International family lawyers, CBBC is recognized as a French leading international and family law firm. We strive to provide a high quality of services and expertise to our clients. We believe in an ethical and humane approach whilst we have demonstrated our capacity over the years to find creative and workable solutions to the difficulties encountered by our clients. We always favor dialogue and negotiated outcomes but we robustly defend our clients if litigation is necessary.
We favor reactivity and pragmatism to answer clients' needs in all areas of family and matrimonial laws and in some private client’s work. We regularly advise on international nuptial /partnership agreements, separation and divorce, children and parental conflicts, relocation and abduction issues, adoption and filiation, guardianship and inheritance, assets organization and complex structuring, recovery of debts and enforcement, difficult financial negotiations. Our team is dedicated to answer with an emotional and strategical intelligence the needs of our clients.
The lawyers at CBBC work in French, English, German, Spanish and Italian. The diversity of the team's legal backgrounds and our past professionnal experiences abroad ensures a complementary approach to guarantee the very best result for our clients. Some of us are trained as collaborative lawyers and have developed an expertise in difficult and multicultural negotiation. CBBC members participate to conferences all over the world to continue developing our large network of international correspondents.
CBBC favors the diversity of the legal backgrounds of the members of its team to the inclusion for some of them of a solid experience in corporate law. Over the last 20 years we have built up a worldwide network of lawyers and correspondents with whom we have developed an efficient and trustful work relationship. We have developed over the years a solid network of experts to assist the firm’s clients such as tax lawyers, notaries, financial experts, mediators, child specialists and psychiatric experts.
The members of the team are recognized for their expertise in international family law and alternative dispute resolutions. Each lawyer at CBBC regularly lectures on these issues and participates to international conferences. All the lawyers at CBBC are either trained or/ qualified in another legal system and have benefited of a solid legal experience abroad. We are members of international organizations such as the IAFL, the Franco-British society, AJA…. CBBC always welcome foreign lawyers as trainees.
Charlotte Butruille-Cardew is a founder and partner of the law firm, CBBC.
Charlotte has specialized for the last twenty years in complex high-net-worth cases, with an international element and involving tax and trust/ foundation issues, substantial business assets and partnership.
She has also developed a particular expertise in international agreements (pre-nuptial, postnuptial, civil partnership). In addition, she regularly advises on patrimonial and assets structuring.
She enjoys working in a group and listens carefully to her clients to ensure she fully comprehends the specific needs and priorities of each case. She is regarded as a client focused, energetic and experienced international family lawyer.
She is an accredited collaborative practioner since 2006 and has developed over years an efficient expertise regarding difficult international negotiations
She works daily in French and English, in addition she has a few notions of German. She is a member of numerous international organizations and works in close contact with universities.
Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques.
Accredited specialist of Family Law with the Paris Bar.
Charlotte Butruille-Cardew is a French Avocat and a Registered European Lawyer with England and Wales.
She is also a fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyer and a Governor of the organization.
She organizes bi-annual conferences at King’s College University London on the franco-british perspectives on Family Law.
She has been consulted by the European commission and the English and New Zealand Law Societies on various reforms.
She is also the International Family Law Journal French correspondent.
Former lecturer in Family law at the University of Paris XII (1998-2000)
She has also set up programs with the University of Assas (Paris II) and Nanterre (Paris X) and IFOMENE.
She was the Head of Alternative Dispute Resolutions department with the Paris Bar school (2014-2015).
She co-presides a Commission of the Paris Bar on Alternative Dispute Resolution in International Family Matters (2014-2016).
She is Collaborative law instructor.
She is a member of the scientific comity of the EIMA (International Paris Bar School on Alternative Dispute Resolution) and the French Annual Conference on Family Law (2015-2016).
She lectures regularly in France and abroad on family law, international family law and dispute resolution.
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND - PUBLICATIONS
Doctor at law - PhD – on French and English divorce laws – University of Paris XII in collaboration with the London School of Economics, London -2001.
CAPA - 2001
LLM King's College (UK) - 1995
London Master of Law Paris II Assas - 1994
Program of Negotiation (Harvard Law School).
Trained as a collaborative lawyer (England and Canada) and a collaborative instructor (Belgium).
