For more than 13 years, Jean-Charles has been supporting his clients with respect to their most complex disputes.
Jean-Charles specialises in pre-contentious and litigation matters ranging from financial and banking disputes, financial regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings (in particular, in relation to market abuse offences), contentious competition, white-collar crime, post-completion disputes and private international law to general commercial law disputes (such as abusive termination of commercial relations and unfair competition). In this respect, he regularly appears before civil and commercial courts as well as the French Financial Markets Authority.
He often works in close collaboration with lawyers from the firm’s other market-leading practice areas, including corporate, competition and financial regulation, in cross-office, multidisciplinary teams.
Matters of significance where substantial involvement can be disclosed include: defending an international bank against a mis-selling claim; defending a listed company within the context of an AMF investigation in relation to allegations of dissemination of false information, as well as one of its shareholders in relation to allegations of insider trading; defending a French bank as a civil party in a criminal investigation relating to a major fraud on the bond market; and defending a worldwide leader in electronic devices in the context of a very strategic dispute against one of its distributors. Jean-Charles obtained a largely commented on landmark decision, with respect to a jurisdiction clause, from the French Supreme Court.