Soffer Avocats : Who we are
Soffer Avocats is a litigation boutique firm representing its clients at a domestic and international level.
The firm handles cases in civil law, commercial law, criminal law, and administrative law. Clients are accompanied as from the pre-litigation amicable stage, up until the enforcement of court decisions and arbitral awards. It has extensive know-how of procedural questions, particularly with regard to issues of conflicts of laws and jurisdictions, and public international law.
The lawyers at Soffer Avocats argue cases in trial and appellate levels in France. They also coordinate and define litigation strategies in international and multi-jurisdictional disputes.
Soffer Avocats is highly experienced in the coordination of complex transnational proceedings and manages legal teams in many countries, so as to build a solid defense strategy. It has strong ties with law firms worldwide, and chooses the most suitable partners for each situation and for each client, in complete independence.
Soffer Avocats also assists French and European clients in the United States for criminal proceedings or civil actions, and provides advice on how to address the complexities of the American legal procedural system.
The firm also represents American clients in the context of French litigation, and has substantial experience in walking clients through the particularities of French procedure.
In addition, the firm has developed a unique reputation in Art law. It has represented clients in some of the most important art law cases of recent years. Agnes Peresztegi, Of Counsel, is recognized worldwide for her extensive expertise in the field of World War II looted art restitution.
Soffer Avocats is a boutique-sized practice and is attentive to its clients’ needs. It proposes and implements global strategies, applying when necessary, the procedures and mechanisms of common law countries, as well as those of civil law traditions, so as to offer a comprehensive and global solution.
Soffer Avocats is strongly committed to the ethical rules of professional conduct. It is committed to the following engagements :
AVAILABILITY, with a motivated and responsive team,
CREATIVITY, with a proactive approach, thanks to its experienced team and passion for the legal profession, in order to develop an appropriate response, even when the existing legal framework is silent,
STRATEGIC MINDSET, with lawyers endowed with multidisciplinary skills and having international experience in several jurisdictions, bringing a transversal vision to each case.
Soffer Avocats has privileged ties with several correspondents throughout the world. They can be mobilized according to the needs of each case and for each client.
In the field of mediation and arbitration in Israel, Soffer Avocats cooperates in particular with A. Gabrielli & Co, Mediators and Arbitrators.
Networks and professional associations
Soffer Avocats is also a member of several professional associations, including:
On an individual level, the firm’s lawyers are members of :
Dedicated to the study of criminal law, this institute was created in 1986 by the President of the Paris Bar Association, Mario Stasi, alongside Jean-Marc Varaut, member of the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences, and Henri Leclerc, Honorary President of the League of Human Rights. In 2022, the vice-president of the Paris Bar Association, Vincent Nioré, gave new impetus to this Institute.
In particular, the Institute’s Scientific Committee reflects on major themes of criminal law, criminal procedure and human rights in accordance with its founders’ values.
Ron Soffer is a member of the Scientific Committee.
L'Association des Juristes Franco-Britanniques / Franco-British Lawyers' Society (AJFB/FLBS)
For over thirty years, the AJFB/FLBS has brought together legal professionals in France and the United Kingdom, so as to promote the training, understanding and practice of law in France, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It endeavors to strengthen legal, economic and cultural ties between these countries and their legal systems.
The AJFB/FLBS is placed under the patronage of the British Ambassador to France, the French Ambassador to the United Kingdom, as well as the presidents of both countries’ supreme courts (the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, and the French Conseil Constitutionnel, Conseil d’Etat and Cour de cassation).
Frédéric Goldberg is the president of the French section of the AJFB and vice-president of the AJFB/FLBS.
Soraya A. Racette is a member of the French section of the AJFB/FBLS.
La Société de législation comparée (SLC)
Founded in 1869, the SLC strives to bring together French and foreign academics, judges, lawyers, notaries and corporate lawyers. As a member of a research unit in comparative law of the C.N.R.S and endowed with a consultative status at the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, the International Labor Office and the Council of Europe, it has an important network of correspondents, within institutions and with individuals, both in France and abroad.