Paul Fortin

Paul Fortin


Paul has experience of a wide range of complex litigation matters related to criminal law, commercial law, competition law, and public law.

He has also substantial skills before the Conseil d’Etat and Cour de cassation, and has particular experience of handling major criminal cases before courts (Tribunal correctionnel, Cour d’assises). Paul is now specialised in white-collar crime, and commercial litigation.

Paul was elected First Secretary of the Conférence des avocats du Barreau de Paris in 2014. In this position, he was entrusted during one year with the most complex criminal cases in which the accused could not afford a lawyer.

Paul is a recognised practitioner by "Best Lawyers – Ones to Watch" since 2022 in Criminal Defense.



Admitted to the Paris Bar, 2012


Masters Degree, Economics, Ecole Polytechnique – Sciences Po – ENSAE, 2010

Masters Degree, Public Law, University of Paris I Sorbonne, 2009

Masters Degree, Public Policy, Sciences Po, 2008

Exchange Student, Finance, Wharton School, 2006


A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.