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France is a semi-presidential republic with the sixth largest economy in the World. It is also a founding member of the European Union. France is home to 51.800 lawyers and has a sophisticated legal services market mainly centred in Paris and its region.

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How to practise in France

19 September 2014By Julie Mamou

Find out all you need to know about practising in France

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Roundtable at the French Ambassador’s Residence

The Law Society attended a roundtable event at the French Ambassador’s Residence in London on 15 April 2019


New 'foreign legal consultant' status in France

France has adopted a new regulation on ‘Foreign Legal Consultant status – Art 109 ’ (based on the EU - South Korea WTO bilateral Agreement).

Joint seminar with the Conseil National des Barreaux and the Paris Bar on Brexit and Legal Tech

The Law Society, the Conseil national des barreaux (CNB), and the Paris Bar jointly organised a seminar on 11 April. The event was a great opportunity to discuss issues that affect the future of the legal profession in France and the UK, and compare how pracitioners in both jurisdictions use opportunities and tackle challenges.

CCBE newsletter - October

The 66th CCBE newsletter is out - read more about the following topics: Proposed European Convention on the profession of lawyer

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How to verify a European lawyer?

Use the European e-justice portal to find or identify lawyers from the EU and the EEA 

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Legal life in… Paris

11 September 2014By Julie Mamou

Louis B. Buchman, Partner at Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP Paris office, shares his views about his Legal life in Paris.

All Legal life in...

Your contacts for this region are Alex Storer and Eleanor Farrow

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International Policy Adviser: Europe

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International Policy Assistant: Europe and the CIS