Lawyer Pierre Haïk, tenor of the bar who defended Nicolas Sarkozy, Serge Dassault or even Charles Pasqua, died at the age of 72, announced Sunday on Twitter the Keeper of the Seals, Éric Dupond-Moretti.
Immense sadness on learning of the death of Master Haïk, whose talent has inspired more than one lawyer
,” wrote the minister and former lawyer.
Pierre will remain as one of the greatest of our time.
He will be missed terribly.
The bar is losing one of its greatest defenders.
We are in mourning
, ”wrote for her part the president of Paris Julie Couturier, who sent her condolences to his wife, Me Jacqueline Laffont, and to their children.
Each business is a fight that must be fought like a boxer.
I never arrived at the trial without the anguish in my stomach.
We will keep in us the teaching of Pierre Haïk.
Like a commitment
, ”also tweeted the vice-president of Paris, Vincent Nioré.
The criminal lawyer, born in Algeria in 1950, had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease for several years.
Bettencourt and Benalla cases
The one who had associated at the beginning of his career with Thierry Herzog, another star of the bar with whom he had defended robbers and drug traffickers, was also a specialist in political and financial affairs, a fine procedural.
He was the lawyer of the Minister of the Interior Charles Pasqua, of the businessman Alfred Sirven in the Elf affair, of Michel Roussin, right arm of Jacques Chirac, in the file of the fictitious jobs of the City of Paris or the former President of the Republic Nicolas Sarkozy, whom he defended with his wife, whom he met in 1984.
He had also been the counsel with the latter of Patrice de Maistre in the Bettencourt affair or more recently of Alexandre Benalla, ex-project manager at the Élysée during the first term of Emmanuel Macron.
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Pierre wanted above all that we continue to defend those who had trusted us when we started
," said Point Jacqueline Laffont in 2020. "
We are smarter, in the sense that the 'we know more about people, psychological springs, situations, when we leave our world.