Bachelor in law from the University of Haiti and lawyer for the Paris bar, Jacques Salès is a doctor of law from the University of Paris and holder of a LL.M for Harvard Law School. After having worked in the Paris Office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, in 1977 he co-founded the firm “Salès, Vincent & Associés” which merged in 2000 with the firm Denton Wilde Sapte. In September 2010 he joined the Ginestié, Magellan, Paley-Vincent firm where he would continue to work till 2013. In 2014, he became a partner in the group, Salès, Tarrant, Hill, Henry-Gaboriau & Associés.
Jacques Salès was the first non-American President of the Harvard Law School Worldwide Alumni Association (1998-2000). He was also the first non-American to chair the TechLaw Group of Law firms (2008-2009), which is comprise of nine North American offices, seven European firms, a Brazilian firm an Israeli firm including an association of more than 8,000 lawyers in 30 jurisdictions.
He is recognized as a specialist in business law, corporate business law and mergers and acquisitions. In his capacity as counsel and arbitrator, Jacques Salès has developed several years of practice in international arbitration. He is regularly involved in national and transnational operations of mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint venture and restructuration.
Jacques Salès expertise in Business law and international arbitration is recognized in the rankings published in specialized journals and guides such as ‘Option law & Businesses, ‘European Legal Experts’, ‘European Legal 500’, and ‘Global Counsel 3000 ‘.
Jacques Salès is the author of numerous articles in France and international legal review journals and has also written several novels.
He is the grandson of Paul Salès founder of the Salès law firm, he acts as an adviser to Cabinet Salès law firm headed by his brother Jean-Frédéric Salès where he works mostly on issues related to business law and mergers and acquisitions.
Areas of expertise:
- Business law
- Company law
- Mergers and acquisitions,
- International arbitration
- Harvard University (LL.M. 1967);
- Doctorate in law, summa cum laude, 1966;
- University of Paris, graduate in private law, 1964;
- Haiti State University, Faculty of law of Port – Port-au-Prince (law degree, 1963).
- Member of Port – au-Prince bar;
- Member of the Paris Bar;
- French Commission of international arbitration;
- Union Internationale des Avocats;
- International Bar Association;
- Harvard Law School Association (Former President, 1998-2000);
- Harvard Law School Association of Europe (Former President, 1986-1989).
Articles / Publications:
- « Droit uniforme et conflits de lois, » 1966;
- « French Financial Rules Hinder Leveraged Finance, » International Financial Law Review, Mai 1996;
- Termination of Sales Agents and Distributors in France, International Lawyer, Automne 1997;
- « Principaux problèmes juridiques posés par les procédures intentées par l’État haïtien contre l’ex-président Jean-Claude Duvalier devant les tribunaux français, » Revue Juridique de l’UniQ, Janvier-Juin 2000;
- « Clauses de earn-out : un avenir prometteur, » Droit des Sociétés, ed. Juris-Classeurs, Juin 2000;
- « La commandite par action: un instrument au service des minoritaires, » Capital Finance, Avril 2003.