Virginie Liautaud

Compliance Officer


Professional experience

Compliance Officer – CU FBAT (France, BeLux, Algeria, Tunisia) & GCU Orange – Ericsson, France

  • In charge of the implementation and supervision of the compliance program in the context of a 3-year US monitorship (started in June 2020).
  • Training and management of compliance champions in the different countries of the CU.
  • Sapin II law implementation in CU FBAT.
  • Participation and management of compliance governance committees within Market Area Europe Latin America.
  • In charge of Compliance for BA Networks and Managed Services Europe.


Area Compliance Officer – Middle East Africa – LafargeHolcim, Zürich

  • In charge of the implementation and supervision of the compliance program for the Middle East and North and West Africa Areas (ABC, TPDD, Sanctions, AML, Training, COI, G&H, Donations, Risk Assessment…)
  • Work with Executive Committees and top management of local companies on compliance issues (including trips to visit the local companies)
  • Supervise Investigations in countries of responsibility
  • Close with Internal control, internal audit and People function.

2014 – on-going:

Regular Guest Lecturer at Queen Mary University of Londonfor Master degree law students (lectures on International Investment Arbitration and on Compliance)

2011 – 2017:

Counsel (named in 2015), Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, Paris, International Arbitration

  • Work on all aspects of arbitration cases
  • Experience in a variety of fields including energy, chemistry, agriculture, banking and the pharmaceutical industry and in cases involving in particular the laws of jurisdictions such as Algeria, Cameroon, England, France, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Luxembourg, the U.S. and Switzerland
  • Work in particular on ICSID and ICC Arbitrations as well as on Arbitrations under the UNCITRAL rules
  • In charge of the management of cases and involved in the recruitment, training and management of associates and employees

2009 – 2011:

Associate, Bredin Prat, Paris, Corporate and Litigation/Arbitration

  • ICSID and ICC Arbitration, Securities Law litigation
  • Negotiations and drafting of contracts and various documents in the context of mergers and acquisitions and public offers; negotiation and drafting of international contracts in the construction sector, corporate law

2006 – 2008:

Associate, Cravath, Swaine & Moore, New York, Litigation Department

Securities Class action, drafting of briefs and motions, Pro Bono work for the State of Mali


General Secretary and member of the Board: Women Initiative Foundation (WIF)(main donators: Engie and BNP Paribas) ( – the mission of the Foundation (with offices in Paris, Singapore, Montreal, New York and San Francisco) is to promote the advancement of women in the workplace and in the economy (through mentoring programs, education programs, research…)



Summer of 2017:
Stanford Graduate School of Business – The Stanford Executive Program – Be a Leader who Matters (6-week postgraduate intensive business degree for senior level leaders and executives)

Summer of 2015:

Women Entrepreneur Executive Program at Stanford – set up by WIF and BNP Paribas (Leadership classes during one week)

April 1st, 2009:

Admitted to the Paris Bar

February 27th, 2006:

Admitted to the New York Bar

2004 – 2005:

LL.M., Cornell Law School

2003 – 2004

D.E.S.S. de droit du Commerce Extérieur – Mention Assez Bien Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne – Postgraduate Diploma in International Trade Law with Honors

2002 – 2003:

Maîtrise de Droit International Droit des Affaires – Mention Assez Bien Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne – Master in International Business Law with Honors

1999 – 2002:

Licence de droit International Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne
Bachelor in International Law (3 years)




Haitian music, Travelling (treks in Thailand, Nepal, Tajikistan, Réunion…)