Fabien Ganivet heads DLA Piper’s Litigation & Regulatory department in France, which brings together a team of around 40 lawyers.

Within the firm’s Paris office, he created a renowned practice that includes compliance (risk prevention and compliance programmes), global investigations and white-collar defense (criminal business law, economic, financial and employment-related criminal law).

Fabien advises and assists different types of corporates, in particular legal, ethics and compliance and human resources departments of major groups, in the implementation, assessment and strengthening of their compliance measures (governance, code of conduct, risk mapping, whistleblowing, internal controls, training, etc.) in the context of both new French legal requirements (Sapin II Law, Duty of care and oversight) and foreign regulations (UKBA, FCPA) they may be subject to.

Providing the firm’s clients with advice and litigation assistance, Fabien also represents companies and their executives in the framework of criminal or regulatory investigations and proceedings led by French judicial and regulatory authorities (AFA, AMF, DGCCRF, labour inspectorate, etc.) as well as foreign Government agencies. Fabien’s expertise extends more generally to all criminal business litigation (from initial investigations through to trial), risk prevention and crisis management, and he has extensive experience in corporate- and employment-related criminal law.