Franck ARNAUD has been a lawyer at the Court of Nimes, after having practiced at the Court of Appeal of Aix-en-Provence. He has a PhD in European law on relations between the European Investment Bank and European companies and is also a member of the Team Europe France network (an expert speaker representing France at the European Commission since 2001).
Following a career as a consultant in European affairs and as a corporate lawyer, Franck ARNAUD has served as a project manager and advisor for European affairs supporting a local Development Agency in MARSEILLE. He has both supported Creators and Buyers of Businesses throughout Marseille, as well as having been innovative in Social Economy Projects, supported by European funds. He worked besides in social housing before assisting asylum seekers (Afghans, Pakistanis, Chechens, Syrians and Kurdish Bosnians from Turkey and Iraq) with the French Office for the Protection of Refugees. stateless persons and OFPRA as well as the drafting of appeals at the National Court of Asylum (CNDA).
Mr Franck ARNAUD then became a lawyer at the Marseille Bar and deals with questions of European competition law, intellectual property law, European social law, European funding (ERDF, EAFRD, ESF, etc.) and State aid.
Maître Franck ARNAUD supports his clients on all matters relating to:
- Structural policies
- Regional policy
- Social policy (fight against exclusion, gender equality, social law, protection of public service, retirement, etc.)
- Public aid and cumulation of subsidies - European competition law (cartels, abuse of dominant position and concentration)
- Environmental law
- Public procurement and exclusive rights
- Public service concessions and delegations
- The enforcement of decisions to refund considered as illegal by the European Commission
- The application of European law in national law
- The European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
International speaker, he is invited both in France and abroad to lead or participate in European or international events (twinning committees, international conferences and seminars in Brussels, Helsinki, Mayotte, Casablanca and Tokyo, etc.), and trains business leaders, professional and employee unions, associations, administrations and local elected officials in European law issues.
Mr Franck ARNAUD has developed a solid network at European and international level. He supports his clients in the implementation of influence and lobbying strategies by strictly applying ethical criteria and is involved in representing and defending the interests of citizens, any innovative project of social utility and the social and solidarity economy.
Mr Franck ARNAUD also practices in mergers and acquisitions, private equity (venture capital, expansion capital, LBO). He advises companies and investors at all stages of their transactions, from incubation and fundraising to external growth and exit operations. It also supports the creation of investment funds. He has accompanied project leaders for ten years and obtained various private and public financing in the framework of his activities.
The customers of ARNAUD AVOCATS ASSOCIES are active in various fields of activity: luxury goods, local products, social and solidarity economy, renewable energy, artificial intelligence, health and banking, etc.
Mr Franck ARNAUD assists French investors in Japan and Japanese investors in Europe since the signing of the EU-JAPAN agreement. He also participated in the delegation of the National Bar Council in partnership with the France-Japan Chamber of Commerce in Tokyo to set up projects related to the implementation of this agreement.