Emmanuel Breen

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An international business lawyer with a strong administrative and criminal law background, Emmanuel Breen specializes in public-private partnerships and anti-corruption compliance, in France and internationally. Over the course of almost 20 years of private practice, he has played a key role in complex and landmark public-private projects, such as public utilities privatization, sectoral legislation drafting, local government “toxic” debt renegotiation, and the design of anti-corruption compliance programs.

Prior to joining Laurent Cohen-Tanugi Avocats in 2011, he was an associate, then Counsel on public law matters at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP (Paris and London offices, 1995-2007). He has been an Associate Professor at the University of Paris-Sorbonne since 2008 and at Sciences-Po Paris since 2011.

Emmanuel Breen is an alumnus of the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Rue d’Ulm, 1989-1994) and holds a Masters (DEA) in Criminal Law and Policy from the University of Paris (Université Panthéon Sorbonne – Paris I, 1994). He received a Ph.D. in Public Law from the University of Paris South in 2000.

Emmanuel Breen is a member of the French-American Bar Association and Chairman of Amicale des normaliens juristes, an association of legal graduates of the Ecole Normale Supérieure. He is also a member of the Ethics Committee of the French Directors’ institute.

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