Economically, politically and culturally, France is a key player on the world stage. Similarly, McDermott’s Paris office plays an important role in our international firm, helping French businesses strengthen their positions domestically, throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and around the world. Our highly experienced lawyers also advise foreign and multinational investors, companies and financial institutions seeking to enter the marketplace in France.
Like our clients, we have pursued an intelligent, practical growth strategy, building the Paris office in a manner that best serves the needs of our diverse clients. Our 60-lawyer team provides cross-disciplinary counsel to some of the country’s best-known companies in all key areas of law, including corporate transactions, EU competition, finance, labor and employment, litigation and dispute resolution, private equity, public law and tax, intellectual property, among others. We have strong industry teams as well, with extensive experience in life sciences, construction and engineering, distribution, energy, oil and gas, telecommunications, and transportation.
We provide comprehensive, sophisticated solutions to the challenges facing today’s businesses. Our multilingual lawyers guide privately held, publicly traded and state-owned enterprises through the laws and regulations that govern foreign investments in France, drawing on their firsthand understanding of global business practices to negotiate common ground and close deals quickly.
Our Paris-based practice groups and individual lawyers have been recognized year after year for the quality, consistency and creativity of their legal counsel by respected industry publications and ratings agencies. Global Competition Review has repeatedly included our Antitrust & Competition practice among the top 20 firms in its “GCR 100 Global Elite” list, and in 2015, M&A Today named McDermott “Law Firm of the Year – Employment & Labour – France.” Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Global Arbitration Review, The Legal 500 EMEA, Décideurs Stratégie Finance Droit, Décideurs Juridiques, Option Droit & Affaires, Magazine des Affaires and the IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide have also included our Firm in their listings of top practices in the French and global markets.