An independent French law firm entirely dedicated to providing legal assistance and professional legal advice to English-speaking clients.

We specialise in French property law including advice and legal representation over property conveyancing in France, Land Registry searches, cross-border succession matters and in various areas of business law such as registration of overseas-based businesses and SCI (Société Civile Immobilière) management.

French property conveyancing

We advise overseas-based clients in relation to property transactions and/or act for them over the legal side of the purchase process.

As bilingual French solicitors, we make you benefit from independent expert legal help when buying or selling property in France.

This includes reviewing the legal paperwork, talking you through the same or issuing contract-reports in English, flagging-up legal issues and suggesting any necessary amendments, 

Being a bilingual dual-qualified French property lawyer, our firm's Principal, Fabien Cordiez, offers expert legal assistance to individuals and businesses buying or selling property in France. As your independent legal adviser we protect your interests through French conveyancing procedures, up to completion and beyond.

Cross-border inheritance matters

We advise and represent Anglophone clients in relation to French inheritance and succession matters, e.g. obtaining the French equivalent of the Grant of Probate, dealing with the sale of the deceased's property, paying French Inheritance Tax, helping with French bank account closure.

We have the right expertise to guide you through the complex French laws relating to inheritance and succession matters.

Our qualified French solicitors help avoid or minimise French inheritance tax.

We assist with the transfer of French property Titles following death, separation or divorce.

Corlegal also have considerable experience in French Will drafting and carrying out French Will searches i.e. finding out whether a deceased made and recorded a Last Will in France.


We recognise the increasing need for overseas-based businesses to get help with French registration procedures and filing requirements.

Over the years, we have developed a niche expertise in helping foreign traders and companies in registering themselves with the French Tax Authorities, as well as dealing with corporate filings and French tax matters.

This includes applications to be submitted to the French Companies House Registrar, carrying out the company secretarial work relating to registered office address changes, capital increase, or ensuring UBO disclosure requirements are being complied with.

Our specialist service "VAT Services France" is designed for traders and foreign companies which need help obtaining a French VAT number and dealing with French VAT filing requirements. Please visit our dedicated website for further details.

Land Registry Searches in France

We help provide answers to questions such as these:
- Who owns this specific building or plot of land?
- Assets-tracing: Does this individual or company own real-estate in France?

We can order an official copy of the property register to prove property ownership, for a court case for example.

We can help you retrieve a copy of your lost French property's title deeds.

Being dual-qualified Franco-British lawyers, we issue reports in English which include ownership history, property transaction values, records of any encumbrances, whether title been transferred and - if so - to whom and when. 

Please visit our dedicated website for further details.

Dual-qualified Franco-British lawyer 

I am Fabien Cordiez, a qualified French lawyer in legal practice since 1994. 

Having gained valuable experience practising for major law firms and banks in the UK, I re-qualified as Solicitor of England and Wales in 2000 and set up my own practice in Southern France in 2002.

Corlegal is a niche, client-focused law firm which specialises in French property law and cross-border succession matters. We make French property law and inheritance matters understandable to English-speaking clients around the world.

Being qualified in both France and the UK, I am listed with the British, American and Australian Consultates in France.

Fabien Cordiez, French Lawyer and Solicitor
Corlegal Avocats & Solicitors 

4CM-Law, 4 Cours Mirabeau
13100 Aix-en-Provence

Tel. +33 (0)486 688 968
UK: 0203-445-0720
IRL: 01-431-1301
USA/Canada: (347)-746-8720 or (646)-547-1418
Email: fc[@] 
Skype: fabien.cordiez.solicitor


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Corlegal - French Law Firm