International law

With a strong international orientation since its creation in 1945, Ydès has a team of lawyers able to assist French companies in their creation or development abroad, as well as the European and foreign companies (in particular, North-American) in their development and the follow-up of their activities and more specifically in France.

The opening of the London office in 2001, then in Brussels in 2015, and the creation of the EEIG Alexen International of which Ydès is the founding member, reinforced the firm’s international dimension and allow the firm to offer an excellent vantage point to all of its foreign clients.

Ydès strategy is two-fold: (i) assist the French clients outside France, i.e. either via the internal network of offices through the EEIG Alexen International, or in the context of well-established relations maintained with leading foreign law firms which are best suited to meet the clients’ needs and (ii) offer to clients of these foreign law firms competent and effective legal and judicial support in France.

Ydès is also the exclusive French member of the international network “State Capital Group” through the EEIG Alexen International, comprising 146 law firms across the five continents and ranked in 2015 as the best international network of law firms in the United States by Chambers & Partners. With more than 10,500 lawyers and offices in more than 275 cities across the globe, the law firms, members of the State Capital Group network, are present in all the countries in which Ydès’ clients could develop their activities. Each member of the network shall ensure its clients an expertise in numerous countries and in all the legal sectors.


The international department at Ydès is involved in all types of transactions, complex cross-border litigation and arbitration.


The members of the international team at Ydès draw strength from the firm’s lawyers in other areas of expertise that may be required for its operations.