Sophie Levy represents corporate clients in investigations and prosecutions led by multiple regulatory authorities worldwide, with complex issues in relation to alleged violations of French fraud and corruption laws, the U.K Bribery Act and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, as well as individuals in similar investigations.
Sophie uses her experience of investigating and defending organizations to maintain an active compliance practice through the assistance of corporate clients in identifying corruption and financial crime risks within their businesses, and to design and implement effective compliance measures.
Sophie has been recognized in the 2022 Edition of the Best Lawyers in "Litigation" and "Criminal Defense".
Who’s Who Legal: Investigations 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 has ranked Sophie in the “Future Leaders” category for associates, stating that Sophie is "widely respected for her investigations litigation practice and is a well-known figure in the Paris market" and more recently that: "Sophie Levy is an acclaimed investigations practitioner, with expertise in both defending clients and investigating instances of corruption and financial crime across Europe, Asia and the USA." The Legal 500 EMEA 2020 also indicated that "Associate Sophie Lévy demonstrates a positive can-do attitude and is a great team worker."
Sophie designed the Clifford Chance Global Dawn Raid mobile application on how to manage investigations worldwide, covering over 80 regulatory authorities across Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States. More recently, Sophie also designed the Clifford Chance Litigation Guide mobile application, providing a guide to litigation in over 16 countries.
News and client work
- L'AFA et le PNF publient un projet de guide sur les enquêtes internes : une occasion manquée de s'inspirer des bonnes pratiques établies outre-Atlantique ?, Aperçu rapide par Thomas Baudesson avocat associé, Clifford Chance Europe LLP - AMCO et Sophie Levy counsel, Clifford Chance, JCP E n° 14, 7 Avril 2022, act. 316
- Le DOJ adopte des best practices pour mieux respecter le legal privilege - Une source d'inspiration pour les autorités d'enquête françaises ? Thomas Baudesson, Sophie Levy, Revue Internationale de la Compliance et de l'Éthique des Affaires n° 1, février 2021, comm. 51
- Developed content and designed the Clifford Chance Global Dawn Raid mobile application covering over 80 regulatory authorities across Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States
- Confidentialité des enquêtes internes conduites par des avocats - Vers une harmonisation sur le plan international ? Revue Internationale de la Compliance et de l'Éthique des Affaires n° 5, Thomas Baudesson and Sophie Levy, December 2018, comm. 159