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Dan Benguigui



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Dan Benguigui



Dan is a member of the Paris Bar and a graduate of both Université Jean-Moulin-Lyon-III law school (DESS Droit et finance de l’entreprise) and EM Lyon business school.

Dan began his career within a criminal law firm before working as a Clerk to the Judge heading the 15th Chamber of the Paris Court of Appeal (banking and financial litigation). He spent many years ‘in house’ within the Global Litigation department of BNP Paribas and led the “Criminal Proceedings and Regulatory Enforcement” team of the Group prior to joining Allen & Overy, in 2014.

Dan specialises in financial litigation work with a strong focus on complex white-collar crime and regulatory enforcement cases involving banking and financial services institutions (credit institutions, asset managers, investments firms, payment service providers, e-money institutions, etc.), large corporates and their top-level managers. He represents clients before all French civil and criminal courts, and assists them in the context of investigations and proceedings initiated by French and EU regulatory agencies (ACPR, AMF, AFA).

The bulk of Dan’s practice is to deal with issues revolving around financial crime (money laundering and terrorist financing, anti-bribery and corrupt practices, sanctions and embargoes, fraud), market abuses, tax-related offences, unfair commercial practices, and more generally around the professional duties and conduct rules imposed on supervised entities and their top-level managers. He generally has experience of a wide range of banking (corporate and retail) and asset management issues, and represents large institutions in French civil class actions.

Dan also frequently advises clients in their dealings with French criminal and regulatory agencies, and assists them designing and enhancing their systems and controls, policies and procedures.

Next Generation Partner
Legal 500 EMEA 2022 - France (Compliance)

"Denis Chemla and Dan Benguigui have a very in-depth knowledge of the challenges of the banking and financial sector, which greatly facilitates interactions and increases the efficiency of the handling of the litigation files entrusted to them." 
Legal 500 EMEA 2022 - France (Dispute resolution: Stock Market Litigation)

"Rising Star." Legal 500 EMEA 2020 – France (DISPUTE RESOLUTION: WHITE-COLLAR CRIME)

"Dan Benguigui has strong criminal banking regulatory expertise." Legal 500 EMEA 2020 – France (DISPUTE RESOLUTION: WHITE-COLLAR CRIME)

"Dan Benguigui's expertise in handling combined complex white-collar crime and regulatory enforcement cases stands out." - Legal 500 EMEA 2021 - France (White Collar Crime)

"Dan Benguigui is particularly recommended." - Legal 500 EMEA 2021 - France (Stock Market Litigation)

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Publications: 27 September 2022

GIR - data privacy & transfer in investigations guide

Investigations by regulators and enforcement agencies, as well as internal investigations by companies, are common. Successfully managing the risks arising from these investigations requires expertise…

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Blog Post: 04 August 2020

The French Anti-Corruption Agency’s 2019 Report: Key Takeaways

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Admitted as an Avocat (France), 2014

Admitted to practice in-house (France), 2001


EMLYON Business School, 2005

DESS, Master Company Law, University Jean Moulin, Lyon- 2002

Master Business Law, University Jean Moulin, Lyon - 2001

Experience highlights

Published work

  •  Dan Benguigui, Laurie-Anne Ancenys (2019)"Data Privacy & Transfer in Investigations: France", GIR Insight
  • Dan Benguigui, Rebecca Harris (2019) "The French Anti-Corruption Agency’s Enforcement Committee issues its first decision: First lessons learned…" Global Legal
  • Dan Benguigui, Rebecca Harris (2018) "Enactment of the new law on the reinforcement of the fight against fraud",
  • Dan Benguigui, Denis Chemla (2018), "Settlements with Société Générale – beginning of a new era?",
  • Dan Benguigui, Denis Chemla (2018)"The French legal regime on market abuse: what next?",
  • Dan Benguigui, Olivier Picquerey (2017), "Sapin II, une révolution en devenir…", Option Droit & Affaires
  • Dan Benguigui (2015), The French legal regime on market abuse: what next? European Finance Litigation Review
  • Dan Benguigui (2012), "Fraude Madoff, Premières lumières françaises sur une pratique de place : l’inscription de l’intermédiaire financier au registre des actions nominatives ne créé pas la propriété", Revue Banque et Droit
  • Dan Benguigui (2008), "Territorialité des mesures d’exécution : la menace des requêtes en communication d’informations du juge américain", Revue Banque et Droit, 2008
  • Du Renforcement de La Lutte Contre la Corruption Transnationale, Le Club des Juristes, 1 avril 2015

Pro-bono experience

  • Advising the board of an organisation ("inspiration(s)") promoting the dissemination of classical music in the public with a focus on unprivileged areas.
  • Representing individuals upon request of Paris bar as an assigned attorney in criminal cases.
  • Member of an ad hoc Commission called "International Bribery" within the Think Tank "Le Club des Juristes"