The Garrigues French Desk pools the experience and knowledge of practitioners working in a range of legal specialties and at various offices to serve the interests of clients in France and French clients in other countries, and can also offer a fully responsive and uniform service in French. To this end, the Desk provides advisory services to French clients looking to invest or operate in Spain, Portugal and Latin America, as well as to operators with interests in France, through our network of associated French law firms, although clients can rest assured that the same standards of quality, corporate vision, proactive approach and technical excellence as characterize the services offered by Garrigues in its various tax and legal practice areas will apply.
In addition to advising enterprises in the start-up phase in France (through corporate establishments or using any other contractual form of commercial organization), the French Desk is also involved in numerous transactions involving the restructuring of corporate groups, the sale and purchase of companies or share holdings in listed and unlisted companies, real estate transactions and in insolvency and litigation matters in general. It also provides assistance with corporate and project finance and capital markets, as well as coordinating the tax and legal aspects of international transactions and trade between the two countries. The French Desk is thus able to offer clients of the firm not only Garrigues’ know-how and experience in providing tax and legal advisory services, but also the practical advantages yielded by knowledge of the French language and its particular idiosyncrasy.