14 January 2020

French firms kick off 2020 with merger

MGG Legal and Voltaire Avocats have announced their merger under the name MGG Voltaire.

In a statement, MGG Legal said the firm was created in 2010 with a single ambition to provide French and foreign companies with the best possible service in French Labour and Employment Law, and ten years later this merger is a natural step for the firm.

Close ties

With the support of the ELLINT international network, which brings together some 200 lawyers from 15 countries around the world, the firm say it is a measure how far they have come thanks to the loyalty of our clients, some of them being with us since the beginning. Ten years later and inspired by the same ambition they have now decided to join forces with Voltaire Avocats, with whom we have developed close ties for many years. With this move, they firm now comprises a team of 25 lawyers located in Paris, Lyon and Lille and they intend to play a key part in French labour and employment law, providing support to their local and international clients in all traditional and emerging fields of French labour and employment law.

Logical step

Marijke Granier-Guillemarre and Loic Heron, partners at MGG Legal, said: “We are delighted by this tie-up. Our firms have collaborated for some years, very effectively, and our teams have always appreciated and respected each other. We share similar values and working methods, which makes this merger a natural and logical step.” Anne Vincent-Ibarrondo, David Guillouet and François Hubert, partners at Voltaire Avocats, said: “Thanks to this merger we are strengthening and tailoring our offer to meet the expectations of our clients.  The multi-sector and international expertise of our experts us to be very responsive."

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