Business and Legal Excellence
Dechert’s Paris team consists of some 60 highly regarded lawyers who collaborate with colleagues throughout Europe, the United States, Asia and the Middle East. We structure corporate and financial transactions, advise on a wide range of regulations and resolve disputes through litigation or arbitration.
Dechert lawyers in Paris are widely recognized by market sources and leading legal directories. Our dynamic, results-focused team includes professionals with dual training in law and business. Many are qualified to practice in U.S. or UK law, as well as French law, and are members of the London, New York and Paris bars.
Market Knowledge and Commercial Mindset
French and multinational companies rely on our ability to blend a robust knowledge of local law with wider international experience. We apply the insights and experience that come from working across many jurisdictions, cultures and business traditions.
Clients come back to Dechert when facing their most complex or intricate challenges, trusting that our in-depth market knowledge and tireless dedication will help achieve commercial objectives.
Areas of Focus
Corporate and Securities
French and multinational corporations rely on Dechert’s corporate and securities team in Paris for expert counsel on domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and financing transactions. With more than 25 lawyers in the team, we are recognized as market leaders and ranked among the most active law firms in France.
Clients appreciate hearing practical, grounded advice founded on business experience as well as legal knowledge. Life sciences companies, for example, value our in-depth knowledge of the pharmaceuticals industry. Multinationals investing in Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East know that our background in mining and metals spans decades. Private equity and venture capital firms trust us to devise exit strategies that maximize returns on investment.
Financial Services and Asset Management
Our highly regarded financial services team in Paris forms part of Dechert’s global Financial Services Group, which spans Europe’s leading jurisdictions for investment funds and financial hubs in Asia, the Middle East and the United States.
Boutiques and global businesses alike value our “jurisdiction-neutral” advice that blends local experience with know-how on a global scale. Institutional investors, private equity funds and private investors seek out our advice on fund formation, new product development and regulatory compliance. We tailor our advice to your needs, covering the entire life cycle of your investments.
Employment law affects virtually every major business decision or transaction in France. Achieving your business objectives while remaining in compliance with these laws is not always a simple task.
Corporations come to us in order to plan their compliance strategies and to avoid disputes related to employment. Dechert’s dynamic, results-focused team counsels on ways to increase workplace efficiency and improve employer-employee relations.
Above all, we seek to help clients avoid damaging litigation that can distract managers or destabilize a company. Nevertheless, if an employee dispute ends in litigation, clients turn to us to minimize the risks and disruptive effect.
International Litigation and Arbitration
All kinds of commercial entities — from funds and financial institutions to privately owned companies and multinationals — seek our expertise before arbitration courts and international panels.
Sovereign states and investors in the energy, construction, defense and telecommunications industries acknowledge our deep expertise and results-oriented approach to resolving disputes, particularly in emerging markets in Russia and the CIS, the Middle East and Latin America.
Pharmaceutical and life sciences companies regularly call on our skilled litigators to help resolve complex disputes surrounding product liability and industrial risk.
Our Paris IP team aims to solve, settle and assert your intellectual property rights in France and around the world in order to maximize your business objectives.
Clients from IP-heavy industries such as the pharmaceutical, chemical, energy, electronics or agribusiness sectors rely on us to devise strategies that enhance market position and protect from IP infringement and unfair competition.
We seek amicable solutions to resolve conflicts and prefer to use pragmatic commercial approaches to IP matters. Nevertheless, we advocate our clients’ interests in the most robust manner possible. Our record of achieving favorable results for our clients is outstanding.
All kinds of life sciences entities — from multinational corporations involved in drug discovery or diagnostics to cutting-edge research outfits in biotechnology or bio-informatics — value Dechert’s creative, industry-specific approach to planning and executing strategies in healthcare and life sciences.
A ten-lawyer team in Paris is dedicated entirely to the life sciences and healthcare sector. Market sources particularly endorse our multi-disciplinary lawyers’ commercial judgment and innovative way of developing business-oriented legal solutions in a complex and highly regulated sector.
Clients of Dechert’s Paris office are routinely served by experienced tax lawyers at the heart of our integrated, multi-disciplinary teams. Our primary focus on all transactions is to achieve a tax-efficient structure that generates optimum returns for our clients.
We pride ourselves on providing clients with creative solutions to complex tax issues in areas such as:
- mergers and acquisitions
- corporate restructuring
- transfer pricing
- management of intangible assets
- cost-sharing agreements
- tax audits and tax litigation
Dechert (Paris) LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (Registered No. OC332363), authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales, and registered with the French Bar pursuant to Directive 98/5/CE. A list of the names of the members of Dechert (Paris) LLP (who are solicitors or registered foreign lawyers) is available for inspection at our Paris office at 32 rue de Monceau, 75008 Paris, France, and at our registered office at 160 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4V 4QQ, UK.