Regulation Agency Jones Day Provides Paris White Collar Professional

Jones Day has appointed a lawyer to its investigations and white collar defence practice in Paris.

Vincent Ohannessian joins the firm from French outfit Wan Avocats, where he has spent the past two years. Before that, he spent time at Gramond & Associes, JBV Societe D’Avocats and Dusseau Gonsard & Associes, also French firms, and legacy Denton Wilde Sapte.

He will be responsible for structuring the firm’s compliance practice in Paris, including the provision of advice on ESG compliance and the management of climate change risk.

He began his professional career at Deloitte, where he spent eight years working as a senior financial auditor, a supervisor in the corporate tax law department and a manager in the legal department working on M&A and corporate restructurings.

Jones Day has enjoyed a busy 12 months on the hiring circuit in Paris, notably adding firepower to its disputes team in 2021 with the addition of a five-lawyer litigation team led by a longtime partner from Gide Loyrette Nouel.

Last week, the firm also made a senior hire in Brussels recently, poaching trade partner Nadiya Nychay from Dentons.

“The prevention and detection of corruption is based on the command of both law and finance,” said Sophie Hagège, chief partner of Jones Day’s Paris office. “We are thrilled to welcome Vincent to a team that provides clients with a three hundred and sixty degree approach to compliance, including integrated tools to assist enterprises in mediating risk.”

Wan Avocats were approached for comment.