Probity

Ethics, compliance and risks prevention are crucial, even vital, for the organization and image of any company.

Our highly qualified team ensure that our clients business practices conform to applicable laws, regulations and ethical business principles, as well as create and develop a culture of integrity.

 

Chair : Thibault Guillemin

  • Compliance programs
    • Managed the implementation of Sapin 2 anticorruption programs in 4 listed and non-listed top French companies
    • Trained the top managers and compliance officers of a major French extracting company to the new French anticorruption framework
    • Prepared the top managers of a French multinational company to the imminence of a control from the French Anticorruption Agency (AFA)
    • Advised a public financial institution in the implementation of disciplinary proceedings following a « fake president » fraud
    • Chair : Thibault Guillemin
  • Whistleblowing
    • Advised a French public company in a whistleblowing case that arose in a joint-venture operating in Africa
    • Assisted a not-for-profit company and an engineering corporation in setting up their whistleblowing policy
    • Chair : Thibault Guillemin
  • Regulatory issues
    • Advice to an official body of Judicial Officer before the Conseil d’Etat to annul decrees modifying their legal status
    • Advice and assistance of a foreign company in the execution of a public procurement of supplies throughout the national territory, follow-up subsequent disputes
    • Advice of contracting authorities in the implementation of the French reform of public procurement legislation
    • Advice of a private company in the negotiation and implementation of a partnership contract with a public higher education institution
    • Chair : Thibault Guillemin
  • Non-profit organizations
    • Daily tax and legal advice of two nationwide foundations recognized of public utility
    • Creating a national network of foundations and endowment funds for a leading banking group
    • Legal advice on patronage for several companies in the banking sector
    • Tax and legal advice of a religious congregations as regards the structuring of its resources
    • Support of a public-utility-recognized foundation as regards its governance transition
    • Transformation of a nationwide public-utility-recognized association into a public-utility-recognized foundation
    • Advice of a network of executives of the banking sector in the implementation of their philanthropic actions
    • Advice of a public-utility-recognized foundation in the definition of a solidarity savings product with a management company approved by the AMF
    • Advice of a public-utility-recognized foundation on the impact of the territoriality of donation on its operational projects abroad
    • Chair : Thibault Guillemin
  • Work conditions
    • Advising a service provider in relation to a market transfer
    • Advised a US company on the redrafting of its model contracts to allow teleworking
    • Day-to-day advice to a US service company on its issues of health & security at work
    • Chair : Thibault Guillemin
  • Corporate governance
    • Devising delegation of powers in a unicorn specialized in distance selling
    • Reorganized the compliance function and the governance of a non-listed company and a listed company active in the service industry
    • Organized the overhaul of the governance and organization of a French real estate group
    • Advised shareholders of an industrial company during a corporate governance crisis involving several criminal investigations
    • Advised a French company on the reorganization of its purchasing department to remedy fraud identified during an internal investigation
    • Chair : Thibault Guillemin
  • Internal investigations & due diligence
    • Involved in a widespread internal investigation on alleged fraud committed by employees of a French company of the oil & gas industry
    • Drafted an investigation manual for a major French player in the extractive industry
    • Conducted a criminal & compliance due diligence for a French State-owned company on a projected financing in Africa
    • Advised several companies on the legality of acts performed during an internal investigation (admissibility of witness testimony and documentary evidence, protection of personal data, rights of suspected employees, etc.)
    • Represented a top manager in a wrongful termination lawsuit following an internal investigation
    • Performed a buyer’s criminal due diligence focusing on risks of corruption and illegal taking of interest in a target active in the defense industry
    • Performed an in-depth due diligence on an African counterpart for a company of the oil & gas industry
    • Chair : Thibault Guillemin
  • Data protection & GDPR
    • Assistance of a group of companies in implementing the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)
    • Assistance of a publisher in implementing, protecting and defending its data basis
    • Advice and assistance in the data collection and processing on behalf of a group specialized in the public and private video surveillance
    • Chair : Thibault Guillemin

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