4.4 – International – KOR

photo-internationalFrom its very inception, our firm has been able to provide expert legal advice to international investors.

We have developed strong expertise in assisting foreign clients when they set up businesses or representative offices in France, and possibly in Japan, South Korea or in the United States.

Mr. Aimé MANDEL, founding partner of the firm, is admitted to the Paris Bar (1973) and to the California Bar (1975). He has represented his old University since 1977, at first in the fields of estates and donations and thereafter in the field of trademarks; as well as various American investors (medical and health consulting).

Also ever since 1977, Mr. Aimé MANDEL has represented numerous Japanese governmental agencies and a vast array of Japanese manufacturers investing in France in such various fields as audio products, embroidery machines, farming and construction equipment, printing, sport articles as well as entertainment, golfs and hotels.

Many of these Japanese companies have chosen our firm to be their main corporate and labor law counsel.

Since some years, we also help many Korean companies to work and invest in France in all kinds of sectors.

To help our clients to set up their business abroad, our firm has developed close ties with two independent law firms based in Japan and Spain respectively :

• The Japanese law firm AKASAKA INTERNATIONAL LAW PATENT & ACCOUNTING OFFICE, based in Tokyo (Japan), our firm having also strong connections with other firms in such cities as Osaka and Kobe ;

• The Spanish law firm of SENAKPON GBASSI ET ASSOCIES, based in Alicante (Spain), seat of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) – in connection with our Community Trademarks and Designs practice.

Our firm works in harmony with local Counsels in many other jurisdictions.

Finally, to serve our clients across all of Europe, our firm is an active member of EUROLEGAL, a network of European lawyers. This network has at present 16 countries represented, with 22 law firms, 31 offices, and within the network over 550 lawyers, practising in all areas of business and other law.