Our global practice
Our tried and tested ability to handle cross-border work is fundamental to the firm’s success. Most of our activities have a global dimension. We work with overseas entities in relation to their French operations and French and global clients on their major cross-border mandates. We often lead global teams of lawyers from a number of firms.
The vast majority of our lawyers have worked or studied outside France in addition to their French qualifications. All of our Partners, two of whom are American, have always worked in globally-focused law firms. Many of our Partners are dual-qualified, typically Paris and New York and all of our lawyers work comfortably in English.
We have often been solicited as a merger partner by leading global players in our market, yet we have chosen to remain independent. This choice is key to our ability to best develop our global offering for our clients by selecting freely, based only on the expertise required for each matter, the most competent lawyers in the relevant countries.
Franklin’s German Desk advises and assists clients from German-speaking countries on their cross-border transactions and their business in France.
In 2006, Franklin broke new ground in creating an India Practice, which focuses on advising Indian companies in their business dealings in France, as well as European companies seeking to do business in India.