• French Property and succession matters

    French lawyer and solicitor in France, property law and inheritance.

    Fabien Cordiez is a dual-qualified Franco-British lawyer: An avocat (French lawyer and attorney) in France and a solicitor (admitted, non-practising) of England and Wales.

    French lawyers and solicitors - Property law specialists

    Cordiez & Co. have extensive specialist legal experience in advising English-speaking customers who need legal assitance or advice when selling or buying real-estate property in France.

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    French law in plain English

    French property lawyers and Solicitors

    Cordiez & Co. are bilingual French property law solicitors. The firm is a specialist legal practice established in 2002 by its principal Fabien Cordiez, a French lawyer and UK qualified solicitor with extensive experience in French Property Law and French succession and inheritance matters. The firm is part of ECD Avocats & Solicitors, a dynamic team of bilingual qualified French lawyers regulated by the French Law Society.

    Being dual-qualified in France and the UK, we are ideally skilled to help you buy or sell property in France with confidence.

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  • About us

    French property solicitors established in France.

    Dual-qualified Franco-British lawyers

    As part of ECD Avocats & Solicitors, a dynamic team of English-speaking qualified French solicitors regulated by the French Law Society, we have acquired expert knowledge and experience in advising clients with all aspects of French property law and inheritance law.

    Being accredited as Conveyancing Solicitors and Agents, we act on behalf of property purchasers or sellers in French conveyancing matters. Our principal Fabien cordiez also often speaks at international conferences and acts as an expert witness in French law and gives evidence before Courts in the UK, Ireland the US and Canada.

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      French property laws, French succession and inheritance law, French Will drafting.

      French property law and French Inheritance law specialists

    • Cordiez & Co Solicitors' expertise encompasses all aspects of buying and selling property in France, as well as Land Registry and title searches, drafting of with French Wills and succession planning, and advising on the administration of French estates.
    • Specialist legal services to non-resident customers and the international community in France.
    • We are listed with the British, American and Australian Consultates in France.
  • French legal services

    • French property conveyancing
    • French leasebacks issues
    • French inheritance law, French Wills
    • Ownership structure and estate planning
    • French Land Registry searches
    • Cross-border insolvency law
    • Foreign Court Orders enforcement
    • French Title Deed Transfer
    • Mortgage foreclosure in France
    • Affidavits of French Law

    French VAT registration

    French real-estate property law

    We provide legal assistance with property purchase or sale. As your independent legal adviser we protect your interests.

    English-speaking Law firm in France

    Trusts Wills & Estate, French inheritance law

    French inheritance law advice, drawing up of French Wills, tax considerations.

    French property solicitors

    Foreign Judgments & Court Orders enforcement

    - European Enforcement Orders
    - Recognition of foreign Court Orders in France.
    - Cross-border Insolvency law matters.
    -Charge registration on French real-estate property.

  • Contact Info

    Cordiez Advocates & Solicitors

    12, rue de l'Ancienne Madeleine, 13100
    Aix-en-Provence, France

    Tel.: +33 486 688 968 / +1 347 746 8720 UK: 0203 445 0720 / Eire: 01431 1301

    Fax: +33 486 688 660 / +1 347 762 0195 UK: 0203 445 0721 / Eire: 01431 1302

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  • French lawyer. Solicitor specialist in French property and inheritance law.

    About Fabien Cordiez

    Fabien Cordiez is a dual-qualified solicitor with over 15 years of experience. He is a member of the French Bar Association and a solicitor*, member of the Law Society of England and Wales.

    Fabien trained as a 'Avocat' (qualified French lawyer) in France 1991 and was admitted to the Bar in 1994. He did his articles at Philippe Leleu's law offices, a renowned senior Counsel whom, since then, became chairman of the CNB, the French Law Society. Having subsequently practised French and English law, as in-house solicitor for Axa Insurance's UK operations, Fabien joined Browne Jacobson solicitors' London office in 1998. He subsequently became Legal Counsel for Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS) in the City of London and Zurich. Fabien re-qualified as Solicitor of England & Wales in 2000. In 2002, Fabien set up his own practice in France and where he successfully developed a specialist French property law and inheritance law service. The Firm, which maintains strong links with fellow solicitors in the UK and Ireland, is entirely dedicated to helping non-resident customers that need assistance with French law. Read more The firm is recommended by the British, American and Australian Consultates in France.

    Fabien is a co-founding partner of ECD Avocats & Solicitors, a dynamic team of French lawyers providing expert legal assistance to overseas-based customers and English-speaking clients established in France.

    French Bar Association Membership    UK Law Society Membership Card    Member of the French Australian Lawyers Society

  • Value-added services

    French solicitor. Specialist in French property and inheritance law.

    Impartial Legal advice

    It is highly advisable not to simply rely on property agents, developers or the vendor's notary when buying property in France. Unlike these, we are totally independent, act solely for you and protect your interests throughout the sale. As licensed French lawyers holding professional legal qualification,we offer genuine legal representation in French conveyancing matters.


    Bilingual, dual-qualified French and UK Solicitors

    As licensed French lawyer holding professional legal qualification, we offer genuine legal representation in French conveyancing matters. Being a dual-qualified Solicitor, Mr Cordiez, together with his team, is ideally skilled to help you buy or sell property in France with confidence.


    Fixed fees

    Wherever possible, we quote a fixed, all-inclusive one-time fee for our services. You can budget with confidence knowing that the fee quoted is fixed, no matter how complex the transaction may be.

    Dedicated legal help

    Our qualified lawyers will personally handle your case and keep you advised of progress as it happens. We help customers in a friendly, approachable way, whilst maintaining a professional approach.