Benjamin A. KERGUENO - Attorney counsel Nice - London

WELCOME

FLOYD AVOCATS is an independent law firm specializing in legal practice for English-speaking clients. Today, we have three addresses in Cannes, London and Malta to better meet the expectations and objectives of clients.

We provide professional legal advice and effective legal assistance in various areas of French law, specializing in the legal aspects of French real estate law, inheritance law, corporate law and tax law, and in various areas of business law, contract law and litigation (mainly tax).

Our team is made up of multilingual professionals with great experience, dynamic, responsive and proactive, who have developed a leading know-how in their area of ​​expertise. Our specificity is to apprehend the projects of the clients from an understanding and a rigorous knowledge of the French market, in order to offer the best legal solution.

I do solemnly swear that I will perform the task of Attorney at Law / Solicitor with Dignity, Conscience, Independence, Probity and Humanity

Sworn in as a member of the French Bar, 2004

WHO ARE WE?

Benjamin Kergueno

BENJAMIN A. KERGUENO

Managing Director
LL.M EU Business Law
Benjamin A. Kerguéno is a qualified Lawyer practicing at the Nice Bar since 2004.

He founded his own firm in 2012, which took over in 2018 the office of Mr. Robert Floyd, Lawyer at the Grasse Bar.

Benjamin works mainly in the fields of real estate law and inheritance law.

jessica DUTERLAY

Jessica DUTERLAY

Tax Partner
Master’s degree in taxation law
Jessica Duterlay joined the firm in February 2018 as a tax lawyer.

In September 2019, Jessica Duterlay became a partner on the Office.

Jessica obtained the CRFPA (bar exam) in December 2019, after a year of preparation at the Institute of Institute d’Etudes Judiciaires of Nice.

Jessica works in the field of Tax Law (Personal Taxation, Wealth tax, International Taxation, Corporate Taxation), in tax litigations but also in Corporate Law

How can we help?

Contact Maître Benjamin A. Kergueno, Attorney at Law today if you are dealing with issues related to real estate law in France and on the French Riviera.

Maître Benjamin A. Kergueno, LL.M will provide you with a full set of informations and with the adequate counsels for sorting it out.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced lawyer regarding real estate law in France, please contact us.

