The Managing Partners

  • Marie-Yvonne Benjamin
    Marie-Yvonne Benjamin
    Managing partner
    Marie-Yvonne Benjamin
    Marie-Yvonne Benjamin
    Managing partner

    Fields of intervention

    Marie-Yvonne Benjamin advises and litigates in the management of major projects and complex operations requiring public and private analysis, the management of public services (water, transport, waste, ports) or construction, development and environment (real estate projects, infrastructure, energy).
    She is a recognized specialist in advising public companies. She provides expertise in construction law.

    Professional background

    Founding partner of GENESIS AVOCATS in 2007, Marie-Yvonne Benjamin has been practicing law for twenty years, including twelve years in a Parisian law firm specializing in public and environmental law.

    She has also worked in the legal department of the FNSEM (from 1992 to 1995) and was a special adviser to the General Council of Morbihan (from 1984 to 1992).

    Marie-Yvonne BENJAMIN teaches within the Master 2 Public Business Law of Paris I the law of local public companies (SEML, SPL) and provides training on the public domain, the CCAG works, the law of works contracts, the acceptance of works contracts.

    Training

    D.E.A. in Private Law and D.E.A. in History of Law, Rennes I
    Master's degree in Private Law, Rennes I

    Contact

    64 rue de Miromesnil
    75 008 Paris
    Tel. +33 (0) 1 56 59 42 53
    Fax. +33 (0) 1 56 59 42 54/69
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  • Isabelle Cassin
    Isabelle Cassin
    Managing partner
    Isabelle Cassin
    Isabelle Cassin
    Managing partner

    Fields of intervention

    Isabelle Cassin brings her expertise in consulting and litigation in the fields of planning and urban development (planning authorizations, planning documents, development operations, planning taxation, expropriation and pre-emption...), real estate and environment, and more broadly public business law. She has developed a recognized expertise in commercial town planning.

    Professional background

    Isabelle Cassin has been a member of the Paris Bar for more than twenty years. She co-founded Genesis Avocats in 2007 after having worked as an associate and then as a partner in a Parisian law firm specializing in public and environmental law.

    She acts in particular on behalf of major public and private operators in the context of large-scale projects (office buildings, commercial complexes, major tourist facilities, transport infrastructures, etc.) which raise cross-cutting issues of urban planning law, public law and environmental law, for which she has developed particular expertise.

    A recognized expert with a passion for law and litigation strategy, she has taught urban planning law and litigation at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Master's Degree in Urban Planning) for twenty years and regularly provides training courses in urban planning and development law. She has published a book on local urban planning. She is a member of the editorial committee of the Bulletin de Jurisprudence du Droit de l'Urbanisme (BJDU) and co-author of Lamy Immobilier.

    Training

    Institute of Public Business Law (IDPA), Jean Monnet Faculty Paris Sud
    Postgraduate degree (DEA) in Internal Public Law, Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
    Master's Degree in Internal Public Law, Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne

    Contact

    64 rue de Miromesnil
    75 008 Paris
    Tel. +33 (0) 1 56 59 42 53
    Fax. +33 (0) 1 56 59 42 54/69
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  • Counsels

  • Georges Rooz
    Georges Rooz
    Counsel
    Georges Rooz
    Georges Rooz
    Counsel

    Professional background

    A graduate of the Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA) and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC), Georges ROOZ was Chief Financial Officer and Head of Audit of international subsidiaries at Orange for 15 years.

    He then joined the financial courts as a magistrate from 2004 to 2016. His functions within the Regional Chambers of Accounts led him to audit numerous public bodies.

    He was also in charge of auditing the accounts of the United Nations Secretariat in New York.

    Georges ROOZ taught in the Master 2 "Local Government Law" at Paris 5.

    Areas of practice

    Georges ROOZ advises and litigates in public finance law and local government law. He has developed a recognized practice in consulting and auditing (large local authorities, semi-public companies, private companies).

    Contact

    64 rue de Miromesnil
    75 008 Paris
    Tel. +33 (0) 6 27 00 37 12

  • MURIEL UBEDA-SAILLARD
    Muriel Ubéda-Saillard
    Counsel
    MURIEL UBEDA-SAILLARD
    Muriel Ubéda-Saillard
    Counsel

    Professional background

    Since 2014, Professor of Public International Law at the University of Lille
    Director of the Master 2 International Criminal Justice
    Since 2008, legal expert at the Ministry of Ecological Transition, in charge of Transport (Franco-British Intergovernmental Commission for the Channel Tunnel)

    Fields of intervention

    Public international law, international criminal law and international criminal law (judicial cooperation, white collar crime, corruption), human rights ("compliance").
    European Union law, systems reports.
    Transport law.

