Aurélien Hamelle is General Counsel of the French energy company Total SE. Before taking up his position as General Counsel, he was a regulatory and dispute resolution lawyer with various firms, including Allen & Overy as a partner in their Paris office.
As part of his current position, Aurélien oversees the whole legal department of the Total group (nearly 500 lawyers) and deals with a wide array of matters (M&A, contracts, compliance, disputes, legal operations development…).
He is a teacher in “legal risks’ management and compliance” at the French Institute of Political Sciences (Sciences-Po) and was formerly head of the criminal law and procedure curriculum at the Paris Bar professional training school.
A graduate of the Universities Paris-Nanterre and Paris-Dauphine in law and management and of Sciences-Po, Aurélien is married and has two children. During his spare time, he enjoys riding motorbikes and is an ice hockey fan.