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TESTIMONIALS

I have worked with Ben Kergueno for a number of years (most recently on a property purchase in the French Alps). I can only say I wish all lawyers were like Ben. Very professional yet friendly, approachable and Ben gets things done. He has very good communication skills and his English is really good. No minute of time is charged unless there is real work behind it. A rare gem.
Pawel Scott
Pawel Scott
12:01 20 Nov 19
Benjamin was a tremendous help to my family and I as we navigated the complexities of French property law. His expertise and prompt, courteous interactions allow me to give him the highest recommendation. A+
Mark Warren
Mark Warren
12:35 12 Nov 19
I needed to contact Benjamin Kergueno because a notaire they used had made an error in my deeds. Benjamin answered my email immediately and sorted my problem in a very helpful , courteous way and actually didn't charge me.
Patricia Flierenbaum
Patricia Flierenbaum
14:07 21 Oct 19
I would like to highly recommend Benjamin. His knowledge and expertise gives you peace of mind, when you need it the most.
Caroline Armitage
Caroline Armitage
08:18 11 Oct 19
Benjamin has been extremely helpful to me and my family. As Americans living and working in France, we’ve needed advice on immigration matters, real estate matters, and French labor law. He has been able to help us with everything. It’s been wonderful being able to go to one team of lawyers for all of our questions and concerns on several different legal issues. Benjamin has always been very courteous and thorough in his answers and so has the other lawyers in his office. I’m very happy with his services and I would highly recommend him.
Ashley Davidson-Fisher
Ashley Davidson-Fisher
22:10 06 Oct 19
Maitre Kergueno is very approachable, clearly has vast experience of the problems of English people living in France and gave me very helpful advice regarding my potentially extremely expensive problem regarding English and French tax.This was my first meeting with him - which was free - but he was patient and generous with his time. I had been very worried but l came away knowing exactly what to do and feeling much reassured.I highly recommend.
Pollie Bain
Pollie Bain
06:28 28 Sep 19
We got an appointment at short notice to discuss Brexit, Immigration and Tax issues. Benjamin was very helpful and personable and we left with a clearer idea of what we need to do next. Without doubt we will use his services when we have a firm direction sorted!
Andre de Peyrecave
Andre de Peyrecave
12:01 21 Aug 19
Benjamin Kergueno was professional and helpful. I got an appointment at short notice. He explained things fully and took the time necessary to do so. I was impressed that realizing my file was simple enough for a notaire to work on without his additional support, he referred me on , honestly telling me there was no need for his involvement. I much appreciated this honesty.
G T
G T
00:05 12 Aug 19
I found Benjamin Kergueno to be very knowledgeable and passionate in his study. I visited him for a review of my French tax situation as a non-resident and to access my immigration in France with a visitor permit. I feel very confident that the advice he gives is trustworthy and acurate. He is kind, listens fully and speaks perfect English. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him or return in the future for further counsel.
Evan Mende
Evan Mende
07:42 08 Jul 19
Met Benjamin in his well-appointed offices in Cannes. Received very clear and practical advice and feel that he really goes the extra mile to help his clients. Happy to recommend his services in his specialist area.
Tony Janse van Vuuren
Tony Janse van Vuuren
09:20 05 Jul 19
We went to Monsieur Kergueno for a passport certification for a UK based house sale. We were able to make an appointment in good time, he showed the upmost professionalism and couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. We are very happy with the service we received and highly recommend him.
Fleur Gleave
Fleur Gleave
12:50 01 Jul 19
Benjamin advised me regarding a lease for a 1 year house rental on the Cote D'Azure. He was quick to respond, fully transparent regarding time and costs, gave very clear, concise advice. He was happy to go further and provide advice and guidance on concepts I had not considered to avoid any pitfalls and help me through he pain of not being fluent with the language, or fluent with the legal process. In short he is a rare breed, offers great value, and you will not regret using his services.
Luke M
Luke M
15:04 06 Jun 19
Fluent English, deep knowledge, good advice, knows the practice. Would highly recommend.
N. Moskalenko
N. Moskalenko
12:48 30 May 19
Mr. Kergueno is one of the best solicitors that I have worked with and I would highly recommend his services.I have worked with solicitors on professional and personal matters for a couple of decades. Many are good, Mr. Kergueno is great.My first dealings with Mr. Kergueno was in 2015 and I have worked with him on several occasions since. I have the highest regards for Mr. Kergueno, who is immensely professional, competent, pleasant, courteous and efficient. On top of that he is 100% fluent in English and French, which is a plus.
Morten Landrock
Morten Landrock
18:39 12 May 19
