Debevoise Names Six New Counsel and International Counsel

3 January 2019

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is pleased to announce that Anna Moody and Michael G. Stern have been named counsel to the firm, and Alexandre Bisch, Gavin Chesney, Delphine Jaugey and Robin Lööf have been named international counsel to the firm. Their promotions became effective on January 1.

Alexandre Bisch is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department, resident in the Paris office. His practice focuses on white collar and regulatory defense and complex commercial disputes. Mr. Bisch represents clients in a range of high profile corruption, tax fraud and insider trading cases and advises companies on compliance matters. Mr. Bisch also advises and represents clients on a variety of commercial disputes, including domestic and international litigations and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards. Mr. Bisch frequently argues cases before criminal, civil and commercial courts in the Paris area. Mr. Bisch holds a Maîtrise en Droit des Affaires from the University of Paris I-Panthéon Sorbonne and a MBA from ESSEC Business School. Mr. Bisch first joined the firm in 2010, and between 2014 and 2017, he served as a senior legal officer for the AMF enforcement division, where he worked on cases of financial misconduct, including insider trading and market manipulation. Mr. Bisch is a member of the Paris bar.

Gavin Chesney is a member of the firm’s International Dispute Resolution Group, resident in the London office. His practice focuses on international commercial disputes, both in international arbitration and in court litigation. Mr. Chesney represents a wide variety of clients including major corporations, high net worth individuals and sovereign states in a range of complex, high-value disputes across sectors including mining, power, oil and gas, defense and financial services. Mr. Chesney also has experience in the construction sector, for which he has been recognized as a “next generation lawyer” by The Legal 500. Mr. Chesney received his B.A. from the University of Oxford, Trinity College, where he was the Wyatt Rushton scholar. Mr. Chesney holds a Dîplome Supérieur en Droit Français from the Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas. Mr. Chesney is admitted as a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales and as a solicitor advocate exercises full rights of audience before all civil courts of England and Wales.

Delphine Jaugey is a member of the firm’s Funds/Investment Management Group, resident in the London office. She advises sponsors of private equity, venture capital, debt, real estate, infrastructure and emerging markets funds on a broad range of matters, including private fund formation, co-investments, carried interest arrangements and internal reorganizations. In addition, Ms. Jaugey advises sponsors and investors on traditional and complex secondary transactions, including fund restructurings and other GP-led liquidity solutions. Ms. Jaugey holds an LL.M. (Dean's Honour List) from McGill University, Canada, and a Maîtrise en Droit International et Européen (with Honours) from Université d’Aix-en-Provence, France. She is a dual qualified lawyer in England & Wales and Luxembourg.

Robin Lööf is a member of the firm’s White Collar & Regulatory Defense Group, resident in the London and Paris offices. His practice focuses on economic and financial misconduct. With a particular interest in the application of EU law to cross-border investigations, Dr. Lööf provides advice and representation to corporates and individuals facing multi-jurisdictional criminal and regulatory issues, particularly allegations of corruption and misconduct in the financial markets. Dr. Lööf advises on and conducts litigation challenging investigative acts, extradition requests and asset freezes and seizures. Dr. Lööf also provides risk analyses and advice to companies in the context of compliance reviews, M&A transactions and international sanctions compliance. Dr. Lööf, an English barrister and French avocat, holds an MA from the University of Cambridge, a Maîtrise en Droit from the Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas and a Doctorate of European Laws from the European University Institute in Florence. Prior to joining Debevoise, Dr. Lööf defended and prosecuted in a wide variety of criminal cases before the English courts and gained experience litigating before the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Anna Moody is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department, resident in the Washington, D.C. office. Her practice focuses on securities-related enforcement defense, internal investigations and white collar criminal defense. She also has significant experience representing corporate clients and their officers and directors in securities class actions and shareholder derivative litigation. Ms. Moody joined the firm in 2009. From 2010 to 2011, she clerked for the Hon. James G. Carr, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. Ms. Moody received a J.D. from Columbia University, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and Head Articles Editor of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law. She also received a B.A. in International Studies and Spanish, with honors, from Washington University.

Michael G. Stern is a member of the firm’s Corporate Department and Insurance Group, resident in the New York office. His practice focuses on corporate transactions in the insurance industry, including mergers and acquisitions, as well as insurance and reinsurance regulatory matters. Mr. Stern joined the firm in 2009. He received a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was Senior Editor of the Journal of Law and Public Policy. He received a B.A. magna cum laude from Brandeis University. Mr. Stern is a member of the Bar of the State of New York.

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