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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...

COVID 19 – Control Regime Increase on Foreign Direct Investments in Europe

Part II

Ahead of the Regulation (EU) 2019/452 dated March 19, 2019 regarding foreign direct investment (« FDI »), which will enter into force on 11 October 2020, and in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, Germany decided in June to strengthen

  • the German Foreign Trade and Payments Act (“AWG” :Außenwirtschaftsgesetz) : the proposal amending the FDI Screening rules which passed the German Federal Government on 8 April 2020, was adopted by German Parliament on 18 June 2020,


  • the Foreign Trade Regulation (“AWV” : Außenwirtschaftsverordnung)
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Algeria / foreign investments: Supplementary Finance Law for 2020

The Algerian Council of Ministers approved, on 10 May 2020,  the Draft Supplementary Finance Law for 2020 (“SFL 2020”), which should lead to the reopening of Algeria to Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs). The SFL 2020 amends two major restrictions on foreign investment (1) the so-called 49/51 rule; and (2) the State’s preemption right in respect of share transfers by or to foreign investors. > Read more

COVID 19 – Control Regime Increase on Foreign Direct Investments in Europe

Part I

- Vu : 62
The European Union (EU) Regulation 2019/452 dated March 19, 2019 regarding foreign direct investment (« FDI ») screening Regulation introduces a screening of direct investments from non-EU countries and establishes a cooperation mechanism between Member States. Regulation (1) (EU) 2019/452 will enter into force on 11 October 2020 (2). > Read more

UAE - Ministerial Resolution No. 279 of 2020 relating to employment and COVID-19

- Vu : 107

To address the uncertainty surrounding the effects of COVID-19 on the domestic employment market, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) (the “Ministry”) has issued Ministerial Resolution No. 279 of 2020 on Employment Stability in the Private Sector containing guidance for onshore based employers as to employment related measures they can take in response to the global Covid-19 (the “Resolution”).

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Brexit & transition period

- Vu : 154

After three and a half years of negotiations, Brexit has finally become a reality. The execution of the withdrawal agreement and its entry into force on 31 January 2020, marks the end of the period provided for in Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) and the beginning of a transitional period.

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

- Vu : 3833

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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