Christian is a business ethics and dispute resolution lawyer.
He started his career at the law offices of Célice-Blancpain-Soltner, lawyers before the French Supreme Court (1992-1999). He then joined Archibald Andersen (1999-2001) and Clifford Chance Europe LLP (2001-2013), before joining Norton Rose Fulbright in April 2013.
He has extensive experience in relation to business ethics and investigations (implementation of global compliance policies, day-to-day assistance to compliance officers, audits and assessment of compliance policies, training sessions, integrity due diligence, investigations in areas such as corruption, fraud, and international sanctions).
His activity also encompasses litigation (contractual disputes, product liability and white collar crime) and arbitration. Christian represents leading industrial groups and international financial institutions.
Ranked in Band 1 of Chambers Europe 2018 (France) in corporate compliance & investigations:
"Incredibly experienced in both domestic and cross-border regulatory, compliance and government enforcement issues. (…)The lawyers give a platform to clients which is not purely legal but also very commercially-minded."
Ranked in Band 1 of Legal 500 2018 (France) in compliance – Christian Dargham is also identified as a key individual:
"Norton Rose Fulbright provides 'an excellent level of service including responsiveness, creativity and a reassuring approach'. The practice has particular experience in conducting internal investigations pertaining to corruption and money laundering allegations.
Christian Dargham is noted for 'his great knowledge of compliance, as well as his availability and discretion".
Christian teaches at Sciences-Po Paris, Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas University (DU Compliance) and the Institut des Hautes Etudes de Défense Nationale (IHEDN).
Christian is a member of the Scientific Committee and a regular publisher of the International Review of Compliance and Business Ethics.
Christian is regularly interviewed and quoted by French media (Le Monde, Le Figaro, Les Echos, La Tribune, L'Agefi, La Croix, L'Obs, Le JDD, RTL, BFM Business, France 2…) and by Global Investigations Review on compliance issues.
Christian is fluent in French, English and Arabic.