Caroline Abbar

With approximately 1,100 lawyers in offices around the world, Weil operates according to the “one firm” principle, allowing us to bring the right mix of firm-wide skill and local-market presence to deliver the coordinated legal advice necessary to help our clients achieve their sophisticated goals and objectives.

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Founded in 1931, Weil has provided legal services to the largest public companies, private equity firms and financial institutions for more than 85 years. Widely recognized by those covering the legal profession, Weil’s lawyers regularly advise clients globally on their most complex Litigation, Corporate, Restructuring, and Tax and Benefits matters. Weil has been a pioneer in establishing a geographic footprint that has allowed the Firm to partner with clients wherever they do business.

Our attention to client service rests upon a few core values:

  • A comprehensive understanding of our clients’ businesses and culture
  • A thorough focus on our clients’ objectives, both short-term and long-term
  • An unwavering commitment to helping clients solve problems in the most efficient, cost-effective way

Anthony Giustini

Anthony Giustini specialises mainly on project development and finance transactions in the oil and gas, petrochemical, power projects, mining and infrastructure sectors, in markets throughout the world.

Who we are & how we work:

We are one of the world’s pre-eminent law firms, with significant depth and range of resources across five continents. As a single, fully integrated, global partnership, we pride ourselves on our approachable, collegial and team-based way of working. We always strive to exceed the expectations of our clients, which include corporates from all the commercial and industrial sectors, governments, regulators, trade bodies and not-for-profit organisations. We provide them with the highest-quality advice and legal insight, which combines the Firm’s global standards with in-depth local expertise.

Many of the world’s leading organisations look to Clifford Chance not just for legal expertise but for advice on business critical issues. They place us in this position of trust because:

  • We expect our people to put the interests of our clients first: we invest in understanding client organisations, their operating context and the opportunities and challenges they face.
  • We give practical advice: we draw on the huge range and depth of our expertise to develop commercial, effective solutions for clients.
  • We believe in the power of teams, rather than individuals: to secure successful outcomes, we bring together groups of people with just the right mix of sector, product and jurisdictional knowledge.
  • We invest for the future: we have always taken the view that we must invest today to build the firm our clients will need 15, 20 or more years into the future. As a result, our resources are second to none, whether our people, our know-how, our approach to client service, or our sheer geographic footprint across 32 major financial centres across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

As a leader in our field, we are rightly held to high standards in all we do. We are committed to inspiring the trust of our stakeholders by making Responsible Business a central part of our strategy. This encompasses how we do business and manage risk, as well as our commitment to our people, communities and the environment.

Last, but not least, we aim to be easy to work with, down to earth and approachable.

Ludovic Timbal Duclaux de Martin

Me Ludovic Timbal Duclaux de Martin is an Avocat à la Cour (2000 class with an admission in 1998) registered in the Paris Bar as sports agent (Mandataire Sportif). He holds a Bachelor of Laws (Licence en droit) from the French Paris X University obtained in 1996. In 2002, Ludovic took a sabbatical leave. The experience of Ludovic comes from magic circle law firms. He was sent to London in secondment within the European Associate Programme (2006).

In 2018, he won the Business Lawyer Global Award for France (CorporateLiveWire).

He joined in September 2018 the LIL (Leaders in Law) legal network as the exclusive sports lawyer.

His practice includes:

–         business law (contracts and settlement agreements);

–         specific company law applicable to sportsmen;

–         tax law;

–         advice of sportsman in relation to free movements (including outside the EU);

–         litigation related to doping; and

–         specific administrative litigation and arbitration.

Ludovic holds a master’s degree in business law, a master’s degree in International and European law (all from the University of Paris X – Nanterre) and a master’s degree in contract law (DEA / LLM) from the University of Paris XI – Sud.

He also holds a DESS (LLM) in international business law (University of Paris X – Nanterre) and a diploma of professional English from the University of London (British Institute in Paris).

He holds a certificate in private law and contract enforcement in the United – States of America and in France (contracts and arbitration) from Yale University / Paris II – Panthéon – Assas (2015). He is authorised to plead before English courts.

