law in Singapore
Trained in law and business in Canada, New York and Singapore, Franca has been a member of the Quebec Bar since 1990, and in 2010, was one of the first foreign lawyers to gain full admission to the Singapore Bar. Her legal career of over 25 years encompasses 16 years of private practice, including being the Managing Partner of the Singapore office of Stikeman Elliott, (a Canadian based international law firm) and a Legal Associate at Norton Rose, seven years as General Counsel for Asia Pacific for Tyco International Ltd.(a US based Fortune 500 corporation), acting as a technical advisor on regional economic integration to high levels of government in ASEAN , carrying on a mediation practice, and since 2010, being the Managing Director of the Singapore based international law firm of Consilium Law Corporation (“CLC”). CLC represents clients doing business in emerging economies, including in south-east Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, as well as in Canada, in diverse industries and sectors.
Franca was born and raised in Montreal, Canada, and is married with three teenaged sons.