Maxime de Guillenchmidt

Managing Partner
Attorney at the Paris Bar (2003)

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Before joining the firm, Maxime de Guillenchmidt, managing partner, worked in the Litigation and Media departments of Latham & Watkins and Winston & Strawn during almost ten years.

His clients value his availability and creativity when it comes to finding solutions in complex disputes, be they legal, economic or even sometimes political.

He is actively involved in the activities of the France China Foundation, which integrated him into the 2018/2019 promotion of Young Leaders. Maxime de Guillenchmidt is a member of LAWASIA, the IBA, and the Franco-Chinese Association for Economic Law and the Franco-Chinese Exchange Committee (CCI Paris).

Referenced in the Regulation category by Best Lawyers 2024 – Les Echos, he is also referenced in the “Strong Notoriety” category in the Regulatory field by LEADERS LEAGUE. He received the Bronze Trophy 2020 in the “Commercial litigation” category, awarded by Le Monde du Droit with the French Association of In-house Counsel (AFJE) and his team is ranked among the best in the commercial litigation category by Le Point-Statista in 2020.

Main areas of interventions

  • Commercial, complex and strategic litigations
Maxime assists his French and international clients in the context of industrial or commercial disputes, in particular in the context of unfair competition, termination of commercial relations, post-acquisition disputes and, more generally, in complex disputes also requiring a criminal, media and / or political response.
Before the litigation stage, in order to avoid it, Maxime advises his clients at the stage of organizing and managing the relations with customers, suppliers and competitors.
  • Regulated sectors and competition
Maxime supports companies in the implementation of the regulations pertaining to their businesses. He defines with his clients the pre-litigation and litigation strategies in order to fight legislative and regulatory barriers to their economic activities, while ensuring that compliance with regulations does not become a competitive disadvantage. He also coordinates the criminal response to these questions.
  • Company law and corporate governance
Maxime advises investors in the structuring of their shareholder and manager relationships as well as in the organization of the exit of capital within a protective framework.


  • LL.M European Business Law, University College of London
  • DESS (post-graduate diploma) in national, community and international litigation, University of Paris Descartes.


  • Lecturer at the School of Public Affairs of Science Po
  • Former lecturer in method in civil procedure, University of Paris Ouest - Nanterre


  • English
  • French