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Jean-Frédéric Salès

  • Firm: Cabinet Salès
  • Practice Area: Labour and Employment
  • Country: Haiti
  • Email: [email protected]
  • 62, rue Geffrard (angle rue Chavannes), Pétion-Ville, HT 6140.

About Jean-Frédéric Salès

Jean-Frédéric Salès began his legal career in 1978 where he follows in the footsteps of a long line of lawyers that specialized and are recognized by their peers as pioneers in the field of intellectual property in Haiti. While building on the work of his predecessors, he has acquired a solid legal expertise in several fields of practice pertaining to labor law and Business law. He is also known and appreciated as a lecturer in Business law, labor law, social security and rules of professional responsibility at the “Centre Universitaire International d’Haïti”, “l’Université d’État d’Haïti” as well as « l’Université Quisqueya” of which he is a founding member.
Member of the Bar Association of Port-au-Prince, the Inter-American Bar Association, the International Union of Lawyers, the International Trademark Association, the Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property, the Advisory Council of Latin American Law Institute of the University of Tulane, he is a featured speaker in many seminars and debates around the world about the future of the legal profession and the evolution of Business Law.
Author of the famous Haitian labor code that is used extensively as reference by the legal community and numerous other articles on the practice of the law, the issue of Haitian employment law, alternative resolutions of disputes, professional ethics, the relationship between Business law and competitiveness, Jean Frederic Salès shares his knowledge and expertise through its publications, some of which are currently used as educational tool and as reference in the field of law and business in Haiti.
As the Managing Partner / Attorney of the Cabinet Salès Law Firm, he continues to serve the legal profession, with dedication, determination and integrity.
Areas of expertise:
– Civil Right
– Labor Law
– Contract Law
– Corporate and Commercial Law
– Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Mode
– Intellectual Property
– “Université d’État d’Haïti” Law School of Port-au-Prince (Law Degree, 1978);
– University of Puerto Rico (BBA, Magna Cum Laude, 1967).
Professional Memberships:
– Inter-American Bar Association;
– Member of Executive Committee as former President, 2007-2008
– First Vice President, 2005-2006; President, 2006-2007
– Member, Executive Committee, 1999-2001, 2002-2004
– Vice President International Arbitration Committee, 1998-2000
– President Labor and Social Security Committee, 1993-1998
–  Council Member, 1991-
– Tulane University Latin American Law Institute (Advisory Board Member, 2004-);
– International Bar Association;
– International Union of Lawyers;
– Inter-American Law Professors Association;
– International Trademark Association (INTA);
– Asociación Interamericana de la Propiedad Industrial (ASIPI);
– Member of the Bar Council, of the Port-au-Prince Bar Association, 1998-2000;
– Quisqueya University (Board of Trustees Member, 1990-;
– Member of the Port-au-Prince Bar Association (1978).
Honors and Awards:
– Medal and Certificate of Recognition and Honor, International Association of Lawyers ;
– Honor certificate and merit, Conciliation and Arbitration Chamber of Haiti, May 2011 ;
– Certificate of Honor and Merit , Friendly lawyers, in June 2008 ;
– Miembro de Honor , El Colegio de Abogados of Republica Dominicana, 2006-2008 ;
– Tribute of the Council of the Order, the Bar of Port-au-Prince, in May 1998.
Articles / Publications:
– L’abaissement de l’âge de la majorité à 18 ans et ses conséquences juridiques en Haïti, » 1978;
– Répertoire alphabétique de notes de jurisprudence haïtienne 1964-1988, » 1991;
– Code du travail de la République d’Haïti annoté, » 1993;
– Réflexions sur le statut et le futur de notre système judiciaire », 1993;
– Les méthodes alternatives de règlements de conflits envisagées dans la perspective de l’amélioration de la justice en Haïti, » 1994;
– Effets de la non complémentarité des systèmes de retraite sur la protection sociale en Haïti », 1994;
– L’administration de la justice et l’indépendance des professions judiciaires en Haïti: quel avenir?, » 1995;
– Intégration économique, droit de l’intégration et défis pour l’avenir de la profession d’avocat, » 1996;
– La problématique des divers régimes de retraite en Haïti, » 1997;
– Panorama international des systèmes de pensions, » 1998;
– Reforma judicial: la experiencia haitiana, » 1998;
– La conciliación en el campo laboral: importancia y eficacia, » 1998;
– Déontologie de l’avocat, » 1999; « Droit et santé des travailleurs, » 1999;
– El dilema de la seguridad social: ¿refinanciamiento público o privatización?, » 1999;
– Arbitraje: ¿ privatización de la Justicia?, » 2000;
– Ethique et droits de l’homme dans l’exercice de la profession d’avocat, » 2001;
– Escuela de la Magistratura: recursos humanos, capacitación, sensibilización, » 2001;
– Le droit des affaires pour une Haïti compétitive, » 2002;
– Profession d’avocat et globalisation , » 2002;
– Arbitraje, aceso a la justicia y globalización, » 2006;
– Aceso a la profesión de abogado, » 2006;
– Globalización e impacto sobre la profesión de abogado, » 2007;
– Le règlement des différents de la CARICOM dans le cadre du Traité révisé de Chaguaramas, » 2008.

Q&A With Jean-Frédéric Salès


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