Soulez Larivière & Associés was the first firm in France to engineer a settlement between an individual and the State in a criminal case. Over the past twenty years it has handled a series of high-profile disasters, including some very recently. It was also one of first French firms to negotiate a DPA (deferred prosecution agreement) with the US Department of Justice, working alongside American attorneys.
The diversity of the cases taken on by the firm sits well with the real taste for innovation that has driven its founder over the past 30 years. In addition to l’Avocature, which has become a standard reference work, he has published another dozen or so books and countless articles in the mainstream press and in specialised publications on criminal justice.
This spirit of enterprise is shared by all the firm’s lawyers. Accordingly, when the firm was asked to negotiate a ground-breaking plea agreement with the US authorities, Daniel Soulez Larivière and Astrid Mignon Colombet immediately rose to the challenge and adapted their approach to work hand-in-hand with American attorneys.
Following on from this, Astrid Mignon Colombet has devoted a great deal of time since 2013 to analysing and explaining American "plea agreements" and their implications for the French legal system. Astrid Mignon Colombet and Daniel Soulez Larivière are both regular contributors to legal and political discussions on this topic, and are two of the authors of a collective work, Deals de Justice (Plea Agreements), edited by Antoine Garapon and Pierre Servan-Schreiber (PUF 2013).
All of the firm’s members share the same ambition: to be active and valuable contributors to the legal world, at the very forefront of the law.
For further information on the firm, please see the following articles (only available in French):
- Défendre le diable
- « Comprendre ou juger ? »
- Des dangers de la pénalisation des accidents
- Yoda le Sage
- « Affaire "Erika" : Total victime d’un malentendu »
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