Stephenson Harwood has formed a multidisciplinary compliance team in its Paris office to cope with rising demand from clients for advice on white-collar investigations, competition, litigation, and other compliance-related issues.

The team will include current Stephenson Harwood lawyers as well as significant new recruits from outside the firm, including a compliance specialist from Baker McKenzie in Paris and a former French member of Parliament who was instrumental in drafting new laws extending legal privilege for in-house counsel.