Alain Cornec
Laura Beckerman
Julie Losson
David Cousin
Isabelle MOY
Anne-Marie Lucey

Alain Cornec


Managing Partner
Paris Bar
Docteur en Droit (Juris Doctor, Business Law) Université Paris I
Former Teaching Assistant Université Paris I
Speaker for the Institut Universitaire Kurt Bosch (Switzerland) (international mediation)
Founding member and Former European Vice-President of IAML (International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers)
Founding member and present Vice-President of the AEDFA (Academia Euroamericana de Derecho de Familia)
Board Member of the French Institute of Family and Estate Law (IDFP)
Qualified as an Expert Witness in French law in England, USA, South Africa, Norway

Practice Areas:

  • international litigation and arbitration
  • procedures for well-known or leading figures and high-profile clients
  • international family and estate law
  • collaborative practice (certified specialist)
  • technical disputes
  • litigation for foreign companies in France

Major Publications:

  • "Family Law in Europe" (Butterworth, co-author)
  • "Encyclopedia of Family Life" (The Psychology of Divorce)" (Ed. de la Martinière, co-author)
  • “The Hague convention and the Judgement of Solomon”
  • Numerous articles and seminars on general international litigation and on international family law, international divorce, international child abduction, enforcement

Languages: French, English, Spanish, Italian

Laura Beckerman


Paris Bar

Practice Areas (exclusively French and International Family Law):

  • divorce
  • relocating (a parent and child to another country)
  • child abductions
  • international procedures for private clients
  • juvenile court proceedings

Languages: French, English

Julie Losson


Paris Bar
Legal Advisor for the French Consulate in Moscow
Member of la Société des Juristes Franco-Russe (SJFR – Society of Franco Russian jurists)
Member of l’Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA)
Member of Cercle Kondratieff

Masters in Private International Law and European Law (Université Paris I)
Master of Law (Russian Law) (Université Paris X)
Master of Arts (Russian language) (Université Marc Bloch - Strasbourg)

Practice areas:

  • international law (private clients)
  • family and estate Law
  • expatriation and impatriation
  • international adoption


  • Writer for the "International Children Law Information Portal" of Jordan Publishing
  • "French Supreme Court Restates Rules on Jurisdiction, Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Decisions in Matrimonial Matters: A New Chance for Old Cases" Family Law Quarterly, 2010 Vol. 44, No. 1 (Spring 2010) p. 83–94. ABA
Member of the Paris Bar since 2007. She is a junior partner with Villard Cornec & Partners experienced in general international family law, especially in the private sector and with Russian speaking nations.
She defends cases involving financial disputes pertaining to divorce settlements and inheritance issues (jurisdiction disputes, child abductions, registration and enforcement of foreign court decisions).

Languages: French, Russian, English

David Cousin


Paris Bar
Graduate the universities of Rome and Bologna (Italy)
Master of International Business Law (Université Paris V)
Master of Comparative Law (Université Paris II Panthéon Assas)
Master of Business Law (Université Paris II Panthéon Assas)
Practice areas:

  • general business law
  • property and construction
  • employment law
  • insolvency
  • criminal law

Languages: French, Italian, English, Spanish

Anne-Marie Lucey


Of Counsel
Barrister at Law
Member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple Inn of Court, London (Year of call: 2005) LLB, LLM (Lon)

Practice areas:

  • Children Act applications
  • divorce, marital property, domestic violence
  • parental custody and visitation
  • cohabitation disputes
  • public and private law proceedings, ancillary relief

Anne-Marie read Law at Queen Mary, University of London, and was an Erasmus Scholar at Université de Paris II, Panthéon-Assas.
Following her undergraduate studies, Anne-Marie completed an LLM Masters of Laws at University College, London, achieving a Merit classification.
Anne-Marie’s family law practice includes all aspects of ancillary relief, public and private child law, including residence, contact orders and child abduction/removal from the jurisdiction.

Languages: English, French

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