Kay Gätjens


Partner – Paris Office
Born February 6, 1952 in Hamburg (Germany)
International Legal adviser since 1980, then Attorney since January 1992
Languages fluently spoken: German, French, English
Higher education:
Commercial and Tax Law (Nice Faculty of Law)
International Law (University of Tübingen – Germany)
Main areas of expertise:

Private International Law and International Taxation
French and German Business Law
Company law
Negotiating and drafting international contracts
International Litigation
International (Franco-German, -Swiss and -Austrian) Inheritance Law
Real Estate Law
Criminal Business Law.
In Charge of the German department of a Franco Canadian law firm 1980-1991
Founder of the international law office WGZ 1992-2010
Founder of the international law firm ZGS Avocats, Paris, Nice, Lyon, New York since 2011
Teaching German Company Law for the Paris Bar’s Training School.
Member of the jury for the Wirtschaftsdeutsch (Business German) diploma issued by the French-German Chamber of Commerce.
Member, “AJFA “ – Association of French and German lawyers .
Extraordinary member of “Deutscher Anwaltverein” (German Lawyers’ Association).
Treaty of international inheritance law (published in German)
Treaty of Swiss inheritance law (published in German)