Author of Family Law a global Guide, Thomson Reuters 2015-2017
Author of Can we go or must we stay? The International Child Relocation Rankings’ Thomson Reuters 2017
Author of Le Guide des modes Amiables de résolution des différends Dalloz 2015-2017
Editor and Author of International prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements, Jordan limited 2011
Author of The law of divorce: global perspectives- Icfai University Press 2007
She is also the authors of numerous articles published in France and England. She appears regularly in the media.
Founding member and President of AFPDC (2009 – President, 2012 - 2018).
Founding Member and former Secretary of the French Family Law Institute (2008).
Fellow of the IAFL (2007)
o Member of Amicus Curiae Committee and Mediation committee and LGBT committee
o 2011 Observer IAML Executive Committee
o 2014 –today Governor
Before founding CBBC in 2009, Charlotte Butruille-Cardew practiced corporate law in large London and Paris law firms.
She also worked for French Supreme Court lawyers, before specializing in international family law and developing experience in other French law firms.
Ina Bremer-Proust joined CBBC in 2013 and became a partner in 2016.
Ina has focused her expertise on international divorce and parental authority matters, especially those between France and Germany. She developed her competencies in matters of French-German law compared.
As she has acquired a good understanding of commercial and coporate matters, she often deals with complex assets restructuring.
More generally, she provides advice with respect to litigious strategy in matters involving several jurisdictions as well as she is used to lead simultaneous negotiations.
She also has a great experience in the drafting of international pre- or postnuptial agreements, and international civil partnership agreements.
Ina participates to lectures in London in international family law and teaches at the EFB.
Ina is a trained collaborative lawyer.
Ina works in French, German (mother tongue) and English.
Being a German citizen, Ina was born in Germany. She studied in Cologne in the course of the double maîtrise en droits français et allemand programme from 1998 to 2000.
Ina also studied in London within the LL.M. at King’s College (international private law, comparative law, and European Union law).
She is registered with the German Ambassy in Paris.
Ina is a member of the Association of German Lawyers in France (Deutscher Anwalt Verein)
She regularly participates to the young lawyers’ annual meeting of the International Academy of family lawyers.
FORMATIONS – PUBLICATIONS
Ina teaches collaborative law within the programme of alternative dispute resolution at the EFB.
Paris Bar School (CAPA - 2005)
LL.M. King’s College de Londres (Université de Londres)
DESS Droit du commerce international (Paris X)
Maîtrise en droits français et allemand (Paris I)
LL.M. Cologne/Paris I
PRIOR TO CBBC
Before joining CBBC, Ina Bremer-Proust worked as an associate during seven years with business law firms and among those, five years at the Paris office of Clifford Chance Europe LLP, mergers & acquisitions department. She advised French and international clients, industrials as well as investment funds, for their M&A projects, restructuring, joint-ventures and LBO, targeting public listed companies or private companies, involved in all types of activities.
Ina was also seconded during 6 months to the legal affairs department of Airbus Group, capital markets, shareholders litigation, stock exchange and company law.
Pauline Deschamps joined CBBC in 2012 and is an of counsel since 2018.
Pauline has focused her expertise in complex litigation and enforcement proceedings.
She often works with child and couple therapists to address her clients' needs in the most supporting way.
Trained in collaborative law, she favors amicable solutions whenever possible but she also robustly defends their interets in litigation if no settlement can be found.
She is fluent in English and Italian.
She joined a business law firm for several months in Scotland and was a lawyer in a major international group.
She often participates to international conferences and has developped a good expertise in Arabic countries.
FORMATION - PUBLICATIONS
Paris Bar School (CAPA- 2005)
Master in International Law, University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas.
Master in Litigation, arbitration and amicable methods of conflict resolution, University PARIS II Panthéon-Assas.
Lectures at the Barreau de Paris Training School, in the Family Commissions of the Paris Bar and for the legal editor Comundi (LexisNexis).
Pauline writes regularly in the Family Law Journal
She participates to the young lawyers’ annual meeting of the International Academy of Family Lawyer.
PRIOR TO CBBC
She worked for several years with a lawyer before the Cour of Cassation (French Supreme Court).
Frédéric BICHERON intervenes since the creation of CBBC as a consultant within the firm, in support of the team and in collaboration with the partners.
Frédéric has taught family law, inheritance law, matrimonial property law, notary law, property law and personal law at university.
After graduating with a Ph.D. from the University of Panthéon-Assas in 2003 by completing a thesis on "la dation en paiement" , Frédéric became an associate professor in private law and criminal sciences in 2007.
From 2007 to 2013, he taught private law at the University of Nantes, where he also managed the master’s degree of notarial law.
