The firm

We are a law firm based in France primarily advising international companies across their full-range of French business law needs. The majority of our lawyers speak German and/or Italian and English as well as French and have studied, lived and worked in these countries. This gives us a unique insight into cross-cultural issues and different methods of working. We regularly work in multiple languages.

Our firm was founded in 1963 by Wolfgang Wenner, the first German lawyer to be based in France. Since then, we have acted for a number of German-speaking clients in relation to all their legal needs in France. For the last 20 years, we have also developed a strong Italian client base and have a representative office in Milan. We are also now increasingly working with Anglo-Saxon clients, through relationships developed within our international network PANGEA, as well as continuing to service our French client base.
Our clients include medium-to-large sized industrials, service providers and other multinationals. We have worked for many of our clients for years. For some of our German and Italian clients we act as day-to-day counsel in France, providing advice on all their legal needs in the absence of or working alongside their own in-house legal function. We pride ourselves on our role as trusted advisor to these clients. Our experience covers a wide range of sectors, but we have specific experience in areas such as heavy industry, automobile, construction, renewable energy, luxury, and retail.
We offer a personalised, tailored service, providing you with the best legal and commercial solutions taking into account your needs and the relevant legal, linguistic and cultural environment. Our mission has always been and remains to be lawyers you trust, lawyers who you seek out as advisors thanks to their qualifications and experience, but also their personality. Our lawyers are highly specialised, but, given the size of the firm, our clients easily benefit from the collective experience of the whole firm as needed to resolve their issues
We have a large international network of trusted law firms with whom we work in close collaboration towards the success of our clients. We are members of PANGEA : www.pangea-net.org, an international network of independent law firms whose members are medium and medium-large size commercial law firms with an international focus. We are also particularly proud of our longstanding relationship with our German partner BRANDI, also a member of Pangea, with offices throughout Germany.
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