Jacques-Alexandre Genet is a French avocat à la Cour and a partner of Archipel in Paris. He specialises in international enforcement and asset recovery.
He and his team have a wealth of expertise in all aspects of enforcement against sovereign states, including a thorough practical understanding of the law of immunities in key jurisdictions and of international sanctions (including the UN, the EU and OFAC). They have advised international clients, including creditor hedge funds, corporations and individuals in the enforcement of awards and judgments across many civil and common law jurisdictions.
Archipel is also active in fraud cases, where it provides guidance to clients in post-fraud recovery situations and relies on its network of local counsel, advisers, consultants and asset tracers to ensure multi-jurisdictional, coordinated recovery of assets.
Recent cases include the enforcement of UK judgment and worldwide freezing orders against serial debtors, the devising and obtaining of unprecedented French civil search orders to locate worldwide assets of debtors, the enforcement of US judgments and of ICC, ICSID, OHADA and ad hoc awards against several African, Latin American, or Eastern European states or state-owned entities, and the resistance to enforcement measures sought by a foreign state, and a foreign market authority, against two individuals and their respective group of companies.
Jacques-Alexandre graduated in French and US/English business laws (University of Paris X Nanterre), and in economics and finance (Sciences Po); he is a former lecturer at the Sorbonne and a frequent speaker on international enforcement, asset tracing and recovery.
Archipel is a boutique law firm serving the cross-border needs of corporate and private clients. Its offices are in Paris and Geneva.