CHRISTELLE FOUCHET

CHRISTELLE FOUCHET

T : +33 (0)1 47 04 14 22
M : +33 (0)6 23 46 31 50

PARTNER
LAWYER – PARIS BAR
PARTNER – CO-FOUNDER OF CANAVESE & FOUCHET
CERTIFIED DIRECTOR OF COMPANIES

SECTORS
BANK / FINANCE / INDUSTRY

LANGUAGES
FRENCH – ENGLISH


Driven by independence and ethics, Christelle has chosen to undertake a career as a lawyer. Serving as Bank’s Head of Internal Audit, she developed transversal competencies in strategic areas and a strong expertise in governance matters.
Thanks to her experience abroad, she was able to practice on an international level and advice French and foreign clients.
The close and trust-based relationship that she creates with her clients enables her to support them over the long term for their ordinary or structuring transactions in business law.


EXPERTISE

> CORPORATE LAW / MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
Day-to-day and structured transactions / Transactional matters (restructuring ; external growth ; shareholders’ agreements ; interco agreements ; advising senior management…)
> GOVERNANCE
Directors and officers responsibility and compensation / Structuring of governance and internal control systems, processes and policies / Attendance to board of directors and ad hoc committees’ meetings; companies’ secretary
> BANK AND FINANCE REGULATIONS
Internal control / Interactions with regulators / Capital markets
> RISK MANAGEMENT
Risk matrix / 2008 financial crisis (wind-down process; withdrawal of banking license) / governance crisis
> INTERNATIONAL TRANSACTIONS
Monitoring and coordinating international projects and foreign counsels / Harmonization of internal control systems and intra-group policies

BACKGROUND

BANQUE AIG (Groupe AIG) – HEAD OF INTERNAL AUDIT – 2005 / 2013
Internal Control / Governance – Member of the Audit Committee / Interactions with the regulators (France – USA – Japan – UK)
LATHAM & WATKINS – LAWYER – 1996 / 2005
Restructuring – Sale & Purchase – Mergers & Acquisitions / Company and transactional matters / Capital markets

EDUCATION

Certification of Companies’ Directorship – Institut Français des Administrateurs / Sciences Po (2014) / Bar Exam (1996) / Post graduate degree in English and North American business law – Paris I (1993) / Master degree in business law, French law and English North American law – Paris X (1988-1992)