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About Alexis Ollivier

Avocat à la Cour, Alexis Ollivier joined Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer's Dispute Resolution Group in 2019.

His practice focuses on complex cross-border and domestic disputes, international sanctions, regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings (especially before the Enforcement Committee of the Autorité des marchés financiers, the French financial markets regulator), white-collar crime, and commercial, banking and financial services litigation.

Recent work

His experience includes advising: 

  • Several leading international financial institutions in the context of the recent European and French sanction laws targeting business relationships with Russian entities;
  • A leading French investment bank in the course of an investigation conducted by the AMF, the French financial markets regulator, and pertaining to its financial disclosure; 
  • A leading French energy company in enforcement proceedings pertaining to its financial disclosure, before the AMF and the Paris Court of Appeal;
  • A global automotive manufacturing company in civil and criminal proceedings resulting from allegations that the company intentionally and deceptively programmed certain diesel engines to selectively circumvent emissions controls;
  • A technology company in the course of an investigation conducted by the AMF and pertaining to suspicions of insider dealings;
  • An agribusiness company in a dispute pertaining to the dismissal of its former chief executive officer;
  • A leading French banking group in the course of an investigation conducted by the AMF and pertaining to suspicions of market abuse;
  • A nuclear equipment manufacturer in the course of an investigation pertaining to a data breach;
  • A stakeholder in the course of disputes pertaining to a takeover bid targeting a French waste management company;
  • A leading French investment bank in the context of pre-trial discovery proceedings initiated by a self-described whistleblower;
  • A financial services company in a dispute against an alleged business partner and pertaining to an alleged sudden termination of business relationships;
  • A technology company in the course of negotiations with one of its shareholders pertaining to governance and allegations of capturing of business opportunities and misuse of corporate assets; 
  • A natural gas storage company in a dispute against building contractors following an industrial incident.

Qualifications

Education

  • University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (Master's Degree in Business and Tax Law)
  • Agrégation (Classics)
  • Ecole normale supérieure de Paris
  • University of Cambridge (French Lector, Jesus College)
  • University of Paris IV Sorbonne (Master's Degree in Classics)
  • University of Paris III Sorbonne-Nouvelle (Bachelor's Degree in English)
  • University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (Bachelor's Degree in Geography)

Professional qualifications

  • Admitted to the Paris Bar