is an associate in Hughes Hubbard’s Paris office. He joined the Litigation and White Collar
& Regulatory Defense practice groups in March 2020.
focuses on cross-border litigation, white-collar crime and dispute resolution
(in both commercial and criminal fields) as well as national and international
clients involved in proceedings opened by the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ),
the French Parquet national financier (PNF) and / or Autorité de contrôle
prudentiel et de résolution (ACPR).
high profile individuals, public figures and companies before criminal and
commercial courts, arbitration tribunals and during mediation processes. He is also registered on the public defenders list in Paris.
Prior to joining
Hughes Hubbard, Ralph was an associate at the litigation firm Boken in
Ralph is a board member
of the “Berkeley Global Society” and a member of the “Cercle France-Amériques”.
Ralph teaches constitutional law at Sciences Po Paris, international section.
“Fakenews under Covid”, France-Amériques, webinar, May 2020
“Escaping imprisonment: is evasion
a solution?”, France-Amériques, Dentons Paris– January 2020
“French recent compliance law «
Sapin 2 »: Preventing and managing litigation risk in France”, Forum of Young
Lawyers of Russia – December 2017
« Le statut du rapport post-accident au regard de l’institution judiciaire » in le Bulletin du Droit de l’Environnement Industriel, BDEI n° 2683, Wolters Kluwer, December 2020
French chapter of Berkeley Global Society Ebook on legislations around the world during Covid-19, June 2020
Cross Border/Financial Matters
Defense of the former President and shareholder of the Landsbanki, charged with allegations of fraud after the bankruptcy of the Icelandic banking system in 2008
Advised two bank managers facing prosecution in the US (DoJ) and in France (PNF) for alleged bribery in Libya
Defense of the former Prime Minister Edouard Balladur in the “Karachi” case
Advised Gabonese President Bongo’s heirs and assigns in the “ill-gotten gains” judicial proceedings brought by the French authorities
Represented a Saudi businessman who allegedly bribed a French political figure