BDO launches member firm in France

’ six founding partners are Jean-Pierre Allouch; Vincent Baillot;
Jean-Paul Papeix; François Rosse, previously employed by ABPR; Michel Léger of
Léger & Associates; and Patrick Giffaux, who will merge their existing
practices into a new entity.

The firm, which counts 16 partners and 267 staff, has four offices in the
greater Paris region, one in Burgundy and one in Provence.

The business plan of the firm is based on significant growth prospects
expected from the incoming referrals generated by the BDO International network,
as well as major new clients in the French market, an active merger policy and
high level recruitment prospects.

Michel Léger, BDO France chief executive officer, said the new firm responded
to clients’ needs for more choice and to the demand by regulators for greater

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