Field Fisher Waterhouse has launched an office in Paris, taking on seven partners from historic alliance partner Dubarry after it secured permission last week from the French Bar to practice.

The new office, which will be the firm’s third international outpost, opened for business last week. The top 40 London firm has taken on Dubarry partners Mario Celaya, Philippe Netto, Louis-Bernard Buchman, Valerie Dubaile, Bruno Ducoulombier, Stephane Benezant and Remi Kleiman. They have been joined by 13 further fee earners.