Jean-René Farthouat, the firm’s founder, handles complex, sensitive litigation in the criminal, civil and commercial spheres and is regularly invited to act as an arbitrator and expert witness in France and other countries. He has been described by the specialist press as a “great strategist” and a “master of criminal business law”, while his reputation at the Paris bar is undeniable.
First secretary of the Conférence du Stage des Avocats à la Cour d’Appel de Paris (July 1961 – July 1962).
Chairman of the Confédération Syndicale des Avocats (1st January 1980 – 31st December 1981).
Member of the Daussy commission on the reform of civil procedure (1982).
Leader of the Paris bar (1st January 1994 – 31st December 1995).
Chairman of the board of directors of the Ecole de Formation du Barreau de Paris (EFB) (1994-95).
Chairman of the Conférence Internationale des Barreaux de Tradition Juridique Commune (CIB) (1996).
Chairman of the Conseil National des Barreaux (CNB) (1st January 2000 – 31st December 2002).
Member of the Conseil d’Orientation de la Simplification Administrative (February 2004).
Chairman of the Commission des Statuts de la Fédération des Barreaux d’Europe since 2004.
Member of the Conseil d’Orientation de l’Etablissement Public du Palais de Justice de Paris (2004).
Member of the administrative board of the Entretiens de Saintes since their creation in 1994.
Deputy chairman of the Société de Législation Comparée (2008).
Chairman of the Secrétaires et Anciens Secrétaires de la Conférence (2013 – present day).