Jean-Yves Garaud’s practice focuses on international arbitration and white-collar criminal matters.

Jean-Yves joined the firm in 1990 and became a partner in 1998.

Notable Experiences

  • Veolia Environnement in several emergency and injunction proceedings relating to its €12.9 billion hostile tender offer for rival company Suez to create the French world champion of ecological transformation.

  • Groupe Canal+ SA in proceedings brought before the Paris Commercial Court against the Ligue de football professionnelle (LFP – Professional Football League) and Mediapro.

  • The French State in the challenge against, and the motion for a suspension of, its acquisition of Electricité de France (EDF) through a friendly simplified public tender before the Paris Court of Appeals.

  • Royal Bank of Canada in the criminal proceedings for tax fraud arising out of the Wildenstein estate.

  • Capgemini in connection with the challenges of the €5 billion public tender offer over Altran before the Court of Appeals of Paris.

  • Successfully represented Mr. T, a citizen of Afghanistan, in his affirmative application for asylum in the United States.

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