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Webinar – Internal investigations : best practices and feedbacks

Stéphane de Navacelle participates, alongside Benjamin Pondé & Nicolas Guillaume from Grant Thornton as well as Amine Gharby from EQS Group, in a webinar on the steps to follow when conducting an internal investigation.

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17 June 2021

Internal investigations : what future?

Stéphane de Navacelle and Julie Zorrilla discuss the future of internal investigations for Village de la Justice.

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16 June 2021

Judge-lawyer-legal counsel (MAJ) – Training session 2 on administrative investigation

Stéphane de Navacelle, participates under the auspices of the ENM – Ecole Nationale de la Magistrature, AFJE – Association Française des juristes d’entreprise and EFB – Ecole Française du Barreau, with the scientific support of the IHEJ – to the training sessions for Judges-Lawyers-Jurists on “Administrative investigation”.

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11 June 2021

Global Law Experts Annual Awards 2021

Navacelle identifed as International White Collar Crime Law Firm of the Year in France by Global Law Experts.

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20 May 2021

Ukrainian Network of Integrity and Compliance : annual meeting

Stéphane de Navacelle discusses the implementation of compliance obligations in Ukrainian legislation at the annual meeting of the Ukrainian Network of Integrity and Compliance.

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20 May 2021

Women in Investigations 2021

Julie Zorrilla recognized based on independent research carried out by Global Investigations Review as one of an hundred exceptional woman in the white-collar world.

18 March 2021

Navacelle is joined by Salomé Garnier as Associate

Admitted to both the Paris and the New York Bars, Salomé Garnier gained experience in arbitration working in international law firms in Paris.

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11 May 2021

Internal Investigation and Compliance : the Lawyer is a Snitch ?!

Stéphane de Navacelle hosts a series of podcasts on internal investigation and compliance.

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10 May 2021

Judge-lawyer-legal counsel (MAJ) – Training session 2 on internal investigation

Stéphane de Navacelle, participates under the auspices of the ENM – Ecole Nationale de la Magistrature, AFJE – Association Française des juristes d’entreprise and EFB – Ecole Française du Barreau, with the scientific support of the IHEJ – to the training sessions for Judges-Lawyers-Jurists on “Internal investigation”.

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7 May 2021

Lawyers Around the World – Webathon on the Rule of Law

Stéphane de Navacelle, AIJA HRC Co-Chair, participates as a moderator to the first Webathon in defence of the Rule of Law on the issue of justice amid military conflict, particularly on whether the Rule of Law goes out the Window in times of war.

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5 May 2021

Who’s Who Legal – Future Leaders in Investigation in 2021

Clémentine Duverne recognized based on independent research with clients and peers carried out by Who’s Who Legal (WWL) and Global Investigations Review (GIR) as a future leader in Investigation in France in 2021.

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26 April 2021

France Culture – Lawyer, a profession that diversifies

Julia Minkowski, Partner Temine, and Stéphane de Navacelle answer Antoine Garapon, General Secretary of Institut des Hautes Etudes sur la Justice, on national French radio France Culture.

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21 April 2021

American Bar Association : Recent developments on corporate criminal liability in France and EU legal cooperation in cross border investigation

Stéphane de Navacelle and Julie Zorrilla spoke on successor company corporate criminal liability, Plea Bargaining and DPAs in France as well as EU legal cooperation in cross border investigation for the American Bar Association International Criminal Law and Anti-corruption committees.

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20 April 2021

Who’s Who Legal – Business Crime Defence – Corporates 2021

Stéphane de Navacelle recognized based on independent research with clients and peers carried out by Who’s Who Legal (WWL) and Global Investigations Review (GIR) as a leading lawyer in France in 2021 in Business Crime Defence – Corporates.

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20 April 2021

Anti-Corruption Report – The Risks of Individual Guilty Pleas in France

Stéphane de Navacelle, Julie Zorrilla et Thomas Lapierre highlight in the Anti-Corruption Report key advice for professionals when contemplating a guilty plea procedure in France.

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14 April 2021

Artificial intelligence at the service of cross-border investigations

Stéphane de Navacelle answers Arnaud Dumourier, Editor-in-chief Le Monde du Droit, on artificial intelligence in cross-border investigations.

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13 April 2021

Who’s Who Legal – Asset Recovery 2021

Stéphane de Navacelle recognized based on independent research with clients and peers carried out by Who’s Who Legal (WWL) and Global Investigations Review (GIR) as a leading lawyer in France in 2021 in Asset Recovery.

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12 April 2021

Stéphane de Navacelle ranked by Chambers Investigations Europe 2021

Stéphane de Navacelle recognized in the Chambers Investigations Europe 2021 ranking in the category Corporate Compliance & Investigations in France.

Stéphane de Navacelle handles corruption and fraud internal investigations on behalf of French and international corporates. Sources say: “He is incredibly diplomatic and good at navigating complicated clients“.

