“My job is not practiced in video”

Antoine Vey, in his office, in Paris. Quentin Perinel / Le Figaro

Every Monday, a leader opens his door to the Figaro. This week the criminal lawyer gives his vision of management.

Nearly 600m2 thick carpet in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. As soon as you walk through the front door, a bewitching and soothing silence envelops you in the Vey & Associés firm. Antoine Vey and his collaborators settled here a few weeks ago, in a setting with minimalist decoration where confidentiality and discretion are essential.

“A customer should never be seen, confides the criminal lawyer. The offices have been designed so that no one can ever cross paths. There are several entrances, several exits, several waiting rooms. Customers are also requested to leave their mobile phone at the entrance. The guarantee of secrecy… and of not being overheard in this place “sacred”. The adjective is hardly exaggerated, so important is the notion of office for lawyers.

In this building by architect Henri Sauvage, the entrance and common areas are also very sober, as if echoing the sleek design of the office itself. “The goal of a firm is not to impress…

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