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Jean-Charles Jaïs

Dispute Resolution Partner, Paris

“I advise my clients on a wide range of commercial and regulatory disputes. I simply care about them and am relentless in pursuit of helping them win their cases. As well as offering them clear, pragmatic advice on the most effective strategy to resolve disputes with minimum adverse impact on their business and reputation.”

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Overview

Jean-Charles specialises in pre-contentious and litigation matters ranging from financial and banking disputes, financial regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings (in particular in relation to market abuse offence), contentious competition, white collar crime, post-completion disputes, and private international law to general commercial law disputes (such as abusive termination of commercial relations and unfair competition). In this respect, he regularly appears before Civil and Commercial Courts as well as the French Financial Markets Authority (“AMF”).

Jean-Charles often works in close collaboration with lawyers from the firm’s other market-leading practice areas, including Corporate, Competition, Financial Regulation, in cross-office, multidisciplinary teams.

As well as France-based clients, Jean-Charles represents corporates and financial institutions in the firm’s Brussels and London offices. He spent four months on secondment to the firm’s Madrid office in 2010.

Work highlights

Jean-Charles has acted for clients in many major disputes. Those that can be disclosed include:

  • defending an international bank against a €250m mis-selling claim
  • defending a listed company within the context of an AMF investigation in relation to allegations of dissemination of false information, as well as one of its shareholders in relation to allegations of insider trading
  • defending a French bank as a civil party in a criminal investigation relating to a major fraud on the bond market
  • defending a worldwide leader in electronic device in the context of a very strategic dispute against one of its distributor. Jean-Charles obtained from the French Supreme Court a landmark decision, largely commented, with respect to jurisdiction clause

Professional experience

Jean-Charles is a member of the research committee of the HEC Business School Foundation.

Education and qualifications

Jean-Charles studied law at University of Paris XII - Paris-Sud and holds a post-graduation degree in tax and business law from University of Paris I - Pantheon-Sorbonne and an MBA from HEC (Haute Etudes Commerciales) Paris.

He is fluent in French, English and Spanish.