Frédéric is currently teaching corporate law, the law of special contracts and the transmission of assets at Paris XII University .
Madeleine Diébolt joined CBBC in January 2014.
She has experience dealing with complex cases of international divorce as well as, relocation, international abduction, parenting issues involving child contact and residence, recognition and enforcement of foreign judgements etc.
She speaks both French and English fluently.
Her works involves working-relationships with Common law and Asian Countries on a daily basis.
Before working for CBBC, Madeleine Diebolt did various internships with the United Nations in New York and Vienna.
She also worked with the International Adoption Service of the Ministry of foreign affairs in Paris.
She also studied in the United States during part of her bachelor.
Young lawyers’ annual meeting of the International Academy of Family Lawyer (Berlin 2015 – Madrid 2016 - Warsaw 2017).
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND - PUBLICATIONS
Graduated from the Paris Bar School in 2014 (CAPA)
Graduated from the University of Paris-I Sorbonne in 2010 in International Affairs (Master II)
Graduated from the University of Paris-I Sorbonne in 2009 in International Law (Master I)
Madeleine participates to conferences in France (Etats Généraux du droit de la famille 2014-2017) and abroad (Conference Kings’ College 2014), she also presented « Cross-border alimonies and child contact», Family Commission of the Paris bar, 4 February 2016 and was a co-author of Focus on the "recel de communauté" or concealment of community assets, International Family Law Journal, Issue 4, 2015.
She did various internships in France and abroad. While in Bar school, she did an internship with the Paris Court of Appeal’s Prosecution service specialised in financial matters.
Pierre-Guillaume joined CBBC in January 2016.
Pierre-Guillaume qualified in family law at the University of Sorbonne, he mainly works on complex high-net-worth cases such as divorces, liquidation of matrimonial regimes, inheritances, often involving an international element.
His experience at CBBC Law Firm has led him to develop a specific expertise in Franco-English and Franco-Swiss cases.
He works daily in French and English and has grounding in Chinese.
Pierre-Guillaume has lived and studied in China while completing his LLM in Chinese Law at the Renmin University in Beijing.
Pierre-Guillaume is a member of Resolution.
He regularly attends the Young lawyers’ annual meeting of the International Academy of Family Lawyer (Madrid 2016 - Warsaw 2017 - Milan 2018).
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND - PUBLICATIONS
Graduated from the Paris Bar School in 2016 (CAPA).
Maitrise of family law, University of Paris-I Sorbonne in 2013.
Master of Private Law, University of Paris-II Assas in 2012.
Pierre-Guillaume has cosigned an article in the april 2017 edition of the International Family Law Journal dealing with the new French divorce law as of 2017.
He has worked as an intern for several family law firms in Paris as well as an intellectual property law firm.
He has also worked for the Prudential Control Authority and for a press agency.
Marie-Amélie joined CBBC in September 2016.
Marie-Amélie deals with all aspects of family law, especially complex financial issues.
Her experience at CBBC Law Firm, as well as her academic experience, has led her to develop a specific expertise and a particular interest in Franco-English cases.
She works daily in French and English and can understand Spanish.
Marie-Amélie has lived in London where she has completed an internship in a law firm. She also completed a LL.M from Queen Mary University of London from which she has received the “Top Performing Student in Legal Theory Prize”.
She has attended the young lawyers’ annual meeting of the International Academy of Family Lawyer (2016 Madrid - 2017 Warsaw).
Marie-Amélie has taught common law courses and has introduced undergraduate students to fundamental elements of common law legal methods (2014).
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND – PUBLICATIONS
LL.M. in “Legal Theory”, Queen Mary University of London - 2016 - Distinction - Recipient of the Top Performing Student in Legal Theory Prize
Paris Bar Exam (CAPA 2015)
Master’s degree (2nd year), Common law and civil traditions, Paris XII University – 2014 - Head of the Class - Upper Second Class Honours
Master’s degree (2nd year), Private law of individuals and assets, Paris XII University – 2013 - Upper Second Class Honours
Master’s degree in Private law, Panthéon-Assas University – 2012
University diploma in common law, Panthéon-Assas University, 2010
Marie-Amélie has cosigned an article dealing with estate and tax planning techniques in France and in the United Kingdom (Trust Quarterly Review).
