Laurent Pompanon - Laurence Simons

Laurent Pompanon.

Principal Consultant


Laurent is a Principal Consultant with over 15 years of experience across European legal search work. Having started initially with Laurence Simons in London, Laurent relocated to Paris. He has a dual practice focus, advising private practice law firms and multinational companies on building high-quality legal functions. He works mainly in Senior Associate/Counsel/Partner roles with a focus on project/project finance, corporate/M&A, private equity/funds, finance/capital markets, compliance, tax, IP/IT, and arbitration. On the in-house side, Laurent specialises in Senior Legal Counsel/Deputy GC/GC roles in life sciences, IT, aerospace/transport, agro-food, energy, mining, and infrastructures. Laurent’s work covers mainly France and French-speaking Africa, but he also handles roles in Southern Europe.


In his spare time, Laurent has a keen passion for travel and is currently planning his next trip to Baja, California, Mexico.


Nice University, Post Master’s Degree
KEDGE Business School, Business Degree