Paris Office

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166, rue du faubourg Saint-Honoré

75008 Paris, France

Tel: +33 (0) 1 56 43 13 00
Fax: +33 (0) 1 56 43 13 33

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Bernard GrinspanView Profile
bgrinspan@gibsondunn.com 
Tel: +33 (0) 1 56 43 13 00

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher's Paris office advises on French legal issues and helps clients become familiar with the French business community and ways of doing business in the country.  The office advises on all aspects of business law, such as corporate transactions, restructuring/insolvency, private equity, litigation, compliance, public law and regulatory, technology and innovation, as well as tax and real estate.

Gibson Dunn's Paris office was opened in 1967 as the firm's first expansion beyond the United States.  Our dynamic team of dual- and triple-qualified lawyers is distinctively positioned to advise clients considering activities in France.  Our long-term European presence gives us deep experience in representing international client business interests that require a coordinated cross-border response.

Gibson Dunn's Paris office focuses on all aspects of complex corporate transactions, including joint ventures, asset and investment management, public offerings and financing.  We represent multinational clients in domestic and cross-border, public and private transactions, including distressed company acquisitions.  Our restructuring team has participated in some of the most complex proceedings and transactions of recent years, some of which dramatically changed the face of French insolvency proceedings.  We have wide cross-jurisdictional expertise and work seamlessly with our other offices and practices to identify and realize clients' objectives.

Our tax team advises on structuring French and international transactions.  We provide counsel on complex tax controversy matters and have an in-depth tax ruling practice.  Team members have significant experience in French real estate and hotel investment, with particular capabilities in the French equivalent of the real estate investment trust (REIT).  Other real estate-related capabilities include due diligence, leasing, urban planning and tax structuring.

Our Public Law practice advises on privatizations, public-private partnerships, competition and regulatory law, and complex transactions.  We have deep capabilities representing and assisting the French State, governmental bodies and state-owned and private entities in development, regulatory, and administrative matters.  We advise companies across a broad spectrum of industries, with particular focus in the financial institutions, insurance, transport and energy sectors.  Our Paris Public Law attorneys work with clients to strategically manage disputes and arbitration.  We frequently represent clients from both the public and private sectors before a wide range of French regulators (CRE, ACPR, AMF), the French Constitutional Supreme Court, as well as the administrative, civil and commercial courts, at both trial and appellate levels, and before the European courts (ECJ and ECHR).

The Paris office offers a wealth of expertise in information technology and digital transactions, outsourcing, data privacy and cybersecurity.  Our lawyers' practice covers a broad range of technology and digital matters such as complex technology transactions and outsourcing projects; strategic digital transformation (i.e., acquisition or development of innovative solutions such as the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), Fintech, big data and cloud-based solutions); data privacy and cybersecurity, including compliance and governance projects in light of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), cross-border litigation requiring data transfer, and the application of Binding Corporate Rules; as well as complex commercial transactions, including in the technology, financial, energy, aerospace and pharmaceutical industries.

  • Chambers Global describes partners from our Paris office as "leaders" in the fields of Corporate/M&A, Tax and Restructuring/Insolvency.
  • Chambers Europe recommends Gibson Dunn's Paris office in the areas of Restructuring/Insolvency, Corporate/M&A, Private Equity: Mid-Market and Tax, and ranks individual partners in Restructuring/Insolvency, Corporate/M&A, Tax, Public Law and TMT.
  • Legal 500 EMEA recommends our Paris office in the fields of M&A, Insolvency, Insurance, Administrative & Public Law and Tax.  "Gibson Dunn's compact team delivers 'impeccable services' and is recommended for complex or cross-border transactions."
  • Best Lawyers® recommends Paris partners in the areas of Corporate, M&A, Business Reorganization, Governance, Tax and Public Law.
  • Le Guide des Cabinets d'Avocats d'Affaires by Caura Barszcz has described Gibson Dunn as a "firm going places and worth knowing … one of our favorites."  The same publication described Gibson Dunn as an "Haute Couture law firm, which explains its appeal to both lawyers and clients."