Ashurst strengthens Paris dispute resolution practice with corporate crime compliance hire

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    Olivier joins from Hughes Hubbard & Reed and is an expert in French and European corporate crime compliance focused on anti-corruption, economic sanctions, export control and AML/CFT, as well as investigations. Olivier has previously worked both in Paris and Brussels, and advises financial institutions, insurers and industrial groups with particular expertise in the defence, aeronautics, pharmaceutical and retail sectors. Olivier is joining the firm alongside senior associate Paul Charlot and associate Camille Mayet.

    Hortense de Roux, dispute resolution partner in the Paris commented:

    "Compliance, criminal and regulatory issues are at the heart of all companies and international institutions. The arrival of Olivier and his team will enable us to consolidate our market presence in this innovative practice."

    Philippe None, Paris office managing partner said: 

    "Olivier's appointment is part of our ambitious growth strategy and his reputation and expertise will be a major asset in strengthening our dispute resolution practice in Paris and in the further development of our office."

    Tom Connor EMEA head of dispute resolution added: 

    "France and its authorities have demonstrated the country's place as a key player in the global compliance landscape, opening up new fronts for compliance investigations. Developing our capabilities in this space is crucial. Dispute resolution is an area of key strategic importance to the firm, and Olivier's expertise will be invaluable in supporting the continued expansion of the firm's corporate crime and international investigations offering."

    Olivier Dorgans said: 

    "I am delighted to join Ashurst. Ashurst's excellent reputation and the quality of its teams provide an ideal platform for the development of the dispute resolution practice in France and globally."