Established in 2001, our Paris office provides a comprehensive range of services to clients and is proud of its track record in delivering pragmatic French and transnational advice to both foreign and domestic clients in a truly international context. Many of our lawyers are dual-qualified English solicitors, and our practice includes several French-qualified foreign nationals. Clients span all sectors of the business world and include many household names and companies listed on stock exchanges in France, England, Germany or the United States, as well as several of France’s largest state-owned concerns.
Our Paris practice is particularly focused in the following areas:
- Mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, private equity and venture capital
- Litigation, domestic and international arbitration and alternative dispute resolution (ADR)
- Commercial contracts, distribution and agency agreements, industrial cooperation and international trade law
- Employment law at both the individual and collective level
- Information technology and new technologies
The range of specific services we provide includes advising on all types of national and international corporate transactions. Our corporate work includes acting for corporations on M&A transactions, joint ventures, private equity and corporate reorganizations. We also provide a dedicated team to undertake company formation and company administrative services across the range of business vehicles, from GIH to the listed Société Anonyme.
Our tax lawyers provide general tax assistance to corporations, advising on corporate income tax, business tax, value-added tax (VAT), registration duties, tax planning and general tax issues with France’s authorities and before the courts. We also advise on the tax aspects of France-based and cross-border mergers and acquisitions.
Our tax and benefits team advises companies on the implementation and administration of compensation arrangements, notably French stock option and restricted stock plans. We also advise on employee incentive programs and benefits and all aspects of social security law.
In the labor and employment sector, we advise on all areas of the individual employment relationship, as well as on collective labor relations.
Finally, we advise on international disputes, cross-border litigation and all insolvency matters.