Founder and Managing Partner


  • Chairman of French governmental task force on Europe in the global economy (2007-2008) sponsored by Economy and Finance Minister Christine Lagarde
  • Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (2005-2007)
  • Senior Vice-President and General Counsel, Member of the Executive Committee of the Sanofi- Synthelabo pharmaceutical group (2004)
  • Partner, Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton (1991-2003)


  • Member of the Paris Bar (1991)
  • Member of the New York Bar (1983)
  • FCPA Independent Corporate Monitor appointed by the United States Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission (2011-2014)
  • Member of the French National Committee of the ICC International Court of Arbitration



  • LL.M., Harvard Law School (1982)
  • J.D and LL.M in international and Anglo-American business law, University Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne Law School (1981)
  • Degree in political science, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (1980)
  • Agrégation in modern French literature (1979)
  • Ecole Normale Supérieure (1976-1981)


Other Activities

  • Author, columnist and lecturer
  • Visiting professor at Harvard Law School (2009), HEC (2011), Sciences-Po Paris (2011) and Stanford Law School (2012 - 2016)
  • Member, French Academy of Technologies
  • Co-Founder and Vice President, Institute Jacques Delors-Notre Europe
  • Member of the Policy Advisory Council of the French-American Foundation
  • Member of the Board of Aspen Institute-France
  • Member of French governmental advisory commissions on the intangible economy (2006) and on judicial reform (1997)












Education and Career

Daphné joined the firm in 2018. Previously, she worked as an associate in a several reputable international law firms, and then as a compliance officer and Ethics and Compliance Legal Deputy Director in several CAC 40 companies.

A lawyer initially specialized in advising on matters related to corporate law, financial markets and banking law, Daphné Latour now focuses her practice on litigation and, notably, corporate criminal law. In particular, her recent experience centers on ethics and compliance, including regulatory and anti-corruption issues.

Daphné is an alumna of EDHEC Business School (1998-2002). She earned her degree in corporate law from Université Panthéon Assas-Paris II (2002 and 2003) and her LL.M. in American Law from Boston University School of Law (2011). In addition, she holds a Financial Markets Authority License (2014) and a Certificate on financial institutions risk management and internal control from Université Paris Dauphine-Paris IX (2016).

She is a regular speaker at international conferences on ethics, compliance and anti-corruption issues (notably, the C5 Anti-Corruption Conferences). In addition, she was a guest lecturer for the Diplôme Universitaire «Compliance Officer» program at l'Université Paris II-Panthéon Assas, which is co-directed by Emmanuel Breen and Antoine Gaudemet. 

She is a member of the Paris Bar.


  • Actualité sur la loi anti-corruption Sapin II : un premier bilan deux ans après, Revue Lamy : Droit des Affaires (septembre 2018). To read, click here.
  • La lutte contre la corruption en France – 2013, une année décisive; co-authored by Pierre-Edouard Gondran de Robert, preface by André Vallini, former French Secretary of State (Editions Emerit Publishing, February 2014). To read, click here
  • Radio podcast « Le téléphone sonne », France Inter, February 2014. To listen to the podcast, click here.
  • «Comment rédiger une procédure d’évaluation des tierces parties efficace ? », Revue Internationale de la Compliance et de l’Ethique des Affaires, octobre 2017. To read, click here.
  • «L’alerte en entreprise », Revue Internationale de la Compliance et de l’Ethique des Affaires, mars 2017. To read, click here.
  • «Interview de Daphné Latour à l’occasion de sa participation à la conférence anti-corruption du C5 d’octobre 2017». To read the interview, click here. 
  • «Des associations et du droit d’agir en justice », Revue Lamy Associations, 2014.


  • Member of Cercle de la Compliance
  • Member of the Victims of Crime Association of Lawyers
  • Member of Transparency International France
  • Member of l’Association Française des Juristes d’Entreprises (AFJE)
  • Former member of Amnesty International France

Emmanuel BREEN


Education and Career

An international business lawyer with a strong public and criminal law background, Emmanuel Breen specializes in public-private partnerships and anti-corruption compliance in France and internationally. Over the course of 20 years in 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 in regulatory matters at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP (Paris and London offices, 1995-2007).

Mr. 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 University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (1994). He holds a Ph.D. in Public Law.

Mr. Breen has been an Associate Professor at the University of Paris-Sorbonne since 2008 and is founder and co-chair of the “compliance officer” diploma at leading the French law school, University Paris II Panthéon-Assas.

He is member of the Paris Bar.





Ann Y. DU


Education and Career

Raised between North America and East Asia, Ann graduated cum laude with a degree in Global Studies from the University of California – Los Angeles in 2012 and earned her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. in 2015.

During her time at law school, she was a member of the Georgetown Journal of International Law and worked as a Research Assistant for the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law.

She also completed internships with the Chief Judge for the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and the Hong Kong office of the Chinese International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission.

Since graduating from law school, she has interned at international law firms in Paris and London, working in their international dispute resolution departments. Her work has been primarily focused on commercial arbitration, investment dispute resolution and public international law.

Between 2016-2018, Ann was co-lecturer for a course on international business law at the University of Paris-Sorbonne.

She is a member of the California Bar.

Aurélie FARAH


Education and Career

Aurélie Farah graduated with a double degree LL.B - Maîtrise en droit from the University of Exeter, England and the University of Rennes I, France (2011 - with honors). She earned two Masters degrees: one in international law from the University of Paris X Nanterre and one in comparative law from the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (2012 - both with honors).

Before joining Laurent Cohen-Tanugi Avocats, Aurélie practiced in Paris, New York and the Middle East.

She is a member of the Paris and New York (pending) Bars.

A French-American team

Composed of a small French-American core team, the Firm has access to a broad network of high-level professionals around the world, including former prosecutors in key jurisdictions, which it can call upon if needed.