• Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Commercial Contracts
    • Employment law
    • Corporate Finance
    • Information Technology
    • Intellectual Property
    • Construction
    • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
    • Real Estate
    • Tax and Estate Planning
    • International Arbitration
    • Shareholder Agreements
    • Wills & Probate


Sherrards established its French Desk in the City of London to meet the needs of UK SME businesses and multinational companies looking to expand and export to the UK.  It also provides legal services to clients doing business within the rest of the Commonwealth and internationally.

Many of our specialist team members are rated as leaders in their fields and more than fifty per cent of our work has an EU or international element.

Our team has a wealth of knowledge on cross-border issues and can offer specialist advice on investment coming into or out of the UK.   This includes business acquisitions, disposals, mergers, company migration, employment law, commercial contracts, property purchases, intellectual property and international infringement of rights, debt collection and arbitration.  We also provide legal advice to individuals looking to expand  into the UK and internationally in relation to personal tax, immigration, estate planning and succession.

Our French-speaking desk, headed by Geraldine Fabre, offers advice on most legal aspects of doing business in the UK and the French-speaking world.  We have a comprehensive understanding of the legal, commercial and cultural environment of France and the UK and are able to offer our full range of legal services in the French language.  The team has a wide network of French correspondents and contacts that are readily available to assist on all related matters. Geraldine has been working on Franco-British matters since 1997 and is recognised as a leading adviser in her field.

We also advise on technical collaboration, strategic planning and other aspects of carrying out business in France and the UK.

Sherrards Solicitors is a corporate member of the French Chamber of Great Britain.  Members of our French Desk are also active in various organisations involved with the Franco-British community in the UK.

In collaboration with the UK Government’s Department for International Trade (DIT), Sherrards published an Export for Growth guide aimed at businesses that are keen to exploit the opportunities available through international trade.


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