The Paris office, our largest in Continental Europe, is comprised of 100 lawyers, including 25 partners and 12 of counsel, who advise on both civil and common law. All our lawyers are fluent French and English speakers, and work closely with our international offices around the globe.
Our teams advise and assist French and international companies in France and around the world. Our lawyers at the Paris office are seen as key legal advisors for companies involved in complex and transnational financial, corporate, commercial or market transactions. For more information on our areas of expertise, please click on the 'Experience' tab.
The Paris office is also home to the core members of our Africa practice, a large and particularly experienced group of French, English, and Arabic-speaking lawyers who focus on business law in Africa. The team has an international reputation in Africa as advisors to major international groups and local governments, especially for their assistance with implementing and financing energy, natural resource, telecom and infrastructure projects.
- Rio Tinto as project counsel to its world-class Simandou iron ore integrated project in Guinea for the continued exploration, mining and processing of iron ore and the construction of the related infrastructure facilities, including in particular a rail link and deep-water mineral port
- DONG Energy in relation to its response to France's first offshore wind tender round for the development, construction and operation of five offshore wind farms for a total capacity of 3000 MW, including the joint venture agreements with EDF Energies Nouvelles, Alstom and other parties to the tender. The consortium was subsequently awarded the right to develop three zones, totalling up to 1500 MW of capacity
- Google on proceedings before the European Court of Justice for a preliminary ruling with respect to Google adwords services and potential trademark infringement
- Maurel & Prom Nigeria on its initial listing on NYSE Euronext in Paris, by way of a distribution of its shares to the shareholders of Maurel & Prom
- Arkema (ex Atofina) on three appeal procedures before the EU General Court against fines totalling €300 million imposed on it by the European Commission in the hydrogen peroxide, methacrylate and sodium chlorate cases