Bird & Bird strengthens its Lyon practice with the appointment of Anne-Florence Raducault

13 January 2015

Bird & Bird is pleased to welcome Anne-Florence Raducault as a partner in its Dispute Resolution group, based in Lyon.

Anne-Florence's practice encompasses public administration and government departments as well as private firms, both nationally and internationally.  She advises on litigation cases before the Courts of first degree or Appeal Courts together with civil, criminal and public issues cases before the Administrative Courts.

In addition, Anne-Florence advises on tort and criminal cases – together with claims for damages; commercial cases and shareholder claims and cases based on contractual links and contract law, especially related to international contract or foreign contract policies.

A regular speaker at conferences for public and private firms on torts, risks and civil or criminal liability, Anne-Florence draws upon her experience of European issues, particularly on recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters.

Anne-Florence conducts audits on criminal risks  for public and private companies and works on criminal risks prevention with her clients; she wrote a book aimed at business leaders to help them understand their personal risks and the organisation of the internal prevention of risks.

She joins from EY, where she has worked since 2000 heading up its litigation department in Lyon. She was admitted to the National School of Magistracy of Bordeaux and to the Bar in 1999 and holds a Masters of Law in Law & International Policy.

Benjamine Fiedler, Managing Partner, Bird & Bird, France said: "We are delighted to welcome Anne-Florence to our team. Her extensive dispute resolution experience in advising on the civil and criminal risks in industrial firms will be instrumental in further developing our practice in Lyon, nationally and internationally."

Anne-Florence added: "I am very much looking forward to the new challenge and the opportunities Bird & Bird has to offer. I believe the firm provides an excellent platform for further expanding both my portfolio of clients and the international reach of my practice."