Understanding French law
The French law and property team here at Russell-Cooke has a wealth of experience to help you with all your assets and legal interests in France.
Whether you are buying or selling property, inheriting or planning the transfer of your assets, our bilingual experts can assist.
Our team of specialists in French law has first-hand knowledge of the interaction of French and English legal systems, so we are able to handle any and all issues in this area.
How our French law specialists can help you
We have deep experience in the field of French property and succession and are frequently asked to act as expert witness on matters of French law in legal proceedings conducted in the UK.
We offer specialist, bilingual expertise to clients who require advice on all aspects of French property law and French inheritance law.
Common areas where our team can help include the sale and purchase of French residential property; structure of ownership/succession planning including cross-border tax advice (wealth tax, capital gains tax, inheritance tax) in relation to property ownership; transfer of property following divorce and after death. Within the team we have a qualified French notaire, French avocat and English notary.
French property law
We offer specialist, bilingual expertise to clients who require advice on all aspects of buying or selling a property in France...
French cross-border advice
We offer specialist, bilingual expertise to clients who require assistance with French and cross-border tax advice...
We also advise clients who require assistance with the management and administration of a deceased person's estate in France. We can handle high-value and/or complex transactions in French administration of estates.
Our team of dual-qualified lawyers has first-hand knowledge of the interaction of the French and English/UK legal and tax systems and understand the various taxes and duties in connection to French property ownership and how they affect both UK and foreign domiciled individuals.
We and our clients benefit from the support of strong specialist expertise across a range of areas within the firm and in France. This includes cross-border estate planning, tax advice and family law as well as contentious trusts advice and specialists acting for those with capacity issues, such as minors.
French administration of estates
We offer specialist, bilingual expertise to clients who require assistance with the management and administration...
French estate planning and wills
We offer specialist, bilingual expertise to clients who require advice on wills and estate planning in a French law context...
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The latest news and insights from our French law team
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