Who are we ?
Citizen is a French law firm registered with the Bar of Bordeaux, which handles complex international cases. Our niche positioning allows us to meet the legal needs of a private clientele that demands rigour, responsiveness and dedication. Our highly qualified team offers tailor-made services, adapted to exceptional situations.
We are fully client-focused and have two main objectives:
- To offer qualified services in international matters, particularly to Anglo-Saxon individuals and companies; and
- To offer entrepreneurs, traders and SMEs rapid support to develop and protect their activities.
The firm's expertise extends to the whole of France. In litigation, we plead before all Tribunals within the jurisdiction of the Bordeaux Court of Appeal. The firm practices both in French and English.
Areas of expertise
How to buy a French property at auction
Buying a new property is always an exciting and challenging topic. The classic acquisition scheme is well known. Alone or with others, directly or via a company, the buyer, often assisted by a real estate agent, signs a compromis, and then reiterates the sale before a notary. The price, the...Continue reading
The French 3% tax on market value: how foreign entities may be exempt
Relatively unknown, the French 3% tax on the market value of real estate properties owned in France (Taxe sur la valeur vénale des immeubles détenus en France, hereinafter “TVVI”) can have dire consequences, if one does not pay attention. Designed and adopted as a tool against tax evasion, the TVVI...Continue reading
The Reform of the French Hereditary Reserve in International Successions: a Problem; Not a Solution
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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