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Olivier Kuhn

Partner

CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats
2 rue Ancelle
92522 Neuilly-sur-Seine
Cedex
France
Languages French, English

Olivier Kuhn is a partner and joint manager of the Litigation and Arbitration Department of CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats, having joined the company in 2003. Olivier assists his French and foreign clients with all types of civil, commercial and criminal litigation as well as with handling their disputes in the pre-litigation stages.

Olivier acts regularly in litigation relating to matters of contract, commercial, company, liability, banking and finance, and press law. He is also responsible for defending his clients in matters of criminal business law and criminal tax law.

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Education

  • CAPA (post-graduate legal qualification required to practise as a solicitor or barrister in France), University of Paris II - Panthéon-Assas (2002)
  • Post-graduate degree (DESS) in Business Law, University of Paris V - René-Descartes (2001)
  • Post-graduate degree (DEA) Criminal Law and Sciences, University of Paris II - Panthéon-Assas (2000)
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Memberships

  • Member of ACE (French Association of Corporate Legal Advisors)
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Publications

  • Quelles prétentions judiciaires et devant quels juges – Journal des sociétés n°85 (March 2011)
  • Quelle réparation en cas de responsabilité avérée ? – Journal des sociétés n°85 (March 2011)
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Expertise

20/02/2020
Busi­ness lit­ig­a­tion
Our busi­ness lit­ig­a­tion team will as­sist you at all stages of the man­age­ment and res­ol­u­tion of your civil or com­mer­cial dis­putes.Based on its lead­ing ex­pert­ise in lit­ig­a­tion, our team places trust and...
24/02/2020
Crim­in­al busi­ness law
Our team spe­cial­ising in crim­in­al busi­ness law is at your side to as­sist and de­fend you be­fore crim­in­al courts for all types of of­fences: fraud, breach of trust, mis­use of cor­por­ate as­sets, dis­tri­bu­tion...

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28/07/2020
Leg­al 500 Par­is 2020: our law firm’s rank­ings
The 2020 edi­tion of the Leg­al 500 Par­is guide is avail­able. We thank our cli­ents for their trust and sup­port!This year, our firm is ranked in 20 ex­pert­ise, in­clud­ing: 4 in Tier 1: Tax; Em­ploy­ment; Se­cur­it­isa­tion...
04/05/2020
CMS ad­vising Apollo
A team from the CMS net­work ad­vised Apollo Glob­al Man­age­ment, Inc. on the ac­quis­i­tion of a sub­stan­tial por­tion of SPX FLOW, Inc.’s former Power and En­ergy re­port­able seg­ment.Un­der the terms of the pur­chase...
07/04/2020
Cov­id-19 and con­tract rene­go­ti­ation: Q&A
As a res­ult of the Cov­id-19 crisis, per­form­ance of your con­tracts may have be­come more dif­fi­cult. French law can help you to rene­go­ti­ate your con­tracts with your busi­ness part­ners. What are we talk­ing...
27/03/2020
Cov­id-19 and force ma­jeure: Q&A
Can the ar­gu­ment of the ex­ist­ence of a “force ma­jeure” event linked to the Cov­id-19 pan­dem­ic be val­idly in­voked to jus­ti­fy a con­trac­tu­al breach? What is force ma­jeure? The leg­al defin­i­tion of force...
24/02/2020
Crim­in­al busi­ness law
Our team spe­cial­ising in crim­in­al busi­ness law is at your side to as­sist and de­fend you be­fore crim­in­al courts for all types of of­fences: fraud, breach of trust, mis­use of cor­por­ate as­sets, dis­tri­bu­tion...
20/02/2020
Busi­ness lit­ig­a­tion
Our busi­ness lit­ig­a­tion team will as­sist you at all stages of the man­age­ment and res­ol­u­tion of your civil or com­mer­cial dis­putes.Based on its lead­ing ex­pert­ise in lit­ig­a­tion, our team places trust and...
18/04/2018
Jur­is­dic­tion over sud­den ter­min­a­tions of es­tab­lished busi­ness re­la­tion­ships...
Fif­teen years have not been enough to settle all the is­sues arising from the ap­plic­a­tion of Art­icle L.442-6 sec­tion I. para­graph 5 of the French Com­mer­cial Code.This le­gis­la­tion which, since 2001, has...
18 April 2018
Jur­is­dic­tion over sud­den ter­min­a­tions of es­tab­lished busi­ness re­la­tion­ships...
Fif­teen years have not been enough to settle all the is­sues arising from the ap­plic­a­tion of Art­icle L.442-6 sec­tion I. para­graph 5 of the French Com­mer­cial Code. This le­gis­la­tion which, since 2001, has...
20/01/2017
De­fend­ing and as­sist­ing you in the res­ol­u­tion of your dis­putes
To help you man­age and re­solve your dis­putes, our team of lit­ig­a­tion and ar­bit­ra­tion spe­cial­ists will sup­port you by com­bin­ing re­spons­ive­ness, per­cept­ive­ness and foresight.Man­aging dis­putes has be­come...
12/01/2016
CMS Bur­eau Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre co-opts five new part­ners
CMS Bur­eau Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre an­nounces the ap­point­ment of five new part­ners, in­clud­ing Al­ex­an­dre Bas­tos (Re­struc­tur­ing – In­solv­ency), Jean-Fabrice Brun (Lit­ig­a­tion & Ar­bit­ra­tion), Olivi­er Kuhn (Lit­ig­a­tion...