Sheppard Mullin’s French Desk is dedicated to strengthening the ties between the French and U.S. business communities. The Team delivers highly effective representation in U.S. law for France-based and U.S.-based companies, venture funds and other investors with cross-border interests. We represent French companies conducting business in the U.S., acquiring or investing in existing U.S. businesses or selling their products in the U.S., as well as U.S. companies conducting business in France or desiring to invest in France.

The Team focuses on U.S. business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and securities offerings (debt and equity), general corporate and fund formation matters, commercial contracts, licensing and distribution across various industries; the latter includes tech, cloud, software, biotech, life sciences and pharma. The Team also handles litigation, regulatory, tax, competition, intellectual property, labor and other specialty types of matters.