Attorney at the Paris Bar since 2006, after a 25-year career in the oil industry (Mobil and ExxonMobil), Jean-François has extensive experience of business law in France, Africa, and Mauritius.
Jean-François advises companies and individuals operating or wishing to invest in France, Africa, or Mauritius. He is a specialist of Mauritius, where he was born, and has many clients there in the fields of banking, industry, publishing, and tourism. He regularly assists clients wishing to settle or invest there, particularly in luxury real estate. Today, he is increasingly consulted by French and Mauritian clients on estate matters.
Jean-François Colin spent 25 years in the corporate world before joining the Paris Bar. He worked in Paris, Philadelphia, New York, and Brussels, working as:
General Counsel for Africa at Mobil Oil and ExxonMobil for 10 years
General Counsel for Africa at Mobil Oil for 4 years
He knows and understands the corporate world. He is pragmatic, responsive, and creative.
Sample of important cases JFC has handled recently:
Joint venture to produce flour and oil from fish waste in Ivory Coast.
Assistance to a major Mauritian hotel group in the context of a hotel and real estate project in Marrakech.
Three-party joint venture to provide Internet services to a small island in the Indian Ocean.
Legal, tax, and practical advice to French residents wishing to settle or invest in Mauritius, particularly in luxury real estate.
A dozen cases for Irish clients who misguidedly decided to invest in tourist resorts in France.
Handling of numerous estate tax cases for French and Mauritian clients, including before the French courts.
Jean-François is a graduate of the Columbus School of Law, Catholic University, Washington, D.C. – Juris Doctor (1981). He also holds a Postgraduate degree (D.E.A.) in Foreign law cum laude from Paris I University (Panthéon-Sorbonne) (1978) and a Master’s degree in Law cum laude, Paris I University (Panthéon-Sorbonne) (1977)