LAWYERS & CONSULTANTS

Kenneth M. WEISSBERG, born in Paris, is a dual citizen of France and of the United States. He was called to the Bar of Paris in 1979, and has practiced ever since as an Attorney, specialized in International Business Law.

Mr. WEISSBERG began his practice as an Associate Attorney with the reputed Paris law firm GIDE LOYRETTE NOUEL, in the Department of Foreign Investments in France, Corporations and Bankruptcies.

In 1981, he joined the French Office of a Montreal based Canadian law firm of which he became a Partner in 1986 after having built up a Litigation department, specialized in International transactions and resolution of disputes.

In 1991, Mr. WEISSBERG started a professional corporation geared towards a European and a North American clientele.

Mr. WEISSBERG has applied all his efforts to the international development of the firm, which has today offices in Paris, Miami, Beyrouth, as well as a world wide network of correspondant and covers the full spectrum of legal services available in the international field.

Mr. WEISSBERG holds a “Maîtrise de Droit Privé” of the University of Nice (France) and a Master of International Law of New York University. He is admitted to the Bar of New York as a Legal Consultant since 1986, and to the Bar of Florida since 2000 as a Foreign Legal Consultant. He was appointed Counselor to the National Board of Foreign Trade by the French Government (Conseiller du Commerce Extérieur de la France) from 1998 until 2013. He participates to a great number of symposiums and conferences, the purpose of which is to make French investments abroad easier. Mr. WEISSBERG participates to the works of the International Commission of the Paris Bar. He publishes articles on international law and advocates across-polinization of Civil law and Common law both in contractual and arbitration matters.

Mr. WEISSBERG has in the course of his carrier, counseled a large number of North American companies doing business in France, namely : Air Canada (aviation), Anadarco (oil), Diamond Shamrock Alberta Gas Company (PVC and Plastics) Bombardier (aircraft manufacturer), Cascades (paper pulp), CIBC (bank), Commodore Aviation (aircraft maintenance), Conair Aviation and Cascade Aéronautics (aircraft manufacturers), Echo Bay Gold Mine (mining), Garrett Corporation (automobile and aircraft parts), General Electric USA, Gund (Toys), King Grain (food), Milchem (mining), Slush Puppie Corporation (soft drinks), US Filter (water filtering and adduction systems), Subway (restaurant franchise), as well as European, Asian, African corporations, such as Poleko Group (Indonesia), Sweetmart Group (Hong Kong), Nordeutsche Landesbank (Germany), Supercart International (South Africa), Thöni (Austria), Cameroon Airlines (Cameroon).

Mr. WEISSBERG has also assisted French companies in their outbound activities: namely, Crédit Agricole, Crédit Chimique, (banks), CFCE (French Government), Daher (logistics), GIAT (military equipment) Héli-Union (aviation), Renault (automobile), Sollac (steel).

Mr. WEISSBERG is known for his expertise in complex international litigation and arbitration including industrial plants breakdowns, white collar and corporate fraud, international bankruptcies, in aviation matters covering arbitration between airline companies, recovery and seizure of aircraft, sale and leasing of aircraft, disputes for collection of damages in air –crashes and in arbitration of disputes with the United Nations about the implementation of public tenders.

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