On 1 January 2018, CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre will become CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats.
Our subsidiaries in Lyon, Algiers and Casablanca will be named accordingly, with respect to their respective legal constraints.
Our current name comes from the advisory business which was set up by the Lefebvre family, the “Bureau d’Etudes Fiscales Francis Lefebvre” in 1925, along with the publishing and training businesses (Editions Francis Lefebvre and Francis Lefebvre Formation respectively). We then became “Bureau d’Etudes Fiscales et Juridiques Francis Lefebvre”, “Bureau Francis Lefebvre” and finally “CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre” in 2001.
This new name, CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats, reflects the current reality of our firm. More than an advisory office, we are an international full services leading law firm and a major CMS stakeholder. This name change asserts our firm’s objectives: to guide, advise and defend our clients around the world, whatever their business challenges. We seek to be constantly more efficient, offering to our clients our approach: excellence in action.
Our firm is an international corporate law firm. Over the years, as a major stakeholder in CMS, we have adapted our skills to our clients’ increasingly global needs. Our strength and our difference lie with the synergy between the complementary areas of practice and expertise developed by our firm. The services we provide to our clients enable them to face the new challenges in an ever-changing legal and business environment. They illustrate our capacity to understand the world in which our clients operate and anticipate their needs.
We are a leading, innovative firm. To be constantly more effective, we offer our clients new services in response to current developments in business law. We are enhancing and digitising our services, both internally and externally. As an example, our new E-compliance offer, in partnership with Editions Francis Lefebvre and Formation Francis Lefebvre has been recently introduced and will be effective as of 2018.
Attorney-Client relationship is at the very heart of our practice: we fully assert our values: excellence, immediacy and commitment to our clients. CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats cares for true partnerships based on trust and intends to remain proactive and reliable.