Founded in 1972, DS Avocats reflects an extraordinary team adventure unfolding across four continents.
Forward-thinking and adventurous by nature, DS Avocats was among the first French law firms to open offices in jurisdictions that were still considered “emerging” at the time, but that are now true engines of the global economy and international transaction hubs.
DS Avocats was, in particular, the first French law firm to open an office in China in 1986. For more than 30 years, the firm has been building an experienced and perfectly bilingual team dedicated to supporting French and international clients enter the market and develop their businesses in China and Asia.
Committed to its strategy of being a global French law firm, DS Avocats continued to extend its practice to new regions, in particular North America (Canada) and South America (Argentina, Chile, Peru) as well as to Africa (Senegal), while reinforcing its presence in Europe (Spain, Germany, Italy, Belgium).
The firm has also adopted a decentralised model: its offices are based locally and work together with the international Desks to provide efficient and innovative assistance to clients with all their expansion and development projects across the world.
Today, DS Avocats has about 400 legal professionals, including lawyers and other legal practitioners, and has developed a dual expertise in transactional and contentious matters in all areas of business law.
The values of DS Avocats - excellence, availability, agility, international mindset - are at the heart of the commitment we make to our clients.