I highly recommend Benjamin A. KERGUENO. I had a very complicated estate matter. My aunt lived in Cannes and I in Boston. She had no children, and because of the Holocaust no other surviving relative. This was not easy for an American to sort out with state genealogist, notary, and all. Through no fault on our part it had taken longer than France’s inheritance laws demand, and an extra tax was being levied. Benjamin appealed and won, saving me quite a bit of Euros. He clearly explained, and most importantly I felt I could trust him. He is honest and competent, as we Americans might say to the core! You will not go wrong by engaging in his services.
simon singer
simon singer
20:07 24 Apr 19
Ce fut un plaisir de travailler avec Benjamin! Très clair et efficace. Un très bon service. Je recommanderais à toutes les personnes qui cherchent des conseils dans les domaines du droit français / immobilier etc.
Patrick C
Patrick C
21:47 31 Mar 19
Very good quality of multilingual expertise and advisory concerning the French real estate and tax law !
Araxe Ermis
Araxe Ermis
16:49 20 Mar 19
I highly recommend Maitre Kergueno. Maitre Kerguano's office has now helped me in the area of real estate, taxation and immigration. His advice and guidance and that of his colleagues has been very helpful and valuable.Maitre Kergueno returns emails and phone calls very promptly and has answered all of my questions and concerns in the areas I have sought guidance and advice. I find him to be a very knowledgeable and competent lawyer. I continue to use his serivces. Alan JervisNiceFrance
ALAN jervis
ALAN jervis
18:50 18 Mar 19
Very impressed with Benjamin's quick turn around, would highly recommend his services, polite, attentive, reactive, perfect English,,,, Peter Ritchie.
Peter Ritchie
Peter Ritchie
18:00 15 Mar 19
It is early days, but so far, I am impressed with Benjamin his colleague Jessica. She helped me to obtain the return of a substantial amount of overcharged taxe d’ habitation in Cannes. Swift response time and attentive service. Such a change from my earlier experience of lawyers. Well done
Paul Hampton
Paul Hampton
11:23 13 Mar 19
I needed some information and guidance in relation to my project. Benjamin was available, reactive, clear and precise. A pleasure to deal with. Thank you.
Flovic Boussie
Flovic Boussie
20:41 05 Mar 19
Benjamin has helped me with various issues varying from estate planning to property purchases. He is always quick to respond and very clear in his advice. It is very reassuring to be able to discuss your legal issues in English. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending his services.
Jill Hutchings
Jill Hutchings
20:37 04 Mar 19
Professional, knowledgeable and approachable. I definitely would like to work with Mr. Kergueno and recommend him to English speaking customers who are looking to buy properties in French Riviera.专注专业,易沟通,推荐。
Jo Wang
Jo Wang
11:20 03 Jan 19
I couldn’t recommend Benjamin highly enough. Maître Kergueno’s unique cross border specialisation, his approachability and extremely fast response were invaluable to my husband and I when navigating a personal move to France, the set-up of a French business and advice on our property portfolio. Benjamin will be the first point of call for my clients purchasing property on the Côte d’Azur and in Monaco. Having the double office in Cannes and London is a big plus. Thank you Benjamin!
Rebecca Zarr
Rebecca Zarr
10:02 25 Oct 18
I can highly recommend the services of Benjamin Kergueno. He met with me on short notice and provided clear and easily understood advice in English on certain taxation questions and issues. Very efficient service.
David Boyne
David Boyne
07:34 21 Sep 18
Many lawyers are unapproachable and unhelpful. In some cases they will not even speak to you or offer guidance before you pay some form of retainer. Benjamin is the complete opposite to that stereotype. He has been beyond helpful and offers amazing value. As someone that deals with lawyers for a living I would highly recommend him.
Grant Eagle
Grant Eagle
14:08 19 Sep 18
Many lawyers are unapproachable and unhelpful. In some cases they will not even speak to you or offer guidance before you pay some form of retainer. Benjamin is the complete opposite to that stereotype. He has been beyond helpful and offers amazing value. As someone that deals with lawyers for a living I would highly recommend him.
Grant Eagle
Grant Eagle
14:04 19 Sep 18
I would like to thank Luliia Kruk, for her excellent service and very helpful advice.
Lily Hajian
Lily Hajian
19:21 28 Aug 18
Maitre Benjamin Kergueno was very friendly and professional, speaking excellent english. We needed some documents certified and in less than 24 hours it was all taken care of. As soon as we emailed him he got back to us within the hour and set an appointment for the following next day. Once again thank you Maitre Kergueno.
Allure Medical
Allure Medical
19:03 22 Aug 18
My husband and I met with Mr Kergueno regarding some tax questions (USA/France). He took his time to explain how the French system works and how it might affect our situation. After the meeting we had a few follow up questions which he answered quickly. I agree with some of the other posts that it is difficult to find a trustworthy, thoughtful and intelligent attorney. I highly recommend Mr Kergueno and his team.We also had the pleasure of working with Ms Iilila Kruk regarding some issues with our long stay visa. She was equally talented, kind and very resourceful. If you have any challenges with your immigration paperwork I strongly recommend you contact Ms Kruk.
