Leads the Practice

Nathalie Rigal

Lawyer at the Paris Bar
Founding Partner  
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Restructuring and companies in difficulty

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Career

• Sygna Partners – Partner since 2004

• Partner - Moisand Boutin & Associés (2000-2004)

• Associate lawyer – Cabinet Fauvet-Santoni (1994-1999)

Education

• Master’s degree in European Business Law, Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne University

Languages

French

English

After several years with the Parisian firms Fauvet-Santoni and Moisand Boutin & Associés, Nathalie Rigal founded Sygna Partners in 2004 with Caroline Edwardes-Ker, Nathalie Rigal being in charge of the Restructuring and companies in difficulty division.

Nathalie Rigal specializes in the transfer of companies, combining her legal expertise in the management of insolvency proceedings with a thorough knowledge of the financial and commercial issues that a company in difficulty may face.

 

Antoine Benech

Lawyer at the Paris Bar
Partner  
Leads the practice

Commercial dispute resolution

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Career

• Sygna Partners - Partner since 2006

• Partner - LYSIAS (2000-2005)

• Partner - MIGNARD TEITGEN GRISONI (1997-2000)

• Associate lawyer - SCP MIGNARD TEITGEN GRISONI (1991-1997)

After several years with Lysias Partners as an associate and then as a partner, Antoine Benech joined Sygna Partners in 2006 along with Jean-Marc Thouvenin to develop the firm's corporate restructuring and litigation activities. Antoine Benech is now in charge of the Dispute Resolution division of the firm.

With extensive experience in negotiations and litigation strategy, Antoine Benech advises and assists Sygna's clients in their development and restructuring strategy as well as in disputes, pre-litigation and litigation before the courts, regulatory authorities or arbitration procedures for all commercial, social or criminal disputes.

 

Jean-Marc Thouvenin

Lawyer at the Paris Bar
Partner  
Leads the practice

International litigation and arbitration

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Career

• Sygna Partners – Partner since 2006

• Partner - LYSIAS (2001-2005)

Education

• Agrégation in public law

• Doctor in public law, Paris Nanterre University

• Master’s degree in International and European Law, Paris Nanterre University

Languages

French

English

Jean-Marc Thouvenin joined Sygna Partners in 2006 as a partner in charge of the International Litigation and Arbitration division. Jean-Marc Thouvenin is also a Professor of Public International Law and author of numerous books and publications in International and European Union law.

Jean-Marc Thouvenin regularly advises and represents States before international courts. He has advised and is advising several African, Asian, Latin American and Eastern European countries.

In addition to his activities at Sygna Partners, Jean-Marc Thouvenin also holds the following positions:

• Associate Professor of Public Law at the Paris Nanterre University;

• Secretary General of the Hague Academy of International Law;

• Co-Director of the International College of Law;

• Co-Director of the Master’s degree in International Relations and European Union Law of Paris Nanterre University.

 

Sabine Larmonier

Lawyer at the Paris Bar
Partner  
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Leads the practice

Merger and acquisitions, Company Law

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Career

• Sygna Partners – Partner since 2006

• Associate lawyer - Moisand, Boutin et Associés (2001-2004)

Education

• Master’s degree in Private Law, Paris XII University

• Master’s degree in business law, Paris XII University

After a first experience in insolvency and restructuring law at Moisand Boutin & Associés, Sabine Larmonier joined Sygna Partners in 2004 and became a partner in 2006.

Sabine is in charge of Sygna Partners' Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Law division, specialising in advising companies in the media and new technology sectors. Sabine is committed to supporting clients throughout their entire entrepreneurial adventure and to providing them with effective and business-oriented legal support, assisting numerous start-ups.

Sabine also regularly intervenes in the restructuring of companies in difficulty.

Languages

French

English

 

Luke Vidal

Lawyer at the Paris Bar
Partner  
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Leads the practice

Contractual negotiation and regulations

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Career

• Sygna Partners (since 2006) – Partner since 2011

• Associate lawyer - Lysias (2004-2006)

• Lecturer in Competition Law, Paris Nanterre University (2007-2012)

Education

• Master’s degree in International and European Economic Law, Paris Nanterre University

Languages

French

English

After a first experience in Commercial Law and Litigation with Lysias Partners, Luke Vidal joined Sygna Partners in 2006 and became a partner in 2011.

Luke is in charge of Sygna Partners' Contractual Negotiation and Regulations division, advising clients on all commercial law issues, both contractual and litigious, with a multidisciplinary legal practice in the areas of competition law, intellectual property law and public business law. Luke also developed a real expertise in aviation law, having worked for several years with companies in the aviation sector in the negotiation of international transactions.

Luke also brings his expertise on Public International Law issues to the International Litigation and Arbitration division in order to advise and represent States and companies before international and European courts.

