Practice Areas

French Law Desk – Bureau français

French Law for English Clients and English Law for French Clients

We provide legal services to help our English clients do business in France and our French clients do business in the UK.

We also have excellent contacts with law firms in France so we can offer a seamless service between France and the UK for most business matters.

Legal Practice Areas

We specialise in business law covering corporate law, commercial contracts, technology law, employment law, commercial property law and dispute resolution. Within these areas we offer sub-specialisms such as data protection, media law, construction law and employee share incentive schemes.

Examples of our experience:

Neil Williamson

Neil is a Francophile having spent a great deal of his teenage years in Paris. Before starting at university in the UK he spent a year living in Paris as a stagier (trainee) at international law firm Clifford Chance.

In a previous firm Neil was a corporate associate in the French law department. His focus was on helping French businesses invest in the UK. Here are some examples of the work that he did:

• acted for a French public company acquiring its UK agent by way of share purchase.
• acted for of a French public company in the share acquisition of an English plc software reseller.
• acted on behalf of the French sellers of a care home business.
• acted on behalf of a French software company receiving investment funding from US private equity investors.
• acted for a French designer on a trademark and consultancy arrangement with a Japanese manufacturer.
• successfully defended a French shareholder in allegations of wrongdoing and obtained release of restrictive covenants.

More recently Neil successfully defended a UK business from allegations of software copyright infringement from a French multinational.

For any legal support you need between the UK and France please contact Neil Williamson.

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