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31 March 2021

European Compliance and Ethics Community : Whistleblowing protection panel

Stéphane de Navacelle, speaks about whistleblowers protection, its transposition into French law and the impact of the dedicated Directive on French companies, for the European Compliance and Ethics Community.

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23 March 2021

Cross-border investigations : French legaltech gains ground

Navacelle choice for Theolex, AI technology that permits to study large volumes of documents for cross-border compliance, regulatory investigations and disputes practices, analized by Pascale D’Amore in Décideurs Magazine.

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15 March 2021

Women’s White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA)

Julie Zorrilla joins the Women’s White Collar Defense Association.
WWCDA promotes since 1999, the common interests of women attorneys who specialize in the representation of corporations, other organizations and individuals facing government enforcement actions (criminal, civil, regulatory, and administrative), and in internal investigations, compliance and ethics matters.

11 March 2021

Press release – Navacelle uses artificial intelligence to optimize legal analytics in cross-border investigations

Navacelle adopts Theolex, a French legaltech startup that uses artificial intelligence (“AI”). Their solution is a transformative legal technology that allows to analyze large volumes of documents and thus provides a significant efficiency gain and cost saving to the team and our clients in the context of cross-border investigations, litigation and compliance.

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10 March 2021

Navacelle co-authors the 5th edition of the Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations

Stéphane de Navacelle, Julie Zorrilla, Clémentine Duverne and Sarah Reilly, co-author the French chapter of the fifth edition of Global Investigations Review’s Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations.

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8 March 2021

Décideurs Magazine – Rankings 2021 – Dispute Resolution

Décideurs Magazine identifies Navacelle as “ Excellent ” – Guide Dispute Resolution – White collar crime in France in 2021.

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March 4 2021

Décideurs Magazine – Rankings 2021 – Criminal Tax Law

Décideurs Magazine identifies Navacelle as “ Excellent ” – Guide Litigation & Arbitration – Criminal Tax Law in France in 2021.

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25 February 2021

Décideurs Magazine – Rankings 2021 – Litigation & Arbitration

Décideurs Magazine identifies Navacelle as “ Excellent” – Guide Litigation & Arbitration – Litigation AMF, ACPR and Listed Transactions in France in 2021.

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15 February 2021

International Bar association Criminal Law Committee : Pro Bono Initiatives

Stéphane de Navacelle appointed Pro Bono Initiatives Officer of the International Bar association Criminal Law Committee.

February 12 2021

Training session : Compliance inside Companies for AAF/DAV Frankreich

Stéphane de Navacelle speaks about the complexity of introducing an efficient compliance system, such as the subject of third-party audits, and the German project of introduction of legal entities criminal liability, for Deutscher Anwaltverein, alongside Michael Julian Chief Compliance Office (Accor), Lukas Inhoffen Senior Compliance Counsel (Knorr-Bremse AG), Antje Luke (Berg & Moll International Lawyers), Benedicte Querenet-Hahn (GGV Avocats) and Joshua Dibadj (Orth Kluth).

5 February 2021

GIR – PNF opens fewer cases amid pandemic slowdown

Julie Zorrilla interviewed on France’s National Financial Prosecutor’s Office (PNF) performance over the past two years.

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4 February 2021

Training session for Paris Bar : The role of the investigating lawyer

Stéphane de Navacelle speaks on the role of the investigating lawyer for Paris Bar as part of the Entrepreneurial Bar training cycle.

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February 2 2021

Judge-lawyer-legal counsel (MAJ) training session on judicial investigations

Stéphane de Navacelle participates under the auspices of the ENM – Ecole Nationale de la Magistrature – the AFJE – Association Française des juristes d’entreprise – and EFB – Ecole Française du Barreau – to the training sessions for Judges-Lawyers-Jurists on the “jucidial investigation”.

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January 31 2021

Internal criminal investigation fundamentals

Julie Zorrilla, Princessa Fouda and Sara Deyhim present lthe internal criminal investigation fundamentals for Compliances Magazine.

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January 27 2021

Anti-corruption developments in jurisdictions around the world

International Bar Association Asset Recovery and Anti-Corruption Committees invited anti-corruption experts from around the world to meet in Paris to discuss the latest anti-corruption
developments in their jurisdictions

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January 20 2021

French Anticorruption Agency’s updates recommendations regarding anticorruption programs

Julie Zorrilla, Princessa Fouda and Héloïse Vigouroux showcase the update to the French Anticorruption Agency’s recommendations for private and public legal entities to fight corruption.

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January 15 2021

The European Public Prosecutor Office : A New Key Player for Corporate White-Collar Crime Investigations

Julie Zorrilla, Princessa Fouda and Julia Velho showcase the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) launched in 2021 to investigate and prosecute ‘crimes against the EU budget.

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January 13 2021

US Congress passes Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020

Julie Zorrilla, Princessa Fouda and Martin Méric highlight the strengthening of American anti-money laundering legal framework.

