Managing partnerMarie-Yvonne Benjamin
Marie-Yvonne Benjamin deals with contentious and non-contentious matters related to the management of large projects and complex operations requiring public and private analysis, public service management (water, transport, waste, ports) or construction, development and the environment (real estate projects, infrastructures, energy).
She is a reputed specialist in public enterprise consultancy. She also provides expertise in the field of construction law.
Marie-Yvonne Benjamin is a founding partner of GENESIS AVOCATS in 2007, and has been a practicing lawyer for twenty years, including twelve years in a Parisian firm specialized in public and environmental law.
She also worked for the legal direction of the FNSEM (from 1992 to 1995) and was the project officer at the Morbihan General Council (from 1984 to 1992).
Marie-Yvonne BENJAMIN lectures at Paris I, Master 2, Public business law and local public enterprise law (SEML, SPL) and provides training in the public domain, CCAG works, works contract law, and completion of works contracts.
D.E.A. in private law and D.E.A. in law history, Rennes I
Maîtrise (Master’s degree) in private law, Rennes I
Managing partnerIsabelle Cassin
Isabelle Cassin provides expertise in advice and litigation in the fields of development and urban planning (urban planning authorisations, urban planning documents, development operations, development taxation, expropriation and pre-emption…), real estate and the environment, and more generally in public business law. She has developed recognized competencies in commercial urban planning.
Isabelle Cassin has been a lawyer at the Paris Bar for over twenty years, and co-founded Genesis Avocats in 2007 after working as an associate, then as a partner, in a Parisian firm specialized in public law and environmental law.
She acts for large public and private operators in major projects (office properties, commercial complexes, tourist equipment, transport infrastructures…) involving mixed issues of urban planning, public law and environmental law, in which she has developed particular expertise.
She is a reputed expert and is passionate about law and litigation strategy. She has been lecturing at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Urban planning Masters) for twenty years and regularly teaches development and urban planning law. She has published a book on local urban planning.
Isabelle Cassin is a member of the editorial board of the Bulletin de Jurisprudence du Droit de l’Urbanisme (BJDU) and co-author of Lamy Immobilier.
Institut de Droit Public des Affaires (IDPA), Faculté Jean Monnet Paris Sud
DEA in National Public Law, Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
Maitrise (Master’s degree) in National Public Law, Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
Managing partnerPhilippe Feitussi
Philippe Feitussi is a discerning expert in advice and litigation and assists his clients in negotiations, legal structuration and judicial litigation or arbitration.
As the LEGAL 500 writes (2014 edition): « Philippe Feitussi is a shrewd strategist with impressive control and ingenuity, never short of ideas for solving the next problem ».
Philippe Feitussi advises industrial and property groups, banking institutions, business-angels, investment funds, as well as states.
After working at OXFORD, Philippe Feitussi worked as an associate with Giroux-Buhagiar & Associés, and then created a business law department in one of the main Parisian firms and became an associate in 2001. He is one of the founding members of GENESIS AVOCATS (in 2007).
He also worked for Child Abuse from 1998 to 2001, and teaches in several universities and institutes, including Paris V, Paris I, and CNAM, ESAM, INSEEC
DEA International Finance Law
DESS Foreign Trade Law
DESS Business Law
Member of the AFFIC
Member of the ACF
Knight of the TASTEVIN
Linda Azizi is a practitioner of Business Law, and has provided advice and litigation services, mainly in commercial contracts, construction, real estate and social law for the past fifteen years.
She assists and advises some of the most important stakeholders in the business world during their development in France and abroad. Her track record in counsel and litigation has given her a strategic and overall vision in business cases.
After considerable experience in a renowned Parisian firm, Linda Azizi participated in the creation of GENESIS and is now an associate.
DEA Private Law of civil and commercial contracts at Jean Monnet (Paris XI)
Renee Kaddouch, who leads Genesis Avocats Singapore, is a member of the Paris Bar since 2003, practicing essentially in mergers and acquisitions, private equity/venture capital, finance and restructuring. She is graduated with a PhD in French corporate law (Thesis relating to “the voting right of shareholders”)
She had published numerous articles in corporate law in French legal reviews and economics newspapers in connection with her areas of practice.
She was trained and had worked in prominent international firms in Paris.
Representative Matters (France and, as consultant, in Singapore and Indonesia)
- Advising a French government agency on the French issues of financing transactions in Africa (Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Kenya) and in China and Indonesia.
