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Our team

Michael Cahn

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Michael Cahn has been practicing for the past 20 years in all areas of civil, commercial and criminal business law, both in advisory and litigation. He works to prevent, defend, build and or restore, with wise and even experienced advice. Its core activity corresponds to the litigation of out-of-court and or even judicial proceedings to deal with corporate difficulties. He has developed a solid experience on issues related to the protection of directors' and/or shareholders' liability. The development of his practice has been reinforced, with a large number of successes in the turnaround of companies in difficulty, often successful in situations considered very complex. It has established strong relationships of trust around its interventions, which enable it to offer the most complete assistance and representation services, with an established network of correspondents, who share a common and primary concern for efficiency. He started in 2000 with GRANRUT VATIER BAUDELOT, then joined PARDO BOULANGER & ASSOCIÉS (PBA) in 2002, with whom he created CAHN & PBA in 2007, which he will first manage alone, and will control entirely from 2009 under the name CAHN AVOCATS. Thanks to his varied and highly instructive experience, the many trustful relationships built with a large number of partners, and in particular with the support of a complementary and motivated team, he has been pursuing the development of this law firm since its tenth anniversary and its installation in 2018 in its new premises on the Place d'Iéna in Paris (16th), under the name CAHN WILSON.

T. +33 (0)1 75 43 24 40 mca@cahnwilson.com

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Thomas Alho Antunes

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Thomas ALHO ANTUNES advises and litigates in all aspects of business law before the civil and commercial courts. With solid experience, he assists companies, their managers and shareholders on a daily basis in the management and resolution (amicable or contentious) of legal issues related to the life of the company. He devotes a large part of his activity to the treatment of companies in difficulty, a field in which he specializes (Graduate of the DU Droit des entreprises en difficulté, Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne), intervening very regularly in preventive proceedings (ad'hoc mandate; conciliation), collective proceedings (safeguard; legal redress; judicial liquidation), as well as all litigation related to this specialty (notably proceedings in personal and property liability). He regularly collaborates with the various actors involved in this type of case (courts, court administrators, court representatives, audit and advisory firms, chartered accountants in particular), and has acquired a certain experience in the management of crisis situations. After joining CAHN AVOCATS in 2009 as an associate, he was sworn in on 6 December 2012 to the Paris Bar and has since practiced as a lawyer.

T. +33 (0)1 75 43 24 40 taa@cahnwilson.com

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Coralie Blum

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Admitted to the Paris Bar in 1993. Born into a family of lawyers, Coralie Blum began her career in law firms specializing in civil and commercial litigation, before joining DARROIS VILLEY MAILLOT BROCHIER in 1997, where she perfected her experience in business litigation.

In 2005, after eight years of unbeatable experience with the best, she created ABCCAB with two colleagues to develop her skills in business law and in new labour law issues.

At the end of 2016, she joined the CAHN WILSON team.

T. +33 (0)1 75 43 24 40 cbl@cahnwilson.com

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Gérard Fohlen-Weill

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Gérard Fohlen-Weill joined the CAHN WILSON team in the summer of 2019, in order to extend all the previous successful partnerships over the past ten years. Gérard Fohlen-Weill holds a Master's degree in Business Law and is a graduate of the Institut Supérieur de Gestion. His originality lies in his strong experience in the banking sector, particularly in infrastructure project financing and public-private partnerships. He began his career in 1976 with the Rothschild Group and then joined the CCF group (Crédit Commercial de France - HSBC) in 1982 as Deputy Director, particularly at the European Bank in 1989 in charge of the automotive, mining, agri-food and tourism sectors. From 1992, Gerard Fohlen-Weill joined the Banques Populaires Group, successively holding the position of Deputy Managing Director of SIGEC, a real estate subsidiary, from 1991 to 1996, and then Deputy Director within the Large Companies Division from 1996. He joined Natixis in 1999 as a "Senior Banker" in charge of the construction, environment and transport sectors, then in 2008 participated in the creation of Natixis' Energy and Commodities department, in charge of the African continent in particular. In parallel with his banking activities, he was a judge at the Paris Commercial Court from 1995 to 2008, sitting from 2005 to 2008 as President of the Chamber. In 2009, he will be appointed Honorary President of the Chamber. In 2010, Gerard Fohlen-Weill joined the Jeantet law firm as a senior counsel. In 2011, he joined DLA Piper in Paris as Of Counsel, where he joined the "Litigation & Regulatory" team, bringing to his clients his expertise in general litigation, restructuring, banking and financial law as well as his knowledge of the French-speaking and sub-Saharan African markets. Gerard Fohlen-Weill is a member of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Caisse de Garantie Immobilière du Bâtiment (CGI-BAT) after having been a director of CGI-FFB since 1983. He was also an associate lecturer at the Faculty of Law of Cergy-Pontoise in the "DJCE", "Business Law" and "Business Law and Ethics" Masters programmes. Gérard Fohlen-Weill is Colonel (H) of the French Air Force and auditor of the 51st national session of the Institut des Hautes Etudes de Défense Nationale (IHEDN). Since 2015, he has served as Honorary President of the Union of IHEDN Auditors' Associations.

