Alice Segard

Lawyer

Alice is a lawyer in the Litigation – Arbitration – Mediation, Contract drafting and negotiation, Restructuring and companies in distress teams of Kalliopé.

She assists French and international clients, composed of public institutions, large groups, SMEs and start-ups, which she advises and represents for their business law disputes under French law, with a predominance for commercial litigation, before civil and commercial courts.

Expertises

Contract drafting and negotiation

Litigation – Arbitration – Mediation

Restructuring and companies in distress

Legal experience

Business law litigation

  • unfair competition
  • sudden termination of established commercial relationships
  • tort and contractual liability
  • debt recovery

Negotiation and drafting of commercial contracts

  • distribution contracts – franchise, commercial agency, exclusive and selective distribution
  • sale and service agreement
  • joint-venture

Restructuring and collective proceedings

  • ad hoc mandate proceedings
  • conciliation, safeguard, receivership or judicial liquidation
  • appointment as controller
  • litigation of collective proceedings (recourse against judgments and orders, liability actions – nullity of the suspicious period, extension of proceedings, abusive support, etc. – professional or asset sanctions against the executive, actions in connection with debt verification, etc.)

Sector experience

  • Banking – insurance
  • Agri-food and distribution

Membership bar

Paris

Languages

French, English

Professional background

  • Since 2021 Lawyer, Kalliopé, Paris
  • 2018 – 2021 Lawyer, Cabinet Pineau Braudel, Paris
  • 2016 – 2018 Lawyer, Cabinet Meridian AARPI, Paris

Academic background

  • 2019 Nantes University, Distance Learning University Degree (DU) in Intellectual Property (With Honours)
  • 2015 CAPA
  • 2014 King’s College London, LL.M. (with merits)
  • 2012 Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Master II Private International Law and International Trade

References

  • Assistance and representation of a company in the IT field in the context of termination of established commercial relationships relating to software development and operation.
  • Assistance and representation of a Belgian company in the agri-food sector, in its capacity as the so-called “de facto director” in the context of a liability action initiated by a judicial liquidator in connection with negotiations initiated before the judicial liquidation of a French group, for the purchase of said group (acquisition having failed).
  • Assistance and representation of a company in the banking sector in the context of a pre-litigation with the assignee and co-shareholder of two subsidiaries, in Benin and Togo, relating to the non-performance of the recapitalisation commitment entered into by the latter. This case is subject to French and OHADA law.
  • Assistance and representation of a Cameroonian public institution in connection with an action brought against French and Cameroonian financial institutions concerning failures in their account-keeping obligations.
  • Assistance and representation of a Togolese banking sector group in connection with actions to recover a debt of €35 million and the correlative implementation of securities, held by its Chadian subsidiary on a group of companies and individuals. This case has the particularity of being conducted under French and OHADA law.

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