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Jean-Baptiste DE CABANES

Partner - Paris

Oath taken on : 1995
Starting date in the firm : 2008

In short

Jean-Baptiste de CABANES holds a business degree from the Institut Supérieur du Commerce de Paris (1979, management and finance). He has read law at Université Paris-2 (licence and maîtrise de droit des affaires, 1979 and 1980) and PARIS I (master's degree, droit international privé, 1981) as well as Cornell Law School (LL.M, 1982).

After ten years in industry (Pechiney, Petrofina, Elf Aquitaine), he was called to the Bar in 1995 and became a partner in the Paris firm of Barbé Carpentier Thibault Groener (1995-2002). Recruited to lead the Group legal departments of Crédit Lyonnais (2002-2005) and Caisses d'Epargne (2005-2006), he returned to private practice with US law firm Hogan & Hartson as of counsel (2006-2008) prior to joining the firm of Cornet Vincent Segurel as a Banking & Finance partner in the Paris office in October 2008.

His practice, both French and international, is mostly in banking and financial services; he has an extensive experience of listed companies' issues and complex company law issues.

His affiliations include a term as Advisor to Commerce Extérieur de la France [French foreign trade], (2012-2015), membership of the Legal Committee of the Association Nationale des Sociétés par Actions (ANSA), Member of the Scientific advisory Board of the Observatoire de l'Epargne Européenne and secretary-general and Director of Société d’Economie Politique. He is fully bilingual in English and handles work in German.

Professional experience

  • Attorney


    septembre 2006 - mars 2008
  • Directeur des affaires juridiques

    Groupe Caisse d’Epargne

    février 2005 - juillet 2006
  • Directeur des affaires juridiques

    Crédit Lyonnais

    juin 2002 - février 2005
  • Attorney, Partner

    Barbé Carpentier Thibault Groener

    février 1995 - juin 2002
  • Direction juridique Pechiney, Petrofina

    Elf Aquitaine

    1984 à 1994


  • Master of Laws (LLM)

    Cornell University

  • DEA de droit international privé

    University Paris I

  • Maîtrise en droit, mention droit des affaires

    University Paris II

  • Institut Supérieur de Commerce de Paris (ESCP), option gestion-finance

    Institut Supérieur de Commerce de Paris (ESCP)


Languages spoken

    French, English, German

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