Linklaters adds arbitration muscle in Paris

Linklaters has raided the Paris offices of rival Gide Loyrette Nouel to boost its litigation and arbitration practice.

Kiril Bougartchev and Emmanuel Moyne joined Linklaters’s Paris office last Friday as partner and counsel respectively.

Bougartchev, who has specific experience of white collar crime, focuses on the energy, insurance, aerospace and defence sectors as well as the banking industry. Moyne has represented clients in court proceedings for more than a decade in criminal, commercial and civil litigation.

According to Linklaters’s global head of litigation Françoise Lefèvre, Bougartchev’s addition to the team is particularly welcome due to his strong reputation in the area of fraud and white collar crime. The firm already does this kind of work across a number of jurisdictions and welcomes Bougartchev’s regulatory investigations experience.