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Jones Day welcomes Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville and team to Financial Markets Practice in Paris

The global law firm Jones Day announced today that Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville has joined the Firm as a partner in its Financial Markets Practice. He is based in Paris.

Joining Mr. de Tocqueville at Jones Day is counsel Matthieu Ollivry, and associates Catherine Feunteun, Diane Richebourg, and Charles Smith. Mr. Ollivry will focus on banking and financial litigation; Ms. Feunteun has a Ph.D. in regulatory capital and will advise financial institutions on regulatory issues, notably on prudential and ESG matters; Ms. Richebourg will focus on fintech, blockchain, and new technologies, particularly in the area of payment services; and Mr. Smith will advise financial institutions on regulatory and litigation matters, in particular on anti-money laundering and international sanctions issues. 

This team will strengthen Jones Day's already strong financial services/regulation capabilities in the Firm's Paris Office, joining Philippe Goutay and his team. They will focus on compliance and anti-money laundering, banking and financial regulation, fintech and blockchain, enforcement, and banking and financial litigation for French and international financial institutions. These arrivals will further increase Jones Day's full-fledged banking and financial capabilities, which have been growing rapidly during the last few years in Paris and globally.

Mr. de Tocqueville advises banking and financial institutions on regulatory matters and financial markets regulations and litigation, including banking, investment services, and investment management issues. He also advises clients in connection with market abuse, financial crime, and international sanctions issues. At Jones Day, he will assist French and international banks and other financial institutions with their structural, regulatory, operational, and compliance issues, including know your customer and anti-money laundering laws. He will work in close connection with the 41 other offices of the Firm, to advise clients on cross-border financial transactions, regulatory matters, compliance, corporate investigations, and litigation as well as with the 25 lawyers in the Firm's Financial Markets team in Paris.

"The lawyers in our Paris Office advise a large part of the CAC 40 and a number of leading financial institutions across Europe," said Sophie Hagège, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Paris Office. "Jean-Guillaume is an important addition to our team and strengthens our ability to assist these clients with both transactional and litigation services. We are delighted that he has chosen to join Jones Day and pleased to welcome him to the Paris Office."

"I have known Jean-Guillaume for 25 years and have always been impressed by his professionalism, his network, and his ability to advise boards, leaders, and top managers on the most complex issues. He has built the best reputation as a skilled lawyer with a deep understanding of how financial institutions and regulators operate in France and in Europe," said Alban Caillemer du Ferrage, chair of Jones Day's Financial Markets Practice for the EMEA and APAC regions. "He is an experienced counselor to companies facing a wide range of regulatory challenges and compliance requirements. Jean-Guillaume is an excellent addition to our Financial Markets Practice and we look forward to his contributions to Jones Day."

Mr. de Tocqueville studied political science and law in Paris and in the United States, and is admitted to the Paris and New York bars. He is Recommended by Who's Who Legal as a both a Global Leader: Banking-Finance and National Leader: France-Banking. The Legal 500 EMEA and Paris guides list him as a Recommended lawyer, recognized for: "knowledge and mastery of his field," and for "[surrounding] himself with competent people, very familiar with market practices;" being "a force in regulatory disputes before French and European courts;" and co-leading a team described as "leading experts in litigation and stock market and financial regulation." Mr. de Tocqueville is also noted by Chambers and Partners for having "very strong knowledge of regulatory requirements," and for being "very reputable."

He is the founder of the Tocqueville Foundation and a board member of United Way L'Alliance.

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 42 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.