Founded in 1972, DS Lawyers reflects an extraordinary business adventure spanning four continents.
Forward-thinking and adventurous, DS Lawyers was among the first French law firms to open offices in jurisdictions still considered “emerging” at the time. Now, those markets are engines of the global economy and international transaction hubs.
In particular, DS Lawyers was the first French law firm to open an office in China in 1986. For more than 30 years, the firm has built an experienced and fluently bilingual team dedicated to supporting French and international clients to enter the market and develop their businesses in China and Asia
As part of its strategy to become an international law firm, DS Lawyers expanded into new regions, including North America (Canada), South America (Argentina, Chile, Peru), and Africa (Senegal), while reinforcing its presence in Europe (Spain, Germany, Italy, Belgium).
The firm has also adopted a decentralized model: its offices are based locally and work together with the international offices to provide efficient and innovative assistance to clients with all their expansion and development projects globally.
Today, DS Lawyers has about 400 legal professionals, including lawyers and other legal practitioners, and has developed dual expertise in transactional and contentious matters in all areas of business law.
The values of DS Lawyers - excellence, availability, agility, and international mindset - are at the heart of our commitment to our clients.