She has also cosigned an article in the Lexbase Edition Privée of December 2017 adressing the Cour de Cassation's case n°15-16.265 dated November 15, 2017
Marie-Amélie is a member of the young lawyers’ annual meeting of the International Academy of family lawyer (Madrid 2016).
Marie-Amélie is also a member of the Franco-British Lawyers Society dedicated to facilitate arrangements and exchanges between British and French lawyers thereby contributing to the enhancement of legal, economic and cultural ties between France and the United Kingdom.
Marie-Amélie has worked as an intern for several family law firms in Paris as well as in London. She is trained in international family law and criminal law.
Clémence joined CBBC in July 2016.
Clémence deals with all aspects of international family law and favors, whenever possible, amicable solutions.
Her academic experience as well as her experience at law firms such as CBBC and SWEGER AB (in Stockholm) have led her to develop a specific expertise and a particular interest for Franco-Swedish cases.
She works daily in French and English and can understand Swedish and Spanish.
Clémence has lived in Sweden where she studied for a year at Uppsala University and did an internship at a Family law firm in Stockholm in 2017.
She also completed an LL.M in Comparative European Private International Law at the University of Dundee in Scotland.
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND PUBLICATIONS
LL.M in Comparative European Private International Law, Dundee University, Scotland
Master 2 Droit international européen et comparé, Université Toulouse I Capitole
She has cosigned an article in the Lexbase Edition Privée of December 2017 adressing the Cour de Cassation's case n°15-16.265 dated November 15, 2017
Clémence has worked as an intern for several law firms in France as well as in Sweden.
Caroline Legrand joined CBBC in September 2018 as a jurist.
Caroline has developed a particular interest in family and criminal law in which she continues to specialize.
Caroline has lived in Canada where she studied for six months at Waterloo’s University (Ontario) as part of her double major law and english degree.
She, then, spent six months in the United States in Boston working for a law firm specialized in Elder Crisis Law.
Caroline is a member of “LES MICYCLES”, theatre troupe of Paris Bar School’s alumni.
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND – PUBLICATIONS
Paris Bar Exam (CAPA 2018)
Master 2 of General Private Law, University of Paris-II Assas in 2012- Third Class Honors.
Master 1 of Private Law, University of VERSAILLES-SAINT QUENTIN EN YVELINES in 2014- Upper Second-Class Honors.
Double Major Law and English Degree, University of VERSAILLES-SAINT QUENTIN EN YVELINES in 2013 - Third Class Honors.
Caroline has cosigned an article published in 2019 in “AJ Famille” entitled “Applicable law of decisions in matters of the property consequences of registered partnerships”. In addition, she contributed to the elaboration of the practical cases regarding the (UE) 2016/1104 regulation on registered partnerships.
In 2018, she also took part in drafting the LEXIS NEXIS’ forms regarding consensual divorce, divorce by acceptance of the principle of marital breakdown and divorce through the definitive severing of marital ties.
She participates in the School of Emergency Criminal Defense and the Criminal Commission of the Paris Bar.
Caroline has completed several internships in law firms specialized either in criminal or family law.
After working in business law firms, Anne-Sophie chose to redirect her career towards the practice of family law. She deals with complex cases of parental authority, involving complicated family dynamics.
She is interested in therapeutic tools, giving her a greater understanding and the ability to offer better support to clients in need. Among other things, Anne-Sophie studied NLP.
Further, she is involved in primary dispute resolution.
Her various experiences in big Anglo-Saxon law firms (White & Case, K&L Gates) constantly brought Anne-Sophie to operate in an international law context.
Practicing customs law allows her to have a fiscal approach if so required.
Anne-Sophie works daily in French and English and can understand German.
Paris Bar School (CAPA – 2011)
Master in Business Law, University of Paris V, MALAKOFF
Magistère de Juriste d'affaires, University of Paris II, ASSAS
PRIOR TO CBBC
Associate at NORMAND & Associés Law Firm, Anne-Sophie was in charge of the Customs administration’s litigation.
Rita Kajjiou joined CBBC in 2011 as a bilingual legal assistant.
Rita has more than 20 years’ experience as a legal assistant.
She assists the team of lawyers in all aspect in relation to formalities with courts and liaising with the various correspondents (bailiff, translators).
She is in charge of legal procedures, in particular the appeal procedure.
She speaks French and is fluent in English.
INTERNATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
Rita worked in London during five years.
She has a diploma of bilingual Personal Assistant.
She worked for ten years in large Anglo-Saxons law firms mostly in the tax and employment departments.
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