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Apolline is an associate in the litigation department specialising in commercial and financial litigation.

Apolline intervenes alongside businesses, banks and insurance companies, whether in the context of civil/commercial disputes or disciplinary procedures. She also has solid experience in conducting internal investigations on behalf of financial institutions, particularly in the context of suspicions of potential market abuse.

Before joining Herbert Smith Freehills, Apolline completed various litigation internships with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Bredin Prat, as well as in corporate (Rothschild & Co, Sullivan & Cromwell, Mayer Brown).

Apolline is a native French speaker and speaks English fluently.


Apolline graduated from the DJCE of the University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas) and completed a Master's degree in comparative law at University College London (a one-year programme). She was admitted to the Paris Bar in 2023.

Experience & expertise

Selected matters

  • a multinational aircraft engine corporation in the context of the Russia/Ukraine conflict and more specifically regarding a claim against insurance companies for the loss of engines
  • a world-renowned bank sued before the Guinean criminal courts along with several other international banks regarding a fraud claim that was brought forth by a Panamanian company
  • a French bank regarding an internal investigation in the context of potential breaches committed by an employee regarding market abuses and investment firms' regulation
  • a major football organisation in a group action brought by spectators following injuries suffered during a match
  • an international financial institution regarding disciplinary proceedings carried out by the French Prudential Authority (ACPR)