SAAS lawyers have a long history of providing legal and business advice and assistance to European companies and individuals in their business endeavours in the Middle East, as well as to Middle Eastern companies and individuals investing and conducting business in Europe. Our lawyers maintain offices in Paris and Berlin in order to cover the European market and to advise our clients to navigate and shape EU rules, mainly in competition, international trade and EU regulatory law and help us to craft solutions tailored to our clients’ legal and policy concerns.
In addition, our European Desk assists local and international clients in developing their businesses in Europe. The European Desk provides expert legal services, strategic legal advice and contacts to support successful expansion.
On the other hand, we guide our Middle Eastern clients into the European market. We provide strategic corporate legal advice on how to enter Europe and facilitate relationships to ensure ongoing success.
Our French Desk is a multi-disciplinary team of French speaking and French admitted lawyers with strong credentials and experience in a variety of practice areas, including corporate transactions and finance matters, tax, intellectual property, antitrust and commercial litigation and international arbitration. Members of our French Desk are experienced in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, aerospace/defence and financial services.
Some of our lawyers are admitted to practice law in Germany and are familiar with the expectations of European, particularhly German clients. Clients can communicate in English or German and our lawyers are familiar with German law, enabling them to provide our clients with legal advice and representation in Germany makes our services cost efficient.
Examples of our lawyers’ experience include:
- Advising a major Austrian bank on a large factoring operation in France. Tasks included review of contracts and advising on matters of French and European law.
- Representing a client before the Commercial Court in Paris to appoint an ad hoc administrator to represent a liquidated and deregistered company in a legal action brought against it several years after its deregistration.
- Representing an Arab party in a litigation before the Commercial Court in Paris in relation with a defence procurement contract involving issues of state immunities, bank guaranties, embargo and public international law.
- Acting for a Lebanese company against a French party in a dispute before French courts in relation with the breach of contract.
- Acting for an individual before French courts in relation with a large scale financial fraud scheme.
- Acting for a European company in a French criminal investigation in relation with the FOREX market.