Who are we ?
CITIZEN is a French law firm registered at the Bar of Bordeaux. It has two main objectives :
- To offer qualified legal services in international matters, especially to British citizens living in France;
- To provide entrepreneurs, business people and craftsmen with quick and appropriate support for the creation, development and representation of their activities.
The firm can intervene directly before all Tribunals within the Jurisdiction of Bordeaux’s Court of Appeal. This includes : Bordeaux, Angoulême, Périgueux, Bergerac and Libourne. Beyond that, the firm’s area of intervention in consultancy extends to the whole French territory.
The firm practices both in French and English.
Areas of expertise
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On 24 August 2021, Law No. 2021-1109 reinforcing the respect of the principles of the Republic (hereinafter “the law against separatism”) was adopted. With this law, the Government intended to respond to the phenomenon of “separatism”, which France is facing. Its provisions aim, in various fields (such as the protection…
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