William is a Franco-British lawyer, specialized in international litigation.
He has developed a strong expertise in cross-border criminal matters, in particular extradition procedures and removal of INTERPOL notices, alongside an extended knowledge in financial crimes, asset recovery as well as human rights and compliance.
He has acted for his clients before numerous local, European and international courts and institutions, such as the European Court of Human Rights, the Court of Justice of the European Union, as well as United Nations Committees and Working Groups.
During the past few years, William also specialized in sanctions work, whether within the United Nations or European Union frameworks or at the domestic level as part of autonomous sanctions regimes. His expertise covers all areas where sanctions may potentially impact a matter, such as:
- Evaluating how sanctions regimes may impact economic operations and advising on potential risk mitigation measures;
- Supporting with license applications to competent authorities;
- Assisting with sanctions due diligence;
- Advising in view of potential litigation to get delisted.
In the past year, William has represented several clients before the Tribunal of the Court of Justice of the European Union to obtain the delisting of both natural persons and legal entities.
William holds Master’s Degree in criminal law and criminal justice policy from the University Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne.
He is an attorney at the Paris and Brussels bars.
He is fluent in French and English.