Benjamin Ventre

Benjamin Ventre

Work History

Work History
Apr 2009 - Present

Trainee

Law firm Castaldi Mourre & Partners
  • Company law : creation of societies in Italy. 
  • International arbitration : ICSID and ICC arbitration, appeals against arbitral awards, actions to enforce awards (exequatur). 
  • Private international law : actions to enforce foreign judgments, writing of summons implying social entities registered in different States, analysis of international contracts. 
  • Writing of summons : delictual responsability, contractual responsability, intellectual property. 
  • Writing of legal opinions (mainly for U.S law firms). 
  • Researches and writing of legal articles (published in "La Gazette du Palais" and "Les Cahiers de l'Arbitrage"). 
  • Translations : from english to french, italian to french and french to english. 
Nov 2008 - Mar 2009

Legal counsel (Volunteer - unpaid)

Association Justice Plus
  • In charge of member’s folders : meetings with them, writing of summons, litigation management.
  • Practice of Foreigners’ law. 
Nov 2007 - Nov 2008

Legal Counsel

EDF (Electricité de France)
  • Contracts law : meetings with the partners, drafting of contracts both in english and italian (sponsorhip contracts, joint venture contracts, shareholder’s agreement, re-invoicing contracts).
  • Litigation management of italian and spanish subsidiaries. Direct contact with the lawyers of the group in Milan, Roma and Bilbao.
  • Company law : drafting of internal rules of the BOD, negociation and drafting of powers of CEO, drafting of delegations of powers, convocation of general assemblies.
  • Writing of internal memos.
  • Case law and italian, french, english and spanish legal texts analisis.
  • Business trips abroad. 
Sep 2006 - Nov 2006

Trainee

Clifford Chance
  • Contracts law : drafting of contracts (joint venture).
  • Employment law : writing and analisies of summons.
  • Case law & doctrine researches and analisis. 

Education

Education
Sep 2006 - Jul 2007

Masters degree (fifth year of law)

University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne
  • Headed by Laurence Idot. 
  • Competition law. 
  • Legal system of the European Union. 
  • European Institutions. 
  • British law. 
  • European politics. 
  • Writing of a "mémoire" (130 pages essay) on "Law and plurilingualism in the European Union". 
Sep 2005 - Jul 2006

Bachelor's degree (fourth year of law)

University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne
  • Private international private law. 
  • Competition law (european and french). 
  • International arbitration. 
  • Common law. 
  • Contracts law. 
  • International criminal law…). 
  • Intellectual property. 
  • European law. 
  • Business law. 
  • International trade. 

Skills

Skills

International arbitration

European law

Competition law

French and European competition law 

Obligations law

Contractual and delictual responsabilities 

Contracts law

Private international law

Business law

Interest

Sport : Tennis, Golf, Ski, Swimming. 

Politics. 

Geopolitics. 

Photography. 

Painting. 

Music. 

Reading.