 

Helen De Larrinaga

Lawyer at the Paris Bar
Partner
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Career

• Sygna Partners - since 2012

• Associate lawyer - Gramond & Associés - Sport and New Information and Communication Technologies division (2012)

• The Walt Disney Company - Consumer products Europe division (2011)

Education

• LL.M in European Union Law, Reading University – United Kingdom (2010)

• Bilingual Master’s degree in European and Anglo-American Law (Master II Etude bilingue des droits de l’Europe et droit anglo-américain) - Paris Nanterre University (2009)

After several experiences in companies and law firms in the field of distribution and competition law, Helen De Larrinaga joined Sygna Partners' Contract Negotiation and Regulations division in 2012.

Helen developed her practice in aviation law, assisting several companies in the sector both with their commercial and financial activities. This expertise is reinforced by Helen's activities in the International Aviation Womens Association, an association promoting the advancement of women in the aerospace industry. In 2019, Helen set up and led the Legal Direction of a 140 employee group in the field of aircraft conversion, trading and leasing.

Helen holds a Bilingual Master’s degree in European and Anglo-American Law from Paris Nanterre University and an LL.M in European Union Law from Reading University in the United Kingdom.

Languages

French

English

 

Romain Pieri

Lawyer at the Paris Bar
Partner
Career

• Sygna Partners (2014)

• EDF – Legal department subsidiaries and development outside of Europe (2014)

• Associate judge appointed by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees - National Court for Right of Asylum (2012-2014)

• Research assistant to Professor Alain Pellet as part of interstate litigation (2007-2012)

Education

• Master’s degree in International and European Economic Law, Paris Nanterre Universiy (2006)

Languages

French

English

After several experiences in the field of international law, Romain Piéri joined Sygna Partners' International Litigation and Arbitration division in 2014.

Romain has developed a mainly litigation practice in the fields of public international law, international arbitration and European law. He assists States and companies before various international courts (International Court of Justice, Permanent Court of Arbitration, Court of Justice of the European Union) and advises them on their projects and negotiations, in particular pre-litigation negotiations.

Romain is a lecturer in public international law at the Sorbonne Law School.

Romain also contributes to Sygna’s Dispute Resolution department, both in a managing role and as counsel and advocate in certain cases in civil and commercial matters.

 

Marion Laterrot

Lawyer at the Paris Bar
Associate
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Career

• Sygna Partners (2017)

• FIDAL - Département Mutation et retournement des entreprises (2017)

• EMJ - Etude de mandataires judiciaires (2016)

• RFB Associés - Cabinet d’avocats (2016)

Education

• Master’s degree in Business law, Paris V Descartes University

Languages

French

English

After several experiences with legal representatives (mandataire judiciaire) and law firms, Marion Laterrot joined Sygna Partners' Restructuring and companies in difficulty division in 2017.

Marion now assists clients in all aspects of insolvency law, whether in support of procedural bodies, companies or creditors. Marion is also regularly involved in corporate law and commercial litigation, allowing her to have a global vision of the practice of insolvency proceedings.

Marion holds a Master’s degree in Business law from the University of Paris V Descartes (Master II in Business Law).

 

Sabine Amiel

Office manager
Education

After several experiences in law firms in Paris and Brussels, Sabine Amiel joined Sygna Partners when it was founded in 2004. Sabine intervenes, as Office Manager, in the administrative, financial and accounting follow-up of the firm.

Sabine Amiel joined the general administration team of The Hague Academy of International Law in September 2019 under the direction of Professor Jean-Marc Thouvenin.

• Master’s degree in Economic Law, Paris XII University

Languages

French

English

 

Thibault Robinne

Lawyer at the Paris Bar
Associate
Career

• Sygna Partners (2017)

• SCP DIZIER – Commercial litigation and Industrial risks (2017)

• AIRBUS GROUP – Litigation division & Investigations / Ethics & Compliance (2016)

• Bird & Bird Paris – Litigation division et Aviation (2015)

Education

• Master’s degree in International and European Litigation, Paris Nanterre University (2013)

Languages

French

English

After several experiences in companies and law firms, Thibault Robinne joined Sygna Partners' Contract Negotiation and Regulation & Competition divisions in 2017.
After several years of cross-disciplinary legal practice, Thibault assists our clients on a daily basis with their contractual issues (definition of internal needs, drafting, negotiation and implementation of contracts), particularly in the digital and aeronautical sectors.
Thanks to its experience within the Compliance department of a large group, Thibault also assists several companies on compliance issues, among others for the implementation of the Sapin II law and the RGPD (risk mapping, drafting of processes and implementation, team training, audits) as well as during DGCCRF controls or investigations.
Thibault holds a Master II International and European Litigation from the University of Paris X - Nanterre.

 

Léa Simovic

Lawyer at the Paris Bar
Associate
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Career

• Sygna Partners (2019)

• Dechert LLP - Corporate / M&A / Stock Marcket (2017)

• Groupe Bel - Legal Department - Corporate / M&A /Real Estate (2016)

• Autorité des Marchés Financiers - Issuers Department, Industry Division (2014)

Education

• Master's degree in Financial Law, Paris I - Sorbonne University (2015)

• Master's degree in Management  en Management : International Programm United States / Japan, Business School Audencia Nantes

After several experiences in legal departments and business law firms, Léa Simovic joined Sygna Partners' Dispute Resolution division in 2019. Léa is also involved in the Restructuring and companies in difficulty division. Léa holds a Master II in Financial Law from the University of Paris I - Sorbonne and is a graduate of Audencia Nantes Business School.

Languages

French

English

Spanish

 

Réouven Lellouche

Lawyer at the Paris Bar
Associate
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Career

• Sygna Partners (2019)

• Groupe Gorgé - Legal Department - Corporate/ M&A (2018)

• Lantourne & Associés - Business Litigation/ Restructuring (2017)

• Garde des Sceaux Cabinet - Ministry of Justice (2014)

Education

• Master' degree in International Business Lawyer, Paris V University - René Descartes - International Program - University of Sidney

• Master's degree in civil and commercial liability law, Paris V University - René Descartes

After several experiences in public administrations, legal departments and law firms dedicated to business law, Réouven Lellouche joined the Dispute Resolution division  of Sygna Partners in 2019.
Réouven is also involved in the Restructuring of companies in difficulty division.
Réouven holds a Master II degree in International Business Law and Civil and Commercial Obligations Law from the University of Paris V - René Descartes

Languages

French

English

Hebrew

 

François Andia

Jurist
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Education

• Master’s degree in International and European Union Law, Paris Nanterre University (2016)

• University degree « collège international de droit » Paris Nanterre University (2016)

Languages

French

English

Spanish

After a Master’s degree in International and European Union Law at the University of Paris Nanterre (Master II Droit des relations internationales et de l’Union européenne), François Andia joined the International Litigation and Arbitration division of Sygna Partners in 2017.

François also brings its expertise to the Dispute Resolution division and to the Merger & Acquisition and Corporate Law division assisting individuals or companies with employment law.

François is writing a thesis on the consensual jurisdiction of international courts in collaboration with Sygna Partners and the Centre de droit international de Nanterre (CEDIN).

 

Ines Boubaker

Jurist
Education

• Master’s degree in International and European Union Law, Paris Nanterre University (2016)

• University degree « collège international de droit » Paris Nanterre University (2016)

Languages

French

English

After a Master’s degree in International and European Union Law at the University of Paris Nanterre (Master II Droit des relations internationales et de l’Union européenne), Ines Boubaker joined Sygna Partners' Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Law division in 2017.

Ines also provides support to the International Litigation and Arbitration division on European Union law issues.

 

Kateryna Romanenko

Jurist
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Education

• Master’s degree in International and European Litigation Paris Nanterre University (2018)

• Master’s degree in International Law, Paris XII University (2017) – Holder of the Excellence Grant from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

• Bachelor’s Degree in Public International Law, Institute of international relations of the National Taras-Chevtchenko of Kiev University - Ukraine

Languages

French

English

Ukrainian

Russian

Kateryna followed her law studies in Ukraine by a Master’s degree in European and International litigation at Paris Nanterre University (Master II Contentieux international et Européen) and in another Master’s degree in International Law at the University of Paris-Sud (Master II en droit international Parcours Diplomatie et négociations stratégiques). Kateryna Romanenko joined the Contractual Negotiation and Regulations division of Sygna Partners in 2019.

Katya is also called upon to support the International Litigation and Arbitration Division.

 

Lefa Mondon

Jurist
Education

• Master’s degree in International and european Law - University of Strasbourg (2017)

• Master’s degree in French Private and Public Law - University of Strasbourg (2018)

• Master's degree in International and Transnational Law - University of Strasbourg (2019)

Languages

French

English

Lefa Mondon holds a Master’s degree in International and Transnational Law from the University of Strasbourg.

Lefa joined the International Litigation and Arbitration division of Sygna Partners in 2019 and is regularly called upon to support the Dispute Resolution division.

Having participated in the Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court in 2019 she became coach of the University of Strasbourg's team for the 2020 edition.

 

Paula Soler

Jurist
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Education

• Degree in French law and Spanish-Latin American law, Paris Nanterre University

• First year Master's degree in International Relations and European Union Law, Paris Nanterre University

Languages

French

Spanish

English

Paula Soler joined the International Litigation and Arbitration et the Dispute resolution divisions in January 2020.

 

Carla Levasseur

Jurist
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Education

• Master degree Contract Law,  University Jean Moulin Lyon III

Languages

French

English

Carla Levasseur joined the Contract Negotiation & Regulation and the Dispute Resolution divisions in January 2020.

 

Inès Jadid

Jurist
Education

• First year Master's degree in Corporate - University Paris V Descartes (2019)

Languages

French

English

Spanish

Arabic

Inès Jadid joined the Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Law and the Restructuring and companies in difficulty in April 2020.

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