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Déborah Attias

T: +33 1 44 15 80 00 Email Déborah | vCard Office: Paris

Déborah Attias Of Counsel

Contact details

Déborah Attias

Déborah Attias
Of Counsel

T: +33 1 44 15 80 00 Email Déborah | vCard Office: Paris

Déborah advises clients on civil and commercial litigation matters before French jurisdictions.
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Déborah holds a dual Bachelor degree in Law and Management and a Master's degree in European and International Business Law from Paris-Dauphine University.

Before joining Stephenson Harwood, Déborah worked for a well-known French law firm.

Déborah speaks French and English and is a member of the Paris Bar.

  • Fraud and asset recovery
  • Commercial litigation
  • Dispute resolution

Transfer of shares and deprivation of assets

Advising and representing a Singaporean trust company and a Mauritius private company in a €120 million dispute following the sale of their interests in a Congolese mining company and the following fraudulent divestment of its assets.

Global enforcement of US decisions and asset tracing

Advising and representing the owner of an international commodity trading company to trace assets and recover damages for breach of contract and fraud in relation to a complex “pump and dump” scheme; and to enforce NY decisions in France and Monaco. Assistance included piercing the veil of various holding and shell companies in Monaco.

Post-acquisition litigation

Representing the shareholders of a car-part company in connection with a €20 million dispute against the buyer over the sale of their shares. Assistance included defending multiple attachments and freezing orders.

More: Fraud and asset recovery

Water treatment market leader

Representing a world leader in the production of drinking water and the treatment of sewage and sludge in proceedings before French Courts and in court-ordered surveys against various contractors, sub-contractors and insurers in relation to the construction of water treatment plants in the North of Paris and South of France.

Museum of Islamic Art (Qatar)

Representing the Museum of Islamic Art in connection with a dispute arising out of the delivery of defective furniture to be installed in the museum's Ducasse restaurant.

Remuneration and dismissal of a Chief Executive Officer

Advising and representing the CEO of a leading French food producer and worldwide retail distributor in relation to a dispute over his remuneration package and wrongful dismissal.

Transfer of shares and deprivation of assets

Advising and representing a Singaporean trust company and a Mauritius private company in a €120 million dispute following the sale of their interests in a Congolese mining company and the following fraudulent divestment of its assets.

Tym Ganain

Advising and representing Tym Ganain, a Spanish company specialized in shipbuilding services and stabilizers manufacturing, and its insurers in relation to a dispute with a worldwide Italian group operating in the industrial forging sector in both court-ordered survey and proceedings following the crack of stabilizers of an international cruise line ship.

International drug trafficking and smuggling

Advising and representing the Deutsch subsidiary of an international organization specializing in international ship management and maritime services, in relation to criminal proceedings brought against crew members following the interception of a vessel and discovery by French Customs of two tons (approximately €160 million worth) of cocaine on-board.

Spanish refrigerated-transport company

Representing a Spanish refrigerated-transport company in a dispute related to the allegedly non-conforming delivery of various fresh and frozen food products to supermarket operators.

Post-acquisition litigation

Representing the shareholders of a car-part company in connection with a €20 million dispute against the buyer over the sale of their shares. Assistance included defending multiple attachments and freezing orders.

More: Commercial litigation

Water treatment market leader

Representing a world leader in the production of drinking water and the treatment of sewage and sludge in proceedings before French Courts and in court-ordered surveys against various contractors, sub-contractors and insurers in relation to the construction of water treatment plants in the North of Paris and South of France.

Museum of Islamic Art (Qatar)

Representing the Museum of Islamic Art in connection with a dispute arising out of the delivery of defective furniture to be installed in the museum's Ducasse restaurant.

Remuneration and dismissal of a Chief Executive Officer

Advising and representing the CEO of a leading French food producer and worldwide retail distributor in relation to a dispute over his remuneration package and wrongful dismissal.

International drug trafficking and smuggling

Advising and representing the Deutsch subsidiary of an international organization specializing in international ship management and maritime services, in relation to criminal proceedings brought against crew members following the interception of a vessel and discovery by French Customs of two tons (approximately €160 million worth) of cocaine on-board.

Transfer of shares and deprivation of assets

Advising and representing a Singaporean trust company and a Mauritius private company in a €120 million dispute following the sale of their interests in a Congolese mining company and the following fraudulent divestment of its assets.

Tym Ganain

Advising and representing Tym Ganain, a Spanish company specialized in shipbuilding services and stabilizers manufacturing, and its insurers in relation to a dispute with a worldwide Italian group operating in the industrial forging sector in both court-ordered survey and proceedings following the crack of stabilizers of an international cruise line ship.

Global enforcement of US decisions and asset tracing

Advising and representing the owner of an international commodity trading company to trace assets and recover damages for breach of contract and fraud in relation to a complex “pump and dump” scheme; and to enforce NY decisions in France and Monaco. Assistance included piercing the veil of various holding and shell companies in Monaco.

Post-acquisition litigation

Representing the shareholders of a car-part company in connection with a €20 million dispute against the buyer over the sale of their shares. Assistance included defending multiple attachments and freezing orders.

More: Dispute resolution

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