Suzanne Prince
Suzanne Prince
17:26 25 Jul 18
The team was so understanding with my situation. Efficient and very attentive. They worked very fast and always followed up the monitoring. Highly recommended! Merci beaucoup pour votre aide
Eva Rouland
Eva Rouland
07:51 23 Jul 18
Benjamin and his team were so responsive and generous with the information they provided me. A wonderful office, especially for English speakers in France. Highly recommended. Merci!
Erin Lewis
Erin Lewis
08:17 13 Jul 18
My experience with Benjamin was probably one in a life time. I couldn't believe that i came back home with my consultation feel, and most of all, finally i got an English speaking lawyer.
Odia Stanley
Odia Stanley
20:11 31 May 18
Isabelle Dalmas
Isabelle Dalmas
10:23 01 May 18
I cannot recommend Benjamin Kergueno enough. He always responded to me quickly with clear and thoughtful answers to my questions. Thanks to him, I have a better understanding of French law. Had he not made me aware of the law, I would have lost out on many battles with my french rental agency.
Cindy Pom
Cindy Pom
18:30 16 Apr 18
I called the office of Maitre Kergueno' this morning as I needed assistance with authenticating documents that had to be filed in a United States Court. Maitre Kergueno returned my call within a few minutes. I found him to be very courteous and helpful. He was able to arrange a meeting later in the day. When I visited his offices a few hours later, he was able to assist me with the documents I needed authenticating. I found Maitre Kergueno to be courteous, knowledgeable and professional and will be retaining his services in the future to assist me with some tax planning and with a future real estate transaction. I have to say I was very impressed at the quality of service...........Alan Jervis
ALAN jervis
ALAN jervis
20:26 29 Mar 18
I have used Benjamin services on a number of legal issues and He speaks great English which has helped me a lot because I do not speak a very good level of French . Benjamin has a wealth of knowledge in law and has been able to explain in a easy understanding way .I have found his services excellent .David PillingNice , France
David Pilling
David Pilling
12:21 24 Mar 18
Jessica amd
Jessica amd
18:36 14 Mar 18
Benjamin Kergueno a été hyper réactif et efficace pour un problème de cession de parts concernant ma maison. Son professionnalisme et sa gentillesse sont rares dans cette profession. Je le recommande à cent pour cent!
Simone Krebs
Simone Krebs
09:02 05 Mar 18
Normally I don't post anything on the internet yet I feel I really need to post this. He's the best lawyer I've ever met. First of all I'm definitely a foreigner and the embassy was really really far from Nice. I was eager to get a help from local and sent an email. He was willing to do my stuff for me and replied back so fast. All my documents were certificated by him.I saved my time and very satisfied with his service. Plus, He was super welcoming person, nice, kind and professional. I won't forget your kindness and want to say THANK YOU again.I highly recommend him for you. I really appreciate all you did, Mr. Kergueno!
Hannah Kim
Hannah Kim
02:03 06 Feb 18
I am using Mr. Kergueno as my lawyer in France connected to a property I own there. So fare, he has fulfilled the work he has done for me to my fully satsfaction. Oslo, 26/1-18
Olav Dalen Zahl
Olav Dalen Zahl
17:41 26 Jan 18
I Met Benjamin Keruengo last year in London regarding problems on the campsite where I own a mobile home. His excellent English reassured me that he fully understood my problems. He dealt with them swiftly to my entire satisfaction. He is very approachable and we have exchanged many emails since. I now regard him as my friend in French law. If you need help, you need look no further . I give him a 100% recommendation.
Paul Dennison
Paul Dennison
11:35 07 Jan 18
I sought the advice of Benjamin in a personal injury claim. He responded very quickly and was honest and forthcoming with his views and likely costs. He doesn't put any pressure on to retain his services. Would recommend him.
Rene Ruempol
Rene Ruempol
14:35 20 Nov 17
Benjamin was extremely helpful and it was very easy to communicate in English. I know where to go next time.
conradwlcm
conradwlcm
13:49 16 Oct 17
Benjamin Kergueno is a true cross-border solicitor with an excellent approach to advising companies and HNW on all legal matters. The fact that he has an office both in London and Nice, France is very convenient and indeed, reassuring. I 100% recommend him to my clients as I know they will be well looked after.
Alain Denninger
Alain Denninger
08:19 07 Jul 17
Benjamin Kergueno is a great source if you need assistance. Within hours of sending an initial email asking for help in a rental dispute, Mr. Kergueno responded (on a Sunday) and took the time to read through my rental contract and advise me in the right direction. He responded to each of my inquiries in detail, never seeming to mind the additional questions. I would 100% recommend him for your legal needs.
