About Kiril Bougartchev

Kiril Bougartchev began his career in 1988 as an auditor at Arthur Andersen. A year later, after his final internship at Jean Veil et Associés and his admission to the French bar, he joined Gide where he became a partner in 1999 in the litigation and white-collar crime department, then moved to Linklaters LLP in 2007, where he would become co-head of the dispute resolution practice of the Paris office and lead the Linklaters LLP global white-collar crime group. Kiril has been and is still involved in many notorious white-collar crime cases, including sensitive political and financial matters, both in France and internationally. He is also involved in regulatory disputes (including before the French Financial Markets Authority, the French Anticorruption Agency and the French Prudential Supervisory Authority) as well as in complex civil and commercial litigation. He also advises clients in the conception, the implementation and the strengthening of their anticorruption and compliance programmes. A former “Secrétaire de la Conférence des Avocats” of the Paris bar, Kiril has lectured at the University of Paris II (DJCE), at the Faculty of Montpellier and also at EDHEC. He was a member of the Paris Europlace “Decriminalisation of business criminal law and business competitiveness” committee. He published many articles about misuse of corporate assets, corruption, criminal liability of auditors, business secrecy, Sapin II Law, French Blocking Statute, cryptocurrencies and ICOs.