Assistance and Representation

  1. Criminal law litigation

    Representation of clients in criminal cases and criminal trials in France. Cases included insider trading offenses, misuse of corporate assets, possession of stolen goods and money laundering.

  2. International criminal cases

    Representation of clients in parallel criminal cases in various countries. Active participation and coordination in the conduct of criminal proceedings and investigations in Paris, Switzerland, Monaco, Hong Kong, New York, Singapore and Liechtenstein.

  3. European court of Human rights

    Presentation of matters of importance to the European Court of Human Rights, such as the conformity of the drafting of criminal rules with Article 7 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

  4. French civil and commercial litigation

    The litigation of a large number of cases, in a very versatile array of fields of law, before the Courts of First Instance and the Court of Appeals in Paris and in other cities in France.
    The fields include commercial and corporate law, the law of obligations and civil liability, competition law, stock exchange law, art law, real estate law, intellectual property law, insolvency law and family law in an international context.
    The cases deal with commercial contracts, international contracts, business disputes, joint ventures, banking contracts and data confidentiality.

  5. Civil and commercial multi-jurisdictional litigation

    The leading of complex, international, multi-jurisdictional litigation. The litigation took place in the U.S., Greece, Singapore, Hong Kong, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Lichtenstein, Monaco and Israel.

  6. Competition/distribution

    Representation of clients in competition investigations and oral argument in important cases before the French Competition Authority, including an issue of market definition in the internet advertising.

  7. Intellectual property, IPR – Inter partes review

    Litigation of intellectual property cases in the pharmaceutical field, and collaboration with U.S. counsel in proceedings to challenge the validity of a patent (Inter Partes review) before the United States Patent and Trademark Office for one of his French clients.

  8. Defense in U.S. Criminal and Civil Courts (with U.S. counsel)

    Ron Soffer has led, together with U.S. counsel, cases in different States in the United States to defend European clients.
    Ron Soffer argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He worked on cases involving 1782 discovery, allowing a party in a trial in Europe to obtain the production of documents and the examination of witnesses present in the United States.
    Representation in a criminal investigation led by the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York.
    Ron Soffer is well versed with both civil and common law procedures, including the different discovery rules and pre-trial depositions.

  9. Defense of European clients in common law jurisdictions (Singapore, Hong Kong)

    Ron Soffer conducted complex litigation in Singapore and Hong Kong. He also led litigation relating to the Mareva Injunction. Furthermore, Mr Soffer and Singapore counsel were successful in getting an important civil litigation stayed in Singapore based on the doctrine of forum non conveniens.

  10. Recognition of foreign judgment in France

    Representation in cases of foreign judgement recognition in France and comity in bankruptcy.

  11. Recognition of French judgement abroad

    Representation together with U.S. counsel on getting comity for a French judgement in the U.S.

  12. Administrative litigation

    Representation in cases attacking, in front of the administrative courts and the Administrative High Court, the legality of administrative decision as well as decrees.

  13. Arbitration

    Counsel work in ICC arbitration. Ron Soffer is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration and is a member of ICDR Panel of AAA.

  14. Representation in mediation

    Representation of clients both in French mediation and U.S. mediation.

  15. Art Law & Restitution

    Representation of clients in major art law and restitution litigation in France and in other jurisdictions.
    Agnes Peresztegi, of counsel to Soffer Avocats, is a world renowned lawyer specialized in restitution of art stolen during the Second World War.

  16. Public International Law

    Prior to creating the firm, Mr Soffer has collaborated with the Attorney General of the State of Israel on many cases presented before the Israel Supreme Court on important matters of Public International Law.
    He is on the list of Counsel of the International Criminal Court.