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Contact: Mark F Richardson
Number of partners: 20
Number of other lawyers: 60
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Firm Overview:
Franklin represents an independent alternative to the major global law firms in France. Clients benefit from all of the advantages this team’s total flexibility can offer: the firm provides top flight teams in all of the key areas of commerce. Franklin combines intimate French market knowledge with global standard legal skills. Partners are present throughout the life of each matter and offer outstanding levels of responsiveness and service. The team provides a unique French law capability with an Anglophone service delivery to meet the needs of clients on their cross-border mandates. The firm is ranked extensively and its lawyers’ skills were recently endorsed at the French Legal & Finance Awards.

Main Areas of Practice:  

A multi-faceted team with an excellent reputation in real estate, acquisition and energy financings.
Contact: David Blondel

Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Restructuring:
A safe pair of hands in an increasingly important area of business for clients in the French market.
Contacts: Yann Colin, Yam Atallah, Mark F Richardson

One of the leading independent teams in the Paris market, experienced in all aspects of French and cross border corporate/M&A.
Contacts: Yam Atallah, Mark F. Richardson

The firm’s ability to advise on the full range of French competition/antitrust matters is of significant benefit to clients.
Contact: Julie Catala Marty  

This team advises to the highest levels across all of the key areas of most relevance to energy sector clients.
Contacts: David Blondel, Jérôme Michel

All aspects of administrative, civil and commercial law are covered by this up and coming team.
Contact: Jérôme Michel

Investment Funds:
A French and Luxembourg capability in the creation and maintenance of fund structures for financial institutions.
Contacts: Christine Daric, Henry Ranchon, Mark F Richardson

Labour & Employment:
This team has a top tier client base and advises at the highest levels on a broad spread of highly complex French and global labour law matters.
Contact: Claire Fougea

Litigation, Arbitration & White-Collar:
The go-to capability in France on highly sensitive, high stakes disputes between shareholders, directors’ liability cases and white-collar cases in addition to numerous commercial matters.
Contact: Yann Colin

Private Client:
The private client reference in the French market.
Contact: Jérôme Barré

Private Equity:
An exceptional team with a reputation for creativity and all-hours responsiveness on the full range of private equity transactions.
Contacts: Yam Atallah, Mark F. Richardson

Public & Administrative Law:
The firm’s public law team has a unique practice bringing together real strength in both public law and regulatory issues.
Contact: Jérôme Michel

Real Estate:
The team’s extensive knowledge of the French real estate sector enables it to guide clients through all aspects of their dealings in France.
Contacts: Henry Ranchon, François Verdot, Christine Daric, Olivier Mesmin, David Blondel 

A headline tax capability with market leading advice on corporate taxation, private client and real estate matters.
Contacts: Jérôme Barré, Christine Daric, Olivier Mesmin

International Work:
Representing clients on major cross-border matters is a core part of the firm’s business. Franklin has an unwavering policy to stay independent from all formal global networks. This means the firm freely selects only the best lawyers on a case by case basis on behalf of its clients. Franklin lawyers regularly lead multijurisdictional teams for clients investing in or outside of France.

The firm advises public and private entities in practically every economic sector.