    Training

    Aggregation under public law (2014)
    Doctor of Public International Law (under the supervision of Pr. Alain Pellet, University of Paris Nanterre)
    Postgraduate degree (DEA) in International and Community Economic Relations Law (University of Paris Nanterre)

  • The Associates

  • Delphine Liebeaux
    Delphine Liebeaux
    Delphine Liebeaux
    Delphine Liebeaux

    Fields of intervention

    Delphine Liebeaux is a senior associate and Director of the Public Contracts Department at Genesis Avocats since 2007, after having worked for four years as an associate in a Parisian law firm specialized in public and environmental law, alongside the founding partners of Genesis Avocats.

    She mainly advises on public contracts (public service delegations, public contracts, complex contracts, etc.) in a wide variety of fields: construction, transportation, waste, water and sanitation, medical analysis, publishing, etc. Her experienced professional practice, both in counseling and litigation, has also led her to deal with issues of private contracts, classified facilities for environmental protection, the operation of local authorities and cross-border law.

    Delphine Liebeaux has a particular interest in all matters that combine legal issues and technical aspects, which involve close collaboration with our clients' operational teams.

    Delphine Liebeaux studied law in France as well as public and environmental affairs in the United States. She is also an alumnus of the Institut Supérieur d'Interprétariat et de Traduction.

    Training

    Certificate of Qualification as a Lawyer (2003)
    Postgraduate degree (DEA) in Internal Public Law, Paris II Panthéon-Assas
    Master's degree in Public Business Law, Paris XI Sceaux, France
    School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University (USA)

  • Édouard Samin
    Édouard Samin
  • Justine Menesplier
    Justine Menesplier
  • Catherine LOPES
    Catherine Lopes
  • Pierre-François Ozanne
    Pierre-François Ozanne
    Pierre-François Ozanne
    Pierre-François Ozanne

    Fields of intervention

    Pierre-François Ozanne brings his expertise in counseling and litigation for everything that affects the life of a company, whether it is business law, contract law, labor law or business criminal law. He has also developed an appetence for civil, commercial and criminal procedure, as well as for all matters relating to enforcement.

    Professional background

    Pierre-François Ozanne has been a member of the Paris Bar for more than twenty years. He joined Genesis in 2020 after having worked as an associate in several Parisian law firms specialized in business litigation.

    Equally at ease advising a small SME or a multinational company, he also participated in 2002 in the creation of a company specialized in publishing - which he himself managed for two years - which gave him a good knowledge of the very concrete and varied issues that can arise in business life.

    Training

    Postgraduate degree (DEA) in Business Law at Paris XIII
    Master's degree in Business Law at Paris II Assas

  • Hervé Kobo
    Hervé Kobo
    Hervé Kobo
    Hervé Kobo

    Fields of intervention

    Hervé Kobo is an associate lawyer at Genesis Avocats and brings his expertise in consulting and litigation in the various fields of public law, local authorities, administrative policies, administrative liability, public contracts and, more generally, public business law. He is also particularly active in the fields of urban planning and the environment.

    Professional background

    Hervé Kobo has a doctorate in public law since 2017. He worked for nearly three years at the Department of Public Liberties and Legal Affairs of the Ministry of the Interior, time during which he developed in-depth expertise in administrative policy litigation, liability and administrative sanctions, as well as in sports law.

    Hervé Kobo entered the Paris Bar School in 2020 and completed his final internship at a major Parisian business law firm in the first half of 2021.

    Enthused by litigation strategy, the protection of fundamental freedoms as well as the accompaniment of institutions, he teaches constitutional law in first year of a Law degree at the Catholic University of Lille, and public contracts in Master 2 at CY Cergy Paris University.

    Training

    Certification of qualification as a lawyer (2021), Paris Bar School

    PhD in public law (under the supervision of Prof. Laetitia Janicot, University of Cergy-Pontoise – thesis topic: “Res judicata in administrative litigation. Study on the rejudgement”)

    Master 2 Public Litigation Law, University of Cergy-Pontoise

  • Anaëlle Humbert
    Anaëlle Humbert
  • Aïda Diallo-Le Camus
    Aïda Diallo-Le Camus

L'équipe de Genesis Avocat

Contact

64 Rue de Miromesnil , 75008 Paris

+33 (0) 1 56 59 42 53
+33 (0) 1 56 59 42 54 / 69


Genesis Avocats

GENESIS AVOCATS is a firm with a human dimension, whose lawyers and administrative staff are highly technical.

Legal expertise, availability, and personalized advice are at the service of its clients in order to favour a strategy based on sustainable development projects.