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Jeantet announces the promotion of two new partners, confirming its continuous development

Ioana Knoll-Tudor , Bertrand Barrier

Paris, 26th August 2020 – Jeantet is pleased to announce the nomination of Ioana Knoll-Tudor, in International Arbitration, and Bertrand Barrier, in M&A, as partners.

Jeantet, one of the most renowned independent French law firms, continues its development in international matters by promoting two of its local partners in Budapest and Kiev to the rank of worldwide partners. These nominations demonstrate the firm’s dynamism and willingness to provide the best possible support to its clients in an unprecedented context of crisis and demonstrate its strategy of promoting internal development while respecting its commitment to parity.

Ioana Knoll-Tudor, 40 years old, began her career in the Polish and Hungarian offices of an international law firm. Romanian, admitted to the Paris, Madrid, and Budapest Bars, she studied in France, Spain, and Poland before obtaining a PhD in International Law from the European University Institute in Florence.

Bertrand Barrier, 43 years old and member of the Paris Bar since 2001, joined Jeantet in 2015 as a local partner and manager of the Kiev office after a career in several prestigious international law firms.

For nearly 20 years, Bertrand has been assisting international promoters and foreign investors with their Mergers & Acquisitions in both France and Ukraine within the framework of their cross-border investment projects, as well as transactions involving the implementation of complex contracts in key sectors such as aviation, energy and retail.

Thanks to these promotions, the firm now counts 27 partners.

For Karl Hepp de Sevelinges, co-managing partner: “This decision, taking into account the particular economic period, reflects Jeantet’s determination to pursue its development, particularly through internal promotion. We are proud of our two new partners who were coopted thanks to their solid skills and brilliant careers within the firm.”