Emmanuel MERCINIER-PANTALACCI has been a lawyer since 2004, was a Secretary of the pleading competition of the Paris Bar Association and is first of all an undisputed criminal lawyer .

He is now also a recognised expert in the defence of lawyers, in arbitration, deontological and even criminal matters.

In the field of criminal business law, he assists companies and their officers, whether suspects or victims, in matters involving criminal labour law, criminal stock market law, criminal tax law, criminal corporate law, criminal urban planning law, unintentional offences, etc. He regularly defends elected officials or civil servants who have been challenged in the exercise of their functions.

In the area of ordinary criminal law, he has significant experience in proceedings involving both felonies and misdemeanours.

However, Emmanuel MERCINIER-PANTALACCI, who holds a post-graduate (DEA) degree in general private law (Panthéon-Assas University), is also proficient in the law of obligations and therefore frequently handles civil or commercial disputes, particularly involving contract law issues.

Due to this dual experience, he has developed particularly valuable expertise for cases that combine both civil and criminal aspects. His speciality is therefore dual and complementary.

This is crucial because criminal proceedings are frequently tied in parallel to proceedings before the civil, commercial or employment courts but, in addition, criminal litigation or pre-litigation matters themselves have immediate contractual implications: the commission of a criminal offence within the company raises the question of civil action involving, whether as claimant or defendant, the legal entity, its governing bodies, employees, staff representatives, advisors, statutory auditors, defence associations, etc.

Moreover, Emmanuel MERCINIER-PANTALACCI is persuaded of the merits of alternative dispute resolution methods and practises mediation, both as a lawyer and a mediator. He is an accredited mediator before the Paris Court of Appeal, a mediator certified and accredited by the Paris Mediation and Arbitration Centre (CMAP) and ESCP Europe, and is a mediator accredited by the National Council of Bar Associations.

He regularly teaches courses in criminal law and criminal procedure in the continuing education programme for lawyers of the Paris Bar Association (Campus) and the Lawyer Training Programme of the Bar Associations of the Paris Court of Appeal (EFB).


  • Criminal business law
  • Ordinary criminal law
  • Contractual and tort liability law
  • Mediation


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