Patrick Deudon Avocat

English-speaking lawyer established in the Riviera since 2000 with 15 years experience in serving international clients. Specialized in business law (contract law, recovery of claims, commercial/business law, labour law, real estate litigation).

Born in 1974 in Dublin, Patrick Deudon studied law at the Faculty of law of Nice University and graduated with a masters degree with honours in 1997.

This was followed in 1998 by a further post-graduate legal degree, again with honours.

He took the bar examination in 2000 and qualified formally to practice as a lawyer on January 3rd, 2001.

He subsequently worked for four years as a junior lawyer in two of the most renowned law firms in Nice, specialising in bankruptcy procedures.

In 2004 he created the law firm FAURE & DEUDON focusing on small- and medium-sized businesses and foreign clients on the French Riviera and in Paris. The firm prided itself on its expertise and responsiveness to clients. 

Since 2015, Maître Deudon has served his clients from within a multi-disciplinary legal practice in the centre of Nice, to the benefit of clients located right across the south of France.

The field of intervention covers counsel and/or litigation, and includes recovery of claims, labour law, contracts, real estate, and to summarize all the interventions known as “business law”.

For expats the field of intervention can be extended:

Living in a foreign country can indeed be an adventure, and for expatriates, the range of possible legal issues is considerable.

Dealing with these in a different legal system and in a foreign language can be both stressful and time-consuming.

To be faced to legal issues is difficult enough in your own language and legal system, so having a counsel able to explain French legal issues in English is essential.

As one cannot master every subtle aspects of the flourishing French legal system, I can provide advises in other fields of intervention and when necessary I work with a strong network of English speaking notaries, accountants and other qualified professionals

My main office is settled in Nice and I have a satellite office in Cannes, but meetings can be also scheduled in my client’s offices or anywhere convenient.

Apart from my legal skills forged by solid experiences, I am reactive, and can be reached on cell phone anytime.

Of course, I speak English and, moreover, I understand how difficult being an expat can be some times - those are not minor assets to be able to explain French law and the French legal system to an English speaking clientele.

So, if you have any questions or needs, feel free to contact me at any time by email ( or on my cell phone 0620 68 36 75.

If I cannot answer right away please leave a message, I will contact you as soon as possible.

Meetings can be arranged across the region in Nice, Cannes, or wherever needed or desired.