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Jean-Pierre Denour represents clients across a variety of complex international government enforcement and regulatory matters, with a focus on white collar criminal defense. He has experience advising multinational corporations in multijurisdictional civil and criminal investigations, with a particular emphasis on matters arising from business in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia. Jean-Pierre also maintains an active international arbitration and litigation practice.

Jean-Pierre worked for an international law firm in Washington, D.C. prior to joining Jones Day, where he represented and advised clients in cross-border white collar defense and investigations, commercial disputes, and regulatory compliance matters. He is fluent in English, French, and Arabic; and he has lived in the UAE, United States, and France.


  • Global contracting company conducts internal FCPA investigation in Middle EastJones Day conducted an internal investigation on behalf of a global contracting company into potential Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") violations arising from a government contract to build/expand a sewage treatment facility in the Middle East.
  • International industrial chemicals company conducts internal investigation into alleged improper paymentsOn behalf of an international industrial chemicals company, Jones Day conducted an internal investigation into alleged improper payments related to the company's India operations.
  • Middle-East construction company assists in enforcement of first demand bank guaranteeJones Day assisted a major Middle-East construction company in emergency court proceedings for the enforcement of a first demand bank guarantee issued by a leading Italian bank in favor of the key contractor.
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