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Pierre-Olivier Bernard

Founding Partner  |  Opleo Avocats



Personal and Estate planning
Family business
Tax Law


What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

In addition to many successful assignments this past year, advising private clients on their strategic business and personal wealth strategies, including heads of CAC 40 companies as well as up-and-coming entrepreneurs.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

The private client legal market is evolving and is not limited to historically wealthy individuals and families, but now includes a new generation of business leaders, particularly those who have built their wealth in technology and innovative sectors. It will be important for private client legal advisers to adapt to this new generation whose personal wealth strategies are intertwined with their business and corporate governance decision-making.

What is your favourite quote?

“Beyond decision-making, creativity needs to be cultivated by gathering and developing one’s curiosity while still maintaining technical know-how, and never ceasing to experiment. In my own research, the most surprising results come from establishing resonance between apparently unrelated items (…)." Cédric Villani.

Do you have any outside interests or hobbies?

Artworks. In this perspective we have developed OPLEO ArtWorks.

When the restaurants reopen, where would you like to go?

Apicius, Paris.