Vincent Béglé is a compliance and dispute resolution lawyer based in Paris and London.
Vincent is an active member of our Global Business Ethics and Anti-Corruption Group and also participates in projects of internal firm compliance.
He advises on compliance and investigation matters in relation to a range of anti-corruption and anti-money laundering legislation. His recent advisory experience includes: designing or upgrading anti-corruption compliance programmes for French SMEs and international groups of companies; performing risk assessment; defining internal policies and procedures, designing generic/bespoke training and whistle blowing systems; performing due diligence (on customers, providers, business partners, on commercial contracts and M&A/JV transactions).
Vincent represents and advises a company in the context of the Oil-for-Food case. His recent investigative work includes: carrying out internal investigations on incidents, site visits/audits in Europe, Asia and Africa - whether in relation to public or private, passive or active bribery matters.
Vincent often speaks or writes on compliance subjects in France, where he is very involved in the compliance community. Vincent is an Adjunct Professor on anti-corruption regulation and compliance systems at the Master of Business Ethics of Cergy-Pontoise.
He is also experienced in handling a broad range of commercial contracts, post M&A and joint venture disputes, whether through litigation before the state courts or ADR. Vincent has a strong track record in international commercial arbitration (ICC and ad hoc) in several industries including mining, infrastructure and telecoms. He also has significant experience in arbitration-related state court litigation. His latest experience includes an action against an aircraft manufacturer, seeking the reimbursement of €340 million pre-delivery payments and representing a telecommunications group in an ICC arbitration regarding its $500 million investment in a joint venture in Africa.
Prior to joining the practice, Vincent worked with US law firms in Paris. Vincent is a graduate of the University of Lausanne (Swiss law) and the University Paris 1 – Sorbonne (EU law). He is fluent in English, French and Spanish. He qualified as a French Avocat (2002), a Solicitor in England and Wales (2007) and is qualified to advise under Swiss law.
Le gouvernement britannique vient de déclencher l’entrée en vigueur, au 1er juillet prochain, de l’UK Bribery Act (« UKBA »), qui devient la loi la plus draconien....
Having entered into force on 1 July 2011, the UK Bribery Act (UKBA) has become the most stringent legislation combating corruption in the world, going beyond the ....
Vincent Begle is quoted on the role of OECD's influence and precedents in the UK..
Vincent Begle comments that French companies could lose market share by not adopting the right approach..