Emmanuel Moyne

Bougartchev Moyne Associés AARPI (Paris)
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Emmanuel Moyne began his career in 1997 as in-house counsel within asset management company White Gestion SARL, a subsidiary of Goldman Sachs and was admitted to the Paris Bar in the same year. He then practised for 10 years in Gide's litigation and white-collar crime department before joining the dispute resolution practice at Linklaters in Paris in 2007 as a Counsel. Emmanuel was elected Secrétaire de la Conférence des Avocats of the Paris Bar in 2000, during which year he defended about 70 individuals before the criminal or correctional courts as on-duty legal aid counsel (“commission d’office”). Emmanuel co-founded with Kiril Bougartchev the Bougartchev Moyne Associés AARPI law firm in January 2017, which was recognised by Best Lawyers 2020 as the best criminal law firm in France for 2020.

He advises his clients in complex procedures that may involve several foreign jurisdictions and may concern, among other issues, misuse of company assets, breach of trust, swindle, laundering, misappropriation of data and secrets, counterfeiting, cybercrime, endangering life, manslaughter and unintentional injuries, concealed working, unlawful loan of labour and illegal subcontracting of labour, non-compliance of products, pollution, abandoned waste or infringements relating to classified installations and nuclear facilities. He defended the interests of a leading firm being among the first six firms audited by the French anti-corruption agency and obtained a decision not to refer the case to the Sanction Commission of the agency. He is currently defending the interests of a French leading bank before the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Resolution. He also recently obtained the referral of a preliminary question relating to the lack of independence of the French Prosecutor before the European Court of Justice and represented a foreign prominent figure before the Paris Criminal Court on the grounds of theft, complicity of violence with a weapon and complicity of sequestration.

Emmanuel has lectured at the University of Montpellier (mutual assistance and extradition proceedings) and the University of Sceaux (environmental criminal law). He provides training to private and public entities and advises clients on compliance programmes, anti-corruption due diligence and internal investigation.

Emmanuel is a member of the American Bar Association and of the International Bar Association. He has been appointed Conference Quality Officer of the Criminal Law Committee of the International Bar Association for 2019–2020. Emmanuel is also a member of the working group of the CNB, the national institution representing all practising lawyers in France, on internal investigation.

“As efficient in advising as in representing before courts“, Emmanuel, “whose strategy in matters is never found defeated“, is viewed as “a sharp mind, dedicated to his clients at any time, paying very close attention to every detail of the file, with such an analytical sharpness that he stands out as a reference counsel for strategic matters” (The Legal 500).

He is recognised by Best Lawyers 2019 and Best Lawyers 2020 in “Criminal Defense”. Emmanuel is also among the seven lawyers recognised for their expertise in “Corporate Governance & Compliance” by Best Lawyers 2020.

Décideurs Magazine ranked him in 2018 and 2019 among the “Incontournable” lawyers in white-collar crime, among “Excellent” ones in commercial litigation and in 2019 among the “Highly recommended” lawyers in financial and post-acquisition litigation. It also ranked him in 2018 among “Excellent” lawyers in international investigations, internal investigations and compliance programme.

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