Daniel Soulez Larivière, lawyer for Total in the AZF case, has died - THECHOWANIECS.COM

Daniel Soulez Larivière, lawyer for Total in the AZF case, has died

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Total’s lawyer during the AZF case, Maître Daniel Soulez Larivière, died on Friday 30 September at the age of 80. He specialized in the defense of companies involved in numerous claims and disasters.

His face was familiar to the residents of Toulouse during the many years of investigation and then trial of the AZF disaster in Toulouse, September 21, 2001. Daniel Soulez Larivière, lawyer for the Total owner of the AZF plant, died on Friday September 30 in Paris, at the age of 80, teaches us The world.

Born on March 19, 1942 in Angers (Maine-et-Loire) and a member of the Paris Bar, he specialized in handling major claims, from Furiani to aviation accidents (Concorde, Mont-Saint-Odile) via the sinking of the Erika or the fire at the Barbotan thermal baths in Gers, up to the defense of Total in the AZF disaster. In 1985 he was also commissioned by the French state to defend himself as well as his two agents in New Zealand in the Rainbow Warrior case against Greenpeace.

Crisis and disaster management

“Daniel Soulez Larivière is known for his crisis and disaster management and has handled many major cases with an international dimension,” explains his biography on his law firm’s website.

In 1992 he was a member of the Vedel Commission on the reform of the constitution, and in 2002 a member of the Avril Commission to create a new criminal code for the head of state. In 2003 he was knighted in the National Order of the Legion of Honor, then in 2016 promoted to officer.

Daniel Soulez Larivière has also published several books and about a hundred articles on criminal justice.

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