Astrid Mignon Colombet joined August Debouzy as a partner in the Litigation, White-collar Crime and Arbitration department in 2019. She previously was a partner at Soulez Larivière, which she joined in 2004.
As a renowned lawyer in white-collar crime, complex criminal litigation and crisis management, she has taken part in the defense of companies and executives in a large number of landmark cases, including the Concorde crash, the Erika oil spill, the explosion of a chemical powerplant in Toulouse (AZF) and the judicial public interest agreement of the Société Générale. She handled a large number of international cases in highly specialized areas.
Astrid defends companies and executives accused of corruption of foreign public officials, misuse of corporate assets, fraud, tax fraud laundering, manslaughter and involuntary injuries. She assists them on sensitive aspects of transnational defense such as the application of blocking statutes, the non bis in idem principle and internal investigation issues, as well as on international regulations, industrial risk assessments and anti-corruption compliance programs.
Astrid Mignon Colombet has been distinguished by the Chambers & Partners Europe 2019 in the categories “White-collar crime” (group 3) and “Compliance and Investigations” (group 1). She is one of the Best Lawyers in Criminal Defense, Litigation and Aviation Law.
Towards Plural Governance: Functional Equivalence in the Fight Against Transnational Corruption
1. A method of “soft-enforcement” through peer evaluation Astrid Mignon Colombet: The Preamble of the OECD Convention sets out the ambitious objective of ensuring that each State Party adopts “equivalent” measures to combat the bribery of foreign public officials in an essentially penal framework: “Recognising that achieving equivalence among the measures to be taken by … ContinuedRead the article
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