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Antonin Lévy


Antonin Lévy

Antonin Lévy, a partner in the Hogan Lovells Paris office, is a member of both the Paris and New York Bars. Who’s Who Legal 2015 considers Antonin a “first-class lawyer” and “revered practitioner” when it comes to criminal business law, in particular in stock exchange, financial, and industrial matters. He is "the name to know" in Paris for investigations according to Global Investigations Review 2016.

Antonin heads the Investigations, White Collar and Fraud practice in Paris and assists companies and individuals in complex and high-profile litigation cases at all stages of the procedure. He has significant experience advising and litigating on a wide variety of issues including tax fraud, anti-money laundering, anti-bribery and corruption, international sanctions and other regulatory and compliance issues, as well as defamation and extradition. He frequently represents companies and their directors as claimants or defendants in criminal proceedings and has undertaken internal investigations on the business activities of companies operating in several industries.

He lectures and teaches on white-collar crime and compliance and has published several articles.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Antonin was a partner at the highly-regarded French criminal boutique firm Metzner Associés.

"Antonin Lévy's 'reactivity, great expertise and strong experience in criminal law' makes him a firm favourite among clients."

Legal 500 EMEA 2017

Representative experience

Defense of Continental Airlines in its appeal trial for the crash of the Concorde before the Appeal Court of Versailles after a conviction verdict before the first instance tribunal.

Successfully defending extradition from France to Georgia of a former Defense Minister, wanted on corruption charges.

Assistance of the BTA Bank in the extradition proceedings in France against its former CEO and shareholder.

Representation of Manuel Noriega, former chief of state of Panama, in a French procedure for money laundering and in the following extradition procedure to Panama.

Assistance of the former Mayor of La Faute-sur-Mer in the criminal proceedings for involuntary manslaughter after the Xynthia storm on French coasts.

Representation of several directors of a major telecom company in a defamation and libel suit brought by a competitor.

Leading of an internal investigation in a construction company after internal whistleblowing for alleged money laundering practices.

Representing a large French industrial group in a World Bank investigations for alleged corruption and collusion in Western Africa and South East Asia.

Representation of several directors of a major telecom company in a defamation and libel suit brought by a competitor.

Assisting a high profile individual on allegations of corruption of foreign public officials in French criminal proceeding.

Assisting the members of the Board of an insurance company prosecuted before the criminal courts in Gabon following a plane crash.

Advising and defending large US companies in relation to criminal investigations opened in France on account of tax fraud and money-laundering of tax fraud.

Representing a leading French car manufacturer in the so-called "Dieselgate" for an alleged offense of false and deceptive advertising.

Representing in appeal a Polish company on the largest VAT fraud in France and successfully reversing the judgement to obtain a non-guilty verdict.

Education and admissions


  • Post-graduate degree (DEA) in private law, University Paris II Panthéon-Assas, 2005
  • LL.M. in General Studies, New York University, 2004
  • Post-graduate degree (DESS) in law and economic globalisation, University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and Sciences Po, 2003
  • Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, 2002


  • Former Secrétaire de la Conférence (2007)
  • Professor in Legal Risk Management at SciencesPo
  • Professor at the Ecole de Guerre (French military academy)

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • New York
  • Paris


Top 3 - Global Investigations

Practice GIR 30


Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year

Chambers Global Awards


Classé Band 1 "Incontournable"

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