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January 13 2021

France 24 – Trump Impeachment procedure

Stéphane de Navacelle answers Mariam Pirzadeh questions on the US impeachment procedure.

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January 11 2021

Plea Bargaining and Deferred Prosecution Agreements in France

Stéphane de Navacelle, Clémentine Duverne and Thomas Lapierre showcase the French mechanisms for deferred prosecution agreements and plea bargaining.

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January 7 2021

Award from Leaders League in Compliance.

Navacelle recognized by Leaders League (Décideurs) in the category Compliance for the Trophées du Droit.

Learn more about Compliance: navacellelaw.com/fr/lenquete-interne-vos-principales-preoccupations/

January 5 2021

DÉCIDEURS Magazine identifies Navacelle as “ Excellent” – Guide Litigation & Arbitration – Litigation AMF, ACPR and Listed Transactions in France in 2020.

Navacelle identified by Décideurs as “Excellent” in Litigation & Arbitration – Litigation AMF, ACPR and Listed Transactions in France in 2020.

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December 29 2020

DÉCIDEURS Magazine identifies Navacelle as “Strong reputation” – Guide Compliance & Fraud – Compliance program in France in 2020.

Navacelle identified by Décideurs as “Strong reputation” in Compliance & Fraud – Compliance program in France in 2020.

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December 22 2020

Internal investigations: roundtable discussions

We are excited to announce the launch of a new initiative led by FRA and Navacelle bringing together French in-house and outside counsel investigations and compliance professionals for roundtable discussions focused on internal investigations-related issues.

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December 18 2020

Navacelle is joined by Thomas Lapierre as Associate

Admitted to both the Paris and the New York Bars, Thomas Lapierre joined Navacelle as an associate in 2020. He focuses on white-collar crime defence and the implementation of compliance programs within companies.

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December 17 2020

Navacelle discusses the recent Versailles Court of Appeal decision which clarifies the French Corporate Duty of Vigilance Law and rules on the competent court for injunction proceedings seeking to enforce the Law’s obligations.

Navacelle analyzes the recent Versailles Court of Appeal decision (December 9, 2020), which clarifies the French Corporate Duty of Vigi-lance Law and rules on the competent court for injunction proceedings seeking to enforce the Law’s obligations..

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December 14 2020

We hire – traineeships for June-December 2021

Navacelle has opened recruitment of trainee lawyers/trainees for June-December 2021. Trainees are fully involved in client matters and life of the firm. Each lawyer actively contributes to the professional training of trainees.

Prior experience at law firms/in-house and fluent English are required. A third language is a considerable asset. Applications expected at info@navacellelaw.com.

Navacelle is a white-collar crime, global investigation, regulatory defense, arbitration and complex litigation firm based in Paris.

December 11 2020

Navacelle contributes to the International Bar Association Alternative and New Law Business Structures Committee and the Professional Ethics Committee joint newsletter by an article on “Cloud computing and the challenges facing professional secrecy”

Stéphane de Navacelle and Clémentine Duverne, Partners Navacelle, and Sarah Reilly, Associate Navacelle, contributors to the International Bar Association Alternative and New Law Business Structures Committee and the Professional Ethics Committee joint newsletter by an article on “Cloud computing and the challenges facing professional secrecy”.

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December 10 2020

Navacelle analyses recent overturn of the French Cour de cassation case law regarding the criminal liability of the acquiring company for acts committed by the acquired company prior to merger by acquisition.

Navacelle thought you might be interested by a succinct analysis of the recent overturn of the French Cour de cassation case law regarding the criminal liability of the acquiring company for acts committed by the acquired company prior to the merger by acquisition.

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December 8 2020

Navacelle discusses “Sapin II and the French #anticorruption system” at the International Chamber of Commerce México’s Anticorruption Diploma

Stéphane de Navacelle, Partner Navacelle, invited by Luis Dantón Martínez Corres, LEC, to discuss “Sapin II and the French #anticorruption system” at the International Chamber of Commerce México‘s Anticorruption Diploma alongside Nicola Bonucci, Paul Hastings LLP.

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December 7 2020

Navacelle contributes to the International Bar Association Criminal Law Publications: “The Inspection of Justice report on the PNF investigation for breach of professional secrecy: attorney-client privilege under spotlight in France”

Julie Zorrilla, Clémentine Duverne and Laurine Becker, Navacelle, contributors to the International Bar Association Criminal Law Publications by an article on “The Inspection of Justice report on the PNF investigation for breach of professional secrecy: attorney-client privilege under spotlight in France”.

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December 2 2020

Navacelle contributes to the International Bar Association European Regional Forum Publications: “What if future EU mandatory human rights due diligence legislation comes to rescue of French Corporate Duty of Vigilance law?”

Clémentine Duverne, Julie Zorrilla and Thomas Lapierre, Navacelle, contributes to the International Bar Association European Regional Forum Publications: “What if future EU mandatory human rights due diligence legislation comes to rescue of French Corporate Duty of Vigilance law?”.

