Nicolas Boulay, who was called to the bar in 1997, joined the Paris bar and Cabinet Farthouat Avocats in 2000, initially as a staff lawyer before becoming a partner in 2009.
He works in the field of civil and criminal liability litigation, often involving cross-border issues, for French and foreign companies and their executives and employees, notably acting in a criminal case for a pharmaceutical laboratory accused of involuntary homicide involving several hundred civil action plaintiffs and also for a bank accused of giving the market false information.
He also advises French and foreign companies and their executives and shareholders on commercial cases, notably involving issues of unfair and free-riding competition (recently for a Korean company that specialises in making probiotics), acquisitions and exercising corporate office, and he has expertise in assisting individuals and companies with defending their images and reputations (libel and slander).
He helps and advises members of regulated professions in the context of disciplinary proceedings, ethical issues and disputes over their professional practice structures. He also leads vocational training courses, particularly on criminal liability.
Between 1997 and 2000, Nicolas was a member of the Colmar bar. He was awarded a master’s degree in private law by Université Robert Schumann in 1994 and a Certificate of Proficiency in English by Cambridge University in 1990. His working languages are French and English, which he speaks and writes fluently.