CORPORATE MEMBER NEWS: ABIE Board Member Frederic Calinaud – Partner and Founder at Calinaud David Avocats – Fosters Relationships Between Paris Bar Association and Lawyers in Australia

For many years now, ABIE Board and Corporate Member, Frederic Calinaud, Partner and Founder at Calinaud David Avocats (Corporate Member) has worked on fostering the relationships between the Paris Bar Association and lawyers in Australia. In November 2015, he participated in a visit in Sydney, with Pierre-Olivier Sur (Bâtonnier de Paris) and Laurent Martinet (Vice-Bâtonnier de Paris), during which they met with the French Ambassador to Australia, Christophe Lecourtier, in order to promote the work of the Paris Bar Association at an international level. Moreover, during this visit, a new memorandum of understanding was signed between the Paris Bar Association and the Law Society of New South Wales in order to improve the cooperation between both organisations. The French Australian Lawyers Society also co-hosted a cocktail with Baker & McKenzie in Sydney to welcome the French delegation and which also served as the ideal occasion to meet with French/Australian lawyers practicing in Australia.