What we do

German Desk

Franklin’s German Desk advises and assists clients from German-speaking countries on their cross-border transactions and their business in France.

The German-born, bicultural and trilingual lawyers of our German Desk assist the German-speaking clients in Franklin’s various practice areas and liaise with the other teams of the firm:

  • Bank – finance;
  • Competition – distribution;
  • Litigation – arbitration;
  • Commercial contracts;
  • Corporate Finance – M&A;
  • Employment law;
  • Public law – regulatory;
  • Stock issues;
  • Environment;
  • Outsourcing;
  • Tax;
  • Investment funds;
  • Real estate;
  • Joint-ventures and strategic alliances;
  • Private Equity;
  • India practice;
  • Projects – energy;
  • Intellectual property;
  • Executive compensation and management packages;
  • Structuring and setting up investment vehicles;
  • Technology – media – telecommunications;

Our German Desk leverages its deep understanding and knowledge of the economic and social environment of both German-speaking countries and France to offer effective and tailored legal advice on doing business in France.

We also work closely with local law firms in Germany, Austria and Switzerland to assist our French and international clients with the full spectrum of legal issues they may face in German-speaking countries.

Partners Christian Sauer and Kai Völpel head our German Desk.