Stéphanie has more than 20 years of experience advising French and other foreign companies doing business in Mexico. Her time is spent in both Mexico and France, where she has gained extensive experience with as well as in-depth knowledge of both countries’ legal systems and business environments. She is currently a managing member of the French Desk and is authorized by the Paris Bar to practice abroad.


Stéphanie obtained her law degree from Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas and her LLM in Procedural Law and Commercial Arbitration in 1993. She was admitted to the Paris Bar in 1995. After moving to Mexico, she obtained a Certificate in Commercial Arbitration from Escuela Libre de Derecho/International Chamber of Commerce (1995) and completed the Mexican Legal Studies program at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (1998-1999). In 2007, she obtained an LLM in Real Estate, Construction and Urban Planning Law from Université Montesquieu-Bordeaux IV School of Law in Bordeaux, France. She has been nominated as “Conseiller du Commerce Extérieur de la France”, CCEF, in 2017; she is member of the Franco-Mexican Chamber of Commerce and also of the French Founders organization.


Recent Highlights

  • Assistance given to French companies in the process of establishing a business in Mexico.

  • Advice provided to a French group in their participation in a public bid with the Federal Electricity Commission, including advice on corporate structure participation.

  • Support given to a French company in the purchasing of its Mexican distributor: legal due diligence and purchase agreement.

  • Assistance provided to a French group in the negotiation of termination of commercial agreement and subsequent purchase of shares.


Practice Areas

  • Corporate

  • Business & International Contracts

  • Mergers & Acquisitions


Professional Activities

  • Stéphanie is a member of the Paris Bar; French Foreing Trade Advisor (CCE’s), Club 600 (French-speaking entrepreneurs in Mexico); and the Franco-Mexican Chamber of Commerce.


Education

  • Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas (Paris)

  • Université Montesquieu-Bordeaux IV School of Law (Bordeaux)

  • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

  • Escuela Libre de Derecho/International Chamber of Commerce


Languages

  • French

  • English

  • Spanish