The team

Antoine Beauquier

Partner

A member of the Paris Bar since 1993, Antoine Beauquier joined the litigation department at Gide Loyrette Nouel after being Secrétaire de la Conférence du Stage in 1995.

He joined Beaussier & Associés in 1997 as a partner and practised with the firm for over ten years.

A member of the Conseil de l’Ordre (French national bar council) from 2008 to 2010, he co-founded Boken in January 2009.

Félix de Belloy

Partner

Félix de Belloy first worked for Gide Loyrette Nouel, prior to being called to the Paris Bar in December 2000. During 2001 he worked as a foreign attorney for Owen, Gleaton, Egan & Jones in Atlanta (USA). In 2002 he joined Beaussier & Associés, where he became a partner, before founding Gauvain Belloy in 2007.

A former Premier Secrétaire de la Conférence du Stage (2004), he co-founded Boken in January 2009.

In 2017, both Chambers and Best Lawyers ranked him amongst the best French Lawyers in White-collar criminal law.

Hugues Hourdin

Partner

A graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Studies (IEP) and former student of ENA, Hugues Hourdin was an administrative court judge and later worked at the administrative appeal court in Paris as well as being a lecturer in constitutional law at the IEP in Paris (1982-1993).

He was adviser on social affairs to the Prime Minister (1993-1995). In 1994 he was appointed member of the Conseil d’Etat where he served as assessor in the litigation section and as rapporteur in the finance section.

He was a member of the Energy Regulation Commission (2008-2010) and General Rapporteur on the Constitutional Review Committee in 2007 and subsequently on the Local Authority Reform Committee in 2009. He chaired the Société Autoroute et Tunnel du Mont-Blanc from 2010 to 2013 and was appointed chair of the Société Française du Tunnel Routier du Fréjus in 2012.

He joined Boken in March 2014 as a partner to develop the consulting and public law litigation businesses.

Silvia Lepel

Partner

With a DESS (postgraduate degree) in business law from the University of Paris IX-Dauphine and a degree in modern literature from the University of Paris IV-Sorbonne, Silvia Lepel first worked in AXA Group’s legal department before being admitted to the bar in 2005, after which she practised at criminal and banking law firms.

In 2011 she joined Boken, becoming a partner in 2017.

She has been working in white-collar criminal law cases, in particular in the banking and insurance sectors.

Gaëlle Méric

Partner

A member of the Paris Bar since 2008, Gaëlle Méric is a graduate of the University of Paris II in international law and of Paris I in intellectual property (Master II degree in law, economics and audio-visual management with the National Audio-visual Institute).

After having worked at the United Nations and at the French Supreme Court (Cour de cassation), and then for the August & Debouzy law firm, she joined Boken and became a partner in 2016.

She has developed expertise in individual and collective labour relationships and is involved in industrial tribunal proceedings. At the same time, she specialised in the field of intellectual property and handled the defence of our clients in connection with counterfeiting cases.

Franck Poindessault

Partner

After having worked in a law firm practising before the French Supreme Court, Franck Poindessault became a member of the Paris Bar in 2001. He worked as a collaborator and then Of Counsel of French (BOPS – Coste-Floret) and international (Norton Rose) structures.

He joined the Boken firm as a partner in 2013.

Franck Poindessault is among insurance law experts recognized by the National Council of Bar Associations (Conseil National des Barreaux).

Loïc Epaillard

Lawyer

A member of the Paris Bar since 2015, Loïc Epaillard joined Boken in 2016 after having worked in connection with jurisdiction, university affairs and business firms.

In particular, he was a lawyer at Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier, working on contentious proceedings and mergers and acquisitions.

He also handled contentious proceedings for the firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

Loïc holds a Master II degree in contentious proceedings, Litigation, Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution from the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas and a Master II degree in business law from Evry Val d’Essonne University.

He speaks fluent English.

Tristan Boucheteil

Lawyer

Tristan Boucheteil joined the Boken firm in 2016 after having acquired experience in the field of administrative law and in the public law departments of French and international business firms.

He holds a Master II degree in public economic law from the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas as well as an LL.M in European Law from University College London (UCL).

Emanuel de Dinechin

Lawyer

Emanuel de Dinechin joined Boken in 2017 as a lawyer after working in different law firms.

Emanuel holds a Master II degree in banking law and a degree in Economy from la Sorbonne (Paris I).

Born in Chile, he is fluent in Spanish.

Florence Durand

Lawyer

With a Master’s Degree in Business Law from the University of Paris-Dauphine, Florence Durand joined Boken as a lawyer in 2009.

She previously worked at Linklaters, Eversheds and Reinhart Marville Torre.

Anaïs Mehiri

Lawyer

Anaïs Mehiri joined Boken in 2015 after working in legal departments, business law firms and jurisdictions.

A member of the Paris Bar, she graduated with a Master II degree in Business Law and Management from the University Paris II Panthéon-Assas and with a Master II degree in International Operations and taxation from Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Alexandre Meilhaud

Lawyer

Alexandre Meilhaud holds a Master’s degree in business law from the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas.

He joined Boken in 2013 as a lawyer, after a series of assignments in legal departments and business consultancies.

He also teaches civil law at the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas.

Ralph Moughanie

Lawyer

Ralph Moughanie, a graduate of the University of Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne in history and business law and with an LL.M from the Berkeley University, worked for several banking and financial institutions before becoming an entrepreneur.

After acquiring experience at the Taylor Wessing firm, Ralph Moughanie joined Boken in 2017.

He works in both French and English.

Giunia Petrillo

Lawyer

Following a double degree in Franco-British law and a Master II degree in Criminal law from the University of Paris 1 (Sorbonne), Giunia Petrillo worked for law firms in Boston and in Paris as well as at the International Criminal Court.

An attorney of the Paris Bar, she joined Boken as a lawyer at the end of 2016.

Both an Italian and American national, Giunia is trilingual: French, Italian and English. She also speaks Spanish.

Milan Sikyurek

Lawyer

Milan Sikyurek joined Boken as a lawyer at the end of 2017 after working in law firms and jurisdictions.

She holds a master II degree in business litigation from the University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Jacqueline Ségouin

Administrative and Financial Manager

After holding several positions as Executive assistant for public institutions as well as French and international industrial groups, Jacqueline Segouin joined Boken when it was founded in 2009.

She is in charge of the firm’s general and financial administration.

Anissa Zakraoui

Legal administrative assistant

Anissa ZAKRAOUI joined the firm in September 2017 as an administrative and legal assistant, after she graduated with a degree in legal careers and private law.