Expertise

French Desk

The main aim of the French Desk is to provide optimum solutions to French businesses and francophone clients located in Ireland and to those looking to set up or expand here. Our French desk is staffed by Irish and French lawyers who have expertise in all core business legal fields.

The French Desk is an integrated unit of our International Practice Section, benefiting from a perfect bi-cultural approach while advising on a large number of transnational commercial operations.

Partner Ronnie Neville will be your main contact. Ronnie specialises in employment law and provides strategic advice on restructuring, re-organisation and general employment related matters. Ronnie will also liaise with our teams of specialist French-speaking lawyers of Mason Hayes & Curran in order to fully assist you.

Our Services

  • Corporate structure and tax optimisation
  • Company incorporation and ongoing company secretarial requirements
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Negotiation of grant agreement with relevant development agency
  • Employment law and employee benefits
  • Negotiations and drafting of commercial contracts and terms and conditions of trade
  • Agency and distribution agreements
  • Intellectual Property and Information Technology
  • Protection and Exploitation of IP rights
  • Commercial Litigation and debt recovery matters
  • Regulatory and Competition Law
  • Commercial real estate

Our clients

We advise many leading French corporations as well as numerous important smaller companies including SMEs/SMIs, start-ups and entrepreneurs.
Our clients are particularly active in the following sectors:

  • IT and telecommunications;
  • Software
  • Chemical industry and petroleum
  • Energy and the environment
  • E-Commerce
  • Retail
  • International services such as insurances, financial services, outsourcing and contracted services.

For further information, please contact any of our team members listed adjacent and they would be happy to discuss your particular business requirements on request.

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Ronnie Neville

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