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Hervé Temime has been practicing criminal law since 1979. He became involved in white-collar criminal matters early on and has become a lead practitioner in the field. In 2008 TEMIME was created, a law firm specialising in criminal defence and litigation. The firm’s market-leading practice focuses on complex matters, involving high-profile individuals or corporations involved in the most sensitive cases, often implying cross-border and/or highly technical aspects. The firm represents clients before criminal courts, commercial/civil courts, regulatory bodies and (international) arbitration panels.

Recently, the firm has been involved in the following cases: • Defending Guy Wildenstein, a French businessman and art dealer prosecuting for an alleged tax fraud in connection with family inheritances. Guy Wildenstein was acquitted by the Paris Criminal Tribunal in January 2017 and acquitted by the Paris Court of Appeals in June 2018 (supreme court proceedings are pending). • Defending Bernard Tapie, a French businessman and former politician prosecuted for allegedly defrauding the French state in connection with arbitration proceedings related to the sale of Adidas. Bernard Tapie was acquitted by the Paris Criminal Tribunal in July 2019 (appeals proceedings are pending). • Defending Bruno Lafont, the former CEO of LagargeHolcim (formerly Lafarge), currently under investigation in a high-profile probe over the group’s alleged involvement in Syria terrorism funding. • Defending Dimtriy Rybolovlev, a Russian businessman, in connection with the prosecution of art-dealer Yves Bouvier in Monaco. • Defending Laboratoires Servier, in the ongoing landmark trial before the Paris Criminal Tribunal in connection with the Mediator pharmaceutical scandal. • Defending UBS AG, in the appeals trial following the Swiss bank’s conviction by the Paris Criminal Tribunal in February 2019 for illicit solicitation and money laundering of tax fraud.

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  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Criminal Defense
  • Litigation
  • Media Law
  • White-Collar Criminal Defense

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Law Firm of the Year Badge for 2023 France Law Firm of the Year Badge for 2021 France
Law Firm of the Year Awards
  • Criminal Defense in France (2023)
  • Criminal Defense in France (2021)

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