New York and Paris, October 23, 2018 ̶ Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP is pleased to announce the arrival of Olivier Dorgans as Counsel in its Paris office to develop its French and European practice within the Sanctions, Export Controls & Anti-Money Laundering practice group and reinforce its leading Anti-Corruption & Internal Investigations team.
The arrival of Olivier Dorgans, a French attorney specializing in these areas, within Hughes Hubbard & Reed's Paris office, will expand the firm's ability to respond, from within France, to any regulatory and compliance issues that French companies may face from a French, European and U.S. perspective.
“In terms of economic sanctions and export controls, Hughes Hubbard & Reed has a leading team in the United States, and the addition of Olivier Dorgans as its French counterpart will enable us to provide these services from Paris and respond to the concerns of our French and European clients,” said Bryan J. Sillaman, managing partner of the firm's Paris office.
Confronted with the growing activism of foreign regulators and ever-increasing French and foreign regulatory requirements, having the capacity to anticipate both criminal and regulatory risks for French economic players is highly strategic. Olivier Dorgans and the U.S. sanctions team of Hughes Hubbard & Reed are looking to combine their expertise to safeguard the economic interests and security of French companies.
“Hughes Hubbard & Reed has understood the importance of dealing with issues relating to economic sanctions and export controls encountered by French stakeholders from its Paris office via cross-functional teams. The strength of this relationship is being able to offer a single point of entry to French companies to offer them tailor-made approaches and solutions in a complex and constantly changing regulatory environment,” said Olivier Dorgans.
After seven years in Paris and Brussels, during which time Olivier Dorgans assisted several major French and foreign groups (financial institutions and industrial groups) with internal investigations for alleged violations of economic sanction regulations, export controls, anti-corruption matters and combatting money laundering and terrorist financing, Olivier Dorgans, at the beginning of 2017, joined and developed a regulatory compliance and internal investigations practice.
Olivier Dorgans is joining Hughes Hubbard alongside Paul Charlot, with whom he has worked for several years, and Camille Mayet and represents the latest addition to Hughes Hubbard trade compliance group, following recent lateral Ryan Fayhee, a partner in the Washington, D.C. office who was the former U.S. Department of Justice National Export Control Coordinator.
The team assists public and private financial institutions, insurers and industrial groups (particularly in the defense, pharmaceutical and mass retail sectors) in identifying the risks of contravening economic sanctions, corruption, money laundering and terrorist financing, implementing or overhauling compliance programs, and more generally speaking, in preventing and managing regulatory risks.
Olivier Dorgans also works with a number of public bodies and entities to strengthen French regulatory compliance tools and make them key to competitiveness.
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