Joseph Smallhoover is a partner in the firm’s Paris office and has practiced law in France and Germany for over 30 years. Before moving to Europe he practiced law in California and Pennsylvania as well.
Mr. Smallhoover practices in the areas of regulatory compliance affecting multinational businesses and financial institutions; anti-corruption; data protection and privacy law; banking and financial law (including issues touching public and private funds ranging from hedge, mutual and offshore funds to non-U.S. investment vehicles); corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions (for both financial and strategic buyers and sellers); custom and trade law; corporate restructurings and insolvency matters; and general commercial law.
Mr. Smallhoover has counselled French and international clients at the senior management and board levels on a broad variety of transactions - ranging from acquisitions and joint ventures to asset backed financings to infrastructure projects - and disputes in France and Germany, as well as across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. In addition to speaking English and French, Mr. Smallhoover also speaks fluent German and is conversational in Spanish.
He has published many articles on topical legal issues and teaches international business law and international dispute resolution.