Career

  • Soulez Lariviere & Associés
    since July 2014
  • McGuill and Company Sollicitors
    - 2015
  • Sternberg Reed Sollicitors LLP
    – 2015
  • World Bank Group
    Ethics and Business Conduct – 2012/2013

Training

Affiliations

Thibault KEMPF

Thibault holds a double degree in law and economics as part of which he spent a year at Kalamazoo College in Michigan, USA. After obtaining a postgraduate degree in International Administration from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, he joined the World Bank Group in Washington DC in 2012. As a member of its Office of Ethics and Business Conduct’s investigative team, Thibault gained valuable insight into the increasingly stringent ethical obligations imposed on international organisations and helped to improve the procedural safeguards of internal investigations.

In 2014, he interned in London and Dublin alongside two criminal barristers (Kenneth Carr and James MacGuill) specialising in the protection of fundamental rights in highly sensitive cases including international terrorism, international drug-dealing and fraud conspiracies.

Since he joined the firm in 2014, Thibault has built up considerable expertise in white-collar litigation, including corruption, fraud and sanctions cases. He advises and represents companies and executives in cross-border issues and has been involved in negotiating settlements between the SFO, the DOJ and the French Prosecutions services (PNF) since the Convention Judiciaire d’Intérêt Public (CJIP) mechanism was created in 2016.

Thibault has also advised companies in high-profile commercial disputes including one involving a leading car manufacturer facing an ownership structure crisis and another involving a major investment fund’s contentious spinout.

Thibault regularly acts in cases involving extradition and European Arrest Warrants.

As a member of the Paris Bar Association of criminal lawyers, he is a court-appointed lawyer in criminal cases involving matters such as harassment and violence.

Key cases

tk@soulezlariviere.com