DBB Law Home - International - French Desk
  • Barthelemy Jean-Emmanuel

    Mons (Belgium)

  • Brulard Yves

    Brussels (Belgium)

  • Demolin Pierre

    Brussels (Belgium)

French Desk

Amongst its practitioners, certain DBB partners are dual-qualified at the Paris Bar as well as in Belgium. DBB offers its counselling and litigation services before the Paris Courts and has provided transnational Franco-Belgian legal services for over 25 years. With its dual seat, DBB is a professional partner that combines two legal and judicial cultures and two worlds of business: integrating the characteristics of markets that are close neighbours, while respecting cross-border differences. In this way we can assist Belgian and French clients to seize real opportunities. DBB's immediate Parisbased colleagues have broad experience from working in different economic sectors. But we also co-operate with French firms chosen by our clients and those that offer specific skills that are relevant to a particular transaction.

DBB advises on Franco-Belgian inheritance and taxation, taxation of companies and groups of companies, on European and international law affecting cross-border insolvencies, on national and European competition laws, corporate law, real estate law, commercial distribution and intellectual property laws. DBB has advised on and closed cross-border Franco-Belgian mergers and acquisitions. DBB has acted for listed companies including those quoted on the CAC 40, for SMEs or individuals, private companies and institutional clients. (Examples of transactions carried out and services provided can be made available on request).

Each year, DBB provides training, seminars and conferences on Franco-Belgian topics such as taxation, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, competition and distribution in Paris andBrussels. DBB receives interns from French universities and French Bar Schools. A number of our partners have taught inFrance and have commented on legal developments for the French press and television.