Business law firm based in Paris, our fifty lawyers - including 20 partners - offer our clients cutting-edge legal expertise in all areas of law, in both consulting and litigation.
We strive to provide a high-end, bespoke and integrated service to address the most complex issues facing our clients, from SMEs to large groups. We work both in France and internationally, thanks to our different networks.
- GGI International network
Our firm is part of the GGI International network, a global alliance of law, audit and accounting firms, we aim to offer our clients a cross-disciplinary and international service.
Through this network, we enable our clients to benefit from the support of professionals from over 120 countries, experts in local legal, accounting and tax differences, who provide a gateway to global markets. This relationship enhances our abilities to serve our French and international clients, both private and public sector, whether looking for new opportunities or strengthening an existing presence.
- German desk
The bicultural team of our German Desk is recognized for its expertise, which is the result of a thorough knowledge of the economic environment in German-speaking countries. Led by Christian Klein, a member of both the Frankfurt and the Paris Bars, the German Desk supports our German-speaking clients in their projects in France, in conjunction with the firm's specialized divisions.
He is particularly experienced in:
company law, in the context of the creation, acquisition, sale or restructuring of a company;
distribution law and commercial contract law;
employment law (individual and collective)
Our commitment to Corporate Social Responsability
Aware of the impact of any company on society, Herald has decided to invest in CSR by creating a dedicated committee which considers matters which affect our firm internally as well as social and environmental issues, and gives direction to our strategy.
At the end of 2016, in order to respond in the most comprehensive way to the challenges of social engagement, we decided to commit to pro bono work focusing on two themes: the struggle against exclusion and the promotion of equal opportunity.
We are working with two leaders in these fields: Samu Social de Paris and l’Institut Télémaque
Our quality management system has been ISO 9001 certified since 2008.
History - A firm founded on January 1, 1957 by Bernard de Bigault du Granrut
President of the Paris Bar from 1982 to 1984, Bernard du Granrut was known both for his dedication and his forward-looking vision of the profession as well as for his civic commitments, his high standards and his moral values. He was a celebrated litigator, acting in several high-profile cases.
The firm has built its reputation in the field of business litigation for both private companies and public institutions. It has continued its evolution by developing its consulting activity, mirroring the transformation of the business world, both in its legal and entrepreneurial dimensions.
To serve our clients better, we have expanded and strengthened some departments (M&A, private equity, restructuring, new technology law, healthcare). We have joined top ten multi-disciplinary alliance Geneva Group International to ensure that when needed, we can connect our clients with trusted advisers around the world.
Why work with us
An independent law firm of international scope, aware of its clients constraints, with a flexible fee policy
Why choose us?
Our clients are our main concern.
Reactivity and efficiency have enabled us to gain the trust of our clients
Because we understand the needs and concerns of our clients, we always do our best to respond quickly and effectively to our clients’ needs.
Result-oriented, our teams are committed to providing our clients with clear, intelligible and pragmatic solutions.
Herald has been recognized for many years for the quality of its interventions both in consulting and litigation.
The firm’s expertise is regularly distinguished and ranked among the most successful in its fields of activity.
The firm strives to build a privileged relationship with its clients, based on mutual trust.
This trust guarantees a service and fees adapted to each case that is entrusted to us.
This approach is reflected in the ISO 9001-2015 certification, issued by the Bureau Veritas group. This certification recognizes the level of performance of our quality management system and reinforces the good practices implemented within the firm.