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Allen & Overy expands its arbitration and white-collar crime practice in France

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Hippolyte Marquetty

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Paris

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Mainwaring-Taylor Christopher
Christopher Mainwaring-Taylor

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Singapore

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Chemla Denis
Denis Chemla

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Paris

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05 April 2018

A&O is expanding its litigation practice in France with the appointment of Hippolyte Marquetty in its white-collar crime practice.

Christopher Mainwaring-Taylor, Partner in A&O’s Dubai office, is also relocating to Paris to bolster the team’s arbitration group.

Hippolyte joins from Chatain & Associés where he was primarily focused on litigation, with a particular focus on white collar crime. His experience includes disputes related to the finance, energy, hospitality, transport, industry and distribution sectors. He joins Denis Chemla, Head of Litigation in Paris, to further develop the firm’s criminal law offering.

Christopher Mainwaring-Taylor is relocating to join Paris-based arbitration partner Marie Stoyanov, strengthening A&O’s international arbitration offering and covering all areas of commercial, construction and investment-treaty disputes. Christopher led the international arbitration team in the Middle East and has extensive experience of acting as counsel in international arbitration proceedings under a variety of governing laws and rules, including those of the ICC, LCIA, ICSID, UNCITRAL and DIAC. His experience includes disputes arising out of large infrastructure/construction projects, including in the water and energy sectors, as well as commercial disputes arising under concession, joint venture and shareholder agreements in a range of sectors. He has acted in arbitrations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, the US and the Caribbean.

Hippolyte Marquetty, commented: “I am very pleased to join the Allen & Overy litigation team, which has become a major player in Paris. The team is supported by an exceptional international network and has an excellent culture of commitment to its clients and its people.”

Denis Chemla, Head of Litigation in Paris, added: “Hippolyte’s appointment and Christopher’s move reinforce our team and reflect our wish to further expand our practice both in France and internationally.”

Christopher Mainwaring-Taylor said about his arrival to the Paris office: “I am excited about joining the Paris office, this move offers me the opportunity to further expand my expertise in the French and broader European markets.”

For further information, please contact Antoinette Willcocks, antoinette.willcocks@allenovery.com, on +44 (0)20 3088 4638