Frederic Lalance



Frédéric Lalance has been advising and representing major French and international companies for over thirty years in complex pre-litigation and litigation proceedings, with a particular focus on Commercial Litigation and Compliance. He is head of the Paris office's Litigation Group.

Frédéric assists his clients in litigation arising from commercial, industrial and financial disputes, corporate law and insolvency proceedings, both before the French courts and in multi-jurisdictional cases – notably in Africa before the OHADA jurisdictions.

He also assists his clients before arbitral institutions and in alternative dispute resolution proceedings.

Frédéric also advises French and foreign groups in investigations by administrative or judicial authorities involving bribery and corruption issues.

In this respect, he has broad expertise in internal investigations (national and international), the implementation of compliance programs and the prevention of cyber-crime risks.

Representative Engagements

  • The Consortium de Réalisation (CDR) in the Executive Life Matter
  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB), successfully arguing absolute immunity from jurisdiction as an international financial institution before the French courts
  • DNCA, gaining approval by the commercial courts and the French Supreme Court of the CGG Safeguard Plan
  • A French listed group as part of an international audit aimed at assessing the efficiency of its corruption prevention programme

Frédéric is ranked each year by the leading international guides as one of the best litigation practitioners in France. He is the author of several publications on current developments in litigation and anti-corruption regulations.