4.2 – International – ENG

photo-internationalFrom its very inception, our firm has been able to provide expert legal advice to international investors.

We have developed strong expertise in assisting foreign clients when they set up businesses or representative offices in France, and possibly in Japan, South Korea or in the United States.

We also have expertise in cross-border M&A, joint ventures and we assist our foreign clients involved in French or European disputes.

Mr. Aimé MANDEL, founding partner of the firm, has been admitted to the Paris Bar since 1973 and to the California Bar since 1975. He has represented his University since 1977, first for estates and donations issues and afterwards in trademark matters; as well as various American investors (medical and health consulting).

Since 1977, Mr. Aimé MANDEL has represented numerous Japanese governmental agencies and a vast array of Japanese manufacturers investing in France in various fields such as the audio industry, embroidery machines, farming and construction equipment, printing, sports articles as well as entertainment companies, golf and hotel businesses.

Indeed, many Japanese companies have chosen our firm to be their main corporate and labor law counsel.

For a few years now, we assist many Korean companies to work and invest in France in a variety of sectors.

In order to help our clients to set up their business abroad, our firm has developed close ties with two independent law firms based in Japan and Spain respectively :

• The Japanese law firm AKASAKA INTERNATIONAL LAW PATENT & ACCOUNTING OFFICE, based in Tokyo (Japan), our firm having also strong connections with other firms in such cities as Osaka and Kobe ;

• The Spanish law firm of SENAKPON GBASSI ET ASSOCIES, based in Alicante (Spain), seat of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) – in connection with our Community Trademarks and Designs practice.

Our firm works harmoniously with local Counsels in many other jurisdictions.

Finally, in order to serve our clients all across Europe, our firm is an active member of EUROLEGAL, which is a network of European lawyers, whereby 16 countries are represented, including 22 law firms, 31 offices, and over 550 lawyers, practising in all areas of law.