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.
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.
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.
member of the Paris Bar since 2018, she immediately integrated the law firm where she successfully passed her final training period. She holds a Professional Lawyer’s Certificate (CAPA), a Master degree in International and European Law (Bordeaux University), a University Diploma (DU) in Intellectual Property Law (Nantes University) and a specialized diploma in Competition Law (Madrid IEB). Gergana speaks four languages, French, Bulgarian, English and Spanish.
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.
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
Benrais Weisselberg Avocats
31, Rue du Faubourg Poissonnière 75009 Paris – Tel : 01 84 25 14 70 – Fax : 01 84 25 14 71
Bonne Nouvelle (lines 8, 9) – Poissonnière (line 7)
Lines 20, 39 and 48 (stop Bonne Nouvelle)
Rex Atrium – 5/7 rue du Faubourg Poissonnière