Fabrice Fages

  • Partner
  • Efabrice.fages@lw.com
  • 45, rue Saint-Dominique
  • Paris 75007
  • France
  • T +33.1.4062.2000
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Profile

Fabrice Fages is a partner in the Litigation & Trial Department in the Paris office. He regularly handles complex litigation and arbitration, with particular experience in mass litigation, as well as investigations and crisis management.

Mr. Fages advises clients on complex commercial litigation in front of all levels of jurisdiction in France, and represents global companies in cross-border internal investigations.

Since 1994, he t has taught several university courses, including the course "Pratique du règlement des litiges financiers internationaux" on the Master 2 curriculum and "Opération et fiscalité internationale des sociétés" for Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, as well as participating in the "Compliance et Ethique des Affaires" course. He also teaches the course "Company Law Disputes" for the LLM "Assas World Arbitration and Disputes Settlement". 

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Fages worked for the French Senate on various business and financial law drafts for a three-year period (1999-2002) and at the French National Assembly.

Mr. Fages is also a founding member of the Financial Law Committee of Paris Europlace.

Recognition Highlights

Clients remark that 'Fabrice Fages is highly responsive and has great listening skills' (Compliance) and ‘Fabrice Fages has shown great listening skills and great intelligence of the mechanisms of our markets and the regulatory systems that shape these markets. He has identified complex AND effective strategies for managing and resolving commercial disputes.’ (Commercial Litigation) The Legal 500 EMEA 2022

Fabrice Fages’ practices of Commercial and Financial Litigation have been ranked as Excellent by Les Décideurs in 2021 and 2022. 

Ranked for Arbitration & Mediation. Best Lawyers 2021

Recognized by Legal 500 Europe 2019.

Thought Leadership

  • Sanctions Update: US, UK, and Japan Impose New Sanctions and Export Controls Relating to Russia -  July 04, 2022
  • The Energy Regulation and Markets Law Review – 11th Edition, French Chapter -  June 23, 2022
  • French Government Seeks to Regain Control Over Enforcement of French Blocking Statute -  March 22, 2022
  • French Parliament Publishes Evaluation Report on Corporate Duty of Vigilance Law -  March 18, 2022
  • The Emergence of a European Duty of Vigilance for Large Companies and Its Potential Impact at the National Level -  March 01, 2022
  • The Complex Commercial Litigation Law Review – France  -  December 20, 2021
  • France Reverses Position on Transfer of Criminal Liability in Mergers -  December 21, 2020
  • How Will the EU Representative Action Directive Affect France’s Class Action Regime? -  December 09, 2020
  • Impact of COVID-19 on French Law Governed Contracts: Update  -  June 02, 2020
  • COVID-19: Legal Implications for Contracts – France  -  March 27, 2020
  • Impact of COVID-19 on French Law Governed Contracts -  March 25, 2020
  • French Constitutional Court Issues Landmark Decision on Environmental Protection vs. Freedom of Enterprise -  February 18, 2020
  • Complex Commercial Litigation Law Review - France -  February 12, 2020
  • Much-Awaited Clarifications on the French Deferred Prosecution Agreement -  August 19, 2019
  • Complex Commercial Litigation Law Review – France -  December 21, 2018
  • Protecting the Environment Under the French Constitution: The Story Continues -  July 09, 2018
  • Conseil d’Etat Issues Advisory Opinion on Environmental Permits Challenged Before Administrative Courts  -  June 05, 2018
  • France Takes Steps to Address Climate Change Through Constitutional Reform -  May 17, 2018
  • France Reforms Lobbying Rules -  June 02, 2017
  • France’s Major Anti-Corruption Reform: What’s Next for Companies and Their Top Management? -  December 13, 2016
  • French Anti-Corruption Reform Expected In 2016 -  April 11, 2016
  • 5 Questions About France’s New Health-related Class Action Law -  March 03, 2016
  • International Arbitration: Resolving a World of Disputes -  January 25, 2016
  • International Fraud & Asset Tracing (3rd Edition), France -  March 04, 2015
  • Class Actions Enter into Force in France as of 1st October 2014  -  September 30, 2014
  • New French Regulations Tighten Control on Foreign Investments  -  May 16, 2014
  • Introduction of Class Actions in France: A Growing Threat to Professionals? -  March 25, 2014
  • Introduction de la « class action » en France – une véritable menace pour les professionnels? -  March 25, 2014
  • Vers un nouveau renforcement des pouvoirs de l’AMF ? -  December 27, 2012
  • Les droits de la défense ne sont pas les ennemis de l’efficacité -  October 30, 2012
  • The Energy Regulation and Markets Review - France -  June 30, 2012
  • Lobbying: la nouvelle donne -  March 29, 2010
  • Une nouvelle arme contentieuse: la question prioritaire de constitutionnalité -  February 3, 2010
  • The European Company under French Law: Main Features -  May 2008
  • Électricité: un tarif de retour pour l’entreprise -  February 19, 2007
  • La société européenne: un nouvel instrument au service des groupes de sociétés -  2007 Janvier

“Working with Fabrice Fages is both very pleasant and very reassuring. The exchanges are fluid, his analysis of situations is safe and his advice for building a winning strategy is invaluable!"

"His personality and his expertise allow him to distinguish between things and to identify and prioritize very quickly the axes of reflection and possible judicial and extra-judicial ways to resolve a complex litigation situation, always in line with the specificities of his client."

"In addition to his professional and personal qualities of a fine strategist, his great availability and his commitment also make him an excellent partner in crisis situations”

The Legal 500 EMEA 2021
Bar Qualification
  • Avocat (Paris)
  • Brussels Bar - E List
Education
  • PhD International Private Law, University of Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne), 2013
    summa cum laude
  • MBA, IAE, 1996
    (Paris)
  • Postgraduate Degree Economic Law, University of Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne), 1994
  • Postgraduate Degree International Trade Law (DEA), University of Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne), 1994
Industries
  • Fintech
  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Financial Institutions
Languages
  • English
  • German
  • French
Practices
  • Securities Litigation & Professional Liability
  • Litigation & Trial Practice
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • International Arbitration
  • White Collar Defense & Investigations