Anjali Iyengar
Anjali Iyengar
17:10 02 Jul 17
I wanted to write a review as I have had the most positive and successful experience with Me Kergueno, friendly, professional and knowledgable - and perfect English. This was a small issue and he helped resolved it in the minimum of time and with the miminum of fuss.
catherine macfadyen
catherine macfadyen
07:30 07 Jun 17
We had several issues finalizing a real estate purchase transaction (including, final statement from Notaire, funds distribution, coordinating with a tenant). The purchase closed on Feb 1., but then the aforementioned issues dragged on for weeks, and weeks, and weeks. We were attempting to facilitate from here in the US, but became so frustrated with the situation, we contacted M. Kergueno for assistance. The best decision we ever made!Benjamin is extremely professional and attentive. He was able to resolve EVERYTHING promptly. The notiaire distributed our funds, the tenant became current on rent, and all is right with the transaction. We really can't express how grateful we are for all that he did for us, how quickly he did it, and how well he communicated with us throughout the process.Todd and Sonja WilliamsPortland, Oregon U.S.A.
Todd Williams
Todd Williams
16:13 21 Apr 17
I am a yacht agent in the South of France, dealing with English speaking yacht captains. Maitre Kergueno has been mine and my clients trustworthy lawyer for the past 5 years. Extremely well prepared, proactive, professional. I highly recommend his services to an english speaking clientele, based in the South of France. Maurizio BelliniMANAGER H&H GROUP
Maurizio Bellini
Maurizio Bellini
13:43 13 Apr 17
I recently met with Mr. Benjamin Kergueno to consult on French immigration policies and procedures. I'm an American and will be applying for a visa to open a business in France. As anyone who is facing this process knows, immigration paperwork can be dreadfully cumbersome and overwhelming. Mr. Kergueno diffused many of my anxieties on the matter. He was welcoming and reassuring - also very practical, and straight-forward. But perhaps more importantly, Mr. Kergueno is knowledgable, generous with his time, deeply informative and followed up straight away with printing and sending information via email. He provided me with all of the support I needed. I have great confidence in his knowledge and abilities. He made a very intimidating process much more manageable. Also important to note: His English is flawless (my French is absolutely not). He put me at ease with the situation of language right away without any pressure at all.
Elise Goldstein
Elise Goldstein
12:30 24 Oct 16
Benjamin responded very quickly, and with a lot of detail, to the two questions that I posed to him. His advice is much appreciated and I will use it when dealing with a particular real estate issue.
Cindy Galvin
Cindy Galvin
08:06 04 Aug 16
Benjamin provided us with a very friendly and highly professional service in his lovely office in Nice. My French is terrible so the fact that he speaks perfect English is a big bonus. Thank you.
Henry Yuen
Henry Yuen
16:16 22 Jul 16
Mr. Kergueno provided an outstanding service for me and my family in dealing with a horrible landlord in Montpellier; she has a rather difficult time following French laws or acting morally in general. Briefly, she decided she wanted to cut our agreement for the apartment we were inhabiting one month short and she asked us to move out (my family that includes a small child). She gave no reasons for the request - we always paid rent on time and the apartment was always in perfect shape. I tried to reason with her directly but had no luck. All of our agreements were in writing, so we were clearly in the right morally and, we presumed, legally, although my knowledge of French law is non-existant. Nevertheless, she had her lawyer sent an email threatening to evict us. As you might understand, this caused no end to our anxiety. I reached out for advice and got so much more from Mr. Kergueno. He wrote a letter to the lawyer (who was also acting outside of the law) and voila, problem solved. Mr. Kergueno explained my rights and the French laws to me (and to the opposing lawyer I presume). Mr. Kergueno also followed up with the opposing lawyer when the landlord attempted some subsequent chicanery, and again, problem solved. I cannot express the peace Mr. Kergueno's help has provided to me and my family. If I have subsequent issues with the landlord - which would not be surprising - there is no one I would rather hire than Mr. Kergueno, I know the problem with be solved quickly and professionally.DB
Dustin Brisson
Dustin Brisson
12:38 11 Jun 16
  • Mr Kergueno took on my case when my original solicitor retired. I cannot fault all the effort he and his team have given. Mr Kergueno provided an invaluable service following a family bereavement in France.
    He was very understanding and reassuring, whilst providing a thorough and professional service, resolving the difficult issues surrounding the deceased’s estate. These included applying for an Acte de Notoriete and the complex process of closing a small business in France.
    Everything was conducted in English. The costs involved were made clear at the start. Mr Kergueno has a high recommendation from me.

