Paris is one of the world's top cities for international business and a gateway for clients with business interests in Africa. Fasken Martineau's new Paris office provides full-service business law and litigation services in both French and English. In concert with the firm's office in London, the Paris-based team works with clients throughout Europe, and with EU companies wishing to invest in Canada or facing Canadian legal issues. The Paris office also assists clients with business interests in other francophone countries, particularly in Africa.
The team in Paris provides highly specialized business law services involving cross-border transactions, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), commercial and corporate law, private equity and investment funds, projects and transactions in Africa, natural resources (including mining and energy), infrastructure and public-private partnerships, financings, real estate and hospitality, EU regulations, environmental law, IT, anti-trust and competition matters, and French and international litigation and arbitration.
With a clear understanding of the global business environment, the lawyers in Paris provide international companies with an efficient, pragmatic approach when dealing with French, EU and French African laws. Several members of the Paris team received their legal training in Canada, allowing them to advise clients on both French and Canadian business law.
With offices in both London and Paris, Fasken Martineau has the largest presence in Europe of any Canadian-based law firm.