LAW FIRM

After meeting each other in Chile and being both elected “Secrétaires de la Conférence” in 2015, Clémence Witt and Matthieu Chavanne founded the law firm Chavanne & Witt Avocats in September 2017.

Holders of a double training (Sciences Po Paris / ESSEC), they first worked with two renowned criminal lawyers. They practice equally in Spanish, English and French.

Chavanne & Witt Avocats assists its clients, natural or legal persons, in all areas of criminal law (general criminal law, business criminal law and international criminal law) and at every stage of the proceedings (police investigation, judicial investigation and judgment phase).

For several years, the firm has been regularly working with the law firm Impact Litigation dedicated to the questions of international justice and human rights.

In 2023, Camille Tardé became a partner of Chavanne & Witt Avocats.

With a large Spanish-speaking clientele, the firm also opened a secondary office in Barcelona.

Clémence Witt

Clémence Witt graduated from the Master “Legal and Judiciary Career” at the Sciences Po Paris Law School (2008) and from a Master II in Human and Humanitarian Rights (Panthéon-Assas University, 2010). She also obtained a criminological sciences certificate. She is a lawyer at the Paris Bar since 2012.

She lived in Chile, in the United States and in Cambodia, where she spent one year in the defense team conducted by Jacques Vergès before the Extraordinary Chambers set up by the United Nations.

Between 2009 and 2017, she worked for the President of the Paris Bar Pierre-Olivier Sur, mainly in criminal law, business criminal law, international criminal law and media law, both in France and abroad (Argentina, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, India, Lebanon, Libya, Mexico, Tunisia). She also served as his advisor for international criminal affairs at the Paris Bar Council (2014-2015).

In 2015, Clémence Witt was elected “Secrétaire de la Conférence”: she therefore intervenes in a lot of criminal cases and pleads regularly before the Criminal Court.

Clémence Witt has developed an expertise in extradition proceedings (International and European arrest warrants and Interpol red notices) as well as international crimes (crimes against humanity and war crimes).

Since 2019, she is a lecturer in substantive and procedural criminal law at Sciences Po.

General criminal law – Business criminal law – International criminal law – Media law.
Working languages : French, English, Spanish.
French Association of Criminal Lawyers (ADAP), European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA).

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Matthieu Chavanne

Matthieu Chavanne graduated from the ESSEC Business School (class of 2008) and from a Master II in Litigation and Criminal Law (Panthéon-Assas University, 2009). He is a lawyer at the Paris Bar since 2011.

After having worked in finance (KPMG, « Transaction Services » department) and in international business law firms (Shearman & Sterling LLP, Gide Loyrette Nouel AARPI), Matthieu Chavanne joined the business criminal law team of BG2V between 2012 and 2017.

In 2015, Matthieu Chavanne was elected “Secrétaire de la Conférence”: in this capacity, he intervened in nearly fifty criminal cases and pleaded several times before the Criminal Court. He therefore has developed a recognized practice in criminal law.

Lastly, since 2019, Matthieu Chavanne devotes part of his activity to regulatory compliance.

Matthieu Chavanne was a tutor at the University of Paris Descartes in business criminal law. He teaches business law at the ESSEC Business School for three years.

General criminal law – Business criminal law – Regulatory compliance.
Working languages: French, English, Spanish.
French Association of Criminal Lawyers (ADAP), French Association of Criminal Law (AFDP), European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA).

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Camille Tardé

Camille Tardé graduated from the Master in Economic Law at the Sciences Po Law School (2016). She is a lawyer at the Paris Bar since 2018.

After several experiences in public administrations (Prime Minister Services, Paris area public transport network), she chose to specialize in criminal law and interned alongside criminal lawyers (within the Henri Leclerc & Associés law firm as well as at Le Borgne Saint-Palais Associés). She also worked for several judges of the Criminal Chambers of the Paris Court of Appeals (Chambers 8-1 and 8-2).

Since her admission to the Bar in November 2018, she worked as an associate at the law firm Chavanne & Witt Avocats.

In September 2023, she became a partner alongside Clémence Witt and Matthieu Chavanne.

Her main areas of activity are criminal law, business criminal law and media law

General criminal law – Business criminal law – Media law.
Working languages : French, English.
French Association of Criminal Lawyers (ADAP), European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA).

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Anaïs Sarron

Anaïs Sarron graduated from the Sciences Po Paris Law School (Masters in Economic Law - major in “Global Governance Studies”, 2017), and from the LLM in International and Transnational Criminal Law at the University of Amsterdam (UvA, 2019). She is a lawyer at the Paris bar since 2020.

Between 2015 and 2019, she worked several times as an intern in criminal law at the law firm Thierry Lévy et Associés, alongside the Public Prosecutors before the Investigating Chamber of the Paris Court of Appeals and within the NGO promoting alternatives to imprisonment “Parmi les Présents”. She then joined the law firm Chavanne & Witt Avocats.

Since her admission to the Bar in November 2020, she works there as an associate.

General criminal law - International criminal law - Business criminal law.
Working languages: French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian.
European Criminal Bar Association.

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NEWS

Presse
11. 12. 2023

ASSASSINAT BENOIT MARIA - OUVERTURE DU PROCÈS

Clémence Witt représente, aux côtés d’Alexandre Luc-Walton, ...

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15. 11. 2023

ARMES CHIMIQUES SYRIE - ÉMISSION DES MANDATS

Clémence Witt et Jeanne Sulzer représentent les ONG et plusi...

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09. 11. 2023

CRIMES CONTRE L'HUMANITÉ EN RDC

Matthieu Chavanne et Clémence Witt sont les conseils, aux cô...

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22. 08. 2023

ARMES CHIMIQUES SYRIE - PROGRÈS DE L'ENQUÊTE

Clémence Witt et Jeanne Sulzer, qui représentent des victime...

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CONTACT

Chavanne & Witt Avocats
FR: 49 rue Saint-Roch, 75001 Paris
ES: Calle Balmes 222, 4° 1°08006 Barcelone
Tel : 01 42 18 18 19 - Fax : 01 77 75 91 91
Email : contact@cw-avocats.com
Toque : A431