Guillaume Pellegrin is a partner of the firm and co-leads, with Éric Dezeuze, the White-Collar Criminal Defence and Compliance Litigation practice.
He regularly advises and assists French and international corporate clients and their senior executives:
- regarding criminal liability, with respect to issues of violation of corporate law rules, breach of the duty of integrity by public officials or private sector employees in companies with a public service mission (atteinte à la probité), criminal offences with respect to securities law and tax law, in often multi-jurisdictional, but also French domestic or cross-border proceedings or investigations, including those relating to cases before specialised courts and international judicial cooperation proceedings;
- in defining and monitoring compliance policies, as well as related litigation, including, in particular, in relation to the obligations arising out of the duty of care and attention (devoir de vigilance), Anti-Money Laundering/Combatting the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) measures, or implementation of restrictions, bans or sanctions, imposed at a national level in France, or at a European level or internationally;
- in conducting internal investigations or, whether as counsel or as expert, assisting them when they are involved, in whatever capacity, in investigations carried out by French national authorities or by international institutions.
Guillaume represents clients before civil, commercial and criminal courts and officials (public prosecutors, France’s Financial Prosecution Office (Parquet National Financier - PNF), investigating judges), and the relevant regulatory and administrative authorities (French Anti-Corruption Agency (Agence Française Anticorruption - AFA), French Financial Markets Authority (Autorité des Marchés Financiers - AMF), the French government authorities including the Budget Department, the Treasury, Ministry of Justice, specialised departments, etc.).
He lectures at the University of Paris 2 in white-collar criminal law subjects, and he authors the criminal tax law section in the authoritative tax law journal Droit Fiscal.