Europe (Non UK) Office Profiles
Pinsent Masons is going through an active period of global expansion. Since 2012 we have opened European offices in Paris, Munich, Düsseldorf and Madrid. All offices are significant entities in their jurisdictions; supporting and growing their own strong clients bases as well as supporting the firm’s established clients with global ambitions. In early 2017 we opened an office in Johannesburg and will be opening an office in Dublin in October 2017.
ParisOur French office is based in Paris, the heart of France’s business and economic centre. Our team offers commercial and corporate legal services to international companies, banks and funds investing and operating across Europe and French clients wanting advice on regional and international matters.
Our team has considerable experience working on cross border transactions. We are market leaders in Franco-German transactions as well as having expertise working on legal and commercial cross-border matters for UK, US and Asian clients throughout Europe. Our team combines local knowledge with an international perspective to help clients achieve their commercial objectives.
Whether our clients are seeking to improve productivity or ensure compliance, we support them in achieving competitive success and growth. The team advises on a full spectrum of corporate and commercial law and is fully conversant in all aspects of compliance and regulation, local law and day-to-day advisory services. Our clients benefit from our market-leading capability and experience in a number of key practice areas, which include:
Banking; Commercial; Construction Advisory & Disputes; Corporate (including Capital Markets); Employment; Intellectual Property; Litigation & Arbitration; Property; Restructuring; Tax; and TMT.
Munich and Düsseldorf
Our German offices are located in the heart of Munich and Düsseldorf, centrally located to service the needs of both national and international business and investors, as well the vibrant science and technology communities. Our German lawyers bring considerable industry experience in a variety of sectors in particular AM & T (Advanced Manufacturing & Technology services), where we are a leading provider of specialist advice to clients that are rich in intellectual capital and rely on technology, enterprise and innovation to grow.
We advise on a wide range of business activities, including complex cross-border transactions, but also general corporate and commercial matters, both international and domestic. In providing our service, we are always guided by our goal to support our clients in building and maintaining sustainable businesses that are fit for an ever increasing global competition. Our lawyers are fluent in both German and English and advise on matters in all the key global markets in Europe, the USA, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific region.
Our clients benefit from our market leading capability and experience in a number of areas, including:
Corporate and M&A; Employment; Litigation & Arbitration; Property; Projects; Tax; Banking & Finance; Competition; Compliance; Stock Corporation & Capital Markets and TMT.
Our Spanish office is based in Madrid, in the heart of Spain’s business and economic centre. We offer commercial and corporate legal services to international companies investing and operating across Europe, and Spanish clients seeking advice on regional and international matters.
Our Dublin office brings our sector focus to the Irish legal market. Working with clients domestically and internationally, our worldwide network connects our clients globally.
Ireland is a location of choice for organisations seeking a European base and this will grow further when the UK departs the European Union, leaving Ireland as the key English-speaking business hub within the EU.
Technology and Financial Services are two of the industries driving rapid growth in the Irish economy and we primarily work with clients in these sectors. We support clients who use their Irish office as a gateway to doing business across EMEA and work closely with Pinsent Masons’ many offices throughout the region. Our presence in Dublin strengthens our existing European network of the UK, France, Germany and Spain and builds on our successful office in Belfast.
With long-established relationships with US clients and law firms, we are well placed to build on Ireland’s prominent foreign direct investment (FDI) links with the United States, as more companies establish and expand their Irish presence.
The Dublin team shares Pinsent Masons’ commitment to excellent service and value for money. Winners of the Financial Times innovation awards for the last two years, we are leaders in finding new ways to deliver legal services more efficiently and cost effectively. We continue to invest in new ways of harnessing technology to legal know-how, so we can best serve the interests of our clients across our global network.