    Linda Golder
    France
  • If you are after a great lawyer, I highly recommend Mr Benjamin Kergueno. He is professional, efficient and ethical. I needed assistance regarding a legal issue in France, and his knowledge of the law is exemplary. In addition, it was wonderful to be able to commuicate in English.

    Thank you Benjamin for all your hard work; I am extremely grateful.

    Sussan George
    Melbourne, Australia
  • Finding a great lawyer makes all the difference in the world! That’s why I couldn’t be any more satisfied for choosing Maître Kergueno to help me with my landlord dispute. Maître Kergueno walked me through the entire process from start to finish, he explained everything to me clearly and concisely and kept me apprised of everything on a timely basis. Thanks to him, his hard work, dedication and positive outcome of my case, I can highly recommend Maîrtre Kergueno! Thank you again!

    Jason Schwary
    France
  • I would like to thank Benjamin Kergueno for his professional help in understanding the French system of radar fines, as he said is complicated and for an English speaker more so!
    He answered my emails promptly and helped me see the next step of action.
    I appreciate his honesty to let me know his fees would be hiegher than the fine itself
    I would not hesitate to consult with him again
    in any other matter in the future.

    Amanda
    France
  • As an English-speaking coproprietor in a small voluntary syndic(i.e. We do it ourselves) I had several problem areas and questions about French law and practice. These ranged from voting and decision-making to debt management and recovery. Benjamin provided clear, practical guidance and explanations which have helped solve our problems. Excellent standard of professional service – thank you!

    Margaret
    France
  • We cannot praise the services and the office of Benjamin Kerganueno highly enough.

    He turned around a painful set of circumstances into a very positive outcome in a short space of time.We are so glad he helped us and would highly recommend his services to both UK and French based Property owners.

    Gerard McCaffrey
    London UK
  • We highly recommened the sevices of Mtre Kergueno. We had a situation which was highly stressful to us and we found that his services were both highly professional and very reassuring. He was helpful, polite and to the point. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend these services to any English speaking or Foreign Clients worried about the intricacies of French property law.

    Doyle
    France
  • I would like to thank Benjamin Kergueno, for his excellent service and very helpful advice. I was looking for an English speaking lawyer to advise me on French property law, both his knowledge of French law and his level of English were outstanding, and I would recommend his services to anyone looking for legal assistance in France.

    Simon
    France
  • Mtre Kergueno proved to be a true voice of reason and great judgement throughout a stressful time for me. At every point I felt confident in his knowledge, and his approach to matters was calm and professional. During a period when setting up a business in a foreign country can be daunting, Mtre Kergueno took much of the pressure away from me. I will continue to use Mtre Kergueno in the future.

    Kevin
    France
  • We would definitely recommend Benjamin to anyone needing legal assistance. We were in urgent need of a lawyer to assist us with documentation from our home country. Not only was Benjamin very quick to reply to our initial email enquiry but he was able to see us at short notice which was great as we had a very tight deadline to meet. Benjamin was incredibly helpful, and very patient with us (there were a lot of documents). His English is also fantastic and we wouldn’t hesitate to use him again should the need arise.

    Nicholas
    France

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