TEMIME: The culture and practice of criminal defence and litigation
Hervé TEMIME set himself up in 1979 as a lawyer specialising in criminal law. His expertise in this field was quickly recognised and enabled him to become a key figure of the Bar as a result of the major criminal proceedings in which he served as counsel before the cour d’assises [criminal court].At the end of the 1980s, due to this thorough knowledge of general criminal law and the mastering of financial tools, he also gained recognition as a leading lawyer in the field of criminal business law at a time when criminal proceedings for financial offences were on the rise, before expanding his activity to litigation.This triple expertise in general criminal law, criminal business law and litigation today enables the firm to propose a unique offer to its clientele in criminal defence matters and business litigation. It is based on a complementary professional approach, in particular due to know-how in the mastering of procedural issues and the running of hearings, and experience of high-stakes personal, financial or media files.
In line with this complementary approach, Hervé TEMIME decided to gradually, since 2008, build a lawfirm with his best associates specialised in criminal defence and litigation in all its forms.
Thanks to an astute approach to the most complex legal situations, the firm provides its clients, whether individuals or legal entities, with tailor-made advice and guidance in respect of general criminal law, criminal business law and litigation.
Benefiting from the diversity of the expertise and experience of its partners, the firm acts before all criminal, civil and commercial courts in France. It has also developed particular expertise in international matters.
The firm’s excellence has been officially recognised on numerous occasions: rankings by Chambers and Partners, in the Legal 500 and in the magazine Décideurs (Leaders League), Who’s Who Legal, etc.
In 2018, TEMIME won the « Best Specialized Team – White Collar Crime » award at the Trophées du Droit ceremony, and Hervé TEMIME was named « Lawyer of the year » (criminal defense) by Best Lawyers.
In 2019, TEMIME received another award at the Trophées du Droit ceremony in the « White Collar Crime » category, and the Firm’s leadership was acknowledged by several French major business newspapers (Les Echos, Challenges).
In 2020, the firm has 20 lawyers, all dedicated to criminal defense. It is the largest team in France in this field.