- Advising banks and companies in negotiating financing agreements (senior facilities agreement, related security package, related corporate documentation, capacity and legal opinions, closing of the transaction) (France)
- Advising creditors (domestic and foreign) in renegotiating their debts out of court restructuring and safeguard processes (France)
- Advising shareholders in negotiations of joint venture agreements (France and Asia)
- Advising sellers and purchasers in industrial mergers and acquisitions transactions (domestic and cross border), small, mid and large cap (due diligence, negotiating and drafting the share purchase agreement and representations and warranties, closing of the transaction) (France and Asia)
- Advising investors and managers in LBO transactions, small and mid cap (due diligence, negotiating and drafting the investment agreement and the shareholders agreement, issuance of securities giving access to the share capital, closing of the transaction) (France and Asia)
- Advising investors and managers in venture capital and venture debt transactions, small and mid cap (due diligence, negotiating and drafting the investment agreement and the shareholders agreement, issuance of securities giving access to the share capital, issuance of preferred shares, closing of the transaction) (France and Asia)
- Advising accelerator dedicated to aeropspace startups and its founder in the reorganization of its share capital (France and Asia)
Doctorat en droit privé (PhD), mention très honorable avec les félicitations du jury à l’unanimité (2001)
Thèse portant sur “Le droit de vote de l’associé”, sous la direction du Professeur Jacques Mestre – Faculté de droit d’Aix en Provence (récompensée d’un prix pour la meilleure contribution au droit des affaires de l’année 2001, publiée en 2003)
64 rue de Miromesnil
75 008 Paris
Tel. +33 (0) 1 56 59 42 53
Fax. +33 (0) 1 56 59 42 54/69
Stéphane Pellet has practiced tax advice and litigation, first for large groups and then for entrepreneurs, with strong points in real estate taxation, acquisitions and restructuring, asset management and international mobility of entrepreneurs and employees.
Stéphane Pellet worked at PWC, Salès Vincent and Gide Loyrette Nouel, then worked for five years in Luxembourg in collaboration with Felten and Partners before moving to Mauritius in 2015.
Admitted to the Paris Bar (since 1993)
Member of the Luxembourg Bar (since 2010)
Foreign Lawyer in Mauritius (between 2015 and 2018)
Member of the International Fiscal Association and the Institut des Avocats Conseils Fiscaux
64 rue de Miromesnil
75 008 Paris
Tel. +33 (0) 1 56 59 42 53
Tel. +33 (0) 6 62 27 97 11
Fax. +33 (0) 1 56 59 42 54/69
Delphine LiebeauxDelphine Liebeaux
Delphine Liebeaux is a senior lawyer associate and director of the Public Contracts Pole in Genesis Avocats since 2007, after four years’ experience in a Parisian law firm specialized in public and environmental law, with the founding associates of Genesis Avocats.
She mainly deals with public contracts (public service delegations, public procurement, complex contracts…) in varied domains :
BTP, transport, waste, water and sanitation, medical analysis, editions… Her professional experience in advice and litigation also includes private contract issues, installations for the protection of the environment, the operation of local authorities and cross-border law.
Delphine Liebeaux is particularly interested in cases combining legal and technical aspects, involving teamwork with the operational teams of our clients.
Delphine Liebeaux studied law in France and public and environmental affairs in the United States. She also studied in the Institut Supérieur d’Interprétariat et de Traduction (Higher Institute of Interpreting and Translation).
Professional lawyer’s certificate (2003)
DEA National Public Law, Paris II Panthéon-Assas
Maîtrise (Master’s degree) in Public Business Law, Paris XI Sceaux
School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University (United States)
Patrick Lucien-BaugasPatrick Lucien-Baugas
Patrick Lucien-Baugas has been a senior associate lawyer in Genesis Avocats since 2007.
Before then, he practiced in two Parisian business law firms for seven years. He mainly deals with urban planning and development, commercial urban planning, land, agricultural and forestry development, public service, public domain and administrative liability.
He is a renowned specialist in administrative litigation. He is also bilingual (French-English) and acts in matters of international public law.
Professional lawyer’s certificate (2000)
DESS National, European and International Litigation, Paris V
DEA in Public Law, Paris V
Maîtrise (Master’s degree) in Public Law, Paris V
Benoît PerrineauBenoît Perrineau
Benoît Perrineau, senior associate lawyer, worked in a firm specialized in public law before joining Genesis Avocats in 2014.
His professional domain is public business law, with particular expertise in urban planning and development law, environmental law and commercial urban planning.
He runs seminars in urban planning law at the University of Paris V (Paris Descartes) since 2014, and taught administrative law at the University Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne. He actively participates in various colloquia and training programs in urban planning and development and regularly writes articles in specialist reviews.
Professional lawyer’s certificate (2010)
Master 2 Public Contracts and Partnerships, University de Montpellier I
Master 1 Public Law, University of Pau
Géraldine SalemGéraldine Salem
Géraldine Salem, PhD, specializes in healthcare law and deals with issued related to regulations, contracts and liabilities in medical, pharmaceutical and biotechnological law.
She advises the most influential players in the sector, and in particular, industrial stakeholders, health establishments and start-ups in national and international cases.
Géraldine Salem has been working with Genesis Avocats since 2010.
She studied French law and American law and pursues different teaching and research activities at the Universities of Paris V, Paris VIII and the CNAM.
PhD in Medical Law, University Paris VIII
Recipient of Roche Laboratories’ research grant
Master II, Healthcare Company Law, University Montpellier I
Master I, Public Economic Law, University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne