Paris, FRANCE, March 9, 2006, LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP is pleased to announce that David Blondel, who has 15 years experience in real estate financing and investment, has joined the firm’s Paris office as Counsel. Mr. Blondel will continue to build upon his practice with a French and foreign clientele of real estate operators, financial institutions and investment funds.
Prior to joining Kramer Levin, Mr. Blondel, 38, spent his career in the legal department of Natexis Banques Populaires where he acted as the Legal Director of the real estate department since 2000.
Mr. Blondel received a “DESS” in International Business Law from Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne in 1991 and a LLM in Private Law from the University of Rouen in 1990. He was also an adjunct professor for an International Business Law class at the European Business School from 1999 to 2005.
Sabine Naugès joins the firm as an Associate to strengthen the Public Law team. She is a member of both the Paris and New York Bars and holds a Ph. D in Public Law. She received a LL.M. from American University, Washington College of Law (Washington D.C.) in Law and Government in 2005, as well as a postgraduate diploma in Public law in 1996, and a masters in public law and public administration in 1995 from Panthéon-Sorbonne University.
Prior to joining Kramer Levin, Ms. Naugès was a junior lecturer at the Panthéon-Sorbonne University from 2000 to 2002 and an in-house counsel at France Télécom from 2002 to 2004. .
Ms. Naugès will continue her practice in the fields of internal and international public law, French and European competition law, telecommunications law and administrative litigation, together, with among others, Jean-Pierre Mattout, partner in the firm.
About Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
With a team of French and American lawyers present on the French market for more than forty years, the Paris office of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP provides high value-added business law services. The firm acts for French and international clients on equity and debt financing, mergers & acquisitions and private equity and has recognized transactional and regulatory expertise in banking, securities, finance, insurance/reinsurance, labor and real-estate matters.
Kramer Levin also has an active litigation practice, in the areas mentioned above and others, before French and U.S. courts as well as in national and international arbitration.
Kramer Levin is based in New York with 300 lawyers and has an alliance with the London law firm, Berwin Leighton Paisner (500 lawyers), which also has an office in Brussels.