France: Make way for the young guns
The Paris legal market has long been dominated by a handful of top M&A lawyers, operating from the city's leading firms. With the retirement of these elder statesmen of French law just around the corner, Antony Collins looks at the lawyers who will be coming through to take their places at the head of the market
“To get visibility in the Paris market you need to work on the big M&A deals,” says Yves Wehrli, Clifford Chance’s Paris managing partner. This gambit cuts to the core of the Paris market’s obsession with M&A rainmakers.
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