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November 26 2020

Navacelle discusses Covid-19’s relief funds and their abuse in France at the International Bar Association 2020 – Virtually Together

Stéphane de Navacelle, Partner Navacelle, discusses alongside Jessica Parker, Corker Binning and Manavendra Mishra, Khaitan and co., and moderated by Jason Linder, Mayer Brown, and Simone Nadelhofer, Lalive, abuses Covid-19 relief-funds and governments approach to prosecuting abuses at the International Bar Association 2020 – Virtually Together.

November 23 2020

Navacelle discusses the specific role of lawyers in the context of internal investigations at the Institut Francais de Prevention de La Fraude.

Clémentine Duverne and Stéphane de Navacelle, Partners Navacelle invited alongside Charles-Stéphane Marchiani by Francis Hounnongandji, to discuss the specific role of the lawyers in the context of internal investigations at the Institut Francais de Prevention de La Fraude.

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November 20 2020

Navacelle discusses best practices for internal investigations to the Healthcare Compliance Implementation Leadership Programme at INSEAD.

Clémentine Duverne et Stéphane de Navacelle, Partners Navacelle invited by Craig Smith to discuss best practices for internal investigations with participants to the Healthcare Compliance Implementation Leadership Programme at INSEAD.

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November 19 2020

Navacelle and FRA host a Global Influencer Session via IBA 2020 – Virtually Together on “Practical advice to navigating European enforcement & investigation”

Stéphane de Navacelle, Partner Navacelle to discuss “Practical Advice to Navigating European Enforcement and Investigation: a focus on Norway, France & Technology” alongside Yousr Khalil, Greg Mason (Forensic Risk Alliance), Thomas Brandi (Advokatfirmaet Selmer AS) at International Bar Association Annual Meeting on Thursday November 12 – 0315-0415 EST (GMT-5) / 0815-0915 GMT / 1715-1815 JST (GMT+9).

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November 9 2020

DÉCIDEURS Magazine identifies Navacelle as “Unavoidable” – Guide Compliance & Fraud – Compliance & Fraud – Internal and International Investigation in France in 2020.

Navacelle identified by Décideurs as “Unavoidable” in Compliance & Fraud – Internal and International Investigation in France in 2020.

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November 5 2020

Stéphane de Navacelle, Co-chair the Virtual Global Forum on Corporate Criminal Liability 2020 organized by Cambridge Forum.

Stéphane de Navacelle, Partner Navacelle, co-chairs the Virtual Global Forum on Corporate Criminal Liability 2020 organized by Cambridge Forum along with Joanne Rickards, Partner Mishcon de Reya LLP, and Steering Committee Joseph Ashkenazi, Partner Herzog Fox & Neeman, Magomed Gasanov, Partner ALRUD Law Firm, Paula Moreira Indalecio, Partner Mattos Filho Advogados, Shankh Sengupta, Partner Trilegal, Daniel Silver, Partner Clifford Chance US LLP, Melody Wang, Partner Fangda Partners, Sylvia White, Director Adhibeo Limited, Hiroshi Yamauchi, Partner Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

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October 29 2020

Webinar International Network of Women Lawyers – RIFAV (Afrique): Compliance and internal investigations

Stéphane de Navacelle and Julie Zorrilla, Partners Navacelle, discuss the Attorney’s role in assisting corporates with rolling out compliance systems to increase financial value and limit risk related to Multilateral Development Banks’ funding at webinar of the International Network of Women Lawyers – Africa.

October 16 2020

Participation in the 13th conference of the Enforcement Committee of the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers

Stéphane de Navacelle, Partner Navacelle, takes part in the 13th conference of the Enforcement Committee of the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers – AMF. He will discuss the impact of the AMF sanctions with Laure de Batz (Sorbonne), Dominique Bourrinet (Société Générale), Benoît de Juvigny (AMF) and Eric Pinon (AFG) chaired by Maxence Delorme (AMF).

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October 5 2020

WWL – Thought Leaders Guide – France 2021

Stéphane de Navacelle, partner Navacelle, confirmed as Global Elite Thought Leader in Business Crime Defence and Investigations, by Who’s Who Legal in the Thought Leaders Guide France 2021, 2nd edition, based on independent research with clients and peers.

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September 30 2020

Stéphane de Navacelle discusses about sexual abuses inside the French Catholic Church

Stéphane de Navacelle (Navacelle), will discuss as a (www.ciase.fr) Member – French independent commission about sexual abuses inside the French Catholic Church – the following subject: “Release the speech of the victims of sexual abuses within the French Catholic Church” with Sylvette Toche, CIASE secretary general, and Olivia Mons, head of communication for France Victimes Federation.

