Alexandre Bisch is an international counsel in the Paris office and a member of the firm’s Litigation Department.

Mr. Bisch advises and represents companies and executives in connection with criminal and regulatory matters, including corruption, tax fraud, insider trading, economic sanctions and ESG-related issues. He also represents clients on a variety of civil and commercial disputes, including domestic and international litigations and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards.

Mr. Bisch began his career at Debevoise in 2010. Between 2014 and 2017, he worked as a senior legal officer for the French Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) enforcement division.

The Legal 500 EMEA (2023) recommends Mr. Bisch in the White Collar Crime category. Sources describe him as “remarkable” and appreciate his ability “to take a step back with the key to tailor-made solutions.” In previous editions of the guide, clients have described him as “an amazing lawyer, who helps us bridge cultural, legal and political issues thanks to his clear and concise advice;” “he has excellent technical skills as well as an unparalleled client sense.” He is also said to be “an outstanding attorney and of great value for the client” with clients reporting that “his ability in spotting risks within un-reviewed information is remarkable, so is his gift of managing and coordinating teams from different jurisdictions.” He is further recognised as a Future Leader by Who’s Who Legal (2024) and recommended by Expert Guides (2021) as a Rising Star in the Litigation and White Collar Crime categories for France. Mr. Bisch was also named a Rising Star in the Litigation category at the inaugural Euromoney Legal Media Group Europe Rising Stars Awards (2019).

Mr. Bisch is co-author of “French Authorities Publish Guide on Anti-Corruption Internal Investigations,” NYU Compliance & Enforcement (April, 2023); “Anti-corruption: Lady Justice surveille l’application extraterritoriale d’Uncle Sam,” La Semaine Juridique (October, 2022); “What New French Whistleblower Law Means For Companies,” Law360 (October, 2022); “Discovery américaine – une procédure utile devant les tribunaux français, mais désormais moins devant les tribunaux arbitraux,” La Semaine Juridique Entreprise et Affaires (July, 2022); “Sanctions internationales: nouvelle arme d’annulation des sentences arbitrales?,” Semaine Juridique Entreprise et Affaires (December, 2021); “A Duty to Disclose, a Duty to Inquire: French and European Courts Address an Arbitrator’s Independence and Impartiality,” LexisPSL (September, 2021); “Corruption and corporate criminal liability: towards a change in judicial strategy?,” Les Echos (August, 2021); “L’arbitrage d’investissement sous contrôle judiciaire,” La Semaine Juridique Entreprise et Affaires (May, 2021); “La nouvelle loi anti-blanchiment américaine, quel impact en France?,” La Semaine Juridique Entreprise et Affaires (March, 2021); “Suspecté d’abus de marché? Vous pouvez vous taire, mais vous devez coopérer,” Recueil Dalloz (February, 2021); “Le Parquet européen est prêt à travailler en France,” Option Droit & Affaires (January, 2021); “U-turn: France aligns with US criminal successor liability,” International Bar Association (January, 2021); “Révolution dans le risque pénal des fusions-absorptions,” Les Echos (December, 2020); “France Makes U-Turn on Corporate Successor Criminal Liability,” Compliance & Enforcement (December, 2020); “The EPPO and the EU’s covid-19 rescue package – Italian anti-mafia report outlines future challenges,” Global Investigations Review (August, 2020); “La souveraineté économique face à l’extraterritorialité du droit,” Option Droit & Affaires (July, 2020); “Corruption: vers une nouvelle limitation de l’application extraterritoriale de la loi américaine?,” Option Droit & Affaires (June, 2020); “Convention judiciaire d’intérêt public: lignes directrices PNF/AFA - Quel encouragement à l’auto-dénonciation?,” La Semaine Juridique Entreprise et Affaires (April, 2020); “La communication judiciaire en période d’état d’urgence sanitaire,” Gazette du Palais (April, 2020); “The EPPO and International Co-Operation –– New Kid on the Block,” Compliance & Enforcement (December, 2019); “Policing Your Own Jardin – France Signals Eagerness to Take Control of Its White Collar Enforcement,” Compliance and Enforcement (July, 2019); “French Criminal Procedures— Surprising Features of a French Trial,” Bloomberg Law (July, 2019); “French Criminal Procedures—How Investigations Confound U.S. Practitioners,” Bloomberg Law (July, 2019); “French Anti-Corruption Authority Raises Alarm About M&A Transactions,” Compliance & Enforcement (May, 2019); “New French law expands protections covering trade secrets,” IBA Litigation Newsletter (May, 2019); “France boosts tax fraud prosecution,” Compliance & Enforcement (October, 2018); “Deux insuffisances du mécanisme anticorruption de la loi Sapin II,” La Semaine Juridique (May, 2018); “Deferred Prosecution Agreements – The French Experience,” Commercial Dispute Resolution (March, 2018); and “First French DPAs for Corruption Offences,” Compliance & Enforcement (March, 2018).

Mr. Bisch has also co-authored a number of chapters in industry publications. These include, in particular, the latest edition of “Financial Crime in France” part of the Practical Law Global Guide Series (July, 2022); the French chapters in the latest edition of the ICLG Guide to Business Crime; International Investigations Review (2018- 2023); GIR Know-How: Privilege, part of the Know-How series published by Global Investigations Review (2017-2021); a new guide to help lawyers navigate the differences between French and U.S. criminal justice systems — 10 Things U.S. Criminal Defense Lawyers Should Know About Defending a Case in France (May, 2019); and “Financial & Business Crime in France: an Overview,” Financial & Business Crime Global Guide (2018-2020).

Mr. Bisch holds a master’s degree in Business Law from the University of Paris I-Panthéon Sorbonne (2006) and an MBA from ESSEC Business School (2010).

Mr. Bisch is a member of the Paris Bar. His native language is French and he is fluent in English.


  • Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales, 2010, M.B.A.
  • Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, 2006, Master in Business Law

Bar Admissions

  • Paris