New York and Paris, December 1, 2016 – Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP announced that Nicolas Tollet will join the firm as counsel in the firm’s Paris office. His practice focuses on compliance, with particular focus on anti-corruption compliance-related matters. Tollet joins the firm from Technip, where he served as vice president of group compliance, and was based between Paris and Rio de Janeiro.
Tollet has significant experience in compliance. He began his career working with another international law firm prior to joining Technip. His experience includes navigating monitorships, conducting internal and external investigations, establishing robust compliance programs, conducting third-party due diligence, and developing and performing training for diverse employee populations. He has an in-depth knowledge of the FCPA, UKBA, Brazil Clean Company Act and French anti-corruption laws.
“We are pleased to welcome Nicolas to the firm,” said Ted Mayer, managing partner of Hughes Hubbard. “He is an outstanding addition to our Paris office. With corporate and operational experience, Nicolas has a strong understanding of the inner workings of a corporation. Clients will benefit from his pragmatic approach to compliance.”
Since 2008, Tollet has worked on several of the largest transnational corruption cases in the world, including the Alcatel case (pre-settlement), and the TSKJ case (post-settlement). He has also worked actively with members of the French Parliament on drafting the newly issued French law on anti-corruption “Sapin 2,” which is poised to alter the French anti-corruption landscape.
“Having worked closely with Nicolas over the past several years, we know him to be a versatile practitioner with an impressive background,” said Kevin Abikoff, chair of the Anti-Corruption and Internal Investigations practice. “He brings with him a wealth of valuable experience.”
“I am thrilled to join Hughes Hubbard, a firm that I have worked with and greatly admire,” said Tollet. “I look forward to working with the compliance group here, where I see many great opportunities to grow and contribute to the firm’s success.”
Tollet is actively involved in the international compliance community. He founded The European Compliance Network, regularly publishes articles on compliance, speaks at international conferences, and lectures on anti-corruption at the University of California at Berkeley.
Tollet received law degrees from the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Aix-en-Provence, and the University of Perpignan. He is the founder and president emeritus of the Berkeley Club of France, and received the Alumni Excellence in Service Award from the University of California at Berkeley. He is admitted to practice in New York, Paris and the U.S. Supreme Court.