Senior Counsel | Avocat à la Cour

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Practice description

Catherine Cathiard has 30 years’ experience advising international clientele in general company law including stock exchange law, governance, refinancing and in mergers and acquisitions.

Catherine has a particularly strong track record in rendering legal advices in cross-border reorganisations and European company law, especially in relation to the setting-up of European Company – Société EuropéenneSocietas Europaea or SE (corporate and employment matters).


Catherine Cathiard has practiced in large French and anglo-saxon law firms (Gide, Jeantet, Freshfields, Skadden Arps) and in Luxembourg (Jeantet, Wildgen).

She performed secondments to the legal department of listed companies (Eurofins Scientific, Technicolor).

Academic activities

Catherine Cathiard is expert in company law for the JURI Commission of the European Parliament and is part of the ICLEG expert group of the European Commission. Catherine is regularly consulted by European institutions, national chambers of commerce and is active in think tanks to comment on and propose amendments to draft legislation on European or national company law.

Catherine is lecturer at the Sorbonne University (Paris).

She regularly speaks at international conferences and publishes in national and international legal newspapers. She is the author of the book "La pratique du droit européen des sociétés - Structures européennes et réorganisations transfrontalières" [Practice of European Company Law – European structures and cross-border reorganisations], with A. Lecourt, JOLY Editions, Pratique des Affaires Editions Joly, 2nd ed., 2017. 


She has effected her bar training and exams in Paris and is registered with list 1 of the Luxembourg Bar (Avocat à la Cour).

She has Post Graduate Degree in International Commercial Law (university Paris X, France) and Masters Degree in International and European Law (University Paris 2-Assas, France).


Catherine Cathiard is fluent in English, French (native) and has knowledge in German.


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