The team

Boutique law firm, William JULIÉ Avocats is made up of lawyers and legal experts practicing in several languages, as consultants and litigators.

The team’s skills are cross-disciplinary and complementary, enabling a global grasp of the most complex situations and the ability to intervene before all national, foreign and international jurisdictions.

Thanks to its 20 years’ experience in diverse legal fields, including Criminal Law, International Criminal Law, Human Rights law and Business Law, the firm can guarantee its clients, be they natural persons, legal persons or institutions, its absolute availability as well as the highest quality of tailored support.

William Julié

Paris Bar

Works in French and English

Specialized In

• Criminal Law
• Business Criminal Law
• International Criminal Law
• Human Rights
• Business Law
• Sanctions

Memberships

• International Criminal Law Officer de l’International Bar Association (IBA) – International Criminal Law Officer
• European Bar Association (ECBA)
• Groupe d’Experts du European Law Institute (ELI)
• Président de la Commission Pénale de l’Association des Avocats Conseils d’Entreprises (ACE)
• Forum des Avocats Spécialistes de l’Extradition (DELF)
• Association des Juristes Franco-Britanniques (LBLS)
• Association des Avocats Pénalistes (ADAP)

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2000, William JULIÉ is a Franco-British lawyer specialized in criminal defense and Human Rights Law.

After studying International Law at the University of Paris-Sorbonne (Paris I), William JULIÉ specialized in Criminal Law, obtaining a doctoral certification (Doctorat d’études approfondies) in European Criminal Justice Policy directed by Professor Mireille Delmas-Marty while also attending the Institute of Criminology at the University of Paris-Assas (Paris II).

His first years fine-tuning his skills as a criminal and fundamental rights lawyer were spent working alongside renowned professionals, amongst whom Maître Henri Leclerc (President of the Human Rights League).

He has a particular expertise in International Criminal Law and, more specifically, in extradition procedures, execution of international and European arrest warrants, the removal / lifting of INTERPOL red notices and delisting of people or entities from sanction lists.

He regularly appears before foreign jurisdictions as legal expert in matters of Criminal Law and Human Rights.

Amélie Beauchemin

Paris Bar
New York Bar

Works in French and English

Specialized In

• International Criminal Law
• International Humanitarian Law
• Human Rights
• Criminal Law

Amélie BEAUCHEMIN is an attorney at the New York Bar and Paris Bar.

She holds a bilingual master’s degree in International and European Law from the University Paris-Ouest Nanterre La Défense and an LL.M in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law from the American University Washington College of Law, where she also teaches an introduction to International Criminal Law within the International Law program for Arabic speakers.

After working for the international co-prosecutor’s office in the Extraordinary Chambers in  the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), she collaborated with several Syrian NGOs, coordinating the work of the teams on the ground and co-teaching the principles of International Criminal Law and Crime Documentation to Syrian lawyers and activists.

Sophie Menegon

Paris Bar

Works in French, English, Spanish and Italian

Specialized In

• International Criminal Law
• Criminal Law
• Media Law
• Family Law

Memberships

• International Criminal Court Bar Association
• Lawyers Without Borders

Sophie MENEGON has been practicing as a barrister at the Paris Bar since 2014.  She is also registered on the list of Counsels before the International Criminal Court (CPI) and the Kosovo Specialist Chambers (KSC), based in The Hague.

She has a professional Master’s Degree in International Law and International Administration from the University of Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris I). In 2006, she clerked for a judge of the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. She is part of the defense team of M. Katanga before the ICC and since the end of 2020, is one of the co-counsel within the defense team of M. Thaçi.

In Paris, she mainly handles matters relating to general Criminal Law, Business Criminal Law, and Media Law. She also deals in matters of Family Law.

Samantha Philippe

Paris Bar

Works in French and English

Specialized In

• Criminal Law
• Business Criminal Law
• Family and Social Law
• Contract Law

Samantha PHILIPPE has been practicing at the Paris Bar since 2018.

She has Masters’ Degrees in Internal and International Litigation and in Civil and Commercial Contract Law from the University of Paris-Descartes (Paris V), where she also taught fundamental law principles and Family Law.

She mainly works in Contract Law, General Criminal Law, Criminal Business Law and Family Law.

Léa DARVES-BORNOZ

Paris Bar

Works in French, English, and Spanish 

Specialized In

• International Criminal Law
• International Humanitarian Law
• Criminal Law
• Human Rights

Léa DARVES-BORNOZ has a Master’s Degree In Human Rights and Humanitarian Action from the Paris Institute of Political Sciences (Sciences Po Paris) and a Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law from the University of Panthéon-Assas (Paris II).  She has always been passionate about Human Rights and the geopolitical and legal challenges they present.

She has worked with the Commission Nationale Consultative des Droits de L’homme and as a trainee at the French Permanent Representation at the United Nations in Geneva.

Particularly concerned by the challenges relating to sexual violence in situations of armed conflict, from 2019 to 2021 she worked as consultant for the NGO We are not Weapons of War.

After an internship at the office of the first president of the French Court of cassation, Léa joined William JULIÉ Avocats as a trainee lawyer before graduating from the École française du Barreau.

Pauline LAUBREAUX

Works in French and in English

Specialized In

• Criminal Law
• International Criminal Law
• Human Rights
• Civil law

Pauline LAUBREAUX has a Master’s Degree in Civil and Criminal Litigation from the University of Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris I) and an LL.M in International and European Criminal Law from the University of Maastricht.

After a semester at the University of Amsterdam, her interest in International Criminal Law motivated her to write a doctorate on the European Public Prosecutor’s Office and to carry out a comparative legal study of the repression of incest in France and Germany.

She has also taught at the University of Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris I) and has done internships at the Appeal Court of Paris and the French Ministry of Justice.

After her varied work experience in Criminal Law, she joined William JULIÉ Avocats with a view to preparing the entry exams for the Paris Bar.

Maya DERRIDJ

Works in French, English, Spanish and Arabic

Specialized In

• Human Rights
• International Criminal Law
• International Humanitarian Law
• International Refugee Law
• Criminal Law

Maya DERRIDJ holds a master’s degree in Law and Humanitarian action from the International Humanitarian Studies Institute of the Aix-Marseille University and the NOHA Association of Universities. Within this programme, she specialised in Law and Armed conflicts at the Warsaw University. She’s also received an extensive training in Common-Law at the University Paris-Ouest Nanterre La Défense.

After a first experience as a legal advisor in an immigration detention center, she worked on human right’s law litigation cases at the legal clinic Aix Global Justice directed by the UN Expert, Professor Ludovic Hennebel. She then worked as a human rights advocate at the Permanent Representation of the International Federation for human rights (FIDH) at the UN Office in Geneva.

 As part of her current preparation for the entry exams to the Paris Bar, she joined William JULIÉ Avocats.