Trade & Contract Law

For companies doing business in France

Holfran is your company’s legal partner in Paris, France. We assist with effective solutions and a pragmatic approach.

Trade and contract law

Holfran is a French law firm with expertise in French and international trade and contract law. Our lawyers, with a Dutch and European background, specialize in assisting foreign companies, especially those from the Netherlands and Belgium, doing business on the French market. We understand the challenges and complexities of doing business in France and provide expert legal advice in both French and English (or Dutch).

Our team can assist your company with questions about French commercial regulations and offer guidance on navigating the intricacies of French contract law. We can also help with drafting and negotiating contracts, including agency, distribution, franchising, cooperation, and service contracts, as well as more complex agreements for specific projects.

In addition, if your company faces commercial disputes or litigation, we have extensive experience in handling cases related to unlawful severance of business relationships, breach of contract, and debt recovery. Contact us to learn more about how we can assist your company in successfully doing business on the French market.

Why you need an English speaking lawyer

The lawyers at Holfran have many years of experience in assisting foreign (especially Dutch and Belgian) companies doing business in France. Our lawyers are experienced in dealing with cross-border situations ruled by French, international or European trade and contract law. They can therefore make the best assessment of your company’s case, its possibilities and opportunities.
Foreign (especially Dutch or Belgian) companies opt for the legal assistance of our firm because our lawyers graduated from French Universities, are specialized in French and private international law and are fluent in English, French and Dutch. The lawyers at Holfran can offer your company the right guidance and comprehensive advice.

Trade and contract law

When doing business on the French market, your company can mitigate potential risks by using tailor-made contracts. We have experience in drafting and assessing the following contracts:

  • Agency agreements
  • Distribution agreements
  • Franchise agreements
  • Cooperation agreements and service contracts
  • General terms and conditions
  • Construction and demolition agreements
  • Subcontracting agreements

Our lawyers have experience in all aspects of French and international commercial law, including sales, distribution and liability law. In addition, we handle commercial disputes before the French courts. These include for instance the wrongful termination of a commercial relationship and the breach of contract or poor performance. We also assist in fund recovery, defective products and liability.

Would you like more information about how we can help your business?

We are happy to assist. Call us +33 (0)1 42 96 80 98
or send an email to:

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Legal assistance from Holfran

Holfran offers your company the necessary guidance; from exploring the possibilities on the French market to assisting in proceedings before a French court. Our services include:

  • Legal advice under French law
  • Assisting in negotiations
  • Contract drafting
  • Mediation and settlements
  • Litigation in France
  • Representing clients before the French courts and administrative authorities

If your company is dealing with a legal question or dispute in the field of French and international trade and contract law, Holfran will be happy to assist. Contact us directly to discuss your company’s issue.

What can Holfran do for your business?

We provide legal guidance.

Voor uw bedrijfszaken in Frankrijk, adviseren en procederen wij op diverse rechtsgebieden.

Contracts & Terms and Conditions

We prepare the legal documents for your business with its French partners.

Your lawyer in France

From our office in Paris we help your company doing business in France.

Does your company need our expertise?

We are happy to assist.
Call us +33 (0)1 42 96 80 98
or send an email to:

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