Marcel de Chermont

Business attorney and risk advisor specializing in advising clients on the law as it impacts complex commercial agreements, global supply chain, technology licensing, SaaS, anti-trust and competition, FCPA, and privacy.


I provide advice to organizations looking for cost-effective legal solutions. I am an experienced commercial counsel and risk advisor, specializing in complex commercial negotiations and transactions. I lead business negotiations with internal and external stakeholders to manage risk and ensure commercial viability. My expertise includes advising C-Suite executives on transaction risks relating to corporate policy, supply chain and purchasing strategy, international transactions, joint ventures, operating agreements, IP matters, M&A, global privacy regulations, antitrust, trade regulations, U.S. FCPA, U.K. Bribery Act, and other global regulatory policies.

I have substantial experience advising on corporate risk matters and have managed legal and commercial risk portfolios for several global organizations with an emphasis on commercial matters relating to supply chain and purchasing policies. I advise senior management on all aspects of legal risk, privacy, regulatory and strategy issues faced by international corporations.

In other roles, I was responsible for leading a branch of a major oil and gas service company located in Brazil. While in Brazil, I oversaw all legal matters, commercial and supply chain agreements, debt restructuring, FCPA and anti-corruption issues. I was also responsible for project delivery as well as the leadership and development of a staff of professional and technical personnel. I have also been responsible for revising the commercial and supply chain process for UK based oil company.

• Operating Agreements • Joint Ventures • IT/IP • Technology Agreements • M&A • Commercial Terms • Commercial Negotiations • International Law • Corporate Strategy • Operational Strategy • Supply Chain • Procurement • Purchasing • Operational Improvement • Regulatory Compliance • FCPA • U.K. Bribery Act • GDPR • Trade Law • Risk Analysis • SaaS • Audit • Marketing • Project Management • Privacy • FinTech • Renewable Energy • Oilfield Services • Exploration & Production • EPC • Upstream • Midstream • CIPP/US Certified • IAPP 


  • Managing Member at The de Chermont Law Firm I currently provide counsel and strategic advice to Boards of Directors and C-suite executives with respect to legal, commercial, and regulatory matters. I advise clients on the implications of commercial contracts including MSAs, procurement & supply chain matters, transportation, technology agreements, memoranda of understanding, vendor agreements, NDAs, and joint venture materials. Additionally, I provide counsel on issues such as structuring transaction materials, client negotiations, and performing due diligence reviews to ensure legal and regulatory compliance. I advise leadership at all levels on selected business strategies and provide direction on the legal ramifications of corporate decision-making. I perform periodic reviews of legal programs and deliver reports to senior management regarding their efficacy and overall performance. I also create and oversee the implementation of remediation programs where applicable. I am also heavily involved in negotiating contracts and other commercial papers and advise regularly on the impact of privacy regulations including the CCPA and GDPR, trade regulations, FCPA, U.K. Bribery Act, and other global regulatory policies.

Marcel de Chermont: ‘no person left behind’

By Tom FoxMon, Apr 15, 2019 12:26 PM


Marcel de Chermont, founder and principal of Caledonia Consulting, Inc., discusses with columnist Tom Fox how to tailor a risk-based compliance program to different groups of employees while getting the same message across.

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