Our Franco-German M&A Team (Deutsch-französisches Transaktionsteam) provides an unmatched resource to guide you through your investments as well as to secure your inbound and outbound corporate and commercial operations with tailored and innovative legal solutions.
The Team regularly advises German-speaking companies expanding their business activities outside of Germany into France, and French clients investing in German-speaking markets and needing assistance navigating through the maze of German, Austrian or Swiss legal systems. Our experts have built an extensive track record offering support to countless major listed companies and medium sized enterprises (Mittelstandsunternehmen) in both Germany (inbound) and France (outbound).
The Team, led by Franco-German partner Karl Hepp de Sevelinges, comprises eight French- and/or German-qualified, German speaking lawyers that have pursued legal studies in Germany or have developed their expertise at German law firms. They have developed a strong insight into both the legal and business practices in German-speaking jurisdictions. Our experts are therefore in a unique position to fully grasp the specific requirements of our German-speaking clients and provide spot-on, tailor-made advice on cross-border transactions, as well as to analyze and explain the legal and commercial intricacies related to German-speaking markets to our French clients and facilitate a smooth, efficient realization of their operations in these countries.
To ensure that our clients receive the best advice at every stage of their transaction, the Team draws on additional experts from the headquarters of our full-service firm in Paris (such as tax, litigation & arbitration, competition, IP/IT, employment law, family office, public law, …) or in our wider European offices network.
In German-speaking countries, the Team draws upon its historic network of partner firms with whom we work in a consistent and fully integrated way. As part of our commitment to these long-standing and lasting partnerships, associates of the Team are regularly seconded to our partners’ teams. As a result, we can guarantee seamless legal advice, with the Team acting as sole point of contact for its clients.