Michaël Amado

Michaël Amado
  1. Tell us who you are!

    I am a French lawyer practicing Business Law and Labor Law. I am member of the Bar of Paris (France) and Montréal (Canada) and practice mostly in France. I also give legal lectures in various French and American Universities. I am part of several non profit organizations. I am 51 y.o, married, 2 daughters 26 y.o and 22 y.o.

  2. Tell us more about your career steps and other projects you were part of!

    I studies in Paris (France) and London (United Kingdom). I became a French Lawyer “Avocat à la Cour” in 1988 and run my firm since 1992. Our firm has about 10 lawyers. It is linked to and English firm for more than 20 years and a Spanish one for more than 5 years. I recently took the Bar of Montreal (Canada).

  3. What does “Social Capital” mean to you?

    Human resource and resources in humanity. Not only the amount of money shareholders must spent to incorporate a company.

  4. What makes you successful in life/current job?

    Work and friendship.

  5. What is/has been your biggest achievement professionally and personally?

    Personally: my daughters. Professionally: the good (and sometimes personal) relationship between the members of my Law firm and with our clients.

  6. What are your aspirations as a 1World Mentor for the 1World Social Capital Program?

    Assist people and especially students connecting with members of my network and be able to give them a helping hand in making some professional choices.

  7. What can you offer your 1World Mentee?

    Some time, some skill & experience and a network.

  8. What does your ideal 1World Mentee look like?

    I have no specific idea. Surprise me!

  9. Do you believe there is a glass ceiling for young female professionals? If yes, how can we break it?

    I believe in ceilings for everyone and I believe that ice breakers exist. It is important to believe in them in order to have the strength to believe in ourselves.