Our in-depth understanding of the legal, regulatory, financial, and commercial dynamics that shape our clients’ industries — from financial services to life sciences, from energy and retail to sports and media — allows us to navigate the most complex domestic and cross-border deals and disputes. Connecting investors, private equity firms, and multinationals with opportunities in France, Europe, and around the globe, our Paris-based team provides unmatched transactional advice and litigation counsel across practices.
As one of the world’s largest pro bono providers, Latham takes on matters in nearly every area of public interest law. In Paris, our pro bono causes include working with social entrepreneurs and non-for-profit organizations, including the French humanitarian organization Droits d’Urgence to run a biweekly clinic at a hospital in the north of the city. Together, we help indigent clients address the legal, cultural, social, and linguistic hurdles that arise when navigating complex government bureaucracies. Our lawyers advise on asylum and immigration, debt, labor and employment, as well as criminal law, and assist with applications to public benefit programs. We also advise many Ashoka Fellows to help them establish their projects within an appropriate legal framework.