Great, very great emotion at the back-to-school hearing of the Meaux Commercial Court, this Wednesday morning. After three years of service at the head of this jurisdiction, President Philippe Naudin gave way to the new head, Édouard Rozenbaum.
He leaves with regrets. Regrets for not having been able to do more. “I feel like I only did 15% of what I should have done. But it’s in my nature to have the feeling of never having done enough. Director of a debt buyback company, 61 years old, Philippe Naudin had been a judge at the commercial court for seventeen years, the last four of which as president. He sees this mission as a priesthood.
In front of a large audience in the main room of the Meaux judicial court where the solemn return to school was held, very moved, Philippe Naudin began by first thanking his wife who “supported my commitment to the service of my country”. His term of office was welcomed by all the speakers and especially the registry service, which underlined his human and professional qualities.
Once the hearing was over, he insisted that being president of the court was complicated, especially since he continued to exercise this mission while continuing to work. “For families, because we take leisure time to exercise our mandate”. In terms of regrets, he acknowledged that he would have “wanted to feminize the jurisdiction but unfortunately, (he did not) succeed”.
“Speech rate” and “whole character”
A total absence of female judges noted just as much by the new representative of the lawyers of the bar of Meaux, Me Florence Fredj-Catel who insists on being called “madame THE Bâtonnier”. “The female president of the Bar that I am can only express the wish that there are more women within the jurisdiction. “Not without humour, the lawyer also painted a portrait of the new president Rozenbaum, praising “his rigor, his impressive memory, his speaking speed which sometimes makes him difficult to follow and his character, I dare say it, whole! »
Édouard Rozenbaum, 66, from Meldois, is the head of several property management companies. He has been a judge at the Commercial Court for fifteen years. “This vote is recognition,” he rejoiced at the end of the ceremony. “I am very happy and it is a great honor to lead this tribunal that Philippe Naudin held with a masterful hand. My first measure will be to come to the aid of companies in difficulty and to be available to them. »
More than 2,500 warning letters sent by the prosecution
This aid mission, Philippe Naudin has a memory, the greatest of his career. “One day, a business manager pushed my door, says the very moved magistrate. The entrepreneur was crying. He was in trouble. A year later, his company was sold and the entire staff taken over. I received a note from him when it is a function where there are very few thanks. I had also directed him to a suicide prevention structure. “And the former president to conclude:” If the seventeen years in the service of the Republic had served only that, it was already worth it! »
With a total of 14,104 cases, the Meaux commercial court is “15th nationally” (out of 134 commercial courts), said the deputy prosecutor of the Meaux prosecution, Pierre-Yves Biet. “The public ministry is very attentive to the filing of company accounts. Non-filing often reflects difficulties. We sent 2,591 warning letters. The vast majority have regularized the situation. In the event of non-filing of accounts, the company is liable to a fine of 1,500 euros. In case of recidivism, the fine increases to 3,000 euros, according to the site service-public.fr.