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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  • 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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