France

Overview


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.

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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 their 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

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People


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

Key Contacts


Jacques Buhart

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November 2015

October 7, 2015

Private Antitrust Litigation

June 2015

Oil & Gas in Egypt

May 2015

Corporate Governance 2nd Edition - French Chapter

May 5, 2015

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

February 23, 2015

A Legal Guide to Investing in France for Foreign Investors

May 23, 2014

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

May 15, 2014

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

February - March, 2014

February - March, 2014

McDermott Will & Emery consolide son pôle de droit économique

February - March, 2014

Executive Compensation Under "Soft Control"

February - March, 2014

Arbitrage International - Classement des meilleurs cabinets d'avocats

January 31, 2014

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

January 24, 2014

Minority Shareholdings and Competition law: A Necessary European Reform?

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