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Frédérique Pons, Co-founder and managing partner

Frederique Pons who founded Pons & Carrere with Nathalie Carrere explains what is so special with their tightly knit team.

1) What do you see as the main points that differentiate Pons & Carrere from your competitors?
  • Three women, three partners with complementary expertise;
  • an extensive practice in mass disputes;
  • a personal implication of the led-partner with a small-close team on each file;
  • a strong vigilance to comply with ethics as the co-founders are former members of the General Council of the Paris Bar.
2) Which practices do you see growing in the next 12 months? What are the drivers behind that?
  • Product liability with the increase of “class actions” à la Française;
  • Assistance to companies in order to help them complying with new “Ordonnances Macron”.
3) What's the main change you've made in the firm that will benefit clients?
  • Development with Caroline Henry of “Pons & Carrere Santé” a skill hub dedicated to the healthcare industry;
  • Caroline Henry joined the executive board of the Healthcare Data Institute, a think tank which studies the impact of Big Data in the health sector.
4) Can you give us a practical example of how you have helped a client to add value to their business?

Sometimes it is better for business to stop a case but clients are prevented to do so because of personal or emotional issues. It is quite common in family business. Our independence allows us to help clients to find a settlement without losing their face.

The firm’s expertise in both litigation and counselling gives us a special ability to foresee difficulties which may arise and thus, a specific capacity to help clients build a safer legal environment for their business and activities.