Discover Mélanie's experience as a Legal Expert

Testimonial

At Disneyland® Paris for nearly a year, Mélanie is one of our legal experts. Delighted with the excellent welcome extended to “new recruits”, she also talks about her daily work–concrete and stimulating– and why she loves participating, in her own small way, in making Disney magic come alive for our guests…

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  • TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOUR STUDIES AND CAREER

After a year of studies in London and a Master’s in European Business Law, I enrolled at the EFB (Training Centre for the Paris Appeals Court Bar Exam). Then I worked as a lawyer for 5 years in a law firm specializing in business consulting and litigation. After getting to know “judicial” aspect of the law world, I wanted to try the corporate world, change professions and act as a legal expert. I must say, a job offer at Disneyland Paris was the perfect opportunity for a huge fan like myself! That’s when I joined the company, nearly one year ago.

  • WHAT DOES YOUR CURRENT JOB ENTAIL? 

I am in charge of legal questions dealing with site operations and general purchasing. I have a watchdog and advisory role concerning new regulations relevant to our activities and I participate in contract negations with our teams. My ultimate objective is to ensure the best possible experience for Disneyland Paris guests.

In fact, my work is very concrete. I have to anticipate practical consequences of legal acts which will directly impact daily activity on the site.  

Disneyland Paris includes two Parks, boutiques, restaurants and hotels, and each of these activities faces specific challenges. The unique variety of questions I have to answer makes my job very stimulating.

  • WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO WORK AT DISNEYLAND PARIS? 

I wanted to change professions, from lawyer to legal expert, but not in just any company. I was in no hurry and waited to find the one that was right for me. In addition to being a very interesting job, what really makes it special is knowing that I participate, in my own small way, in making Disneyland Paris magic come alive for our guests. That is extremely motivating. Whatever job we do here, we work to keep the site running smoothly, enabling the stories and characters to make guests’ dreams come true in a magical world, a place where guests of all ages can truly get away from it all during a visit. That explains why our corporate culture is so strong.  

  • WHAT IS YOUR BEST MEMORY OF WORKIng at our company?

I arrived at Disneyland Paris relatively recently, and I discover something new almost every day.  I was especially impressed by the outstanding welcome. New arrivals are really given the royal treatment! We are introduced to this special work environment and truly made to feel welcome. I won’t go into all the details… after all, magic has its secrets!

I am sure that my best professional memories are still to come...