Emmanuelle Beaumes has been practising as an Avocate (French independent lawyer) since 2006, she is registered with the Paris Bar in France and with the Law Society in England & Wales and therefore she divides her time between Paris and London. Emmanuelle has dedicated her practice to Business Litigation as soon as she was called to the Bar. Therefore she has extensive experience in the field and has advised on a number of high value complex commercial litigation matters, both domestically and internationally.
Native French speaker and perfectly fluent in English, Emmanuelle assists and represents her French and international clients in all aspects of their business activity that may lead to a claim, Court action or in respect of an existing litigation case. Thus, Emmanuelle handles all civil and commercial issues in relation to dispute resolution: negotiations leading to a potential settlement agreement (pre, post and in the course of litigation), and defence before all French Courts to support her clients’ interests.
Her clients, French and international, include holding companies operating globally, high net worth investors and start-ups.
As an active member of the Paris Bar, Emmanuelle regularly speaks at events to share her expertise on subject matters in relation to the legal profession and to business litigation. Moreover, she was involved as an expert in international law and comparative law in the diplomatic mission “EU Central Asia Rule of Law Platform”. In this regard, she worked alongside the Chairwoman of the Kyrgyz Bar to set up sustainable democratic rules and to raise awareness of Human Rights and reform in Central Asia.
Recognised for her speaking and training skills, Emmanuelle also chairs and speaks at business-litigation related conferences held in French and in English for Lefebvre Dalloz, the leader in professional and university legal publishing in France.
Her personal interests include adventure, wine and speed leisure. Furthermore, Emmanuelle is an accomplished sportswoman: boxing, rowing, yoga, swimming, tennis, skiing.
Paris Bar, France
Law Society, England & Wales
Rankings and awards
2023 - Most Innovative International Business Law Firm
2022 - Best France / UK Business Litigator
2021 - Best Independent International Litigator
2014 - French law practice in London
2013 - French law practice in London
2012 - Business Litigation: Excellent
Association des Professionels du Contentieux des Affaires (APCA)
Women in eDiscovery
Degrees and qualifications
CAPA Barreau de Paris (Paris Bar School Practising Certificate)
LLM in International and Comparative Dispute Resolution
Institut d'Etudes Judiciaires (preparatory school to Bar School)
Master 2 Droit International Privé et Droit Comparé (Private International Law and Comparative Law)
Master 2 Contentieux (Litigation)
Master 1 Droit des Affaires Internationales (International Business Law)