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Laurent Cohen-Tanugi
Lecturer in Law


Laurent Cohen-Tanugi is a Paris-based international lawyer and a member of the Paris and New York bars.  His practice focuses on international mergers and acquisitions, arbitration, corporate governance, and other strategic assignments.  He is a registered arbitrator with the French National Committee of the ICC's Court of Arbitration.

He is the first French lawyer to have served as an independent compliance monitor, appointed by the U.S. Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission, on a major FCPA matter.

Prior to founding the firm that bears his name, Mr. Cohen-Tanugi was a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (2005-2007), Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Sanofi-Sythelabo, a European pharmaceutical group (2004), and a partner at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton (1991-2003).

Mr. Cohen-Tanugi is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Superieure, Sciences-Po Paris, and the Paris and Harvard Law Schools.  He is the author of numerous books on European affairs, transatlantic relations and globalization and is a frequent columnist and international lecturer.