Ophelia Claude is a partner at Antonin Lévy & Associés.
Ophelia acts as counsel for companies and individuals in complex and high-profile white-collar crime cases. Her areas of expertise specifically focus on bribery and corruption, tax fraud, money laundering, extradition, international mutual assistance matters and business human rights. Ophelia also conducts internal investigations and advises companies on compliance issues.
Ophelia's recent expertise includes:
- Representation of two companies prosecuted in a case of bribery of foreign public officials known as "Oil for Food".
- Representation of a commercial agent in the context of a judicial investigation opened in France on allegations of bribery of foreign public officials in Africa.
- Advice and assistance of industrial groups in setting up or improving their compliance programs in the light of the entry into force of the Sapin 2 law (risk mapping, codes of conduct, due diligence procedure, whistleblowing system, training).
- Representation of a major American group in the context of an investigation by the French National Financial Prosecutor's Office into allegations of tax fraud and tax fraud laundering.
- Advising and assisting a French industrial group in the context of a self-disclosure procedure with an American regulatory authority.
Ophelia has written extensively on criminal law and white-collar crime and has been included in publications such as The Anti-Corruption Report, AJ Pénal, Dalloz Actualité, Cahier de Droit de l'Entreprise and the Anti-Corruption and Anti-Bribery Review.
In 2019, Ophelia was listed among the Next Generation Lawyers in white collar crime by Legal 500.
Prior to founding Antonin Levy & Associés together with Antonin Levy in January 2019, Ophelia was a senior associate in the investigation white collar and fraud team at Hogan Lovells France. She also worked in the white collar crime team at Allen Overy France and the boutique law firm Metzner Associés.