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Member of the Paris Bar since 1995, Emmanuel MARSIGNY, founder of the firm, is a renowned specialist in criminal defense, and is regularly ranked one of the leading criminal defense lawyers in France in the specialized media and guides.


He handles cases covering the whole spectrum of criminal law and business criminal law (financial, stock-market related, environmental or political) and frequently represents clients before ordinary and extraordinary courts or before independent administrative authorities.


He has also an extensive experience in extradition matters.


Emmanuel MARSIGNY represents both, French and international clients – individuals and companies – and assists them in the context of French and/or foreign proceedings (European Union, Africa, South-America…) which has led him to develop an important international network.


Over the last few years, Emmanuel MARSIGNY has taken part to most of the high-profile criminal cases such as the politico-financial ELF case, the "Paris city fake jobs” case, the Furiani stadium disaster, the "Angolagate” case, the Concorde crash case, the so-called "ill-gotten gains” case, the politico-financial case of the sale of Compiegne horse race track, the Concorde gambling circle case…


Before founding EMMANUEL MARSIGNY AVOCATS in October 2013, he had been working at METZNER ASSOCIES that he co-founded in 1998.




Post-graduate research program in criminal law and criminal policy in Europe, University Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, 1995

Graduate degree in business law, University Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, 1993

Graduate degree in judicial careers, University Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, 1993




Paris, 1995

Member of the International Bar Association