UK law firms working in France and operating as limited liability partnership (LLPs) do not need to withdraw after 31 December when the transition period ends, the French government confirmed. 

But one lawyer says the agreement fails to address "fundamental issues". 

The Law Society of England and Wales confirmed that law firm LLPs do not need to restructure in order to continue practising in France from January. 

Referring to months of behind the scenes talks, the Society welcomed the news and said it is “extremely grateful to the French government”.

He said many of them have spend months working towards such an outcome, with the support of  the Society’s Internatio...

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