• French law of regulated professional practice


    McGREEVY Avocats is recognised for its work in relation to the French law governing the regulated professions and in particular legal practice firms.

    We have a successful record of advising firms and partners on:

    • Right of establishment for foreign law firms in France;
    • Advising on the optimum local structure to comply with French regulations and participate in cross border law practices;
    • Partnership disputes involving members of English and US LLPs established in France
    • Disputes between members of French law practices;
    • Bar admission and discipline matters;
    • Mergers and restructuring of French law firms and local branches on international practices;
    • Advising members of LLPs and local structures in respect of firm insolvency and personal liability issues;
    • Permitted arrangements for fee sharing by French Avocats, groupements and conventions transnationales;
    • Intra group-contractual arrangements, IP licenses, service agreements, cash pooling.

    McGREEVY Avocats has recently :

    • Advising the French members of a UK LLP involved in Europe’s largest law firm bankruptcy
    • Providing advice to a number of major trans-Atlantic firms about their contingency planning for various post-Brexit scenarios, in particular continuity of practice rights, fee sharing, repatriation of French sourced profits
    • Advising a major international firm on its remedies following the poaching of an entire team of Paris based fee-earners
    • Representing the Paris Managing Partner of a well-known international firm in respect of cross complaints arising out of the same facts made to England’s SRA and the Barreau de Paris
    • Advising on the expulsion of Paris Managing Partner of worldwide LLP