People

Samuel Richer

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 1999

Admitted to practice in the Canton of Vaud, Switzerland

- Master (DESS), Business Law (Université Paris V)
- Languages: French, English

Focus

- Mergers-Acquisitions / Business law
- Capital investment
- Equity capital operations
- Assets structuring
- Tax law / patrimonial taxation

Samuel began his career at the Société Générale Business Law Department before joining, as a lawyer, Holman Fenwick & Willan (HFW)’s Corporate Law Department. In 2006, Samuel founded ROOM Avocats, and, in 2010, the Lausanne office.

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 1999, Samuel is admitted to practice in the Canton of Vaud, Switzerland, since 2010 and became a member of the Vaud Bar Association (Ordre des Avocats Vaudois - OAV) since 2011. For the past 20 years Samuel’s core specialisations have been business and tax law, mergers and acquisitions, capital investment, transfer of family-owned businesses, assets structuring and private equity operations. His practice covers a vast area of issues among which French-Swiss acquisitions, acquisitions with leverage effect, joint ventures and corporate restructuring. Samuel divides his time between our Lausanne and Paris offices.

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Marc Olivier-Martin

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2001

- Master (DEA), Civil and Commercial Law. (Université Paris V)

Focus

- Civil and commercial disputes
- Labour Law.
- Business litigations, shareholders disputes, estates settlement and insolvency.

After dealing mostly with civil and commercial litigations, and practicing Labour Law at the beginning of his career, Marc joined ROOM Avocats in 2006.

Marc has a team of three associates who each work in a specific field in order to combine the specificity of each subject with a global vision of the problems faced by the clients.

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Adeline Tison

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 1995

- Master (D.E.S.S), European Business Law (Université Paris XI)

Focus

- Property Legislation: Commercial leases, Business capital, franchise, co-ownership.
- Business law and commercial litigation: tax exemption and sales litigations, business transfers and leasehold rights.
- Contract Law and Tort Law.
- Distribution Law.

Adeline worked for two years in Versailles with the President of the Versailles Bar (Flichy-Maigne firm) before being involved in the Commercial Leases and Contracts Department of SCP Kohn & Associés. From 2002, Adeline became a founding partner of Tison Sauvain Yon before joining ROOM Avocats in 2012.

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Frédéric Sueur

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 1998

- Master (D.E.A), Business Law (Université Paris XIII)
- Master (D.U.E.S.S), Labour Law and Human Resources Management (Université Paris XIII)

Focus

- Business Law (post-acquisition litigations, shareholders litigations and business contracts),
- Civil and criminal litigations,
- Insolvency and restructurings.

Frédéric started practicing at Paul Lombard, and then at August & Debouzy from 2000 until 2012 when he became a partner at ROOM Avocats.

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Céline Maury

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 1996

- Master (D.E.A), Business Law (Université Paris X)

Focus

- Real estate Law, Construction Law, Property Development Law, Tort Law and Insurance Law.
- Co-ownership Law.
- Neighbourhood relations.

Céline worked for twelve years at Caston Cabouche Gabrielli Marquet, a firm specialised in Real estate law. After spending four years at Tison Sauvain Yon, Céline joined ROOM Avocats in 2012.

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Pierre-Charles Ranouil

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 1983

- Graduate from the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Public Service Section); Doctor of Law
(Université Paris II); Law Professor ;
- Former Law Professor at the universities of Besançon, Brest, Lille II and Paris XIII.

Focus

- Civil and business litigations,
- Procedures aiming to prevent and solve business problems,
- Real estate Law
- Business Criminal Law.

Pierre-Charles joined ROOM Avocats in 2017, after spending most of his career with Paul Lombard, then as a partner at August & Debouzy.

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Ambroise de Pradel de Lamaze

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2001

Registered to the Clermont-Ferrand Bar

- Master (DJCE – DESS), Business Law (Lyon III)

Focus

- Private Equity,
- Corporate law and creation of funds (FPCI, FPS, FIP, SCR.) raised from institutional investors.
- Commercial Law and assistance to companies in difficulties (through credit or leasing companies).

Ambroise worked for DELOITTE & TOUCHE (2000 – 2002) and BRUNSWICK & Associés (2002 – 2005), each time in the Corporate Law Department. After creating his own practice in

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Philippe Meilhac

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2001

Master (Université Panthéon-Assas Paris 2).

Focus

- Business Criminal Law.
- Competence on the regulatory authorizations covering the urban public domain: authorization issues, royalties, site compensations and public works.
- Medical Liability Law.

After practising seven years in criminal law and medical liability at cabinet FLORAND, Philippe started in 2008 a specific activity oriented towards the facilities located in the urban public domain for his clients comprising restaurants and shops. Philippe joined the ROOM Avocats network in September 2019 together with his team.

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Clotilde Cattier

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2006
Admitted to practice in the Canton of Vaud, Switzerland

- Master (DESS), Tax Law, International Finance (Université Paris XII)
- Languages: French, English

After more than eight years of practice in the corporate tax/mergers-acquisitions Department of Taj (Deloitte network) and STC Partners, Clotilde has enlarged her expertise to property and personal taxation issues. Her dual competence (corporate and property taxations) gives her a comprehensive understanding of the issues facing company managers.

Since her resettling in Switzerland which took place in 2013, Clotilde has been focusing on restructuring operations, mergers and acquisitions, property investment as well as patrimonial and transmission issues.

