Frédéric Lalance, Office Leader of the Orrick Paris office, is also the Head partner of the Paris Litigation Group. He focuses on commercial, corporate, banking, and merger and acquisition related disputes before the French courts, as well as arbitration and alternative dispute resolution.
Recognized by Chambers & Partners as a top
litigator in France, Frédéric Lalance is praised by clients for being “a very sharp and intelligent lawyer” and “able to
take a quick overview of situations and creative in finding new solutions." He has been involved in many of the highly
publicized corporate cases over the past few years. He notably advised CDR on
the Executive Life Matter and recently successfully argued, before the French
Court, the Asian Development Bank’s absolute immunity from jurisdiction as
an international institution.
On the international
scene, Frédéric Lalance has a broad experience advising and representing French
and foreign clients on multi-jurisdictional matters. He has also experience in
Africa, where he currently represents several players in the mining industry in
shareholders’ disputes related to joint ventures agreements.
Frédéric’s wide range
of expertise also includes international investigation and compliance, as well as
Internet fraud litigation.
Frédéric Lalance was a Litigation partner at the premier
French boutique Rambaud
Martel before it combined with Orrick’s global platform in 2006. Frédéric previously
served at Cleary Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP.