SELENE Avocats was founded in 2014 by lawyers coming from major French and international business law firms. It was created out of a common will to offer competitive legal support provided in complete independence (quality that the lawyers of SELENE struggled to maintain in larger firms, due to frequent conflicts of interests). Persistent, hard-working and efficient, our lawyers are attentive to their clients and are committed to create a long term partnership, within a background of trust and confidence.
SELENE Avocats is a highly-responsive firm offering all necessary means to manage your legal matters and design creative strategies when handling your litigation cases. We are also fully committed to achieving amicable resolution of your disputes, therefore avoiding lengthy and costly proceedings. SELENE Avocats aims at providing its clients with a tailor-made and qualitative support, both in litigation and advisory matters, within the following scope of expertise :
CONTRACTS – CONSUMER PROTECTION –INDUSTRIAL RISKS
MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS – CORPORATE LAW
TRANSPORT – AVIATION – SPACE & DEFENSE
DRONES – RPAS
PROTECTION OF PERSONAL DATA
Founding Partner – specialized in contracts and in business litigation
Laurent ARCHAMBAULT represents and advices numerous French and foreign companies in cases involving industrial litigation, commercial disputes as well as post-acquisition operations. Mr. ARCHAMBAULT represents clients in matters relating to corporate civil and criminal liability. He developed a significant experience in aeronautics and aviation laws particularly in connection with the liability of the OEM. Mr. ARCHAMBAULT further advises his clients in the negotiations and drafting of all forms of commercial contracts (cooperation agreements, transfer of technology and associated warranties, general terms and conditions of business and outsourcing agreements).
Mr. ARCHAMBAULT holds a Master’s certificate from the University of Lyon III in Business Law and another from the University of Essex in English Law in addition to an LLM from the University of Kent at Canterbury in International Commercial Law. He is an active member of the Paris Bar of Association since 1994. Mr. ARCHAMBAULT is a former associate of FTPA (2001/2014) and practiced for 7 years between the departments of litigation and M&A at Jeantet et Associés.
Being a Pilot that flies under IFR and VFR and a regular user of the airspace Mr. ARCHAMBAULT is a member of the Air & Space Academy (AAE) and the Aéroclub de France. He is also a member of the UVS international, a non for profit organization that is specialized in developing the drones market (RPAS). Mr. ARCHAMBAULT has written a number of articles in connection with aeronautic certification (Usine Nouvelle and Air & Cosmos), drones (Air & Cosmos) and space (Décideurs).
Languages: French, English and German
Expertise : Commercial Litigation & Arbitration, Contracts – Consumer Protection – Industrial Risks, Transport – Aviation – Space & Defense, Intellectual Property
Associate – Specialized in corporate law and corporate restructuring
Catherine LEFEBVRE assists her clients in their equity operations and day-to-day corporate law related issues. She is also involved in business and employment litigation activities. Member of the Paris Bar of Association since 1991, Ms LEFEBVRE holds an M.A.S in Business Law from the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne in addition to a Master’s certificate in Business Law from the University of Paris X Nanterre.
Before Joining SELENE, Ms LEFEBVRE practiced for a number of years in the corporate department in Ernst & Young and in the departments of commercial and employment law in Cornet Vincent Segurel Law Firm. Ms. LEFEBVRE further practiced the profession individually for 9 years.
Languages : French, English
Expertise : Mergers & Acquisitions – Corporate Law, Commercial Litigation & Arbitration