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 Dublin, qualified as a lawyer in Nice in 2000 and settled on the French Riviera. I run a law firm with 15 years of experience in serving small and medium sized companies and expatriates, all over France and particularly in our region.

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.