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Hogan Lovells recruits high-profile white collar crime partner in Paris

11 December 2013

Hogan Lovells is growing its litigation practice in Paris by recruiting Antonin Lévy, a partner dedicated to white collar criminal defence.

Antonin is currently a partner at law firm Metzner Associés, one of the most renowned French law firms specialising in criminal business law. He will join the firm with a team at the beginning of 2014. He is a member of the Paris and New York Bars and specialises in criminal business law, in particular in stock exchange, financial and industrial matters.  He has worked on a number of flagship cases, including the Concorde accident, in which he obtained a non-guilty verdict for Continental Airlines, and he has also advised on a number of significant international bribery and corruption cases.

Thomas Rouhette, head of the Paris litigation practice, said: "Antonin Lévy is a very talented lawyer and his arrival is excellent news for Hogan Lovells. Criminal defence is an increasingly complicated area for corporates.  Antonin's recognised experience as a criminal defence lawyer in France and his international profile are perfectly in line with our ambitions to create a leading white collar criminal defence practice in Paris that is fully integrated with our global network."

Michael Davison, global co-head of the Litigation, Arbitration and Employment group at Hogan Lovells added: "Hogan Lovells is advising on an increasing amount of litigation that requires skills in criminal law at an international level.  Antonin is a leading white collar crime lawyer and his arrival reinforces our reputation in this area."

Antonin Lévy commented: "The criminal defence issues that companies are facing these days are becoming much more global in nature.  Hogan Lovells offers an international platform and renowned expertise in this area.  I am very happy to be joining the global litigation team and to be leading the IWCF team in Paris with whom I have regularly worked with in the past."

Antonin will join Hogan Lovells' Paris litigation practice, which is headed by Thomas Rouhette. The team comprises 23 lawyers, including five partners and two counsel.

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