Our team

Comprises 26 professionals totally dedicated to international mobility matters.

Karl Waheed

Karl Waheed

Founder

Karl Waheed is a member of both New York (1987) and Paris (1993) Bars and is the founder of Karl WaheedAvocats. He regularly participates in conferences organized by the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, the International Bar Association and the Union Internationale des Avocats lecturing about topics of special interest to international mobility experts. He had articles published by the International Bar Association and in the Bulletin de Migration du gouvernement français,La Revue du personnel.

Lionel Petit

Lionel Petit

Practice Manager

Lionel Petit is an expert in the rights of legal aliens and international mobility for professionals. He studied at the Institut d’EtudesPolitiques de Paris and holds a Master’s degree in Economics and Social Administration. Lionel started his career in 1991 as a Consultant in Corporate Communication, working both in an Agency and as a self-employed professional. He joined Karl WaheedAvocats in January 2001 where he now holds the position of Practice Manager.

Camille Merveilleux

Camille Merveilleux

Manager

Camille Merveilleux majored in International Relations in the scope of her Master’s Degree in English Studies and International Relationships at La Sorbonne. After her first work experience in a Franco-Japanese company as Mobility Manager, Camille joined Karl WaheedAvocats in 2005 where she is now a Manager.

Andreea Haulbert

Andreea Haulbert

Associate

Lawyer at Paris Bar, Andreea Haulbert holds a Master’s degree in Private Law (University of Nantes) and in European Intelligence studies (University of Nantes Marne-la-Vallée). She also graduated at the Universitatea Constantin Brâncusi in Romania with a Master’s degree in Law, Judicial and Administrative Sciences. She joined Karl Waheed Avocats in October 2006.

Caterina Rizzo

Caterina Rizzo

Senior Consultant

Caterina Rizzo holds a Master’s degree in Political Sciences, from Pise University in Italy. Her first work experience was abroad, after which she held several positions as a lawyer in various Parisian law firms. She joined Karl WaheedAvocats in October 2003 where she is currently a Senior Consultant.

Jelena Karan

Jelena Karan

Senior Consultant

Jelena Karan holds a Master’s degree in Economics and International Business Management from Vaasa University in Finland, and a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management from the EcoleSupérieure de Management in Marne-la-Vallée. She joined Karl WaheedAvocats in March 2007 where she is currently a Consultant.

Fanny Laredo

Fanny Laredo

Consultant

Fanny Laredo holds a Master’s degree in "Theory and Practice of Human Rights" (University Pierre Mendes-France in Grenoble) and a Master’s degree in Political Science in International Relations (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne). She previously worked as a legal expert in Law firms and NGO’s specialized in Immigration Law. She joined the firm in 2011 and is currently a Consultant.

Floriane Couture

Floriane Couture

Consultant

Floriane Couture holds a Master 1 degree in European Law, a diploma in Foreign Languages applied to Common Law from the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, and a Master 2 degree in Human Ressources Management and Global Mobility from the IAE Gustave Eiffel in Marne-la-Vallée. She joined Karl Waheed Avocats in 2012 and is currently a Consultant.

Grégory Saulmé

Grégory Saulmé

Consultant

Grégory Saulmé holds a Law-Linguist Master‘s Degree (University of Poitiers) as well as a Master’s Degree in International and European Relations (University of Pau & Pays de l’Adour). He also holds a Certification in Law from the University of Cambrige (United Kingdom). Grégory joined Karl Waheed Avocats at the end of 2011 where he currently is a Consultant.

Anne-Charlotte Sellier

Anne-Charlotte Sellier

Consultant

Anne-Charlotte Sellier holds a Master 1 degree in Private Law from Nanterre Paris X University obtained after a Bachelor degree in Private Law and a semester of studies in Bergen, Norway. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Labor Law -international movement of workers from the Work Studies Institute of Lyon (IETL – Université Lumières Lyon 2). Anne-Charlotte joined Karl Waheed Avocats in February 2011 and is currently a Consultant.

Nicolas Jade Bitar

Nicolas Jade Bitar

Junior Consultant

Holding a Master’s degree in European Union Law from University Paris II and a Master’s degree in Labor Law -international movement of workers from the Work Studies Institute of Lyon (IETL) in University Lyon 2, Jade has also studied one semester at the Law Faculty of Can Tho University in Vietnam. He has worked in professional immigration in Singapore before joining Karl Waheed Avocats in December 2015. He is currently a Junior Consultant.

Sandra Estingoy-Hardy

Sandra Estingoy-Hardy

Consultant

Holding a Master’s degree in Human Rights from Lyon 2 University and a Master’s degree in Labor Law -International Movement of Workers from the Work Studies Institute of Lyon (IETL –Lyon 2), Sandra works in the field of professional immigration since 2010. Jurist within various companies in Ireland and in France, she joined Karl Waheed Avocats in September 2017 where she is working as a Consultant.

Aleksandra Ptaszynska

Aleksandra Ptaszynska

Junior Consultant

Aleksandra holds a Master’s degree in Labor Law and International movement of workers from the Work Studies Institute (IETL – Université Lumières Lyon 2). Aleksandra joined Karl Waheed Avocats in March 2016 and she currently works as a Junior Consultant.

Coraline Prunier

Coraline Prunier

Junior Consultant

Coraline holds a Master degree in Labour Law from the Work Studies Institute of Lyon (IETL) of University Lumière Lyon II, with a specialization in international movement of workers. After a first professional experience as Labour Law and International Mobility Jurist, she joined the firm in May 2016. Coraline currently works as a Junior Consultant.

Irina Jean

Irina Jean

Junior Consultant

Holding a master’s degree in European an International Law trilingual ICP (Integrated Common Program) mention from the Lille 2 University. Irina also studied at the Universität des Saarlandes in Saarbrucken (Germany) and at the Warwick University (England After a volunteer experience with a Association in immigration law Irina joined Karl Waheed Avocats in November 2015. She currently is a Junior Consultant.

Our legal assistants in international mobility:

Lourdes Silva, Charleyne Bonouvrier, Coline Fillonneau.

Zoë Griffiths

Zoë Griffiths

Jurist

Holding a Master in Human Rights issued by the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation and a Master in European and International Law from the University of Strasbourg, Zoë has worked with various associations dealing with immigration matter and joined Karl Waheed Avocats in July 2017, where she currently works as a Jurist.

Karolina Zawiasa

Karolina Zawiasa

Jurist

Holding a Bachelor degree in Administration in EU from the University Edward Lipinski in Poland as well as a Master 2 degree in International Relations from the University Panthéon-Assas Paris II, Karolina have had various experiences in global mobility within different companies, before joining Karl Waheed Avocats in March 2017 where she is working as a Jurist.

Our financial & administrative staff:

Btissam Bougrine – Office Manager, Maria Cutus – Administrative & Accountant Assistant and Mohamed Tamessaoudt- Administrative Assistant

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