DÉCIDEURS Magazine identifies Navacelle as “ Excellent” – Guide Litigation & Arbitration – Litigation AMF, ACPR and Listed Transactions in France in 2020.
DÉCIDEURS Magazine identifies Navacelle as “Strong reputation” – Guide Compliance & Fraud – Compliance program in France in 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.
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.
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..
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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”.
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 discusses “Sapin II and the French #anticorruption system” at the International Chamber of Commerce México’s Anticorruption Diploma
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”.
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?”.
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.
November 20 2020
Navacelle discusses best practices for internal investigations to the Healthcare Compliance Implementation Leadership Programme at INSEAD.
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).
November 9 2020
DÉCIDEURS Magazine identifies Navacelle as “Unavoidable” – Guide Compliance & Fraud – Compliance & Fraud – Internal and International Investigation in France in 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
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).
October 5 2020
WWL – Thought Leaders Guide – France 2021
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.
Join the public and free-access broadcast meeting on Zoom
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.
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’Affaires – French 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.”
September 24 2020
The Legal 500 Paris 2020-2021
Stéphane de Navacelle appointed to AIJA Extended Bureau & Human Rights Committee co-Chair
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.
September 14 2020
The Legal 500 Paris 2020-2021 – Dispute résolution : White Collar Crime
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.
Read Bastille Day Newsletter
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
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
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”.
July 6 2020
The Best Lawyers in France 2021 Edition Awards
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”.
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.”
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).
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. »
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.
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.
May 29 2020
Legal 500 EMEA
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”.
May 20 2020
Clémentine Duverne repérée et intégrée par GIR 40 under 40
Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – France 2020 PT
Winners Notice – 2020 Global Law Experts Annual Awards
Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – France 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.”
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.
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
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.
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.
February 11 2020
Décideurs as Excellent in White Collar Crime in France in 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.
February 3 2020