Law firm Nixon Peabody, from the United States, has announced that it will close its office in Paris in order to focus solely on its operations in the United States, according to The Lawyer. It will still do business in France and Europe in the future and will do so by using referral and network relationships.
There are 11 partners with Nixon Peabody in the Paris office along with seven associates and one paralegal, according to the office’s website. The office is led by managing partner Douglas Glucroft. The other non-United States offices for the firm are located in Hong Kong, London and Shanghai.
In a statement released by the firm, a spokesperson said the following: “Nixon Peabody is constantly focused on managing our business in the US and internationally to best serve the needs of our clients. With that as our priority, we are closing our Paris office, and will continue to serve our clients in France and Europe through our association with our Paris colleagues, the Terralex network, and other referral relationships.”
The office in Paris employs lawyers who specialize in corporate, labor and employment, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, finance, government affairs and antitrust issues. The office began operations in the summer of 2008 when it hired 12 partners from Taylor Wessing, which was headquartered in Germany and the United Kingdom.