T. +33 (0)1 75 43 24 40 gfw@cahnwilson.com

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Richard Koplewicz

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Richard KOPLEWICZ has been a lawyer since 1994. He joined CAHN WILSON in 2019 and mainly works in criminal business law. After collaborating with Me Thierry HERZOG in general criminal law, Richard founded his own firm in 1999 and has since pleaded numerous criminal cases, for correctional or criminal cases, before all French criminal jurisdictions. He advises his clients on a daily basis in criminal business law. He is involved in all types of criminal litigation relating to relations between the company, its managers and third parties. He has acquired recognized expertise in these matters and in particular in criminal procedure and regularly accompanies the directors of large companies on these issues. Richard KOPLEWICZ is a member of the Association of Criminal Lawyers.

T. +33 (0)1 75 43 24 40 rko@cahnwilson.com

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Leslie Mankikian

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Leslie Mankikian assists and accompanies French and foreign companies on a daily basis in corporate law, commercial contracts, labour law and reorganization. She regularly advises clients on the creation, takeover and sale of companies. After having validated two M2 Professional courses in Tours and Paris-Dauphine, she passed the Bar in Paris and was sworn in in 2008. She started her career at NS2A with former partners from Landwell before joining PHILIPPON & ASSOCIES in Paris and Saint-Barthélemy in 2011, with whom she still works on a daily basis. In 2017, she joined the CAHN WILSON team.

T. +33 (0)1 75 43 24 40 lma@cahnwilson.com

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Sarah Mincel

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Sarah Mincel has been a lawyer since 1994. She has a Master’s degree in tax law (Université Paris V – Descartes) and a Master’s degree in asset management (Université Paris II - Panthéon Assas). Before joining Cahn Wilson she worked at Fidal law firm for several years on french and foreign cases. Sarah works on taxation and advises companies on their day-to-day tax management and restructuring transactions. She advises individuals on the management of their professional, personal and wealth tax matters. She also developed a skill in art dealing taxation. Due to her experience standing with a former member of the French Tax Administration, she represents the clients in their relations with the French tax authorities upon tax audits and litigations before the French administrative and judicial courts. She also assists the clients preparing their tax returns. Sarah is a member of the “Art and Law institute”.

T. +33 (0)1 75 43 24 40 smi@cahnwilson.com

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Margot Le Luong

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Margot LE LUONG has been a member of the Paris Bar since 2019.

A graduate of the University Panthéon-Assas (Paris II) and a Master 2 in Internal and International Contract Law at the University of Paris-Sud, she acquired experience in business litigation in various Parisian law firms (HERALD - formerly GRANRUT, LERINS & BCW), before joining CAHN WILSON in 2019.

She also trained at the Master of International Trade and Commerce Law, Macquarie University (Sydney). Margot mainly advises and litigates in business law before the civil and commercial courts. She also devotes part of its activity to labour tribunal litigation.

T. +33 (0)1 75 43 24 40 mll@cahnwilson.com

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Emma Lesueur

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Emma Lesueur has been involved since 2019 as a para-legal, to assist and support the entire CAHN WILSON team.

T. +33 (0)1 75 43 24 40 ele@cahnwilson.com

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Farah Elwalid

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Farah ELWALID has been involved since 2020 as a para-legal, to assist and support the entire CAHN WILSON team.

T. +33 (0)1 75 43 24 40 fel@cahnwilson.com

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