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Antonin Lévy

Partner
Paris

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 “standout figure” and “revered practitioner” when it comes to criminal business law, in particular in stock exchange, financial, and industrial matters. Antonin has significant practical experience offering guidance and litigating issues related to fraud, anti-money laundering, anti-bribery and corruption, international sanctions, and other regulatory and compliance issues, 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. Antonin has worked on several flagship cases, including the Concorde accident that took place in France in 2000, in which he obtained a non-guilty verdict for Continental Airlines.

Antonin was awarded a post-graduate degree (DEA) in private law from the University Paris II Panthéon-Assas in 2005; an LL.M., a General Studies degree from New York University (NYU) in 2004; a post-graduate degree (DESS) in law and economic globalisation from the University Paris Pantheon-Sorbonne and Sciences Po in 2003; and he graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris in 2002.

'The hire of the 'smart and measured' Antonin Lévy from Metzner Associés added strong criminal law capabilities to the team.'

Legal 500 EMEA 2014

Representative Experience

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.

Education and admissions

Education

  • 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

Memberships

  • Former Secrétaire de la Conférence (2007)

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • New York
  • Paris

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