Louis Vogel paints the portrait of the business lawyer in France today. Two types of business law practice are defined : full-service firms which offer clients a whole range of services covering all their legal needs and, in contrast, specialist firms which work only in one or more specific areas of law.

As only the clients are in a position to evaluate the services offered by their lawyer, L’expansion has developed a system of ranking whereby qualitative as well as quantitative criteria are taken into account, thus presenting a more accurate reflection of the profession.