CatherineFeunteun Ph.D.


Paris +

Catherine Feunteun focuses on banking and financial law and advises regulated intermediaries and institutions (credit institutions, finance companies, investment firms, payment and electronic money institutions, and asset management companies) on the regulatory framework applicable to their activities as well as in litigation.

Catherine has in-depth experience in prudential and ESG (environmental, social, and governance) issues. Her Ph.D. thesis on banking regulation was awarded the top prize by the European Society for Banking and Finance Law (Association Européenne pour le droit bancaire et financier — AEDBF).

Catherine advises regulated entities on: the implementation of internal procedures (notably internal control and compliance, risk control, anti-money laundering/counter terrorism financing, and international economic and financial sanctions); the filing of application forms related to licensing and authorizations with the European Central Bank (ECB), the French Prudential Supervision and Resolution Authority (ACPR), and the French Financial Markets Authority (AMF); and domestic and cross-border acquisitions, review, and compliance of contractual documentation.

Catherine also assists and represents regulated entities in disputes before French civil and commercial courts related to enquiries, inspections, and disciplinary proceedings initiated by ACPR or AMF.

She regularly publishes articles and lectures at the University of Paris I-Panthéon Sorbonne.