Overview

Through its offices in Boston, New York, Paris and Washington D.C., Foley Hoag brings together a team of lawyers practicing in the principal spheres of business law and benefiting from a reputation for excellence in the fields of international arbitration, administrative law, environmental law, energy law and intellectual property.

The lawyers in Foley Hoag’s Paris office practice in each one of these key legal sectors for the firm. The legal services offered by the Paris office are in perfect accord with the trademark of all of the firm’s offices – an approach founded on efficiency and client commitment. 

One characteristic feature of Foley Hoag is the unusually integrated development model it has implemented. Its lawyers in France and the United States collaborate regularly on case teams composed across the firm’s offices. This is particularly evident in the International Litigation and Arbitration Practice, a sector in which Foley Hoag is positioned among the most highly reputed firms in the world. The firm’s lawyers also have a substantial body of experience in advising large public and private sector actors in connection with disputes arising on large infrastructure projects, under both civil law and common law.

The Paris environmental and administrative law team not only works closely with the firmwide Environmental and Administrative Law groups (such as on matters relating to Latin America and Africa), it has also developed a highly-respected French law practice for a client base consisting of French industrial sector actors, multinational groups and public sector entities.

Foley Hoag can also boast a top tier intellectual property practice that advises leading clients such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Paris team represents a body of clients consisting principally of American companies and their French subsidiaries in intellectual property matters and, more broadly, IP/IT matters involving technology law, data protection, telecoms and the Internet.

Foley Hoag advises clients on matters across the different continents, and its lawyers reflect the diversity of those clients: they are international and multicultural. What they have in common is a superior level of training and a culture that is result oriented and quality driven. Coming from diverse but complementary backgrounds, the firm’s lawyers are motivated by a genuine esprit de corps.