Bryan Cave turns to newly-merged Dentons for Paris push

US firm Bryan Cave has picked up two lawyers from Dentons’ Paris office, including litigation head Constantin Achillas, in a bid to strengthen its litigation and financial services teams.

Achillas moves to Bryan Cave alongside lawyer Jean-Norbert Pontier, who will work in the firm’s financial services client services group.

The duo were both formerly lawyers at Dentons legacy firm SNR Denton, prior to its tripartite merger with Salans and Fraser Milner Casgrain (22 February 2013). Achillas was a longstanding partner of SNR and its legacy firm Denton Wilde Sapte, while Pontier joined the firm last year from Nixon Peabody, where he was a partner.

Achillas represents clients in the French courts and in international and domestic arbitration, with a particular focus on financial services and insolvency proceedings. In 2006 he was instrumental in setting up an alliance between Denton Wilde Sapte and local firm Poulain & Associés (10 July 2006).

Pontier also advises on insolvency issues as well as other finance matters.