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Laurent Pompanon

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+33 1 86 26 18 19
laurent.pompanon@laurencesimons.com

Area of Expertise

Paris and Africa markets.

I have 12 years of legal and compliance recruitment experience. My prior background is in legal publishing including creating and editing the Paris Legal 500 for eight years, so I have an in-depth knowledge of the French legal market and useful contacts within the profession.

Sector Specialism

Private Practice placements: lawyers of all levels (associates/partners) and nationalities (very often common law qualified solicitors) for French and international law firms: particularly active in corporate, finance/capital markets, projects/energy, arbitration, tax.

In-house Placements: Energy/Infrastructure and Transport/Aerospace industries, legal counsels and compliance/export control specialists.

I have developed an extensive recruitment network in Africa (the Maghreb, notably Morocco, and sub-Saharan Africa). In Africa, I have placed lawyers in law firms and in-house and also handle regional roles like Legal/General Counsels for North Africa or Sub-Saharan Africa.

Geographical coverage

French and African markets

Languages spoken

English and French

Education & Professional Qualifications 

Business Degree -Bordeaux Business School (Kedge), France

Post Graduate Degree - Nice University, France

Track Record

Associates, Partners, legal counsels, Head of Legal, compliance and export control specialists, in France and Africa.