Ludovic Malgrain

Ludovic Malgrain

Partner, White & Case LLP
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Ludovic Malgrain is a partner in the white-collar crime and regulatory group of White & Case in Paris. He has been a member of the Paris Bar since 1998 and has developed a recognised expertise in criminal defence. He is regularly ranked as a leading criminal defence lawyer in France by leading directories.

Ludovic represents French and international high-profile clients, corporate entities and individuals, within the industrial, oil and gas, banking and technology sectors before French authorities, agencies and courts. He is able to represent and advise clients on all types of criminal offences, such as embezzlement, fraud, workplace accidents and moral harassment.

In particular, the team handles cases connected to fraud or allegations of bribery in Angola and Nigeria, tax fraud through schemes in Luxembourg and Switzerland, market abuse for listed companies and commercial malpractice in the banking and consumer sectors. In addition, the team provides assistance in internal and multi-jurisdictional investigations (US Department of Justice, UK Serious Fraud Office, etc). Ludovic has strong expertise assisting companies in the context of administrative controls launched by the French Anti-Corruption Agency in relation with the Sapin II law.

Backed by 20 years of hands-on litigation experience in international law firms, Ludovic offers guidance to satisfy legal requirements relating to prevention of corporate criminal liability for managers and corporations as well as implementation of compliance programmes (anti-bribery, anti-money laundering, etc).

His track record includes a number of high-profile cases, such as the collapse of the gangway of the Queen Mary II passenger ship, the Air France Concorde crash, the EC Eurostat scandal, the Apollonia fraud, the Helvet Immo class action and the Dubai Papers case.

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