Bertrand is a notary in Paris, and vice-president of the notary network Althémis, the first integrated notary network.
He has carried out numerous roles within his profession, including general rapporteur at the 108th Congress of French Notaries on the theme of transfer in September 2012.
He has been the President of the Interdepartmental Chamber of Notaries of Paris, since May 2018, and a member of the Institut Juridique du Conseil Supérieur du Notariat (Legal Institute of the Senior Council of Notaries).
He specialises in inheritance planning and in the transfer of assets, within a distinctly international context. He participates regularly on these issues in symposiums or through specialist publications.
He is scientific co-director of the Revue Fiscale du Patrimoine published by LexisNexis.
Pascal is president of the notary network Althémis, the first integrated notary network.
He is a board member of the International Lexunion Network, bringing together estate specialists from the majority of European countries.
He is a Doctor of French and European law, with a DES in Asset Management and DEA in Commercial Law, and is a member of the French Institute of Commercial Law (Institut de Droit des Affaires). After spending the first part of his career as a legal and tax consultant and then as a tax lawyer, in 1993 he joined as a Notary, which is a long-standing tradition in his family.
He is co-author for Francis LEFEBVRE publications of: “Pactes d’actionnaires et engagements Dutreil”, “Stock-options Attribution gratuite d’actions”, “Les Holdings”, “Mémento Droit de la Famille”, and “Mémento Patrimoine”.
He is a regular collaborator on scientific reviews, namely Droit & Patrimoine, La Semaine Juridique and Répertoire Defrénois.
He is Head of Tuition at the Paris-Dauphine University and at ESCP Europe.
Coming from Brittany, Yann first worked for four years in the Estate Engineering Department of a Rennes Notary firm. He is now a Notary in the International Clientele Department of the Althémis Group. He provides consultancy on particular issues linked to transnational scenarios.
He holds a Higher Notary’s Diploma (Rennes I) and a University diploma in International Notarial Law (Lyon III).
He is also contributor to the LexisNexis Jurisclasseur in Estate Engineering and a member of the Scientific Committee of the Revue Internationale du Patrimoine.
Dorine has worked in several notarial and legal firms on issues of private international law and family law. She has now joined the Althémis Group’s International Clientele team.
She studied for two years in the United States, holds the Higher Notary’s Diploma (Paris-Dauphine) and the double American and French Bar.
Following several professional experiences in Notary Studies in France and abroad, including London, Saint-Martin and Montreal, Marie joined the Althémis Group International Clientele Department at the end of 2018, to assist the department’s notaries in their various cases and tasks.
She was in the first class of the Notary BTS, she also has a degree at the University of Law of Orleans and is fluent in English.
Stéphanie joined the Althémis Group in 2010, after a dual course in information – communication and notarial law, contributing to the creation of the Centre for Operational Documentation. Today she manages and directs the centre. Well-travelled and with great organisational skills, she ensures the perfect conduct of the Rencontres Internationales.
Philippe is Managing Partner of the Bernese site of the Kellerhals Carrard firm and also heads up its notarial team. An experienced notary, he advises both individuals and companies regionally, intercantonally and internationally. He is particularly active in the Franco-Swiss field, be it real estate law, matrimonial and inheritance planning, liquidation of estates, company or foundation law. He also practices in the fields of sport and energy law. A native French speaker, he is also able to advise his clients just as precisely in German. Philippe holds regular conferences in Switzerland and abroad on estate planning and sports law, as well as regularly publishing on these topics.
Georges KHAIRALLAH is Professor Emeritus at the Panthéon – Assas University (Paris II). In parallel with his university career, he carries out arbitration activities both as a consultant and as an arbitrator. He is also a consultant on the issues of private international law and European law, including CRIDON, the Centre for Research, Information and Notarial Documentation.
Edward advises his cross-border private clients on the structuring of their wealth, taxation, and estate planning. Trustee and protector himself, he is also a reference for administrators and liquidators on fiduciary and tax matters. He is also a specialist in issues around philanthropy. He is widely quoted in the press and gives lectures on these topics. He speaks English, French and Italian. He is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), which he chaired until the autumn of 2017, the Cross-Border Estates Committee, the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA), the Charity Law Association, and the Capital Tax Sub-Committee of the Law Society’s Tax Law Committee.
Géraldine is a notary partner since 2013 within the Actalys firm. She graduated in law (2003) and as a notary (2004) from UCLouvain. She obtained in 2005 a master’s degree in taxation at ICHEC Brussels Management School.
This training allows her to provide personalised advice to her clients in the areas of property and family, real estate and corporate law. Her expertise is recognised in particular in Belgian and international estate matters, particularly in the areas of estate planning (wills, gifts, marriage contract amendments, etc.). Particularly involved in the international network of Notaries Lexunion, for which she held the presidency for two years, she has already given various conferences in Paris on Franco-Belgian estate issues.
She has also been a member of the Brussels Estate Planning Skill Group (EPSG) for a decade and is involved in training for notaries at the Brussels Notaries’ House.
Emmanuel has obtained a law degree in 1986 from the Catholic University of Louvain. In the same year, he became a lawyer at the Brussels Bar and is now a partner in the de Wilde & Associés association. He is also a research associate at the Private Law Centre of the Brussels Free University and professor at the PBA (Private Bankers Academy), as well as president of the jury. He is a speaker at conferences and training sessions, and is the author of numerous books and articles in the field of property law: he has been editor-in-chief of the Belgian and International Revue de Planification Patrimoniale, and editor-in-chief of the Revue Divorce, Actualités juridiques, sociales et fiscales.
After having practised for 10 years in 3 Parisian notarial firms, Pascale is now a notary in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, where she supports her French and foreign clients in their estate and property organisation, integrating an international dimension. In addition to the Higher Notary’s Diploma, she holds the Masters 2 of Private International Law from the Panthéon-Sorbonne University and the diploma from the Aurep Expert in Estate Management. She publishes articles on the issues of international law and speaks at conferences and training sessions.