Paul Charlot is a litigation associate within Hughes Hubbard's Sanctions, Export Controls & Anti-Money Laundering practice group. He focuses on cross-border white collar crime, regulatory enforcement and compliance matters more broadly.
Paul assists financial institutions and large industrial groups in designing and implementing global compliance programs. As such, Paul focuses on providing practical compliance advice consistent with best practices and local regulations. Paul also conducts compliance training, notably on corruption, sanctions and export control.
Prior to joining Hughes Hubbard and Reed, Paul worked as an associate in leading French and US firms.
Co-author with Olivier Dorgans, Revue internationale de la compliance et de l’éthique des affaires, Le retrait des Etats-Unis du JCPOA et le rétablissement des sanctions américaines, July 2018
Co-author with Olivier Dorgans, Option Finance, Rachat de parts d'OPCVM: les nouveautés introduites par la Loi Sapin 2, November 2016
Co-author with Olivier Dorgans, Magazine des affaires – Guide CAC 40, Les entreprises françaises face aux nouveaux enjeux de compliance: contrainte ou opportunité?, September 2016
Winner "rising team" prize for the category Regulatory & Compliance at the Leaders Leagues Law Trophies (Trophées du Droit) 2018
Ranked in the Excellent category (2nd tier) of the Décideurs 2017 Ranking for best law firms in Regulatory &
Compliance (Enquête interne et programme de conformité)
Panelist, University Lyon III “Negotiating in the Framework of the French DPA”, September 2018
Lecturer concerning the French anticorruption framework following the enactment of the Sapin II bill, Master 2 de droit des affaires internationales de l’Université Paris Saclay, April 2018
Anticorruption and AML-TF Experience
Assisted a French financial institution and a French defense company following an control conducted by the French anti corruption Agency
Assisted a major French defense actor, a large French pharmaceutical group, a French retail and international insurance company in the design and implementation (including related training) of compliance programs
Assisted a major French defense actor, a public financial institution and several international insurance companies in anti-corruption, AML/FT and economic sanctions risk assessments
Assisted a German FinTech on French KYC requirements before the French Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR)
Economic Sanctions and Export Control
Assisted a French SME in the handling of all its contracts presenting ties with Iran following the re imposition of US secondary sanctions
Assisted a large French public financial institution in general sanctions advice, policies and procedures overhaul, and licensing in the context of EU and U.S. sanctions against Iranian economic interests
Assisted a public financial institution in general sanctions advice, policies and procedures overhaul for all their export finance operations
Foreign Investments in France
Assisted before the competent French regulatory authority a foreign investment fund through the acquisition of a French company conducting activities subject to foreign investment authorization regime
Assisted before the competent French regulatory authority an American company purchasing a French company conducting activities subject to foreign investment authorization regime