Aurore Cressent | Avocat à la Cour


After earning a DEA [French Diploma of Further Studies] in General Private Law at the University of Paris II Panthéon Assas (2005) and a Certificat d’Aptitude à la Profession d’Avocat [French Postgraduate Legal Qualification] (2007), I worked in London for one year and developed my expertise in international family law.

I then registered with the Paris Bar in September 2008 and was trained in some of the largest family law practices, followed by the HOHL firm (now BASSANO), the CBBC firm and the BWG Associates firm.

Based on this experience, I have been working independently with French and English speaking clients since January 2014, surrounded by colleagues who are also family law experts.

In addition to my skill set in international family law, I have also gained expertise in family patrimony law (particularly inheritance, matrimonial regimes and management of undivided, co-owned property).

Over the years and thanks to associations such as the Franco-British Lawyers Society, the International Association of Young Lawyers and the International Association of Lawyers, I have developed a network of foreign lawyers able to assist my clients as needed. I also work with a network of professionals in France (notaries, chartered accountants, mediators and marriage counsellors).

My goals are to defend my clients’ interests and to help them resolve their problems, making it possible for them to imagine the future of their family with serenity. To do this, I always try to give preference to agreements and I am trained in collaborative law. But defending a client also involves taking the initiative of litigating and proceeding with legal action when necessary.

My method consists of understanding the family situation overall (French and international aspects as well as personal and patrimonial aspects) in a reactive and effective way in order to then proceed with the resolution of the difficulties.