Patrick Deudon Avocat

English-speaking lawyer established in the Riviera since 2001 with 17 years’ experience in serving international clients. Born in Dublin, qualified as a lawyer in 2001 I run a law firm with a strong experience in serving small and medium sized companies and expatriates, all over France and particularly in our region.

Specialized in business law, both in legal advice and litigation, with an emphasis on the following matters:


-       labor law (hiring, short or long term contracts, discipline, dismissal, etc.)

-       contract law (any kind of contract : business acquisition, rental agreements, mortgages, etc.)

-       commercial / business law  and relations (corporate law, terms and conditions, debt collection, etc.)

-       insolvency / bankruptcy procedures


I can handle cases everywhere in France and I have pleaded before more than 70 jurisdictions all over the country.

Living in a foreign country can indeed be an adventure and for expatriates (as for locals) working, owning a company or real estate can create legal issues.

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

To be faced to those issues is difficult enough in one’s 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 Le Cannet, 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.

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