French Lawyer — Diplômée Notaire

Private Client

French Lawyer — Diplômée Notaire

Private Client


Hélène is a French Lawyer (Diplômée Notaire) practising in the London office, alongside Guillaume Barlet-Batada and Anaïs Treuillier. Hélène has expertise in French property law and other matters relating to acquiring and holding assets in France and subject to French law such as wills, inheritance and tax issues.

Much of Hélène’s work involves providing comprehensive legal advice for English-speaking clients acquiring and holding assets in France.

Hélène Advises

  • Private clients
  • Solicitors and legal counsel
  • Companies and other corporate entities 

Experience Highlights

  • Sale and purchase of various residential properties in France 
  • Property issues in relation to French commonhold (copropriété), leaseback schemes (résidences de tourisme), easements and covenants (servitudes) 
  • Preparation and registration of French Wills and other estate planning measures for French assets 
  • Regularisation of trusts holding assets in France or with beneficiaries and/or trustees residing in France 
  • French probates implementing EU Regulation 650/2012 (Brussels IV) on cross-border inheritance
  • Transfer of ownership of property as a result of divorce or separation
  • Property and construction-related disputes in conjunction with litigation lawyers in France 

Career History

Previous Law Firms and Notary offices

  • Cubism Law
  • FBV Family Law 
  • SCP Milhac, Sommaire, Reynis & Devynck (Notaires in France)
  • SCP Robert & Guillermain (Notaires in France)
  • SCP Laforet, Gervais & Decaen (Notaires in France)

Professional Memberships and Business Associations 

  • Franco–British Lawyers Society


  • University of Auvergne — AUREP (International wealth management expertise)
  • School of Notarial Law of Paris 
  • University of Paris — Sud Sceaux 
  • University of Law — FACO Paris
  • University of Caen — Basse Normandie 


  • Tutoring for law school students in personal law