French
Desk

Our French Desk consists of experienced lawyers with many years of experience in matters relating to France. The members of our team studied or worked in France in the past and are familiar with the specifics of the French legal system and the French business culture.

Our French Desk combines our know-how for your business activities in France or, if you are a French company, in the German market. In the event that you plan to expand into the Asian market, our colleagues from our French Desk in Singapore will be happy to advise you. Whether in Europe or in Asia: we provide you with individual, target-oriented expert advice if you intend to enter the market of the respective other country or region, or if you already operate there and need legal expertise. We always place our advisory services within the economic, political and cultural overall context. In addition, we also take into account the specifics of your company and of the sector in which you operate.

You can rely on our professional expertise, our many years of experience and an excellent network with which we regularly exchange professional information. We can advise you when you are looking for a suitable law firm in France and subsequently assist you jointly with that law firm with your local projects and business activities.

In the same manner, we advise French companies in the German market: in addition to providing project management services and assisting you with your market entry, we are also a competent partner in all other phases of your business cycle. Working with you and our French partner law firms, we find the best possible solution for your specific project.

 

Our Range of Advisory Services

Inbound
  • Assisting French companies that wish to enter the German market
  • Advising on the purchase of German-based companies and on the acquisition of shares and interests in German-based companies
  • Assisting with the formation of subsidiaries and branches
  • Supporting clients during contract talks, the initiation of contracts and contract negotiations and advising them on the conclusion and implementation of contracts
  • Providing corporate law advice regarding all legal forms, including advising on liability issues and corporate compliance
  • Advising on all aspects of project financing
  • Setting up and reviewing distribution systems, import, export, sales agency and distribution contracts, and general terms and conditions
  • Advising on all employment and social security law issues
  • Assisting with the implementation of real estate transactions, drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial leases
  • Providing advice on all matters relating to national and international tax law
  • Advising on all matters relating to IP and copyright law
  • Assisting with settlement negotiations and representing clients in court, arbitration and investment protection proceedings, including alternative dispute resolution, as well as providing prevention advice and risk management services
  • Assisting with restructurings and advising on insolvency law issues
Outbound
  • Advising our clients on their market entry in France
  • Advising on the selection of a reliable law firm in France
  • Assisting German clients with their business activities
  • Advising on cross-border transactions and joint ventures
  • Providing coordination and project management services jointly with the local law firm

Key Contact >>

Key Contact

Andrea Metz, LL.M. (London)

Partner

T +49 69 27229 28077