A legal guide to investing in France

The flow of foreign direct investment into France in 2009 was approximately €65 billion, ranking France the third destination in the world for foreign investments. A diverse industrial background, an educated workforce, good infrastructure, a central location within Europe and easy access to the African continent are some of the country's best assets.

France is undergoing a period of transformation. Recent changes have already made the business and regulatory environment simpler and more attractive to investors. Significant reforms have been, and are still being implemented in areas such as contract law, employment law, commercial law and tax law.