We hope you will find some use to it and will be happy to answer any inquiry you might have in Arabic, English, French German, Portuguese or Spanish.
2019 Bastille Day Newsletter
July 14 2019
10th Edition rankings public of The Best Lawyers in France
GIR Live Paris: French DPA guidelines incentivise self-reporting
Paris Bar Association – Campus 2019 – Developing an international practice
Stéphane de Navacelle, Paris Bar Council Member (Barreau de Paris) addresses along with Philippe Assor (Assor avocats), Thomas Baudesson (Clifford Chance), Jean-François Blandin (CARPA de Paris), Jacques Bouyssou (Alerion), Christian Brugerolle (Ordre des Avocats), Christine Deis (Responsable du service de l’exercice professionnel Ordre des avocats), Lydia Picoteiro-Bettencourt (LPB avocats), Chiara Poggi-Ferrero (DS Avocats) and Laurent Samama (Responsable du Barreau entrepreneurial Ordre des Avocats) « developing an international practice ! ».
July 6 2019
Paris Bar Association – Campus 2019 – Ethical and practical challenges of lawyers as investigators
Stéphane de Navacelle, Paris Bar Council member, discusses alongside Margot Sève (Skadden Arps), Nicolas Brooke (Signature Litigation) and Pierre-Olivier Sur (FTMS) the ethical and practical challenges of lawyers as investigators: conflict of interest, professional secrecy and independence during the Paris Bar Campus 2019.
July 3 2019
French DPAs and international cooperation – GIR Live Paris
Stéphane de Navacelle, Partner Navacelle, participates as speaker alongside Astrid Mignon Colombet (Soulez Larivière) and Yousr Khalil (FRA) to a panel on French DPAs and international cooperation moderated by Stéphane Bonifassi and Jonathan Mattout (Herbert Smith) during the Global Investigations Review Live in Paris.
June 27 2019
Who’s Who Legal: Business Crime Defence & Investigations 2019
Stéphane de Navacelle, Partner Navacelle, identified by research with clients and peers carried out by Who’s Who Legal – Law Business Research as #1 Mostly Highly Regarded individual in Business Crime Defence & Investigations 2019.
“Navacelle’s Stéphane de Navacelle is a well-established figure in the market. He runs one of the most distinguished practices in the country that sees him engaged in such matters as internal investigations and white-collar criminal litigation.”
June 25 2019
Future of the legal profession and role of bars – Stéphane de Navacelle interview. Mutations, Cameroun
Stéphane de Navacelle, Ordre des avocats de Paris Bar Council Member, interviewed by Pascal Dibamou, journalist at Mutations daily and Junior Ayissi on the future of the legal profession and the role of Bars at the occasion of the Paris Bar participation in the Cameroun Bar rentrée.
Mutations n°4870, Cameroun.
June 17 2019
Conference of the Cameroun Bar rentrée in Yaoundé
Stéphane de Navacelle, Ordre des avocats de Paris Paris Bar Council Member, discusses Compliance and soft law alongside Sylvie Nicole Mouyecket Ngana, Bâtonnier of the Pointe-Noire Bar (République du Congo), at the invitation of Charles Tchakoute Patie, Cameroun Bar Bâtonnier, at the Cameroun Bar rentrée in Yaoundé, Cameroun.
Cameroun Bar rentrée
June 6 2019
Paris Bar Association – In-house investigator’s lawyers, ethical recommendations
Le Point – Best Law Firms 2019
Décideurs – Litigation & Arbitration – White Collar Crime 2019 – France
Workshop Conventions “Cooperation between regulatory agencies”
Julie Zorrilla, Sarah Reilly and Alice Béral at Navacelle
Julie Zorrilla works on complex cross-border financial and criminal matters, including asset recovery, embargo and index manipulation (LIBOR and SSA), involving top executives of global foreign and French financial institutions. Julie handles large-scale corruption and compliance matters advising on both legal and crisis management for corporations with global operations. She also participates in determining the strategy for and the implementation of internal investigations. Julie previously worked in the Legal Affairs Department of the Ministry of the Economy and Finance in 2012 and as a trainee Auditor at the Paris Court of Appeal in 2011. Julie graduated at Paris X University and at the Institute of Criminal Sciences at Panthéon-Assas University Paris II (2010).
