Solène Sfoggia

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Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Solène Sfoggia

Solène Sfoggia

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Biography

Solène Sfoggia is a dispute resolution and business ethics lawyer based in Paris. She focuses on compliance matters.

Solène advises French and international corporations operating in a broad range of sectors, as well as public entities on their ethics, fraud and compliance issues.

She focuses on global risk prevention, compliance programs and investigations (implementation of anti-corruption and duty of vigilance programs, risk mapping, governance, policies design and review, compliance agreements, training sessions, day-to-day assistance to compliance officers).

In 2018-2019, Solène was seconded to the legal and compliance department of a major telecom and media company to design and implement an anti-corruption program, assisting in a control of the French Anti-Corruption Agency (AFA) as well as training the compliance team.

Solène graduated from the Sorbonne University of Paris, Sciences-Po Paris and Columbia University (New York) with a post graduate degree in Global Business Law and Governance. She was admitted to the Paris Bar in 2016 and is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

Before joining the firm, Solène worked for Be-Linked Business and Community Intelligence, a consulting firm focused on corporate and social responsibility (2015) and for a major international law firm, where she practiced as a lawyer in compliance, criminal law and commercial dispute resolution (2016-2020).

She gives lectures on criminal law at Paris 13 University.

Solène is fluent in French, German and English.


Professional experience

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Post graduate degree in Global Business Law and Governance from the Sorbonne University of Paris, Sciences-Po Paris and Columbia University (New York).   

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

  • Avocat au barreau de Paris 2016

Advising:

  • A major retail group on designing and implementing its Sapin 2 Law compliance program
  • An international furniture and home furnishing group on designing and implementing its vigilance plan
  • A major telecom group on designing and implementing its Sapin 2 Law compliance program and vigilance plan
  • A media group on designing and implementing its Sapin 2 Law compliance program
  • A major digital transformation company on its global risk mapping (employment law, white-collar crime, compliance…) and Sapin 2 Law compliance program
  • A major public entity on implementing a global ethics and anti-corruption program
  • A transportation group on negotiating a compliance agreement in the context of international joint-ventures
  • An entertainment and hotel company on designing and implementing its whistleblowing system on a worldwide basis
  • A major manufacturing company on designing and implementing its conflict of interests policy
  • Several companies on training sessions on compliance for executives and staff
  • A tourism company in the context of an internal investigation on suspicions of corruption and fraud practices
  • Companies in various sectors in the context of preparation and controls conducted by the French Anti-Corruption Agency (AFA)
  • A number of companies on their day-to-day issues with anti-corruption and business ethics

·      Co-author, "Enterprises and the first duty of diligence lawsuits », Revue des juristes de Sciences-Po, January 2019

·      Co-author, "Risk prevention, justice and new technologies: how to prepare for white collar crime 3.0?  », Revue Lamy Droit des Affaires, April 2018

·      Co-author, "Employees' important role in enterprises new compliance commitments  », Actuel RH, Février 2018

·      Co-author, "Between fantasy and reality: the lawyers' role in companies' compliance with the duty of diligence", Dalloz Avocats, March 2017

·      Co-author, "Whistleblowing and companies: the challenge of Sapin II", Dalloz, February 2017

·      Speaker, conference on compliance officers' duties and responsibility, Cercle de la compliance, Paris, 3 July 2019

·      Speaker, conference on climate change cases and business ethics, Sciences-Po, Paris, 25 October 2019

  • French
  • German
  • English