Chapelle Avocat – Criminal law firm in Paris

Juliette Chapelle avocat pénaliste

Chapelle Avocat is a criminal law firm in Paris, dedicated to criminal defence and police investigations, white-collar defence and international criminal law and fundamental rights

Clients of Chapelle Avocat, criminal law firm in Paris, are individuals, companies and business leaders who rely on us because they find :

√ a bespoke solutions and high quality service

√ attentive listening, astute and supportive  work with regular exchanges

√ transparency on fees and costs of proceedings and cost-effective solutions

We specialize in high-profile serious criminal cases and act for clients accused of serious crime- murder, human trafficking, cybercrime, sexual offences, serious road traffic offences and corruption. We are also experts in business and financial criminal law – white-collar crime, tax fraud, money laudering and all serious financial crimes. We also intevene in international criminal law and fundamental rights.  Our expertise allow us to provide our clients with high-quality work and to find sophisticated solutions to complex situation.  Whether you are a defendant or a plaintiff, we advise and accompany you at every stage of the criminal proceedings from attendance at the police station to representation in court proceedings and set up, in consultation with you, an effective and suitable defence.

We also intervene upstream by carrying out internal audits on the criminal risk faced by our clients and by giving them the tools to prevent and manage this risk.

We favour bespoke solution and work in partnership with other lawyers specializing in business law, labour law, intellectual property law and heritage law in order to offer a comprehensive approach to the issues faced by our clients when necessary. Teams of lawyers are set up according to the client’s profiles and the situation our client faces. We also assist our clients in criminal proceedings abroad by mobilizing lawyers based abroad who work regularly with the firm.


A sophisticated and supportive lawyer in a climate of trust

Juliette Chapelle, your criminal lawyer in Paris

Juliette praticed in the litigation department of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton law office, where she practiced business and financial criminal law and cross-border and complex litigation. 

She then decide to found Chapelle Avocat, a criminal law firm located in Paris.

Juliette regularly publishes in various medias and work with the publishing house Dalloz (AJ Pénal, le Droit en débat, Dalloz Pratique and Encyclopédie de droit pénal et de procédure pénale) and held several responsibility in a number of organizations  : 

− Secretary of the Lawyers Association for the rights of prisonners  (A3D)

− Member of the Criminal Lawyer Association (ADAP)

− Member of the legal commission of the International Association against Racism and Antisemitism (LICRA)

− Member of the European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA).

Juliette was trained at the prestigious universities of   Paris Ouest Nanterre, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas and the University of London Queen Mary. She is graduated of the Insitute of Criminology of the  University Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas. She has also obtained a diploma from the European Program of the European Council in fighting against racism, xenophobia, homophobia and transphobia.

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Our Philosophy


We provide our clients with a tailor-made service and define the most appropriate strategy in consultation with each of our clients. We provide concrete and pragmatic solutions by focusing on an understandable, synthetice and strategic analyseus of the issues faced by our clients.

High quality

We are sophisticated and supportive lawyers. We work for our clients by providing them with our commitment and conviction in defending their interests.  We do not hesitate to mobilize all legal matters to find and innovative approach.


We know that we operate in sensitive areas and in some cases in urgent cases, making it essential to have a strong relationship of trust between us and our clients. We favour a regular exchange with each of our clients and an attentive listening.


Our Expertises

Chapelle Avocat, criminal law firm in Paris, practises in all areas of general criminal law, business and financial criminal law, international criminal law and fundamental rights, prison law and administrative litigation and press and media law. We appear before French courts, including those overseas  (police court, criminal court and administrative court) and Europe (European Court of Justice and European Court of Human Rights). We also assist our clients before French independant administrative authorities (in particular, before the Financial Markets Authority).

General criminal law : murder and manslaughter, robbery, drug offences, sexual offences, firearm offences, human trafficking, road traffic offences

Business and financial criminal law : serious and complex fraud, corporate fraud, market abuse, market manipulation, bribery and corruption, tax fraud, moneylaundering and proceeds of crime, counterfeiting, misleading commercial practice, corrupt or toxic products, cybercrime, internet fraud

International criminal law and fundamental rights : extradition and European arrest warrant, international crimes and offences (piracy, trafficking of Human Beings, crimes against humanity and war crimes…), human rights and fundamental freedoms

Enforcement of sentences and prison law : aadjustment of sentences, confusion of sentences, exemption from registration of sentences in the criminal record, disciplinary commission in jail

Press and media law : offences of defamation and slander, emegency proceedings for infringing the presumption of innocence and privacy, rights of reply and of correction, crisis management…

Our Fees

We establish our fees transparently in agreement with our clients, according to the following criteria : the hourly rate, the offences prosecuted, the complexity of the case and the time spent processing the case.

Chapelle Avocat, criminal law firm in Paris, offers the three usual invoicing methodes and defines in consultation with the client which one is best suited to the situation :

  • Time spent fees with or without variable remuneration based on the result obtained
  • Flat-rate fees for cases with limited risk and complexity
  • Monthly subscription at a fixed-rate allowing companies and associations to obtain legal monitoring

All invoincing is established with the number of jours worked and the details of the steps taken by the firm.

Chapelle Avocat, criminal law firm in Paris, devotes part of its activity to pro bono missions, to the services of associations and people in a state of particular need.

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