Although based in Paris, Bredin Prat is truly international. Bredin Prat has roughly 30 lawyers (partners and associates) representing a total of 20 different nationalities. Many of our lawyers can conduct their work not only in French and English, but also in Spanish, Portuguese, German, Arabic, Russian, Ukrainian, Chinese, Italian, Korean, etc. Each year, the firm hosts associates and partners from firms all over the world, for periods of six months to a year. This provides our lawyers with the opportunity to work with foreign colleagues in Paris on a daily basis.
Our privileged relationships with the Best Friends firms in Spain, the Netherlands, Italy, Germany and the United Kingdom, along with many other independent firms around the world (in the United States, China, South America, etc.) allow us to provide our associates with the opportunity to benefit from secondments at foreign firms in order to expand their international network.
Over the last five years in particular, Bredin Prat has enabled 55 associates across all practices to benefit from secondments in London, New York, Saõ Paulo, Melbourne, Amsterdam, Madrid, Milan, Hong Kong and many other cities around the globe. In general, secondments are offered to associates who have at least 3 to 5 years of experience working at the firm. These unique opportunities allow associates to acquaint themselves with new working methods, improve their foreign language skills in a professional setting, enhance their international network, as well as to understand the expectations of clients of a given nationality.