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Dr. Cristelle ALBARIC

Partner - Head of International - Cross Border Transactions

Practices :
Cristelle ALBARIC is Head of International Dpt at Simon Associés. She daily assists French companies in their business activities abroad, and foreign companies doing business in France. She mainly intervenes in Cross Border Transactions - Mergers and Acquisitions – Corporate Law – Franchises – Commercial Agencies.

Career Path:

Attorney at Law - Partner - Cross Border Transactions
Since 2014

Attorney at Law - Associate
2012 - 2014

Attorney at Law - Associate 
YMFL – Milon & Associés
2005 - 2012

Attorney at Law - Associate 
2000 - 2005


Paris Bar (1999)

Doctor of Law – Montpellier University – France
« Master Franchising »

Visiting Scholar at Boalt Hall – University of California at Berkeley – USA 

DEA (Master’s Degree) – Montpellier University – France
« Business Law »

LL.M - Heidelberg University – Germany
« Control of concentrations under EC Law »

Spoken Languages:


Main Publications:

International Commercial Agency and Distribution Agreements (2nd Edition Kluwer 2017 – / 1st Edition Kluwer 2011)

"Refus d'exequatur d'une décision étrangère en présence d'une clause attributive de juridiction" ("Refusal for exequatur proceedings of a foreign decision in the presence of a forum selection clause"), Le Monde du Droit, 2018

"Contrôle européen d’un refus d’assistance au recouvrement transfrontalière d'une créance fiscale" ("Control by the EUCJ of a refusal for cross border recovery assistance of a tax receivable"), Fiscalonline.com, 2018

"La Franchise en Chine" ("Franchising in China"), Lettre des Réseaux, 2018

"Inde : réforme de la fiscalité indirecte/entrée en vigueur de la TVA" ("India: reform of indirect taxation/entry into force of the VAT ("Goods and Services Tax")"), Les Nouvelles Fiscales, 2018

Associations - Clubs:

AIJA – International Association of Young Lawyers

AFDD – French Association of Doctors of Law

CBC - Chinese Business Club

Berkeley International Alumni House


Number One Law Firm in Distribution Law
Leaders' League ranking, 2018

Number One Law Firm in Distribution Law
‘’Le Monde du droit’’ ranking, 2015, 2017

Number One Law Firm in Franchise Law
Leaders’ League ranking, 2015, 2017

‘’Key Law Firm’’ Category in Franchise Law
Leaders’ League ranking, 2013

‘’Strong Reputation’’ Category in Distribution Law
Leaders’ League ranking, 2013

Part of the 30 most efficient purely-French Corporate Law Firms
Leaders’ League ranking, 2013

Silver Award for French Multi-Office Law Firm
‘’Trophées du droit’’ (Law Awards), 2012

Award for Rising Team in Distribution Law
‘’Trophées du droit’’ (Law Awards), 2012


Horse riding, Skiing, Scuba diving
Painting: 2010 (2 months)Paris: Collective Exhibition at Institut du Monde Arabe « Le Maroc en Lumières »

Personal skills:



“Get the deal done – keep the client happy”

News, Articles, Conferences, Interviews, etc...

A window on the post-13th National People's Congress and on the 2018 Edition of the BOAO Forum

- Vu : 1181

The 13th National People's Congress of China (NPC) and the 13th National Committee othe Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) were held from March 3, to March 20, 2018.

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Simon Associé present at the 5th Overseas Investment Forum organized by Yingke
13 octobre 2017 - Vu : 1091
Lara BOURSIER participates in two round tables during the 5th Overseas Investment Forum organized by Yingke on October ...
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SIMON Associés and YINGKE Partners welcome NCB President, Mrs Christiane Féral-Schuhl, in Beijing
11 janvier 2018 - Vu : 871
In the context of the first official visit of French President Macron in China, SIMON Associés and YINGKE ...
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Lara Boursier, interviewed by Global Retail News, gives advice to foreign brands wanting to set up shop in China
18 octobre 2017 - Vu : 512
 In this interview Lara Bousier gives advice to foreign brands wanting to set up shop there, talks about the legal ...
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Egypt-New Partnership for Development in Africa
18 juillet 2016 - Vu : 309
Simon Associés signed an organic agreement with the Egyptian firm Matouk Bassiouny. This firm brings its expertise in ...
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