Wilde Sapte close to losing Paris office

The two remaining partners at Wilde Sapte's Paris office are understood to have decided to quit the firm in a move that could spell the end of its foray into France.

It is understood partners Robert Macklin and Olivier Tordjman have been in talks with several firms, and if they do leave their assistants are likely to go with them.

The Lawyer revealed last week that senior finance associate Mattieu de Varax and two assistants are joining the Paris office of Simmons & Simmons and that asset finance partner Thomas McDonald and a team of assistants are to move to White & Case's Paris office.

If the Paris office closed, Wilde Sapte would still have a presence in Brussels, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

The firm has just closed its New York office.