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The United States of America (USA) are a a Federal Republic of 50 states, situated in North America. Besides the 48 conterminous states that occupy the middle latitudes of the continent, the USA include the State of Alaska, at the northwestern extreme of North America, and the Island State of Hawaii, in the mid-Pacific Ocean. It is the fourth widest country in the world (9,363,123 sqkm) with a total population of 325, 7 million people in 2017.

The United States are the world’s greatest economic power in terms of nominal gross domestic product (GDP).

With a $19 500 billion of GDP in 2017, the USA produce about one-fifth of the world’s economic output. The nation’s wealth is partly a reflection of its rich natural resources and its enormous agricultural output. The USA’s most important source of income comes from industry and services as well as from exports of electric material.

Despite its relative economic self-sufficiency in many areas, this country is the most important single actor in world trade by virtue of the sheer size of its economy. Its exports and imports represent major proportions of the world total. The United States of America are one of the world’s leading producers of energy, one of the world’s leading producers of refined petroleum and has important reserves of natural gas.

Canada, Mexico, Japan, China, and the United Kingdom rank among its main trading partners.

France is the USA’s 12th client, and its 9th supplier. The United States represent the leading destination of French foreign direct investments (FDI) outside of the European Union. France ranks fifth among foreign direct investors in the U.S., while the United States are the leading foreign investor in France. The main areas of export are aeronautics, luxury goods (textiles, perfume, wine and spirits), chemicals and agrifood (French Customs). French companies are strongly present in the USA (over 4,800 subsidiaries).

These French companies employ 575,000 people in the United States and France is the second largest source of job-generating foreign direct investment (96,000 recorded) in the United States. In France, the 4,600 subsidiaries of American companies employ approximately 444,000 people in France.

In 2015, some 1,915,000 French people visited the United States and 3,169,000 American tourists visited France.


In this context, Simon Associés entered into a strategic alliance agreement with Duane Morris office.



Duane Morris is one of American office leaders in business law. Their many attorneys (almost 700) are qualified to practice in the entire United States, and business districts in jurisdictions throughout Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Duane Morris LLP is asked by a broad array of clients to provide innovative solutions to today's legal and business challenges. Its team of lawyers with their vast experience intervenes in different fields of law such as Business Reorganization and Financial Restructuring, Corporate, Health Law, Intellectual Property, Real Estate, Cybersecurity, Financial Technology (Fintech), Information Technology (IT) and Telecom, Life Sciences and Biotechnology,… and more.

Winner of prestigious Minority Corporate Counsel Association Innovator Award

Repeatedly ranked as one of the 50 Best Law Firms for Women by Working Mother based on firm's policies and business-development initiatives that retain women and advance them
Past winner of the Advancing Women Company Award by the Philadelphia Business Journal/Forum of Executive Women and named a 2016 "Best Place to Work for Women Over 35" by Crain’s Chicago Business.

Duane Morris has also been honored for pro bono work by the Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program; American Bar Association; City Bar Justice Center; Legal Clinic for the Disabled; Circle Urban Ministries; Washington, D.C. Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs; and Supreme Court of Florida (In 2017, Duane Morris lawyers collectively dedicated almost 35,000 hours of pro bono legal assistance to those in need).

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