Linklaters Paris duo split off to launch business crime boutique

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Linklaters Paris partner Kiril Bougartchev and counsel Emmanuel Moyne have left the magic circle firm’s Paris office to launch a business crime boutique.

The new firm, named Bourgartchev Moyne Associés, will advise financial services institutions and insurance companies and their senior staff on litigation and regulatory matters.

In a joint statement the pair said: “Our ambition is to become a French benchmark in the field of business litigation by harnessing talent within an open partnership structure that will develop over time.”

Bougartchev joined Linklaters from Gide in 2007, subsequently becoming co-head of its local disputes group and head of the firm’s global white collar crime practice.

Linklaters has lost relatively few Paris partners in recent years, last losing a team of three partners and two other lawyers to White & Case in the French city in 2013.

Since then Linklaters has bolstered its Paris practice, which primarily focuses on capital markets and banking work, taking a number of senior corporate and arbitration lawyers from a mix of international and local firms.

Meanwhile magic circle rival Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer suffered a number of losses from its Paris office last year when a four-partner team exited for Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe.

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