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Mr Charles Duchaine is a French Magistrate. He held various positions at the national and international levels as an investigative judge (“juge d’instruction”) specialized in economic and financial crimes. He served in Aurillac (1990–1995), Monaco (1995-1999), Corsica (1999-2004) and lastly in Marseille (2004-2014), where he was regional coordinator for prosecutions of organized crime and financial fraud. In this capacity, he investigated significant cases involving political leaders and criminal organizations.


During his career, he has developed a recognized expertise in the freezing and confiscation of criminal assets. He contributed to the modernization of the national legal framework in 2010.


Mr Duchaine was appointed General Director of the French Asset Recovery and Management Office in 2014.


In application of the Sapin II Law, he was tasked by the French Government to set up the French Anti-Corruption Agency (AFA). As the head of the Agency since March 2017, he is in charge of ensuring the implementation of the new French anti-corruption standards.


He has been a frequent speaker on asset recovery and anti-corruption, notably at the French National School for the Judiciary (“Ecole Nationale de la Magistrature”) and at many universities.


He was awarded the French Legion of Honor in 2014.

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Mr Charles Duchaine


French Anti-Corruption Agency,


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