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Announcing The Best Lawyers in France™ 2023

The results include an elite field of top lawyers and firms from France.

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Best Lawyers

June 22, 2022 06:05 PM

Best Lawyers® highlights the extraordinary accomplishments of those in the legal profession with a list of outstanding lawyers compiled by conducting exhaustive peer review surveys. We have produced the most reliable, unbiased source for legal referrals for over four decades. Today, we are honored to announce the 13th edition of The Best Lawyers in France™.

Candidates who are nominated for consideration are voted on by currently recognized lawyers working in the same practice area and located in the same geographic region. Our awards and recognitions are based purely on the feedback we receive from these top lawyers. Those who receive high peer reviews undergo a thorough verification process to ensure they are currently still in private practice. Only then can these top lawyers be recognized by Best Lawyers.

The 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in France™ recognizes the professional excellence of 3,024 lawyers in 78 practice areas.

We are pleased to celebrate 78 “Lawyer of the Year” recipients across France. "Lawyer of the Year" honors are awarded annually to only one lawyer per practice area in each region with extremely high overall feedback from their peers, making it an exceptional distinction.

This newest edition for 2023 also marked the second edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in France™ For the 2nd edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in France™, we recognize 500 lawyers in 24 practice areas. Lawyers are listed in 115 firms across France.

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Here are highlights from the 2023 13th edition of The Best Lawyers in France™:

  • 3,024 Lawyers Recognized
  • 78 Areas Practice Area
  • 16 Metropolitan Areas
  • 78 “Lawyer of the Year” recipients
  • 25 “Law Firm of the Year” awards

Paris is the metro with the most listed lawyers.

Top 10 Practice Areas in France by Number of Recognized Lawyers in The Best Lawyers in France™:

  1. Corporate Law
  2. Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  3. Tax Law
  4. Litigation
  5. Labor and Employment Law
  6. Banking and Finance Law
  7. Private Equity Law
  8. Intellectual Property Law
  9. Real Estate Law
  10. Arbitration and Mediation

Top 10 Most Searched Practice Areas in France on bestlawyers.com for The Best Lawyers in France™:

  1. Tax Law
  2. Corporate Law
  3. Banking and Finance Law
  4. Labor and Employment Law
  5. Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  6. Immigration Law
  7. Litigation
  8. Intellectual Property Law
  9. Criminal Defense
  10. Competition / Antitrust Law

Top 5 Practice Areas in France by Number of Recognized Lawyers in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in France™:

  1. Labor and Employment Law
  2. Tax Law
  3. Competition / Antitrust Law
  4. Litigation
  5. Banking and Finance Law

Law Firm of the Year

“Law Firm of the Year” awards recognize a single top firm for its work in a specific legal practice area nationwide. Awards are determined based on a handful of factors including lawyer feedback, the number of lawyers included in Best Lawyers for that firm and practice area, the number of office locations a firm has, historical analysis of the firm’s “Lawyer of the Year” awards, materials submitted by firms, and the firm’s overall scope and areas of expertise.

There are 25 firms represented with “Law Firm of the Year” awards in 25 practice areas. The 2023 "Law Firm of the Year" recipients in France are:

“Law Firm of the Year” Honorees:

  • ADVANT Altana
    • Construction Law
  • Allen & Overy
    • Banking & Finance Law
  • August Debouzy
    • Intellectual Property Law
  • Bredin Prat
    • Corporate Law
    • Litigation
  • Cabinet Vercken & Gaullier
    • Media Law
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
    • Capital Markets Law
  • Clifford Chance
    • Project Finance and Development Law
  • CMS Francis Lefebvre
    • Tax Law
  • Darrios Villey Maillot Brochier
    • Competition / Antitrust Law
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • De Pardieu Brocas Maffei
    • Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    • Real Estate Law
  • Dechert
    • Real Estate Law
  • DLA Piper
    • Aviation Law
    • Privacy and Data Security Law
  • DS Avocats
    • Environmental Law
  • Féral
    • Information Technology Law
  • Gide Loyrette Nouel
    • Public Law
  • HFW
    • Insurance Law
  • Joffe & Associés
    • Sports Law
  • Proskauer Rose
    • Labor and Employment Law
  • Temime
    • Criminal Defense
  • Weil, Gotshal & Manges
    • Private Equity Law
  • White & Case
    • Arbitration and Mediation

Interested in seeing Best Lawyers honorees in France? Use our Find a Lawyer tool to search by location and specialty.

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