Our know-how beyond borders

August Debouzy accompanies you all over the world on all your challenges

Since our creation, our international
culture has enabled us to assist our clients
in complex cross-border transactions
and litigation.

Our network of partner firms is a
major asset in this international approach.

We rely on more than 150 partner firms in 121 countries, each chosen for their excellence, independence and leadership in their domestic markets.

Our long-term relationships with these "best friends" enable us to offer our clients centralised, organised and proactive services in the jurisdictions where they practice.

To strengthen this international perspective and make our services even more accessible and adapted to the needs of our clients, we have created a secure digital solution: CustomAD.

This fully tailor-made platform allows each company to create its own international law firm with the teams of its choice anywhere in the world to meet its global legal challenges.

1 international network of 140 law firms
55 % international clients
8 representatives at the European Patent Office
70 countries involved in cross-border operations in 2019 and 2020
1 unique solution for a virtual international practice: CustomAD
7 foreign bars (Brussels, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, Madrid, New York, etc.)
16 languages spoken: Albanian, Arabic, Czech, English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese
German Desk
German Desk, August Debouzy’s task forcefor your franco-german cases
CUSTOMAD, tailor-made platform to meet your global legal needs
Very International and highly regarded
by their peers ”

Chambers and partners

In addition to this network, August Debouzy's lawyers reflect this international culture through their origins and their educational backgrounds.

Our teams can practice in 16 working languages and a significant number of our lawyers are members of foreign bars. In addition, many of our lawyers have practiced law abroad, particularly in the United States.

In 2019, we created a German Desk composed of some 20 trilingual French-German-English lawyers.

An experienced team connected to the evolution of the African continent

We have developed since its creation strong ties with local law-firms in Africa. Given the significant experience in Africa of some of our lawyers, we have developed an approach which is both global and deeply rooted in the specifics of each country. We are also very familiar with the rules of business law adopted by the OHADA (“Organisation pour l’Harmonisation en Afrique du Droit des Affaires” / “Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa”), which was set up by Western and Central African States.

Our approach is global because of our capacity to integrate teams working throughout the continent with homogeneous standards of quality and responsiveness. It is local because of our excellent knowledge of each country’s cultural and political background.

As we advise a high variety of clients, we have developed a practice in a number of sectors including :

  • mining,
  • energy and renewables
  • transportation,
  • telecommunication,
  • trading and tourism,
  • social infrastructure.

We assist our clients in all matters of law, such as investment loan, projects and project development, corporate law, joint ventures, financial law, tax law, cyber security, commercial law, labor and employment law, regulatory law as well as licensing matters.

Our usual working languages in Africa are French, English, Arabic, Portuguese and Spanish. Combining our Anglo-American and European cultures with our thorough knowledge of the MENA and knowledge of the African market, we are able to facilitate the investment of foreign clients in Africa while taking local specificities into consideration.

Contacts privilégiés

Valéry Denoix De Saint Marc

Fabienne Haas