By Jerome Patenotte

Research has revealed the extent of, and role of, risk within French day-to-day business activities, with almost two thirds of companies reporting experiencing an increase in risk in the last three years. A report produced by international law firm Gowling WLG in collaboration with The Lawyer Research Service, a division of The Lawyer, explores emerging business risks in France and provides an essential snapshot of an area that can be both a threat and an opportunity.

‘Risky Business: Charting the Emergence of New Risks in France’ is a report based on a global survey of more than 200 business executives around the world. The survey was supplemented by in-depth phone interviews with leading business executives in France. The report found that 65% of businesses operating in France have experienced an increase in risk since 2015, and the majority (55%) expect business risks to increase further in the next three years.