The number of French SMEs and intermediate-size companies expanding worldwide is far lower than this figure for other European countries such as Germany.
This situation stems from several factors, including :
the age of the senior executives,
the administrative formalities,
the search for business partners,
the complex nature of human resources and recruitment,
insufficient financial resources,
failure to act as a group.
Most often, the approach by French companies is opportunistic and does not arise from a strategy looking five or ten years ahead.
To succeed in international development, the director must be ready to devote time to this objective and get involved personally, including moving around the country concerned while grasping and gauging the company’s capacity to adapt in the target country.
For nearly 10 years, Simon Associés has been supporting companies in their international strategy and in the field, contributing to their expansion through a local presence or partnerships and acquisition opportunities.
The firm has close links in the main regions of the world, established through strategic alliances created in the form of transnational agreements with reputable law firms in each country. In China and South Korea, Simon Associés’ teams are expatriated and working in local law firms.
To reinforce this support, Simon Associés also has relationships with other export advisors whose skills complement the firm’s legal expertise.
The international practice of Simon Associés draws its strength from and owes its renowned effectiveness to the French/local tandems that make it possible, through a sharing of skills and culture, to best advise French economic players present abroad and international ones established on the French market.
International business expansion creates value and innovation.
Simon Associés contributes to this process by offering added security and confidence.