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Dispute resolution


Our dispute resolution practice helps clients develop tough and effective pre-litigation and litigation strategies. Our specialist litigation lawyers ally an in-depth understanding of the way the French court system works with an appreciation of our clients’ business priorities. 

We provide pragmatic advice about all aspects and phases of the dispute resolution process, including evaluation of legal risk, alternative dispute resolution strategies and negotiation of settlement agreements, assistance with gathering evidence, advice and representation before the French courts and tribunals, mediation and arbitration assistance and follow-up and enforcement of court decisions.

We understand that a business can suffer serious reputational and commercial damage because of the actions of unscrupulous competitors and we have a particular focus on the French law action of unfair competition.

Our experienced attorneys also regularly assist our clients with debt recovery in France, working closely with bailiffs and the judicial authorities and where necessary assisting with asset seizure processes and enforcement of decisions of foreign jurisdictions.

We also assist our clients in the field of criminal law, including white-collar crime and criminal offences involving companies (French law provides for both offences under the Criminal Code applicable to business life and particular economic rules that are criminally sanctioned). 

Faced with an emergency, and regardless of the offence in question, appropriate legal support is particularly necessary at all stages of the criminal proceedings. 

We also help you to manage criminal law risks in your company, by informing and advising you on compliance strategies and carrying out training courses internally.