Muriel Goldberg-Darmon is a partner in the firm’s Paris office. With more than 20 years of experience in financial markets and financial services in consulting and litigation, her practice focuses on advising listed companies and their managers, investment funds, insurance companies, and financial institutions on a wide range of regulatory and compliance issues, investigations, and corporate transactions.
Muriel has significant experience in investigation, control, and sanction proceedings before the French financial market authority (AMF) and the Banking Authority (ACPR). She regularly advises on matters requiring international cooperation with foreign regulators, including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), as well as on cross-border investigations led by the U.S. Department of Justice, including by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and any subsequent judicial proceedings.
Her transactional experience includes advising on mergers and acquisitions of publicly listed and non-listed companies, financial market transactions, including tender offers, and squeeze outs, and fund raising, including initial public offerings (IPOs), securities issuances, and initial coin offerings (ICOs), as well as on corporate governance, activism, and financial communications matters.
Muriel has been recognized by The Legal 500 in its Stock Market Litigation and Compliance categories in France.
Prior to joining Cohen & Gresser, Muriel was a partner at Dentons (formerly Salans) and then at DLA Piper in Paris. Muriel holds a Ph.D. on the legal aspects of initial public offerings, and she holds Master’s degrees (DEA) from the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas in law philosophy and in business and economic law. Muriel is a lecturer at HEC in Paris regarding investigation, control, and sanction proceedings before the AMF. She is fluent in French and English.
Muriel Goldberg-Darmon is a partner in the firm’s Paris office. With more than 20 years of experience in financial markets and financial services in…
University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (Ph.D. 2000); University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (Master’s Degree DEA, Law Philosophy, 1994); University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (Master’s Degree DEA, Business and Economic Law, 1993)
Activities and Affiliations
Board Member, UN Women French National Committee
Leader of the French Chapter and co-leader of the European Chapter, Women's White Collar Defense Association
Member, Financial Law Committee of Paris Europlace
Member, Board of Directors of the French Securities Lawyers Association (ADB)
Member, Cercle des Administrateurs (CdA)
Member, The Aspen Institute France
Cohen & Gresser is pleased to announce that its Paris Office was honored as Regulatory Law Firm of the Year at the 2019 Women in Compliance Awards.This award recognizes the significant contributions of the women on our Regulatory Compliance team in providing exceptional legal counsel to the firm’s global clients.
Women in Compliance noted that C&G has "an impressive team with great experience and in which women are placed at its core," and applauded the firm's "ability to work on cross-border investigations, which involves the concurrent applicability of many laws and procedures of foreign jurisdictions."
C&G has been shortlisted for the International Financial Law Review’s (IFLR) 2018 Europe Awards M&A Deal of the Year for its representation of Berendsen plc, a European textile, hygiene, and safety solutions business, in its takeover by a French laundry services group, Elis. C&G advised Berendsen on aspects of the transaction relating to the French stock market.
Dalenys, a fintech company based in France, was recently sold to Natixis for 160 million EUR. Cohen & Gresser's Paris team advised Dalenys throughout the transaction. The following French news outlets covered the story:
Muriel Goldberg-Darmon speaks to L’Agefi regarding Activism in France.
Muriel Goldberg-Darmon spoke to Le Magazine Décideurs regarding Activist Investment Funds.
Muriel Goldberg-Darmon speaks to Le Revenu regarding the tender offer launched by Altice on SFR Group. She analyses the reasons for the rejection by the AMF of such offer.
Mark S Cohen and Muriel Goldberg-Darmon served as guest lecturers at the Université Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne for the 2017 fall semester. They taught a course titled “U.S. White Collar Criminal Law” to students in the Master 2 (JD equivalent) program. The course covered the fundamental principles of U.S. criminal law and a review of the key participants in white collar criminal practice. The course also covered substantive white collar issues, such as FCPA, banking, and finance-related issues. Jonathan S Abernethy and Christian R Everdell served as visiting lecturers. Reggie B Schafer served as the course’s teaching assistant.