New York and Paris, Jan. 31, 2012 — Hughes Hubbard & Reed announced today that it has added 10 lawyers to its Paris office. Three new partners, Sena Agbayissah, Alain Vincent and Stefan Nauman, along with seven associates will be joining Hughes Hubbard from the Paris office of SNR Denton. Their arrival enhances Hughes Hubbard’s ability to provide high-quality banking and finance, corporate, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), competition and intellectual property legal services in Europe and will allow Hughes Hubbard to offer to its clients a complete transactional and litigation platform.
Sena Agbayissah is a former managing partner of SNR Denton’s Paris office, who headed the Paris banking and finance practice. He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal and his experience includes financing (structured, project, asset, trade, acquisition finance, etc.) derivatives, capital market and the restructuring of financial institutions.
Alain L. Vincent holds law degrees from the University of Paris and New York University Law School and was a founding partner of the Paris firm Sales, Vincent & Associes. He focuses on M&A, joint ventures, corporate and commercial law and competition law.
Stefan Naumann headed the technology, media and telecommunications practice at his former firm. He handles litigation, arbitration and advisory work with respect to patents, trademarks, copyrights, and image and design rights. As noted in the current edition of Chambers Europe, Stefan Naumann is particularly renowned for his activity in the motion picture industry. He is a graduate of Harvard University, Berkeley Law School and Paris University and is admitted to practice in both France and California.
Hughes Hubbard has been in Paris since 1966 and was one of the first US firms to establish an office there. The firm’s Paris office has achieved recognition, most notably by Chambers, for its dispute resolution practice, covering both international arbitration and business litigation. The office already represents a number of leading banks and industrial companies. The arrival of the new team will enlarge and create synergies with corporate, banking and finance litigation and labor law groups, in Paris and the United States, as well as with the firm’s anti-corruption and compliance practice group, which has its European base in the Paris office.
Hughes Hubbard’s managing partner, Ted Mayer, said the firm has been looking for the right opportunity to expand its Paris office with high quality laterals. “We are committed to having a top quality full-service Paris office to serve our extensive base of international clients. Sena, Alain and Stefan fit perfectly with our existing practices and our plans for the future. We are excited that a group of such exceptional quality is joining the firm, and also with the opportunities that their extensive client relationships bring to our Paris office and the firm in general. We are confident that they will take their practice to an even higher level at Hughes Hubbard,” he said.