France: The rules of engagement
Rupert Reece and Robert Clarke look at how foreigners can get around the restrictions of the Paris bar to practise French law in France
The French legal market, like many others in Europe, is becoming increasingly international. However, while it has always been relatively simple for foreign lawyers to establish themselves for short periods under the umbrella of existing French law firms, it is now becoming easier for foreign francophiles to qualify as avocats and stay in France long term, practising French law.
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