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September 28 2020

Laurine Becker & Stéphane de Navacelle members of the French Heath and solidarity ministry working group on promoting well-treatment and to combat mistreatment

Laurine Becker and Stéphane de Navacelle (Navacelle) members of the steering group of the Working group for promoting well-treatment and to combat mistreatment, chaired by Alice Casagrande under the auspices of the French Ministry for health and solidarity, took part on September 23rd in the debates-workshops of the formalized consensus process for the development of a shared vocabulary concerning abusive situations.

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September 25 2020

Contribution to the Lettre des Juristes d’Affaires – professional secrecy today

Stéphane de Navacelle, Partner Navacelle, quoted by Anne Portmann in the Lettre des Juristes d’AffairesFrench Corporate law weekly – about reality of French professional secrecy in lawyer-client communications, alongside Vincent Nioré (Nioré Avocats), François Saint-Pierre (François Saint-Pierre Avocats) and Nicolas Tollet (Hugues Hubbard & Reed LLP).

Addressing privilege issues should take place in the immediate aftermath of dawn raids […] Internal investigations’ purpose is not to identify documents to be destroyed ahead of a dawn raid […] Lawyers still need to be trained as to the goals of an internal investigation.

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September 24 2020

The Legal 500 Paris 2020-2021

Stéphane de Navacelle, Partner Navacelle, recognized among Leading individuals in Compliance by The Legal 500 Paris 2020-2021 (Legalease).

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September 21 2020

Stéphane de Navacelle appointed to AIJA Extended Bureau & Human Rights Committee co-Chair

Stéphane de Navacelle, Partner Navacelle appointed to AIJA Extended Bureau and AIJA Human Rights Committee alongside Pia Padfield (Simmons & Simmons LLP) and Martijn Burgers (Pact advocaten LLP).

www.aija.org/news
September 16 2020

Paris Bar Bulletin on Internal investigations : « Knowledge without conscience is but the ruin of the soul »

Internal investigations : « Knowledge without conscience is but the ruin of the soul »
It is in diversity and complexity that relying on outside counsel becomes obvious, it is up to us to take up the challenge. Each investigation is unique, lawyers need to keep a jealous watch over their independence, tread carefully in fields with specific rules such as labor law and never forget they are ancillary to Justice. Let us be, rabelaisien !

Stéphane de Navacelle, partner Navacelle former member of Paris Bar Council, regroups Béatrice Brugués-Reix (Dentons), Thomas Baudesson (Clifford Chance Paris) and Edmond-Claude Frety (Frety Avocats) for the Paris Bar Newsletter.

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September 14 2020

The Legal 500 Paris 2020-2021 – Dispute résolution : White Collar Crime

Navacelle recognized by The Legal 500 as one of the top law firms in dispute resolution about White Collar Crime.

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September 8 2020

Bastille Day Newsletter 2020

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, enforcement and compliance over the past 12 months so we put together our fourth Bastille Day Newsletter!

Unfolding in the field in France over the past fortnight would – alone – have warranted half a dozen “client alerts”: an official inquiry into the PNF by the Justice ministry, a shining new Justice Minister who – at best –thinks very little of the PNF and wants to cut short “preliminary” investigations, Judges’ union call the appointment of the Justice Minister by President Macron a “declaration of war”, spying by the PNF on several law firms to determine who may have stopped by, yesterday’s 2019 activity report by the French Anticorruption Agency, etc.

We’ve put some thinking into the following (and much more): are internal investigations still an oddity in the legal community?, Double jeopardy in tax & criminal matters catch 22?, European Public Prosecutor a landmark gone unnoticed?, What is the CJIP going to be extended to next?

Uncertain waters lie ahead, more than ever we are confident that the legal community, our friend here in Europe and around the world, are the cornerstone of “le monde d’après”. Stay safe & in touch!

Special thanks to Laurine Becker, Alice Béral, Princessa Fouda, Sarah Reilly, Clément Allais, Sara Deyhim, Amelle Djedi, Soukaina El-Mekkaoui, Alex Kodiane, Christelle Meda, Ekaterina Oleinikova & Julia Velho.

Best wishes,

Clémentine Duverne, Julie Zorrilla & Stéphane de Navacelle
Partners Navacelle

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July 14 2020

Can lawyers become their clients’ whistleblowers? – Joint reflection in Les Echos

Stéphane de Navacelle, Associé Navacelle, along with former Bar Presidents Bâtonniers Christian Charrière-Bournazelle, Jacques Taquet and Basile Ader publishes an opinion in French leading economic daily Les Echos on the attack on Attorney-Client Privilege imbedded in the transposition by France of new EU rules on mandatory disclosure of cross-border tax arrangements by EU intermediaries, dismissing ethical obligations of lawyers and suggesting that systematic denunciation of clients is appropriate

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July 9 2020

French criminal law in the face of Covid-19 – Navacelle for the ABA

Stéphane de Navacelle & Clémentine Duverne, Partners Navacelle, Princessa Fouda, Associate Navacelle co-authors of “Recent developments in criminal law in France amidst the Coronavirus pandemic”-, paper, as a contribution to the International criminal law report about Covid-19 in different jurisdictions from the American Bar Association, with warm thanks to co-chairs Anna Laniado, Cyreka Jacobs and Arthur Traldi

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July 8 2020

Interview of Stéphane de Navacelle in The Letter from Business Lawyers

Stéphane de Navacelle, Partner Navacelle, met by French weekly LJA (La Lettre des Juristes d’Affaires) on the latest trends regarding specificities and ethics of carrying out internal investigations in France “outstanding questions have to be addressed, relentlessly explained”.

