The Paris office advises on matters of French, US, and international law. Our core practices are: Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Acquisition Finance and Bank Finance, Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Regulatory, Project Development & Finance, Restructuring and Insolvency, Compensation, Governance & ERISA, Tax, International Arbitration and Public International Law.
Our corporate practices, composed of approximately 40 lawyers, advise on equity and debt offerings, mergers and acquisitions, LBO transactions, and international joint ventures, project development & finance, acquisition finance, leveraged buyout financings, structured finance, management incentivisation, tax restructuring and transfer pricing. In addition, we advise financial institutions and other financial market participants, including banks and investment banks, fund managers, custodians, exchanges, clearing houses and corporate end users, on a range of regulatory and compliance issues and proprietary transactional and investigations matters. We handle domestic transactions and cross-border transactions having a major French component, as well as international transactions.
The International Arbitration team, which comprises over 50 lawyers, has represented companies, States and State-owned entities in arbitration proceedings under the rules of all major international arbitral institutions, subject to over 100 governing laws or international instruments. We act as counsel in investment, energy, construction, business combinations, financial, and general commercial disputes. The team, which is the largest in any jurisdiction, is regarded as one of the world’s finest.
The Public International Law group advises on all aspects of Public International Law, including Treaty Law, State responsibility, Law of the Sea, State and diplomatic immunities, international organizations, sanctions and trade embargoes, and international investments.
Established in 1963, the Paris office is both the firm’s oldest non-US practice and its third largest office. It is a principal part of the firm’s European network and distinguishes itself by a remarkable international reach, notably in Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.