Arthur Merle-Beral | Paris | Hogan Lovells

Arthur Merle-Beral

Counsel Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment


French, English


Arthur Merle-Beral
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Arthur advises financial institutions, major corporations and individuals on domestic and international criminal fraud and contentious regulatory matters. His practice includes representing clients in relation to criminal banking litigation, fraud, money laundering, and criminal aspects of public procurement. In this capacity, he appears before the criminal courts, the AMF and the ACPR.

Arthus has also developed expertise in internal investigations (corruption, data theft, harassment, etc.) and  in matters of restrictive competition practices or and commercial litigation.

Finally, Arthur is a lecturer in white collar crime at the Bar School of Versailles (HEDAC).

Representative experience

Representing a major French Bank in a criminal matter in relation to alleged aggravated tax fraud laundering.*

Advising an insurance company in a criminal matter concerning alleged aggravated tax fraud and aggravated tax fraud laundering committed by one of its client.*

Advising tech companies in AMF investigations, settlement proceedings and before the AMF Enforcement Committee in matters of financial disclosure and insider trading.*

Representing a subsidiary of BNP Paribas in a major criminal matter concerning a fraud committed by a former employee.*

Representing a foreign bank in connection with a judicial investigation into charges of aggravated tax fraud and aggravated tax fraud laundering.*

Advising a private individual charged with criminal fraud before the Paris Court of appeal, in the so-called Wildenstein case*

Advising a major French bank in anti-money laundering disciplinary proceedings before the ACPR.*

Advising companies on inquiries led by the HATVP in relation to lobbying law matters.*

Representing Free Mobile, a French wireless service provider, in the framework of a class action initiated by UFC Que Choisir regarding alleged abusive contractual clauses.*

Representing INCAA (former Intermarché-Casino central purchasing agency) before the Paris Court of Appeal in relation to alleged restrictive competition practices.

Assisting a company from the retail sector in the frame of a parliamentary investigation committee in relation to a scandal of contaminated infant milk in France.* 

Advising clients on internal investigations (corruption, harassment, data theft, fraudulent wire transfers, etc.).*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.


  • Masters of Law, Columbia Law School, 2015
  • Master 2 in International and European business law, Paris Dauphine University, 2013
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Paris
  • New York