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July 6 2020

The Best Lawyers in France 2021 Edition Awards

Stéphane de Navacelle, Partner Navacelle, selected by peers for inclusion in the 11th Edition of The Best Lawyers in France in Criminal Defense and Litigation.

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June 30 2020

Awards “Les Meilleurs Cabinets d’Avocats 2020” – Le Point

Navacelle identified by leading French weekly Le Point in partnership with Statista as one of the Tier 1 compliance/investigations law firms (*****) and one of the Tier 2 (****) white-collar criminal law firms in France for 2020.

Awards find on www.lepoint.fr or in Le Point June 25 2020 edition.

June 26 2020

Judge-lawyer-legal counsel (MAJ) training session on judicial investigations – Stéphane de Navacelle

Stéphane de Navacelle, Partner Navacelle, participates along with Aude Buresi, Investigating Judge at the Financial Investigations Division (Tribunal judiciaire de Paris), and Xavier Hubert, Director of ethics, compliance and privacy (Engie) under the auspices of the ENM – Ecole Nationale de la Magistrature, l’AFJE – Association Française des juristes d’entreprise and EFB – Ecole Française du Barreau a training session for Judges-Lawyers-Jurists on the “jucidial investigation”.

www.enm.justice.fr
June 25 2020

Legal 500 EMEA

Navacelle identified by The Legal 500 (Legalease) EMEA 2020 as one of the best compliance / investigations law firms in France.

“Seven-lawyer boutique firm Navacelle is particularly experienced in assisting foreign and domestic clients with investigations carried out by French and international authorities (including US Department of Justice, the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the UK Serious Fraud Office and the UK Financial Conduct Authority investigations). Stéphane de Navacelle is regularly appointed by companies to conduct internal investigations following suspicions of acts of corruption or other allegations. He is also regularly retained to monitor the implementation of compliance rules within companies following agreements reached with the World Bank and provides guidance on anti-corruption and anti-money laundering rules.”

www.legal500.com/compliance
June 22 2020

“Professional secrecy vs. Legal privilege” – by Stéphane de Navacelle, delegate of the French Bars to the European Union

Stéphane de Navacelle, Partner Navacelle, author of the June 2020 Expert’s advice on “Secret professionnel versus legal privilege” from the Delegation of the French Bars to the European Union (L’Union Européenne), representing Conseil National des Barreaux, Conférence des Bâtonniers and Paris Bar Association (Ordre des avocats de Paris).

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June 19 2020

Interview of Stéphane de Navacelle on the latest white-collar law developments in France in Observatoire de la Justice Pénale

Stéphane de Navacelle, Partner Navacelle, interviewed by the French Observatoire de la Justice Pénale on the latest news regarding white collar crime in France, “the present time white collar crime defence lawyer still is a criminal defense lawyer”.

« Stéphane de Navacelle est l’un des spécialistes les plus réputés du droit pénal des affaires en France. Avocat aux barreaux de New York et de Paris depuis plus de quinze ans, ancien président de l’International Criminal Committee à l’American Bar Association, observateur du Tribunal Pénal International pour le Rwanda, il est le coauteur d’un rapport rendu en 2019 sur les problématiques liées au rôle de l’avocat enquêteur dans le cadre d’une enquête interne. Il a fondé en 2010 le cabinet Navacelle, au sein duquel il est associé avec Clémentine Duverne et Julie Zorrilla, et dont l’activité recouvre les enquêtes FCPA, la conformité, les embargos, ou encore les délits/manquements d’initiés. Il est ancien membre du conseil de l’Ordre des avocats de Paris. En 2020, il est cité comme “Best Lawyer” en “criminal defense” par l’éditeur américain Best lawyers. »

www.justicepenale.net
June 17 2020

Review of the Criminal Policy Circular on the Fight against International Corruption by Julie Zorrilla

Julie Zorrilla, Partner Navacelle, speaks to James Thomas, GIR – Global Investigation Review, about the new French MoJ Ministère de la Justice. June 2 “Criminal Policy Circular on the Fight against International Corruption” which sets guidance for prosecutors nationwide and clarifies anticorruption enforcement. Comments Jean-François Bohnert, Procureur de la République Financier, and Thomas Baudesson, Clifford Chance.