Ludovic is generally praised from peers for his well-developed general legal background (both in private and public law) and, in some areas, his extensive knowledge. He is described as having an undeniable technical expertise with strong technical and drafting skills (French and English). He is known to have a strong capability to convey complex topics in engaging and accessible ways.

As a transactional lawyer, Ludovic has been nominated several times for market distinctions as Deal Maker of the Year in 2013, for a Global Award and a Law Award in 2014 by the Anglo-Saxon Finance Monthly magazine.

In 2015, Ludovic created his own law firm. For a more personal presentation, he belongs to a family of jurists for two centuries: magistrate, professor of law (Professor Timbal at University of Paris II – Panthéon – Assas), lawyer (bâtonniers, secretary of the conference) and notary.

He supports economic empowerment. He is described as a very dynamic lawyer, open minded, and very contact friendly.

Xavier de Kergommeaux

Partner Xavier de Kergommeaux specialises in asset-backed financing, securitisations, building societies (sociétés de crédit foncier) and public sector loan companies and covered bonds, structured finance, trusts and defeasance transactions, acting for arrangers in major financing transactions. 

He regularly advises building societies (sociétés de crédit foncier) active in France. He notably advised the shareholder banks of the Société de Financement de l’Economie (SFEF), a refinancing vehicle set up in October 2008 to support French credit institutions, on their equity participation, and assisted the SFEF with the implementation of loans and financing to credit institutions.

Managing partner of the firm from January 2004 to December 2009, he handled all management-related issues alongside senior partners Gérard Tavernier, then Pierre Raoul-Duval.

Member of the Paris Bar Council (Jan. 2016)

 

Nicolas Pregliasco

Nicolas is a member of the Paris bar since 2005. His expertise covers French and international taxation of individuals and international mobility.

Before co-founding Galahad, he worked with French and international law firms (Capstan, Landwell & Associés, Lexcom) and participated to the activities of two international alliances (Ius Laboris from 2006 to 2008, CELIA Alliance since 2011).

He advises companies on all aspects of their compensation policies and assists mobile employees and high level executives with respect to their global tax liabilities in either French or international contexts.

GALAHAD cabinet d’avocats:

Galahad is a newly created niche firm dedicated to Compensation & Benefits and International Assignments. The team managed by Stéphanie Le Men-Tenailleau and Nicolas Pregliasco, its founders, manages all types of issues related to Compensation & Benefits, in France and abroad, with respect to global compensation strategies and assists its clients for all their needs in terms of management of mobile employees. Our clients are French and international groups which have been in France for some time or are willing to develop their activities in France. We deal with tax, social security, employment and company law, to cover any matter relating to compensation.

Galahad is the French member of an international alliance of independent law firms specialized in tax and law for HR, CELIA Alliance, (http://www.celiaalliance.com/). We also have best friends in all other countries which are not covered by the Alliance yet.

 

Stéphanie Le Men-Tenailleau

Stephanie has been a member of the Paris Bar since 1998. As a tax lawyer, she developped specific expertise in the optimization, from a tax and social security standpoint, of high level executives compensation.

Before co-founding Galahad, Stéphanie created the Compensation & Benefits and International Assignment department of Lexcom, of which she was a partner for 7 years. She also worked with Capstan, Baker & McKenzie and Slaughter & May.

Stéphanie advises companies on their global compensation strategy and on the implementation of share-based and profit-sharing schemes, and also high level executives in relation to the optimization of their global compensation, and in the structuring of their management packages. She also deals with international assignments, more particularly on tax and social security aspects.

Firm Description:

Galahad is a newly created niche firm dedicated to Compensation & Benefits and International Assignments. The team managed by Stéphanie Le Men-Tenailleau and Nicolas Pregliasco, its founders, manages all types of issues related to Compensation & Benefits, in France and abroad, with respect to global compensation strategies and assists its clients for all their needs in terms of management of mobile employees. Our clients are French and international groups which have been in France for some time or are willing to develop their activities in France. We deal with tax, social security, employment and company law, to cover any matter relating to compensation.

Galahad is the French member of an international alliance of independent law firms specialized in tax and law for HR, CELIA Alliance, (http://www.celiaalliance.com/). We also have best friends in all other countries which are not covered by the Alliance yet.

