Hogan Lovells in mourning after young lawyer murdered in Paris attacks

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By Alex Aldridge on

LSE graduate Valentin Ribet killed at the Bataclan concert hall


One of the victims of Friday’s terrorist atrocities in Paris — which have so far claimed 129 lives — was a junior lawyer at Hogan Lovells.

26 year-old Valentin Ribet, who completed an LLM at LSE in London last year, was among the people killed at the Bataclan concert hall.

He had been working as an associate in the international firm’s office in the French capital since September 2014, having completed his training at Freshfields and Simmons & Simmons.


Both the LSE and Hogan Lovells have issued statements. The former did so via Twitter:

While Hogan Lovells has made this statement available to the press:

Hogan Lovells is greatly saddened by the loss of Valentin Ribet. Valentin was at the Bataclan concert hall on Friday night and he was killed in the attack that took place there. This is an awful tragedy and hard for any of us to truly comprehend. We are shocked by both our loss and the wider events in the city. Valentin worked in the litigation team, specializing in white-collar crime. He was a talented lawyer, extremely well liked, and a wonderful personality in the office. He was 26. Our thoughts at this time are with Valentin and his family as well as with his colleagues in the office and across the firm.

Colleagues have also paid tribute to the lawyer: