International Business Lawyer & Legal Adviser

I am a fully qualified lawyer and international legal professional with experience working for financial institutions and global law firms in wide array of corporate law areas. A graduate in Business law and International management from HEC Paris, I am a strategic thinker with an analytical mindset, result driven with a focus on solutions that ensure long-term growth. I am an enthusiastic hard worker eager to achieve success through creative solutions.

 

I am skilled in legal advice, litigation, international business law, banking law and compliance matters. My thriving experience leads me to take on a new professional path which will enable me to grow in a stimulating and multicultural environment. I am currently looking for a position as a legal adviser based in the United Arab Emirates with the will to use my qualifications with accuracy and excellence.

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Education

Bar Professional Training Course @ PROFESSIONAL BAR SCHOOL OF PARIS
Jan 2016 — Oct 2017
Called to the Paris Bar Association / Fully qualified lawyer
Dual training in Civil law and Common law / legal counselling, litigation and advocacy
LLM – Specialized Master in Law & International Management @ HEC PARIS, Business school
Sep 2015 — Dec 2016
Training program concurrently given in English and French

Professional and intensive course in legal management, business strategy, corporate finance, strategic marketing, international & EU law, competition law, international contracts and international taxation

Professional thesis entitled: “The Insurance Distribution Directive: changes to the regulation of insurance intermediaries in the EU”
Master’s degree in Asset Management & Financial and Tax Engineering @ UNIVERSITY OF PARIS I PANTHÉON – SORBONNE
Sep 2013 — Jun 2014
Specialized training course in banking and financial law, compliance, property law, capital markets, European and international business law and taxation practice

Master’s thesis on the theory of optimal taxation and international labour mobility
Master’s degree in Business law @ UNIVERSITY OF PARIS II PANTHÉON – ASSAS
Sep 2011 — Jun 2012
Academic course in International trade law, corporate law, banking and financial law, contract law, international tax law, intellectual property law, transport law
Bachelor’s degree in law – LLB @ UNIVERSITY OF PARIS II PANTHÉON – ASSAS
Sep 2008 — Jun 2011
Legal training course in private law, public law, tort law, contract law, criminal law, labour law, institutional law, constitutional law and common law practice

Experience

Trainee Lawyer-Legal practice course in Business law and Taxation @ BRUNSWICK Société d’Avocats, Law firm, Paris – France
Jan 2017 — Jun 2017
• Supported European restructure of business models, asset disposal and acquisitions in compliance with current laws and regulations
• Drafted and reviewed all documents to ensure corporate deals were legally compliant and prepared judicial and administrative hearings
• Handled legal research and analysis for assigned cases
• Provided legal advice on jurisdiction issues, for example, determining which sanctions apply to businesses or operations in other jurisdictions, to subsidiaries, joint ventures or to minority equity investments
• Analysed the impact of various individual and corporate tax planning mechanisms and addressed complex tax issues
In House Counsel Trainee – International Banking & Financial Services @ BNP PARIBAS Wealth Management, Private bank, Paris – France
May 2016 — Aug 2016
• Preparatory and monitoring work in implementing common guidelines, technical standards and practices required by the EU Commission and supervisory authorities (EBA, ESMA, EIOPA)
• Conducted a legal assessment for an internal restructure
• Drafted, advised on and implemented compliance policies and procedures (KID, KYC)
• Participated in the Bank’s Compliance Committee to provide reports and information to the top management on emerging compliance issues (FATCA, CRS/OECD, MIFID, IDD)
Legal intern – Global mobility & International assignment services @ PwC Landwell & Associates, Law firm, Paris – France
Apr 2014 — Jun 2014
• Ensured compliance of outsourcing, immigration, taxation and benefits requirements
• Managed payrolls for transfers in and out of France and advised foreign payrolls
• Conducted various tax basis calculations as well as undertakes tax related studies
• Responsible for researching questions of law and drafting compensation and benefits packages related documents on behalf of global companies
• Assessed client's tax situation and negotiated on client’s behalf with the French Internal Revenue Service
Legal assistant – International investment solutions division @ BNP PARIBAS Wealth Management, Private bank, Paris – France
Jan 2013 — Jun 2013
• Participated in assessing compliance implications for new banking products, financial services and systems development in regard to European laws and regulations
• Drafted and reviewed regulatory interpretations on the European Union Anti-Money Laundering Directives, the United Kingdom Proceeds of Crime Act, interactions with the UK National Crime Agency, the U.S. Bank Secrecy Act, U.S. money laundering laws, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and other international guidance
• Liaised with other departments such as the risk management or internal audit unit in order to implement preventive/corrective recommendations and to forward compliance issues for investigation
Placement in International law– Corporate trade law and commercial practices @ HOCHE Société d’Avocats, Law firm, Paris – France
Jul 2012 — Dec 2012
• Researched and drafted advisory memoranda covering a wide range of legal issues including those related to international conflict of laws, utility easements, real property interests and disputes, international securities transactions
• Provided statutory analysis with regards to shareholder agreements, distribution agreements, intellectual property law updates and international sales agreements
• Assisted clients in completing all documents required for forming various business entities including limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships, corporations with conflicting blocking statutes across multiple jurisdictions
Internship in Private law practice and litigation @ J-H Halimi, Law firm (sole practitioner), Paris – France
Jul 2011 — Aug 2011
• Responsible for researching questions of law, summarizing and formulating arguments on behalf of clients in personal injury, breach of contract, trademark and competition law, property and trade disputes, wills and estates law
• Researched and drafted legal documents covering all aspects of civil cases, including settlements, claims, motions, writs of summons, pleadings and legal briefs
• Consulted with relevant parties regarding personal and professional business matters, advised on appropriate legal actions, taken statements in preparation of legal proceedings and facilitated alternative dispute resolutions

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