Interview with: Yasmine Tarasewicz, Partner

Proskauer Rose LLP | View firm profile

The Legal 500 Hall of Fame highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence.

What has been your greatest achievement, in a professional and personal capability?

Having trained a new generation of lawyers who have impressive legal skills but are also business-minded, client-oriented and conscious of their social responsibilities.

What do you do differently from your peers in the industry?

Thanks to our international mindset, my team focuses first on the client’s interests and business goals, in addition to the French law issues. We deliver strategic advice taking this fundamental approach.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Be fair and be yourself.

Can you give me a practical example of how you helped a client add value to the business?

On many occasions our team has helped companies navigate serious crises, giving them advice on legal and business aspects. Our capacity to step back and analyse the events, in addition to being highly responsive, has been very much appreciated by our cleints.

Within your sector, what do you think will be the biggest challenge for clients over the next 12 months?

In France, the big challenge will be to take advantage of the new Macron rulings and of the multiple previous legal reforms. Globally speaking, the emerging artificial intelligence in human resources will revolutionise our habits more quickly than we think. Firms and lawyers will have to adjust to this new world.