English translation of the Circular available here
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June 12 2020

MAJ administrative investigations

Stéphane de Navacelle, Partner Navacelle, participates along with Aude Buresi, Investigating Judge at the Financial Investigations Division (Tribunal judiciaire de Paris), Sophie Bresny, Head of the Investigations Service (Autorité de la Concurrence), Delphine Berg, Head of Competition and Regulation Affairs (Engie), and Xavier Hubert, Director of ethics, compliance and privacy (Engie) under the auspices of the ENM – Ecole Nationale de la Magistrature, l’AFJE – Association Française des juristes d’entreprise and EFB – Ecole Française du Barreau a training session for Judges-Lawyers-Jurists on the “regulator investigation”.

June 4 2020

Environmental compliance, an increasingly relevant subject in France – Navacelle for the IBA

Stéphane de Navacelle, Clémentine Duverne, Partners Navacelle, and Alice Béral, Associate Navacelle, contributors to the IBA – International Bar Association Criminal Law Committee e-Bulletin an article on “Environmental compliance : a growing concern in France” which discusses Environmental compliance in absence of a general framework and effective criminal environmental law and enforcement tools ahead of the extension of CJIPs (French DPAs) to environmental crime.

www.ibanet.org
May 29 2020

Legal 500 EMEA

Stéphane de Navacelle, Partner Navacelle, identified by The Legal 500 (Legalease) EMEA 2020 as a Leading Individual in the compliance field in France.

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May 27 2020

Prosecutions and their impact on businesses – FRA Conference 

Stéphane de Navacelle, Partner Navacelle, participates in round table along with Frances McLeod & Derek Patterson (FRA), Shaul Brazil (BCL Solicitors LLP), William Redgrave (Baker & Partners) and Greg Glynn & Joanelle O’Cleirigh (Arthur Cox) to share their perspectives on recent enforcement trends and their cascading impacts on businesses around the globe.

Register now: https://event.on24.com
May 21 2020

Judge-lawyer-legal counsel (MAJ) training session on internal investigations – Stéphane de Navacelle

Stéphane de Navacelle, Partner Navacelle, participates along with Aude Buresi, Juge d’instruction Pôle financier (Tribunal judiciaire de Paris), and Xavier Hubert, Directeur Ethics, Compliance and Privacy (Engie) under the auspices of the ENM – Ecole Nationale de la Magistrature, l’AFJE – Association Française des juristes d’entreprise and EFB – Ecole de Formation du Barreau a training session for Judges-Lawyers-Jurists on the “internal investigation”.

www.enm.justice.fr
May 20 2020

Clémentine Duverne repérée et intégrée par GIR 40 under 40

Clémentine Duverne, Partner Navacelle, recognized by Global Investigations Review as one of the 40 under 40 World Leading Young Investigations Specialists.

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May 5 2020

Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – France 2020

Stéphane de Navacelle, Partner Navacelle, recognized based on independent research with clients and peers by Who’s Who Legal France 2020, as Thought Leader lawyer in France.

www.whoswholegal.com
April 30 2020

Winners Notice – 2020 Global Law Experts Annual Awards

Stéphane de Navacelle, Partner Navacelle, winner of the 2020 Global Law Experts Award in the category – International White Collar Crime Law Firm of the Year in France.

www.globallawexperts.com
April 28 2020

Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – France 2020

Stéphane de Navacelle, Partner Navacelle, recognized based on independent research with clients and peers by Who’s Who Legal France 2020, as Global Elite Thought Leader in Business Crime Defence and Investigations.

www.whoswholegal.com
April 23 2020

Stéphane de Navacelle ranked once again in Chambers Investigations Europe 2020

Stéphane de Navacelle, Partner Navacelle, recognized in the Chambers Investigations Europe 2020 ranking in the category Corporate Compliance & Investigations in France.

“Sources state that Stéphane de Navacelle “excels in his approach and capacity to design a strategy,” drawing additional praise for his “very significant international exposure.” He assists clients with corruption investigations at the domestic and international level.”

www.business.lesechos.fr
April 21 2020

Internal investigations lead by lawyers: a new take at white-collar crime?

Stéphane de Navacelle and Julie Zorrilla, Partners Navacelle, co-authors of an article in Revue Lamy Droit des Affaires (Wolters Kluwer France) regarding “Internal investigations lead by lawyers: a new take at white-collar crime?” in a collection of articles dedicated to the extraterritorial application of US law alongside Representative Hervé Guyader, Professor Raphaël Gauvain, Régis Bismuth and Catherine Boineau and Deputy Editor in Chief Joséphine de Romanet.

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April 20 2020

Presentation “The internal investigation by lawyers” in Live Facebook

Stéphane de Navacelle, Partner Navacelle, presents – with moderators Bar Council (Conseil de l’Ordre) members Hirbod Dehghani-Azar and Yannick Sala – as moderators – to over a thousand Paris Bar lawyers “The internal investigation by lawyers, practical and ethical considerations”.

