Proskauer has a long history in France, having advised French clients since the early 1900s. We opened our Paris office in 1991.
The Paris office provides French, European Union and U.S. legal advice to businesses and individuals seeking to navigate the subtleties of the French legal landscape. The office’s reach is multijurisdictional, as it draws on the firm’s capabilities in the U.S., UK, Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Labor and employment
We are among the pre-eminent labor and employment practices in France. Clients come to us for representation in complex and strategically sensitive matters that require sophisticated advice. These notably include collective bargaining, workforce reduction, strikes, litigation and counseling, with an emphasis on large corporate reorganizations.
Corporate M&A/Private equity
Our corporate lawyers often are called upon to lead complex negotiations and provide strategic advice. We counsel clients in cross-border M&A deals, including acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures and corporate restructurings. In addition, we handle portfolio company investments, add-on acquisitions and exits for our private equity fund clients.
International arbitration and litigation
We focus on complex international arbitration and litigation proceedings involving joint ventures, acquisitions, construction projects, licensing agreements and distribution relationships, as well as a variety of other international commercial agreements.
White collar defense and investigations
Our white collar defense and investigations practice encompasses all areas of criminal litigation, white collar defense, employment-related criminal law, and press and media law. We advise French and international companies and managers in their risk-analysis procedures and assist them in litigation or other contentious matters.