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Martin Le Touze

Senior Associate
Paris

Martin Le Touze

Martin is experienced in all aspects of financial markets litigation, he regularly acts for investment banks, fund managers and other financial institutions in contentious matters. His experience encompasses all aspects of contentious regulatory matters such as internal investigations, representing financial institutions and their employees who are under investigation by regulators, and representing clients in enforcement and disciplinary proceedings brought by the AMF or the ACPR.

Martin also has experience in litigation and regulatory issues arising from the dealing, advice and investment management activities of financial institutions in relation to securities, derivatives, structured products and other complex investment banking/capital markets activities. Martin has been on a part-time secondment, working for a major French Asset Management company helping the company set up an evaluation procedure in respect of UCITS commercialisation litigation risks.

Martin has also been on a part-time secondment in a major English bank. He graduated from University Paris II where he received a Professional Master in banking and financial law degree, and from EM Lyon business school where he obtained a Master of Science in Management.

Representative Experience

Defending a German public company in the framework of various litigations regarding structured swaps against French public authorities.

Defending an Austrian bank in its capacity as issuer in a dispute against a French fund. The total amount claimed is over €220m.

Defending a major portfolio management company in the framework of an investigation carried out by the AMF regarding potential insider dealing.

Defending an English portfolio management company in a judicial action against a French insurance company. The total amount claimed was over €17m.

Defending an investment bank before the Enforcement Committee of the AMF in disciplinary proceedings regarding various bond issues.

Education and admissions

Education

  • Master's degree in banking and financial law, Université Paris II, 2007
  • Master of Science in Management, EM Lyon Business School, 2006
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