Foley Hoag represents public and private clients in a wide range of disputes and transactions worldwide. In line with the strategy and approach that created Foley Hoag’s culture of efficiency and commitment, the teams in the Paris office practice in corporate and business law, international litigation and arbitration, environmental and public law, and intellectual property. Foley Hoag has chosen a particularly integrated approach: lawyers in the United States and France often work together in teams, bringing together members of various practice areas. The Firm combines powerful regional, national and international practices that share a common emphasis on client service and helping clients succeed through the delivery of exceptional legal service.
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Foley Hoag’s environmental law group provides innovative and high value-added advice on all matters of environmental law to companies and some public entities, operating in different sectors including chemicals, agribusiness, mining, metallurgy, energy and waste management. The team headed by Carine Le Roy-Gleizes in Paris has a strong track record with respect to high-value complex cases, including on matters of siting, permitting, compliance or remediation and redevelopment of industrial sites and mines, the construction of electrical facilities and high-voltage power lines, the permitting and closure of landfills etc. The dedicated lawyers are also highly experienced in environmental litigation, including before civil, administrative, criminal and constitutional courts.
The members of Foley Hoag’s international litigation and arbitration department practice with the shared goal of providing clients with exceptional and effective professional service. Collectively they make up what is recognised as one of the world’s leading international arbitration practices. Foley Hoag’s international litigation and arbitration team is active on matters across the globe. Composed of some 60 lawyers of more than 40 nationalities, the team is one of the largest, most richly diverse and most experienced on the market. In Paris, the team led by Andrea Pinna includes a dozen arbitration specialists (three partners, one special counsel and seven associates). These lawyers based in Paris work seamlessly with their peers in the firm’s Boston, New York and Washington DC offices.
Foley Hoag provides its clients with top quality legal services in the field of public and administrative law. In Paris, the team is headed by Frédéric Scanvic. His practice benefits from his unique experience profile, which includes his work at the Conseil d’Etat (the French administrative supreme court), as well as his positions within several different ministries and local government entities. The team also draws on the experience of partner Corentin Chevallier, another specialist of public law, who was trained with some of the best public law practices in Paris before joining Foley Hoag.
Foley Hoag has developed a top-tier practice in the field of intellectual property, information technology and privacy, and advises a range of prominent clients, including leading research institutions and universities. The team in Paris, led by Catherine Muyl, counsels and represents a client base consisting principally of international corporations operating in the industry (including electronics, pharmaceuticals, aeronautics, and energy sectors) and services (media, telecoms, software, research, etc.) on all matters relating to the protection, enforcement, defense, development of intellectual property and data protection.
Foley Hoag's Corporate M&A Department in Paris, led by Frédéric Cohen assists French and foreign clients in the full range of growth, equity investment, partnership, joint venture and restructuring transactions that they undertake, both domestically and across borders.
The team also acts in matters involving distressed companies, particularly in asset takeover operations. The Paris M&A lawyers have developed particular know-how for advising both international companies and investors in their transactions in France, and French clients in their transactions with foreign parties.