Philippe Versyp Law Office is an interdisciplinary law firm specialised in representing and advising English-speaking clients in French matters.
Common law – mostly based on the concept of judicial precedent – is at the base of the legal structure in most English speaking countries, from England to Australia.
For mainland Europeans, the concept that a law can exist without ever having been recorded, is nearly incomprehensible.
The French legal system, for one, is a civil law system: codified and originating from Roman law. It’s core principles are by default codified into a referable system with serves as the primary source of law. For an English speaker this system can seem quite intimidating.
Not only the legal structures differ: the impact of cultural differences shouldn’t be underestimated either. The good outcome of negotiations, mediation or even simple communication can be solely dependent on the skills of the speaker to take into account these cultural nuances.
The assistance of a professional with decades of experience within the French legal system, can make a big difference to your case or project.
We offer legal counsel for businesses and individuals, mediation (not all disputes need to be settled in court) and we are qualified to represent our clients in proceedings before all French courts and administrative agencies, as well as in non-contentious matters all over France.
Practising solicitor in Belgium and France since 1987, we work with a local team of notaries, accountants, bailiffs, translators, experts, real estate agents, …
We are connected to both the French bar and the Belgian bar. Our French offices are based in Paris and Alpe d’Huez. Our Belgian office is based in De Panne, just outside the French border (nearby the Eurotunnel Calais).
Being located across France allows us to practice throughout the whole French territory.
Booking a video conference appointment is possible as well.
The situation of our three offices allow us to practice throughout the whole French territory.