France

Overview


France is a key player on the global stage—economically, politically and culturally. It offers ample opportunities for both national and international businesses to innovate, expand and pursue their business vision. Whether you are seeking to strengthen your position in France or around the world, we are here to help.

We know that you face myriad challenges every day, which is why our purpose-built teams of multilingual lawyers deliver sophisticated yet practical advice to help you achieve your goals. Our 80-lawyer Paris team offers cross-disciplinary counsel in all key areas of law, including corporate transactions, EU competition, finance, labor and employment, litigation and dispute resolution, private equity, public law, tax and intellectual property. We partner with some of the region’s best-known companies as well as multinational investors, corporates and financial institutions seeking to enter the French marketplace.

Whatever industry your business operates in, we draw on our extensive sector knowledge to offer the legal insights you need to succeed. Our lawyers offer particularly deep experience in fields such as life sciences, construction and engineering, distribution, energy, oil and gas, telecommunications and transportation. We guide privately held, publicly traded and state-owned enterprises through the laws and regulations governing foreign investments in France, and deploy our thorough understanding of global business practices to negotiate common ground and close deals quickly.

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Results


  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries on its offer to create a partnership with Alstom in the energy field in the form of a joint venture including Alstom’s energy assets, steam turbines, hydro and grid businesses
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd in its potential investment in Areva NP, a reactor unit of French nuclear giant Areva SA
  • Servier, a French pharmaceutical laboratory, within the framework of the exclusive worldwide licensing option with Cellectis for UCART19, and its strategic agreement with Pfizer
  • Servier on its strategic partnership with Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc., to develop and commercialize ITCA 650, Intarcia’s phase-3 investigational therapies for the treatment of type-2 diabetes, outside the United States and Japan—one of the largest biotechnology partnership agreements outside the United States
  • DBV Technologies, S.A., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on changing the field of immunotherapy, with its US$281.5 million public offering (approximately EUR 255 million) of new shares in the form of American Depositary Shares

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People


A diverse, global network of industry-leading talent committed to you and your vision.

Key Contacts


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Brussels, Belgium / Speaking Engagements / November 28-29, 2018

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Contrats Concurrence Consommation / June 2018

Copenhagen, Denmark / McDermott Event / June 13, 2018

Paris, France / McDermott Event / June 5, 2018

Paris, France / Speaking Engagements / May 18, 2018

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Milan, Italy / McDermott Event / May 15, 2018

Paris, France / McDermott Event / April 25, 2018

Resource Centers / April 2018

International News / April 2018

Paris, France / Speaking Engagements / April 4, 2018

Special Report / March 28, 2018

Barcelona, Spain / Speaking Engagements / March 8, 2018

Washington, District of Columbia / Speaking Engagements / March 8, 2018

Casablanca, Morocco / Speaking Engagements / November 3-4, 2017

Berger-Levrault / October 2017

SHRM.org Society for Human Resource Management / September 25, 2017

Helsinki, Finland / McDermott Event / August 30, 2017

InterContinental Finance & Law Issue 145/17 pp. 22-23 / July 2017

Paris, France / McDermott Event / June 15, 2017

e-Competitions, The National Competition Law Bulletin / May 2017

Paris, France / McDermott Event / March 23, 2017

Magazine des Affaires “SPF 120" (France) / March 2017

Provence, France / Speaking Engagements / March 9-11, 2017

Option Droit & Affaires/Option Finance (France) / March, 2017

Special Report / January 2017

Le Club des Juristes (France) / September 12, 2016

Antitrust M&A Snapshot / July 2016

Spear’s Wealth Management (UK) / March 29, 2016

On the Subject / February 25, 2016

Option Finance Supplement / February 15, 2016

On the Subject / February 9, 2016

Option Droit et Affaires (France) / February 3, 2016

Special Report / January 20, 2016

Le Magazine des Affaires (France) / January 14, 2016

Who’s Who Legal Private Client / November 2015

Getting the Deal Through / October 7, 2015

Private Antitrust Litigation

Oil & Gas Financial Journal / June 2015

Oil & Gas in Egypt

European Lawyer Reference Series / May 2015

Corporate Governance 2nd Edition - French Chapter

Magazine des Affaires / May 5, 2015

Resumption of the FCPE: Tool Reconciliation of Employee Savings and the Takeover ...

Publications / February 23, 2015

A Legal Guide to Investing in France for Foreign Investors

National Competition Laws Bulletin / November 2014

The European Parliament and the EU Council formally adopt the Directive on ...

Practical European Tax Strategies / May 23, 2014

French Decree Extends List of Foreign Investments that Must Obtain Prior Authorization

économiematin.fr / May 15, 2014

OPA Club Med: An Additional Symptom of the Minorities' Activism?

On the Subject / April 29, 2014

International News / Spring 2014

Revue Banque & Droit / March, 2014

Nominations - Le Carnet

On the Subject / February 27, 2014

Magazine des Affaires / February - March, 2014

Magazine des Affaires / February - March, 2014

McDermott Will & Emery consolide son pôle de droit économique

Magazine des Affaires / February - March, 2014

Executive Compensation Under "Soft Control"

Magazine des Affaires / February 20, 2014

Décideurs stratégies finance droit - Risk Management, Assurance & Contentieux / February - March, 2014

Décideurs Stratégie Finance et Droit - Risk Management, Assurance & Contentieux / February - March, 2014

Arbitrage International - Classement des meilleurs cabinets d'avocats

Presentation / January 31, 2014

Main Tax Provisions of the French Finance Acts and the Act Against ...

Publications / January 24, 2014

Minority Shareholdings and Competition law: A Necessary European Reform?

On the Subject / January 2, 2014

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