International Law Firm Bryan Cave Grows Its Capacity in France

PARIS, August 25, 2008 (LAWFUEL) – The international law firm Bryan Cave LLP announced today that French attorney (avocat) Jilali Maazouz has joined the French law practice affiliated with Bryan Cave. Upon receipt of regulatory approval, the practice will become Bryan Cave’s Paris office.

“Jilali’s experience adds additional strength and depth to the practice in France,” said Don Lents, chairman of Bryan Cave. “His expertise provides us with additional capacity to advise companies on ways to address and resolve disputes that may arise when doing business in France or internationally.”

Maazouz litigates and provides counsel on behalf of companies in civil, criminal and administrative matters. He advises businesses on employment issues such as termination, discrimination, harassment, restrictive covenants breaches, strikes and other collective conflicts.

Maazouz regularly represents French businesses and associations and French affiliates of European, U.S., Canadian, Middle East, North African and Asian multinational corporations. He counsels clients on the labor and employment aspects of their domestic and transnational commercial and corporate transactions, as well as on their due diligence investigations, audits, employment contracts, restructuring plans, reductions in force, separation agreements, workplace policies and best practices.

He also has experience in guiding clients through the opportunities and obstacles posed when trading internationally.

Maazouz received his DEA de Droit Privé (LL.M. in private law), magna cum laude, in 1993 from the University of Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne. He speaks French, English, Arabic and Spanish.

Bryan Cave LLP has a diversified international legal practice. The firm represents a wide variety of business, financial, institutional and individual clients, including publicly held multinational corporations, large and mid-sized privately held companies, partnerships and emerging companies. Subsidiaries Bryan Cave International Trade and Bryan Cave Strategies LLC provide trade and customs consultancy and government relations and strategic counsel, respectively. Aided by extensive investments in technology, Bryan Cave’s more than 1,000 lawyers and other consulting professionals in 23 offices across the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe and Asia efficiently serve clients’ needs in the world’s leading business and financial markets.

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