Video accessible on the Facebook page : www.facebook.com/Barreau2Paris/
April 15 2020

AFA awaits results of enquiry by independent auditor

Stéphane de Navacelle, Partner Navacelle, discusses review of French Anticorruption Agency (Agence Française Anticorruption) by the French Cour des comptes with Global Investigations Review‘s James Thomas : “AFA awaits results of enquiry by independent auditor”.

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April 9 2020

Highlights on the impact of Covid-19

Navacelle trainees Clément Allais, Amelle Djedi, Soukaina El-Mekkaoui, Christelle Meda and Ekaterina Oleinikova have put together highlights on the impact of Covid-19 on administrative law, human rights, labor law, contract law and criminal law in France.

Available in English
April 6 2020

Navacelle co-authors GIR – 4th edition of the Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations

Clémentine Duverne, Julie Zorrilla and Stéphane de Navacelle, Partners Navacelle, co-author the French chapter of the fourth edition of Global Investigations Review’s Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations. Many thanks to editors Judith Seddon, Eleanor Davison, Christopher J Morvillo, Michael Bowes QC, Luke Tolaini, Ama A Adams and Tara McGrath! www.globalinvestigationsreview.com
March 20 2020

 

Navacelle promotes Clémentine Duverne and Julie Zorrilla to Partner

Navacelle is delighted to announce that Clémentine Duverne and Julie Zorrilla have been promoted as Partners. “These promotions are in line with Navacelle’s 10-year commitment to excellence in client service and a broader dedication to the profession. The firm’s strengthened leadership will make it a stronger choice for clients looking for reliable advice addressing complex situations.” comments Stéphane de Navacelle, the firm’s founding partner.

Clémentine Duverne joined Navacelle as Counsel in 2019 and became Partner in January 2020. A lawyer in New York (2010) and Paris (2012), she practices corporate litigation, predominantly in the fields of white-collar, internal investigations and compliance. Prior to joining Navacelle, Clémentine worked in the White-collar and Regulatory department of White & Case in which she has gained expertise in complex cross-border financial and criminal matters, notably in corruption and AML/CFT matters.

Julie Zorrilla joined Navacelle in 2012. As Associate, Counsel and now Partner at Navacelle, she has worked for over seven years on complex cross-border financial and criminal matters with clients and enforcement authorities in the Americas, Asia, Europe and Russia.

She assists foreign and national senior executives and corporations in internal investigations, pre-litigation and litigation proceedings, in matters ranging from large-scale corruption, embargo and index manipulation (LIBOR and SSA) to asset recovery, monitorships and assessing compliance programs.

Press release
February 13 2020

La Lettre des Juristes d’Affaires. Association France Amériques conference. February 3 2020

About the conference “Negotiated justice”, French law under American influence?. France-Amériques Association, Paris. February 3 2020.

« Stéphane de Navacelle, a lawyer in Paris, also disavows the concept of “economic war” and favors talking about competition through law. He raises the question of the role of lawyers in CJIP, and stresses that in that respect, the quarrel between the old and the modern is still very much alive at the bar. “The old stigmatize the “lawyers-traitors” who investigate their clients and transfer the findings to the prosecutors”, he observes. He considers these procedures to now be French and that they should not be looked at as “Montesquieu’s Persian letters»

Justice négociée : la coopération pour éloigner le soupçon d’influence américaine by Anne Portmann. La Lettre des Juristes d’Affaires.

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February 11 2020

Décideurs as Excellent in White Collar Crime in France in 2020

Navacelle selected by Décideurs as Excellent in White Collar Crime in France in 2020.

www.magazine-decideurs.com
February 6 2020

“Negotiated justice”, French law under American influence?

Stéphane de Navacelle, Partner Navacelle, discusses ““Negotiated justice”, French law under American influence?” at the invitation of Jean-Luc Fournier, President of France-Amériques Association alongside Peter B. Axelrod, Of Counsel Paul Hastings, Charlotte Bilger, Member of the Paris Court of Appeal, Anne Deysine, Professor at Nanterre University, Fabien Ganivet, Partner DLA Piper, Eric Russo, First Deputy Prosecutor of the National Financial Prosecutor’s Office during the Law and Economic warfare conference at the France-Amériques Association in Paris, France.

www.france-ameriques.org
February 3 2020

Navacelle selected by Corporate INTL Magazine

Navacelle selected by Corporate INTL Magazine as an International White-Collar Crime Law Firm of the Year in France in 2020.

www.corp-intl.com
January 28 2020

Award from Leaders League in the Compliance category

Navacelle recognized by Leaders League (Décideurs) in the category Compliance for the Trophées du Droit.

www.magazine-decideurs.com
January 23 2020

Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – France 2020

Stéphane de Navacelle, Partner Navacelle, selected by research with clients and peers carried out by Who’s Who Legal – Investigations as a leading investigations lawyer.

January 22 2020

Concilium IBA

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