Axelle ZENATI

Educational/ Current position / Professional Experience

Education:

2001 – Admitted to the Paris Bar
2000 – Professional Lawyer’s Certificate (CAPA), Versailles
1999 – Postgraduate certificate (DEA) European Business Law – University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
1998 – Postgraduate certificate (DESS) Comparative Law – Universities of Paris I & Paris II (Panthéon Assas & Sorbonne)
1997 – Master of Laws (LL.M.) – University of Münster (Germany)
1996 – Master’s degree, International Private Law – University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
1994 – French German Law Center (CJFA)– University of Saarbrücken (Germany)
1992 – Bachelor’s degree (Baccalauréat) – Lycée international Jean Perrin (Lyon)

Professional Experience:

Since July 2019: GGV Avocats-Rechtsanwälte, Partner : litigation and international arbitration, negotiation of international contracts, commercial law, competition law
2015 – July 2019: AKTUAL AVOCATS, Partner and Co-founder: litigation and international arbitration, negotiation of international contracts
2003-2015: SOFFER AVOCATS, Associate Lawyer: complex multi-jurisdictional litigation and international arbitration
2001-2003: WENNER, Associate Lawyer: advice and litigation in French-German business law
2000: HAARMANN HEMMELRATH, Trainee Lawyer: advice and litigation in French-German business law
2000: FUNCK BRENTANO GEWELBE BROUSSEAU, Trainee Lawyer: European business law, French-German business law
Memberships: Deutscher Anwaltsverein (DAV) Paris, Commission Arbitrage International (Paris Bar Association), Challengers Européens, Club des Affaires Saar-Lorraine, Association des Anciens du Centre Juridique Franco-Allemand

Arbitration Experience

As counsel:

ICC (International Chamber of Commerce of Paris): international cases; pharmaceutical industry; French and Dutch law
Paris Court of Appeal: action for annulment of an ICC award; international cases; pharmaceutical industry; French law
AFA (Association Française d’Arbitrage): domestic case; dispute between shareholders; food industry; French law
AAA (American Arbitration Association): international case; pharmaceutical industry; American and French law
Hamburg Chamber of Commerce: international case; construction and engineering; Russian and German law
Ad hoc Arbitration: domestic case; Distribution law; food industry; French Law

Publications and Speaking Engagements

Publications :

« Nouveautés en matière de compétence juridictionnelle et de reconnaissance des décisions étrangères au sein de l’espace communautaire : Le Règlement n° 44/2001 du 22 décembre 2000 entre en vigueur », No. 195/197, Gazette du Palais July 14-16, 2002 (with Olivier Delgrange)
« Quelques remarques sur la clause de réserve de propriété en droit français », July-August 2001, Revue économique Franco-Suisse
« Eigentumsvorbehalt im französischen Recht » No. 5, Revue CONTACT (CFACI), May 2001
« Le marquage CE », Internet site of CFACI
« Can the French courts grant partial or total compensation for breach of contract despite the existence of an arbitration clause? », Vol. 21, n° 1 The International Litigation Quarterly Summer 2005 (with Ron Soffer)

Speaking Engagements:

Paris Bar Association Legal Training Center: lectures on arbitration law, commercial litigation, emergency procedure and competition law
Bar Association of Sarreguemines: lectures on arbitration law