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French Business Law

We assist companies and executives on all aspects of French business law.

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French Company Law

We assist founders, shareholders and company directors on all aspects of company law, including :

  • Choice of the most appropriate company structure

  • Incorporation of SARL, SAS, SCI...

  • Mergers & acquisitions, business takeovers and sales (due diligence, drafting and negotiation of sale and purchase agreements, warranty agreements, shareholder’s agreements, legal and tax structure of the transaction)

  • Fundraising transactions (seed capital, venture capital, development capital, LBO, MBO)

  • Joint ventures and strategic partnerships, partial contribution of assets

  • Sharecapital increases, issuance of bonds, warrants

  • Shareholders' agreements and shareholder disputes

  • Litigation relating to corporate matters, including shareholder litigation


French Commercial Law and Contracts

We assist and advise companies on all aspects of commercial law, including on matters such as:


  • Acquisition or disposal of goodwill

  • Commercial agency contracts, rights and obligations of commercial agents

  • Rights and obligations of distributors and franchisees, distribution and franchise agreements

  • Unfair competition

  • Abusive commercial practices

  • Infringement of intellectual property rights

  • Violation of exclusivity clauses

  • Commercial litigation

  • Commercial mediation

  • International arbitration in commercial matters

  • Drafting and negotiation of all types of commercial contracts


French & EU Trademarks & IP

We advise and assist companies on all aspects of intellectual and industrial property law, including

  • French & EU trademark protectionopposition procedure, trademark management

  • Protection of know-how, business secrets, confidential information

  • Copyright and rights related to copyright

  • Domain names, keywords, cybersquatting

  • Counterfeiting, including on the internet

  • Unfair competition, infringement of intellectual or industrial property rights

  • E-commerce

  • Software development and software contracts (license, maintenance, SAAS, distribution contracts)

  • Advertising, misleading advertising, comparative advertising

  • Emergency protective measures (seizures, summary proceedings)

  • Intellectual property litigation before French courts and international institutions, including intellectual property arbitration

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Litigation & Dispute Resolution in France

We regularly assist clients in civil and commercial litigation, including in arbitration proceedings.


The firm is particularly active in the following areas:

  • Litigation relating to contractual liability (breach of contract, unpaid invoices)

  • Tort litigation

  • Liability for defective products

  • Debt recovery

  • Emergency and interim measures (seizure, summary proceedings, including ship / aircraft arrests)

  • Abusive termination of pre-contractual negotiations

  • Liability of managers and shareholders

  • International arbitration


French Employment Law

French employment and labor law is notoriously complex and constantly evolving.

We assist companies and executives at all stages of the employment relationship, including on matters such as:

  • Drafting and negotiation of employment contracts

  • Contractual termination

  • Dismissal

  • Posting / secondment of foreign employees to France

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