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Organization of a French Law Firm

Home > International Law | Published 2010-12-15

The law office of Gerard PICOVSCHI consists of several partners and associates, all experienced in different fields of law.

The aim of the partners and associates of the firm is to unify their different fields and practice areas in order to enable their international and European clients and partners to do business in Europe, namely by creating accurate legal structures and by optimizing their performances in reducing tax and social security costs.

In this respect, three principal characteristics make this firm both exceptional and efficient.

Firstly, through its international structure and practice areas, the firm has unique knowledge of company policies and their need to internationalize activities. In fact, the law firm continuously holds the opinion that realistic success of a company implies and necessitates a global expansion of its activities.

Thus, our firm, owing to its experience and knowledge of foreign markets and company policies, is able to explain to a company or business structure how to cross its natal boarders and introduce its policies and goals into the European market.

This is done by studying and analyzing the internal functioning of the company’s business affairs as well as its policies, and then demonstrating how these policies can not only be commercially adapted to the European or French markets, but also harmoniously merged with its international aims and policies established by the managers and directors.

Secondly, the firm succeeds in applying these policies through its particular and unique know-how of European, International and French business law.

This is done by offering the appropriate solutions to the most important challenges in global business: minimizing costs and maximizing the efficiency of operations.

Thus, for example, our European business department knows exactly how to create the most adapted legal structure allowing the most limited liability of its shareholders.

It consults companies as to how to substantially reduce its social security costs by organizing their work force and remunerating its staff and managers in a manner that will stimulate their interest in promoting the company’s business.

This department is experienced in establishing a local and cost efficient sales force that will be highly motivated to expand the sales of the company’s goods and services all over the world and to distribute them in Europe and in the world markets.

We also know how to create particular contractual relationships with this sale force that will allow the company to control their commercial operations.

The European business department is managed by partners and associates that are experienced in the following fields of law:

Corporate attorneys experienced in the fields of corporations, reduction of company taxes and social security costs, banking and finance, commercial arbitration, project finance, mergers, transfer of companies, insurance, anti-trust, labor policies between companies and their employees and the application of European economic and legal regulations in the field of import, export and distribution of goods and services in the European economic area.

Real Estate attorneys are experienced in all fields of construction and promotion of construction projects, whether for business or private purposes. They are familiar and well experienced in handling all tax and regulatory aspects of acquisitions of real estate, financing of projects and promotion of acquisition of real property.

Tax attorneys are experienced in the reduction of companies taxes and social security costs, planning companies payments of taxes, application of international agreements in the field of tax law, optimizing business operations of foreign companies in Europe and France by reducing their taxes and successfully representing them before all European and French governmental administrations and courts for the purpose of handling tax and administration issues.

Intellectual property and information technology attorneys experienced in all fields of copyright, patents, models, trademarks, appellations and indications of origin, information technology, e-commerce and unfair competition law, as well as in the field of licensing of such rights and distribution of products or services protected by intellectual property rights.

These lawyers are graduates of the best law schools in France, including Sorbonne University, and are able to speak, draft and write in several languages; namely French, English, Spanish, and Hebrew.

Some of them also possess post-graduate degrees from foreign law schools and are authorized to exercise law in common law countries, thereby endowing the law firm with a unique understanding of complex legal litigation and contracts throughout common law countries and the ability to apply them to the French method of litigating, consulting or drafting contracts.

It is important to note that our office is located in the center of Paris and is equipped with an advanced computer system compatible with our clients needs, thus enhancing the transfer of data.

We subscribe to many print and electronic legal databases, both national and international, encouraging our associates and staff to remain up to date with all legal developments in the aforementioned fields.

This article is available online for public information purposes. It is updated regularly, as needed. Due to the constant evolution of the laws and the legal system, we cannot guarantee that the information in this article is still applicable. We invite you to contact us with any legal questions or concerns you have regarding this topic at +33 1 56 79 11 00. In no way can this firm be held liable for articles that contain inaccuracies or are now out of date.

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