 

Sébastien Palmier

Palmier-Brault Associés is a French law firm specializing in public procurement and in particular in law of public contracts. The firm is made up of experienced and reactive lawyers, able to deal with the most complex issues in short timeframes, providing solutions adapted to the needs of its customers. Their particular expertise makes it possible to ensure legal security of decision-making and to provide assistance of very high quality both in advice and litigation.

Mr Sébastien PALMIER holds a certificate of specialization in Public Law and is a member of the Commission for the Exercise of the Law of the National Council of French Bars as an expert in public procurement. He is also graduated from the Institute of Public Business Law (IDPA) and holds a DESS in Public Legal Litigation (Paris I).

Mr Sébastien PALMIER is mainly active in the field of public contracts (public contracts, public service delegations, etc.) but also in the field of private contracts. Its competence at national level in respect of interim measures Pre-contractual and contractual reference allows him to have a perfect knowledge of the rules to be respected and the pitfalls to be avoided to participate in the procedures of publicity and putting in competition and to assert the rights of the competitors evicted.

 

Marc Lipskier

Born in 1970, Marc is a lawyer at the Paris Bar since 1998.

He was associate firms Cotty & Associés (1998-2001), Brandford-Griffith-Baverez Cotty (2001-2002) and Bird & Bird (September 2002), before being promoted to partner at Bird & Bird in May 2003.

Marc graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Economic and Financial Section) and holds a degree from ICADE (Madrid – Spain) and the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium), as well as a Masters in international business law (Paris I).

In addition to commercial litigation, Marc has developed a strong expertise in business structures.

Marc is a graduate of IFOMENE mediator, member of the European Mediators Association.

Coming from a family of scientists, passion for innovation and technology, Marc is the founder of a business club dedicated to the leaders of innovative companies (the Exciting Business Club). He held the legal chronicle of the French edition of Technology Review, monthly magazine published by the M.I.T, and now holds the legal column of the journal GREEN BUSINESS, dedicated to the sustainable development sector. It also focuses on BFM Radio in the program “Green Business” Nathalie Crusader. You can also find these chronic in our section podcast.

He hosted a seminar entitled innovative companies at the Ecole Nationale des Mines de Paris.

Marc is particularly familiar with the areas of television, film, the Internet (web 2.0) and new energy.

Marc founded in January 2009 Bamboo & Bees firm dedicated to innovative companies and technologies. It is one of the mentors of Camping Silicon Sentier.

Marc was TEDx speaker of Alsace in 2010 and 2011, and SudWeb in 2011 and 2013.

Marc is President and founder of FRENCHMOB Founding Secretary General of EUROMOB

 

Laetitia Amzallag

Admitted to the Bar in 1999, Partner

Laetitia Amzallag joined Vivien & Associés after two years with Moquet Borde & Associés in Paris (1999-2001) where she practiced, in particular, corporate laws and commercial contracts.

LL.M. University of Texas at Austin (USA), 1996 DESS (Master II) in International Commercial Law (Paris X-Nanterre), 1997

Practice Areas: Mergers & Acquisitions General Corporate, Restructuring and Corporate Governance, Commercial Contracts

Languages: French, English

Since 2001, Laetitia has focused on mergers and acquisitions, corporate law and commercial contracts, both nationally and internationally, particularly in the renewable energy sector (acquisitions for operators of wind, solar and biomass plants and equity investments of financial investors in SPVs as well as minority shareholder issues) and sporting activities (golf, fitness, etc.). She advises French and international corporations, essentially in industrial and service sectors, on matters relating to external growth via mergers and acquisitions as well as equity investments.

 

Cecile Peskine

Holds a Diploma of Legal Consulting Company ( DJCE ) and a Certificate of Special Studies in Economic Activity Law and Intellectual Property Law , Cecile Peskine advises and defends the network heads in the context of issues that they encounter in the Distribution Law, Consumer Law and Communications Law.
Cecile develops a practical approach to questions put to him, trying to combine legal rigor and pragmatism.
Cecile Peskine operates in French and English . Cecile also knows some tapas in Spanish, and knows a few words of Occitan.