Stéphane de Navacelle

Stéphane de Navacelle

Partner, Navacelle
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Stéphane de Navacelle practises corporate litigation, predominantly in criminal law, regulatory, internal investigations, compliance, complex commercial litigation, international arbitration and mediation, in New York, London and Paris.

With over 15 years’ experience in investigations in France and abroad, led in part in connection with French, foreign or international organisations (at Engel & McCarney, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP), Stéphane advises entities in rolling out and auditing ethics and compliance programmes. As such, he was appointed as an independent expert monitor in compliance (2017–2019, 2019–2021 and 2022–2024) by European groups operating globally, based on negotiated settlement agreements of the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank.

He is a former member of the Paris Bar Council (2017–2019) and has been secretary of the ethics commission and a member of the disciplinary reviews board of the Paris Bar. He is currently appointee for influence through law of the Paris Bar.

Stéphane was appointed as observer by the prosecutor for the international criminal tribunal for Rwanda (2009), was a member of the board of directors of the Fondation de Coubertin (a French public interest Foundation, 2010–2016), a fellow of the American Bar Foundation (2016), a member of the Recognition and Reparation Commission, a French independent committee on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church (2019–2021), and a member of the French Health Ministry Commission for the fight against ill treatment and abuse and the promotion of fair treatment.

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