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

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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).

CCBE newsletter - October

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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

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 ...


Joint seminar with the CNB in Paris - 10 May

Join us for a seminar for an update on Brexit and Business and Human Rights

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Legal life in… Paris

2014-09-11T11:15:00+01:00By Julie Mamou

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

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