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Dan Benguigui



Benguigui Dan
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.

"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)

Noteworthy experience includes advising:

  • BNP Paribas in a class action introduced on behalf of thousands of investors who subscribed to a formula fund structured and marketed by the bank.

News & insights

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Publications: 09 APRIL 2021

Opportunity and optimism: Review of the UK funds regime - a call for input by the UK government

In a post-Brexit world, the UK government is contemplating significant reform of the tax and various regulatory features of its funds regime.

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Building reflection

News: 07 APRIL 2021

A&O advises on EUR2.35 billion loan and high yield bond refinancing by Foncia

Allen & Overy's leveraged finance team has advised the banks in connection with a EUR2.35 billion loan and debut high yield bond refinancing by Foncia, a leading provider of residential real estate…

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Publications: 02 OCTOBER 2020

GIR - data privacy & transfer in investigations

Regulators and enforcement authorities across the globe continue to focus on the activities of banks, corporations and their employees.

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The French Anti-Corruption Agency’s 2019 report: key takeaways

Publications: 03 AUGUST 2020

The French Anti-Corruption Agency’s 2019 report: key takeaways

Earlier this month, the French Anti-Corruption Agency (Agence française anticorruption, the Agency) published its 2019 annual report, setting out its main actions over the course of last year as…

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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

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"

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