The Paris Compliance Team

Corporations are facing increasing compliance obligations under French law and European regulations.

Putting together an effective compliance programme involves the implementation of measures and procedures which successfully prevent unlawful or unethical behaviour through policies tailored to the company’s culture, internal organisation and operations.

Linklaters in Paris offers the complete set of skills and expertise to advise you on the development and implementation of effective compliance programmes, under legal privilege.

We have advised on a broad range of compliance matters, giving us unparalleled experience of the issues at stake. We have also concluded several partnerships with external consultants to support us in providing complete coverage of your compliance obligations.

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"The lawyers have a very wide understanding of all the laws that affect us and, as a result, the strategy they provide is excellent."
Chambers Europe 2017, Corporate compliance and investigations, France


" The strategy you get is excellent, they really understand everything, the team is always available.”
Chambers Europe 2017, Dispute resolution, France


"An excellent financial services regulatory practice, covering both contentious and non-contentious matters."
Chambers Europe 2017, Banking and finance: Financial services regulation, France


"They provide a very high level of service and are able to set up a dedicated task force on case of urgency."

Chambers Europe 2017, Competition/Antitrust, France



Business-oriented, responsive

You can rely on our team’s ability to understand your business and provide advice tailored specifically to your internal organisation. Our team can mobilise immediately to help you handle crises and mitigate their impacts.

Planning for the unexpected

Our approach is based on anticipating and responding to regulatory change. We carefully monitor developing legislation, warning our clients and supporting them in the development of their compliance programmes.

We help you to face these increasing constraints

Designing and implementing programmes

  • Audits
  • Codes of conduct and whistleblowing policies
  • Risk cartographies
  • Information and disclosure
  • Training and e-learning

Enforcement defence

  • Regulatory proceedings
  • Collateral civil and criminal lawsuits

Strategic advice

  • Crisis management
  • Liability assessment
  • Exit settlements
  • Corporate investigations