Jeantet Local Partners Ioana Knoll-Tudor and Bertrand Barrier have been promoted to Global Partner at Jeantet in Budapest and Kyiv, respectively.
According to Jeantet, Knoll-Tudor’s “resolutely international career path has led her to develop recognized expertise in international arbitration for both commercial and investment matters, facilitated by her capacity to represent clients in five languages (French, English, Spanish, Italian and Romanian). Ioana has been acting as counsel and arbitrator on cases arising from complex cross-border transactions and construction projects for both French and international clients. Her in-depth knowledge of the Central and South-Eastern Europe region enables her to intervene often on issues related to this region. Ioana has been managing Jeantet's Budapest office since 2017.”
Knoll-Tudor has an M.A. from the College of Europe in Natolin and a Ph.D. in International Law from the European University Institute. Before joining Jeantet, she spent eight and a half years with Gide Loyrette Nouel.
Bertrand Barrier joined Jeantet in 2015 as Local Partner and manager of the firm's Kyiv office. According to the firm, “for nearly 20 years, Bertrand has been assisting international promoters and foreign investors with their mergers & acquisitions in both France and Ukraine within the framework of their cross-border investment projects, as well as transactions involving the implementation of complex contracts in key sectors such as aviation, energy, and retail.”
Barrier has an LL.M. from Avocat au Barreau de Paris. Prior to joining Jeantet, he spent almost two years at HHP in Paris and over 13 years at Gide Loyrette Nouel.
“This decision, taking into account the particular economic period, reflects Jeantet's determination to pursue its development, particularly through internal promotion,” commented Jeantet's Co-Managing Partner Karl Hepp de Sevelinges. “We are proud of our two new partners who were coopted thanks to their solid skills and brilliant careers within the firm.”