Sarah Reilly gained experience in international and national criminal law, working as a trainee at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. She has also worked as trainee for international law firms McDermott, Will & Emery and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Sarah graduated from King’s College London – Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (LL.B., Master 1, 2014) and Columbia Law School – Université d’Amsterdam (LL.M., 2015).
Alice Béral, gained experience in criminal law, especially white-collar crime and cross-border financial matters, working as a trainee at McDermott, Will & Emery Paris and London. She has also worked as trainee with two formers Secretary of the Conference, dealing with emergency criminal defense, and for international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer dealing with complex banking and finance matters. Alice graduated from Aix-Marseille University – (Master 2 Economic law (2013) and Master 2 in International Business law (2015).
April 16 2019
ABA SIL Washington – European Hard-Line Enforcement: Threats to the US Monopoly on International Prosecutions
Breakfast Debevoise & FRA & Navacelle
Stéphane de Navacelle, Partner Navacelle, participates in panel on “Evidence in Internal Investigations – Theory & Practice” with Robin Lööf, Counsel Debevoise & Plimpton, Alexandre Bisch, Counsel Debevoise & Plimpton, and Yousr Khalil, Partner Forensic Risk Alliance, at Matinale Investigations Paris seminar in Paris, France.
April 9 2019
Décideurs – Litigation & Arbitration – AMF litigation, ACPR and listed transactions 2019 – France
Navacelle identified by Décideurs as Excellent in Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR) and listed transactions litigation in France in 2019.
April 4 2019
Who’s Who Legal – Corporates, Business Crime Defence – Individuals and Investigations 2019
Who’s Who Legal – Business Crime Defence and Investigations 2019
Chambers & Partners – Dispute Resolution: Corporate Compliance & Investigations – France
“Stéphane de Navacelle of Navacelle is praised for his ability to advise on cross-border matters. One source notes: “He brings a great mix of understanding of international dynamics as well as being sophisticated on French law.” He advises on fraud and corruption matters and often acts for financial institutions and manufacturers.”
March 21 2019
Global Forum on Corporate Criminal Liability – Chantilly March 7- 8, 2019
Stéphane de Navacelle, Partner Navacelle, co-chairs the Global Forum on Corporate Criminal Liability 2019 held by Cambridge Forum alongside Michael Bowes QC and steering committee members Joseph Ashkenazi, William F. McGovern, Paula Moreira Indalecio, Elizabeth Radigan, Elizabeth Robertson, Vassily Rudomino, Shankh Sengupta, Melody Wang and Sylvia White in Chantilly, France.
March 8 2019
Radio program France Culture “Matières à penser” 28 February 2019
GIR’s Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations 2019
Editors Judith Seddon, Eleanor Davison, Christopher J Morvillo, Michael Bowes QC, Luke Tolaini, Amma A. Adams and Tara McGrath The Half-Year update to GIR’s Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations is publish with contributions by Stéphane de Navacelle, Sandrine dos Santos et Julie Zorrilla for France.
February 6 2019
Corruption and embezzlement : American justice too harsh with French companies?
Who’s Who Legal: Investigations 2019
Corporate INTL Magazine 2019 Global Awards
Revue Internationale de la Compliance et de l’éthique des Affaires – The Petrobras case, a new example of cooperation between authorities
Décideurs – A French practice of the criminal law of the business to the test of the globalization
Décideurs – Compliance 2018
Navacelle and Stéphane de Navacelle identified by research with clients and peers carried out by Les Décideurs as unavoidable in the field of international investigation and internal investigation in 2018.
“Specialized in transnational litigation of great complexity, the firm advises companies and executives in major matters relating to investigations conducted by French and foreign authorities (PNF, AMF, SEC …). It is involved in cases of allegations of insider trading, breaches of embargo rules or acts of corruption.
The team is recognized for its excellent master of foreign procedures and works in five languages (French, English, Portuguese, Spanish and German). It is led by Stéphane de Navacelle who recently was appointed monitor for a French group with global operations pursuant to a negotiated resolution agreement with the World Bank. The firm is member of the international network Roxin Alliance ».
January 4 2019