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Navacelle is a white-collar crime, compliance, regulatory defense and complex litigation firm.

The lawyers are cherry-picked, trained to the highest professional and ethical standards to confidently address the most complex cross-border matters. They work in five languages, over four continents, relying on likewise thinking firms and to compete with the best worldwide.

Navacelle represents clients against multi-jurisdictional criminal prosecutions, civil and administrative enforcement authorities, tackling parallel investigations, criminal judicial cooperation, protection of individuals’ rights and handling of evidence. The team’s combined experience includes recent landmark corruption (US FCPA, UK BA), embargo, LIBOR/Euribor, market abuses (e.g., insider trading) and tax investigations carried out by several authorities.

Navacelle advises and assists boards, committees and management facing tough calls while setting up and assessing the validity of compliance programs and codes of ethics. In addition to legal liability, the firm advises on issues of conflicts of interests, independence, reporting and transparency to include reputational risk. The lawyers carry out investigations aimed at assessing the appropriateness of systems and controls in place and offer training tailored to clients’ needs.

Navacelle provides sophisticated thinking in matters involving high-risk, high-liability for corporations and individual employees. The lawyers have experience preparing for and assisting clients at custodial interviews by investigators from the French police, the French financial market authority as well as before US and UK authorities and regulators. The firm also works with clients to prepare for trial and be advocates of facts and law with judges and prosecutors up to and during trial. Navacelle lawyers have experience managing complex litigations involving multiple parallel (criminal, civil and commercial) procedures, arbitrations and challenges to same as well as motion fighting in courts throughout France. Navacelle handles arbitrations & international dispute resolutions and carries out tailored solutions to complex situations which can arise out of commercial disputes – whether litigation or arbitration, in cross-border matters.