19 June 2019 at 11:16 BST

French firms in wine partnership

Not just wine though as partnership agreement between Stehlin & Associes and BDA brings global to Bordeaux and takes Bordeaux global.


Stehlin & Associes, an independent commercial law firm with around thirty lawyers, and BDA, Bordeaux's leading law firm, have signed a partnership agreement to strengthen and complement their expertise and geographical spread to service clients in French and internationally.

New stage

Stehlin & Associates, which turns 30 this year, advises large companies, financial institutions and investment funds on business and investment operations. Since the beginning, the firm has adopted an international approach, including cross border issues in Asia an West Africa. BDA, created in 2010 by Didier Brezillon, who had previously worked for large international organizations, has six lawyers who working in local and regional markets. They are particularly active in corporate and tax law and have developed recognised expertise in the wine sector. “Our teams are already working together in perfect synergy, and it will be very valuable for us to be able to rely on a renowned Parisian firm to offer new business opportunities to our clients in France and internationally. This collaboration with Stehlin's teams marks a new stage in the development of our firm," explains Mr Brezillon.

Wine expertise

BDA say they will be able to draw on the international expertise of Stehlin & Associes teams as well as social law aspects of corporate finance. Stehlin & Associes say the in-depth knowledge of the ecosystem and territory in which BDA's lawyers operate is valuable to foreign investors, particularly from Asia, in one of the world's most strategic vineyard regions. and domains. “We are delighted by this new perspective of exchange and business with colleagues who share the same entrepreneurial spirit, shared values and a strong commitment to their customers. The international dimension has been at the heart of our strategy for 30 years, but anchoring in a dynamic region and particularly interesting for investors, especially foreign investors, is a strong and very promising axis for all our teams,” says Marc Stehlin, founding associate attorney the firm.


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