The Firm

Benrais Weisselberg Avocats advises in business and commercial law, employment law and intellectual property law.

The founding partners – Maud Benrais and Elise Weisselberg – and their team provide operational and pragmatic solutions with a close eye on the issues of each case, the interests and objectives of each of their clients whether they are individuals, companies or institutional players.

Combining their complementary professional backgrounds and fields of expertise, Maud Benrais and Elise Weisselberg share a common approach to their work as well as a common vision on the way they hold cases when advising, preventing or litigating.

They use their cross-cutting expertise in business law, employment law and IP law to help their clients in most of the aspects of their company’s business life.

They enrich their synergy with external expertise when needed, by soliciting a network of lawyers (specially in tax or fiscal law, criminal law, real state law) and other professionals (certified public accountants, financial experts, notaries).

When a dispute arises, the attorneys of the firm favour amicable settlement when it’s pertinent. They also efficiently defend their clients’ interests in litigation.


Elise Weisselberg

is a member of the Paris Bar since 2001 and holds a postgraduate degree (DEA) in Intellectual Property Law (P.Y Gautier). With a litigation expertise in Business and Intellectual property Law developed for more than 14 years in an international law firm, Stehlin & Associés, she founded her own legal firm in 2015.

She regularly takes part to IP meetings and teaches a “law and photography” module during the professional days of the “Contemporary Art and Photography” Master degree at Paris 8 University.

Maud Benrais

has started her career in 1998 as a criminal attorney and member of the Paris Bar alongside with Philippe Lemaire. She joined the legal department of RATP (Paris railway transportation company), then the social relation department of the same company where she led a team of lawyers in employment law.

She was ultimately nominated as the human resources director of the asset department of the company. ​ In 2012, she made her way back to the Paris bar with the solid experience she acquired in employment law and in negotiations.

Alexandra Barthelemy

is a member of the Paris Bas since september 2020. Alexandra holds a Professional Lawyer’s Certificate (CAPA), a Master 2 in Criminal law and Criminal Policy in Europe and a Master 1 in Private law (Paris Panthéon Sorbonne University). Alexandra also studied Modern Literature (Degree of Modern Literature at the University of Nîmes).

She is fluent in English and has a passion for Asian cultures. She has a very good knowledge of Japanese (JLPT level 4) and basic knowledge of Korean.



The law firm intervenes both in labor and employment law. It assists its clients in human resources management (recruitment, execution of the employment contract and its termination) and provides support in the social dialogue (negotiating work time agreements, management of staff representative bodies and obligations related to health and safety).

The law firm operates in counselling, litigation and training in a wide range of domains, especially in security, transportation, clothing and fashion.

property Law

The law firm intervenes in all the fields of IP law (trade mark, copyright, design, domain name, image right, software, data base, patent) and provides its clients with protection strategies of their creations, the promotion and exploitation of their intellectual property rights.

The law firm represents both creators/authors and companies in audiovisual & cinematographic production, publishing, communication & advertisement, new technologies, fashion, applied arts, architecture, and industries such as automobile and energy.

It has acquired a substantial expertise in emergency proceedings (summary proceedings, infringing and customs seizures).

Business and commercial Law

The law firm helps companies in their relations with their clients and partners, by providing them with contractual strategies (commercial agreements, supply and/or services contracts, distribution contracts, general terms of sale and general terms of use). ​ The law firm has acquired a solid practice in commercial disputes and builds upon its specific expertise in emergency procedures, especially investigative measures.


Benrais Weisselberg Avocats

222 boulevard Saint-Germain 75007 Paris  – Tel : 01 42 60 04 31  –  Fax : 01 42 60 04 55


Rue du Bac (line 12)

Lines 63, 87 (stop Rue du Bac – René Char)

Parking Indigo Paris Bac Montalembert – 9 Rue de Montalembert, 75007 Paris

AARPI Avocats au Barreau de Paris – Toque D2164 – Siret 844 929 026 00012