The firm assists both perpetrators and victims of crime at all stages of the proceedings.
We represent and advise defendants in open hearings, police custody, and advise them following searches of their homes.
The firm’s follow-up includes individualized advice and assistance from the first day of the procedure to the last. The firm’s lawyers are present at their clients’ side during the arraignment, the first appearance before the examining magistrate, the interrogations, and during trial.
The lawyers of the firm intervene before the criminal court, the court of appeal and the court, everywhere in France.
They also carry out the necessary work in the post-sentence phase. They carry out numerous sentence adjustments and regularly plead before the Sentence Enforcement Judge, the Sentence Enforcement Court and the Court of Appeal.
Maîtres Arnaud and Deconinck also defend victims in many cases, which leads them to deal with matters relating to personal injury.
They do their utmost to achieve the best results in the interests of the clients, whether individuals or legal entities, who entrust their interests to them.
The lawyers of the firm deal daily with white-collar crime matters and cases.
Counseling to the clients at the pre-litigation stage, by participating in the evaluation of the criminal risk induced by situations that have not been revealed or by the very nature of their clients’ activities and by carrying out internal investigations into these issues (including corruption, influence peddling, harassment, etc.), is a major activity of the firm.
They use their knowledge of the judicial system and the experience gained from the many cases they have dealt with in this area to develop a personalized strategy for each of their clients, whatever the issue: public or private corruption, favoritism, misappropriation of corporate assets, breach of trust, concealed work, illegal taking of interest, influence peddling, environmental offences, or any specific legislation, etc.
They accompany and defend their clients during the investigation phase and before the courts or administrative authorities.
International criminal law
The firm has a particular experience, resulting both from the practice of Maître ARNAUD and Maître DECONINCK, and from daily work in English and Spanish, in the fields of extradition law, international and European arrest warrants and the transfer of convicted persons for enforcement of sentences.
The firm’s lawyers regularly act in the defense of individuals or legal entities prosecuted for criminal offences relating to breaches of tax obligations.
They assist individuals and legal entities facing investigations and prosecutions for tax fraud and money laundering and concealment of this offence.
Civil and commercial litigation
The firm acts in general litigation cases, dealing with civil and commercial disputes.
The firm assists and represents persons who are the authors or victims of defamation, public insults or infringement of privacy and image rights, whether in print or online publications.
It also acts to protect the e-reputation and online content deemed illegal.