Our French-German law firm is dedicated to cross-border business transactions targeting France, especially between France and Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

If your corporation is doing or planning to do business in France, we are the right partners for you!

Based on over 20 years of experience in French-German relationships, our business law firm is a true partner for internationally-active companies.

We also advise individuals on matters regarding international property management and cross-border commuting.

Our French-German law firm was founded in 2007 by Françoise Berton, Attorney-at-Law in France (avocate) and Germany (Rechtsanwältin). Françoise Berton has been dedicated to advising small and medium enterprises in France and Germany since 1991.

All of our lawyers speak perfect English, French and German and have studied law in French and German universities.

They have all lived, studied and worked both in France and in Germany.

Our lawyers work and interact every day with our clients in French, German and English. Therefore, our clients are not burdened with extra fees for translation and there are no issues with understanding problems.

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Our practice areas in French, international and European Law

As a full service law firm, Berton & Associés advises and represents its clients in all French Courts in a wide range of practice areas in French business law, international law and European law. This enables us to deal efficiently with the concerns of our clients for their daily business in France.

For further information about our areas of practice, please visit our page Practice Areas.

We are an independent French-German law firm, solution-orientated and driven by high standards of professionalism

With our perfect knowledge of the cultural differences within Europe, especially between France and Germany, and our expertise in the different work methods and negotiation tactics, we can help our clients develop their cross-border business.

What we offer to our clients:

  • the expertise gained in international business law firms by our French Avocats and German Rechtsanwälte,
  • practice-orientated advice in a human-scale law firm, emphasizing flexibility and practicing fair rates,
  • Independence from any international network.

We are happy to cooperate with the local lawyers, auditors and tax consultants of our clients if they should need support in French law. In this event, we do not handle the whole matter in their place, but complete their work with our specific expertise in cross-border and French legal matters.

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01.09.2014 ∙ French-German experts

Tax consultants in France: Presentation

How does one become a tax consultant (“expert-comptable”) in France? Training for tax consultants in France is divided into three steps: After three-year university training in accounting and business management, the prospective tax consultants have to successfully graduate in accounting and management [“Diplôme de Comptabilité et de Gestion (DGC)”]. The “DGC” is followed by another…

11.08.2014 ∙ French-German experts

The French notary

How do you become a notary in France?     There are two different ways to become a notary in France. The basic requirement for both is to obtain a Master’s degree in law (called a “Master 1”). Students must then pursue their legal training either in a local school for notaries (“Centre de formation…

03.12.2012 ∙ French-German experts

The French Lawyer (avocat)

A French lawyer advises his clients in French law. More than 55,000 French lawyers (“Avocats”) are registered in France. French lawyers are admitted to one of the local bar associations (“Ordre des avocats”). 179 bar associations are registered in France. The different bar associations vary widely according to their size: the bar association of Paris…

02.10.2010 ∙ Litigation in France

The French court system – an overview

In France, the structure of the judiciary system is divided into ordinary courts for handling civil and criminal litigation on the one hand, and administrative courts on the other hand. Each Court has its own special provisions for competence, how to file a lawsuit and representation by an attorney. The administrative courts in France The…

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