Julie Losson

losson@villard-avocats.com

+33 6 89 78 37 86
+7 965 298 49 51

Education and qualifications:

Member of the Paris Bar (2007 – 07611978)

Adviser to the French Consulate in Moscow

Certified by the Russian Ministry of Justice as a foreign lawyer practising in Russia (2014-72)

Medal of Merit of the Federal Chamber of Lawyers of the Russia Federation for the protection of civil rights and liberties (1st degree in 2015)

Master in Private International Law and European Law (University of Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne)

Master of Russian Law (University of Paris X Nanterre)

Master of Arts (Russian language) (Marc Bloch University, Strasbourg)

Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers

Member of the Franco-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Member of the International Association of Lawyers

Member of the Kondratieff circle

Languages:

French
Russian
English 

Avocat in Paris for nearly 10 years, Julie Losson has developed a recognized expertise in advising and representing clients in connection with international family law cases, especially those involving France and Russia.  

She has been a partner at Villard Cornec since 2009. 

To better assist families navigate through their increasingly difficult cross-border issues, Julie Losson set up an office in Moscow in 2012 (through the SELARL Julie Losson company, which is a corporate partner of the VILLARD CORNEC AARPI) and has been managing it ever since. She has also been acting as legal adviser to the French consulate in Moscow since 2012.  

Julie Losson’s practice is primarily focused on international family cases involving complex financial, migratory and tax issues. For instance, Julie Losson assists French nationals and foreign expatriates living in Moscow who are confronted with a divorce or a parental custody issue against a Russian national. She assists in the drafting of marital agreements involving foreign spouses, and of divorce and parental custody agreements between mixed couples. Lastly, she accompanies French and Russian nationals on succession and property law issues, as well as in adoption or child abduction cases. As such, she works alongside with the International cooperation Bureau of the Ministry of Justice and the Russian Central Authority of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation.  

 Julie Losson is the only French lawyer listed as a foreign lawyer of the Russian Federation. As such, she is notably authorized to draft and produce affidavits and legal opinions regarding French law for the Russian courts.  

Publications, conferences and various interventions:

Chapter on Russia in the “International Comparative Legal Guide”- London, 2018 

https://iclg.com/practice-areas/family-laws-and-regulations/russia 

“Ten pieces of advice to a French national before marrying a Russian”- Moscow, 2013 

“French Supreme Court restates rules on jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of foreign decisions in matrimonial matters : a new chance for old cases”- Family Law Quaterly, 2010 vol. 44, no. 1 (Spring 2010) p. 83-94, ABA 

Delivered training to Russian law practitioners in connection with Russia’s accession to the the Hague Conventions on international abduction and the recognition of decisions with respect to parental liability – Moscow, 2013 

Presentation of family law and the EU Human Rights Court, Bordeaux, 12 May 2012 

Workshop “International and EU law”, Etats Généraux du droit de la famille, Paris, 2011 

Main practice areas:

Private International Law (conflicts of jurisdictions, conflicts of laws and recognition of foreign decisions)

Family and Estate Law (marital contract, winding-up of the matrimonial estate)

Expatriation – Impatriation

Global professional mobility

International Adoption