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Steven Guthknecht

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2008

- Master, Tax Law (Université Panthéon-Assas - Paris II)

Focus

- Business taxation during structuring of mergers and acquisitions operations, financing
- Property taxation.
- Steven assists companies in their relations with the tax administration: tax audits, tax litigations before the administrative or judicial courts, approval procedures, etc.

Before joining ROOM Avocats, Steven worked for almost 9 years for NORTON ROSE, ARSENE TAXAND, then PINSENT MASONS.

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Barbara Le Bel

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2009

- Master, Legal Management (ESC Rouen)

Focus

- Business law and more particularly companies in difficulty. Barbara assists creditors (chiefly credit institutions) in their pre-litigation and litigation actions as well as companies undergoing restructuration.
- General litigation and banking law are other facets of her skills.

After taking part in LAMAZE LLCM development from 2006 to 2017, Barbara joined ROOM Avocats at the beginning of 2018.
2006, Ambroise joined ROOM Avocats in early 2018 together with his team.

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Eva Bigeard

Paralegal eat the Clermont-Ferrand office

- Master, Business Law, Banking and Financial Law (Université Clermont Auvergne).

Focus

- Private Equity
- Business Law
- Banking Law, Financial regulation

Paralegal at ROOM Avocats since early 2019, Eva joined the Private Equity Department and works from the Clermont-Ferrand office.

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Cyrille de Tilly

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2009

- Master, Tax Law (Université Paris 12)

Focus

- Tax Law. Cyrille assists individuals and businesses in their relationship with the tax authorities: tax audits, tax litigations before the administrative or judicial courts, tax compliance procedures, etc.

Cyrille joined ROOM Avocats in 2013 after having practised for almost 4 years in the Tax Department of PDGB.

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Olivia de Farcy

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2010

- Master, Bilingual European Law (Université Paris X Nanterre) and LL.M. in Business Law (University of Bristol, UK)
- Languages: French, English

Focus

- Corporate law, mergers, acquisitions and commercial contracts.

Before joining ROOM Avocats in 2015, Olivia practiced corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and insolvency for 5 years, first at Cheysson Marchadier & Associés, and then at Cornet Vincent Ségurel.

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Alexandra Staritzky

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2012

- Master, Globalization Economic Law (IEP Paris / Université Paris I)

Focus

- Commercial and business litigations with focus on unfair competition, termination of commercial relations, debts collection, shareholders disputes and insolvency.
- Drafting of company contracts

Alexandra is a lawyer since 2012. She completed her first internships at ROOM Avocats in 2008.

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Vanessa Moneyron

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2012

- Master, Civil Litigations (Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines).

Focus

- Advice and litigation issues in Labour Law and Social Security Law. Vanessa has developed a specific expertise in temporary work companies and expatriation issues.

Lawyer since 2012, Vanessa joined ROOM Avocats in 2015.

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Félix Alfonsi

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2014

- Master, Business Law (Université Panthéon Assas Paris 2) and Certificate of Criminal Sciences Institut de Criminologie et de droit pénal de Paris).
- Languages: French, English

Focus

- Business Law litigation (post-acquisition litigation, shareholder litigation and commercial contracts), Criminal Business Law.

Before joining ROOM Avocats, Félix completed internships in the Economic Department of the Paris Court of Appeal and at GINESTIE MAGELLAN PALEY-VINCENT.

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Caroll Hommeau

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2019

- Master, Business Law – Contracts in French and European Law (Université de Poitiers).

Focus

- Real Estate Law, Co-ownership.
- Commercial leases.
- Contracts Law.
- Execution.

Caroll joined ROOM Avocats in 2019.

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Justine Gandon

Admitted to the Clermont-Ferrand Bar in 2015

- Master, Business Law
- Contracts in French and European Law (Université de Poitiers)

Focus

- Development of the Private Equity department
- Corporate finance transactions, company stake investments and more generally corporate law.

Justine worked as a lawyer for LAMAZE LLCM practice from 2012 to 2017. She joined ROOM Avocats in early 2018 and since then shares her time between the Paris and Clermont-Ferrand offices.

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Yaasiin Naveerasoon

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2018

- Master, Business Law, mergers, acquisitions and financing (Université Paris-Saclay).

Focus

- Corporate Law, mergers and acquisitions.

Yaasiin joined ROOM Avocat in 2018.

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Florine Bougrat

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2019

- Master, General Private Law (Université Panthéon-Assas Paris 2)

Key areas of intervention

- Real Estate Law, Condominium.
- Commercial leases.
- Contracts Law.
- Execution.

Florine joined ROOM Avocats in 2019.

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Anaïs Dabbene

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2019

- Master, Private Law (Université de Paris XI)

Focus

- Family Law
- Property Law and mainly property aspects (inheritance law and sharing)

Anaïs joined ROOM Avocats in January 2019.

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Jean-François Dubois

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2015

- Master, Criminal Law and judicial careers (Université de Bordeaux IV)

Focus

- Business Criminal Law
- Competence on the facilities located in the urban public domain: authorization issues, royalties, site compensations and public works
- Medical liability law

Jean-François DUBOIS worked for MEILHAC practice since 2015 then joined ROOM Avocats in 2019 at the Paris office.

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Marie-Myrtille Leviez

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2018

- Master (DESS), Tax Law, (Institute of Business Administration of Dijon )
- Languages: French, English

Focus

- Corporate tax
-property and personal taxation issues
- restructuring operations, mergers and acquisitions, property investment
- patrimonial and transmission issues.

Before working for Clotilde CATTIER, Marie-Myrtille worked in the taxes departments of CREDIT MUTUEL insurances, and Delaby Dorison Law firm.

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