The roots

1904

Originally from Saint Pierre (Martinique), Doctor of Law Alcide Delmont was called to the Bar of Paris on 11 February 1904. Secretary of the Lawyers’ Training Conference at the Court of Appeal of Paris under Pierre Masse (1906-1907), for almost 50 years he had a double career, in politics and in law, as M.P. for Martinique (1924-1936), Deputy Secretary of State for the Colonies (1929-1930) and Member of the French Lawyers’ Association (1938-1942).

1929

His son, Henri Delmont, called to the Bar of Paris in 1929, continued and developed his firm and became Secretary of the Lawyers’ Training Conference at the Court of Appeal of Paris under Albert Naud (1934-1935), President of the UJA of Paris (1946-1947), President and Founder of the FNUJA (1947), Member of the French Lawyers’ Association (1952-1956), President of the French National Association of Lawyers (ANA), Member of the Board of Directors of the International Bar Association (1967-1984) and President of the French National Bar Fund (1957-1959). Under Henri Delmont, the firm started to accept social cases in 1936 and became a pioneer in business law and environmental law. Henri Delmont died on 13 November 2004.

1961

Xavier Tandeau de Marsac, who studied at the Ecole Nationale de la France d'Outremer, was called to the Bar in 1961. Ten years later, he founded his own firm, which soon began to specialise in international commercial law and arbitration. As an Associate Fellow of the Institute of Law and of International Business Practice of the International Chamber of Commerce, former President of the International Section of the Confederated Union of Lawyers, President of the Working Group of the International Chamber of Commerce on multiparty arbitration, arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association, he was elected as a Member of the French Lawyers’ Association at the Bar of Paris in 1983. He died in an accident in 1985.


1985
From 1985, Henri Delmont was in practice with his grandson, Cédric Fischer, who founded the Toutain Fischer Partnership of Lawyers, called Fischer, Tandeau de Marsac, Gros & Associés, with Jacques Toutain (1926-1987).

1987
In 1987, Silvestre Tandeau de Marsac, previously a partner with Tandeau de Marsac, Serrero, Popineau et Associés, joined the firm, which adopted the name of Fischer, Tandeau de Marsac & Associés.

1994

In 1993, the firm, consisting exclusively of qualified lawyers, merged with a firm of legal advisors led by Jean-Léo Gros and adopted the name of Fischer, Tandeau de Marsac, Gros & Associés. Danièle Baruchel-Beurdeley became a Partner at the time of this merger.

2000
Jean-Leo Gros gave up being a lawyer to concentrate on writing. On 1 January 2000, Pierre-Olivier Sur joined the firm and formed a criminal law department. The firm then adopted the name of Fischer, Tardeau de Marsac, Sur & Associés.

2003-2004
Caroline Simon and Julie Couturier, members of the firm’s staff, became Partners on 1 January 2002 and 1 January 2004 respectively.

2007
Elisabeth Mahe, Nathalie Schmelck and Laurent Barbotin, members of the firm’s staff, became Partners on 1 January 2007.

2013
A new Partner, François Morazin, joined the firm and formed the tax department.

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