McGeorge School of Law

Joseph Smallhoover

Partner of Bryan Cave LLP, Paris
Joseph J. Smallhoover
Phone: 33 1 44 17 77 10

JD, University of Pittsburgh, 1980
MA, University of Virginia, 1976
AB, Duke University, magna cum laude, 1975


Joseph Smallhoover is a member of the Paris as well as Pennsylvania and California bars and has practiced law in France, Germany and Belgium for more than 30 years.

He practices in the areas of regulatory compliance affecting multi-national businesses and financial institutions; corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions (for both financial and strategic buyers and sellers); banking and financial law; acquisition financing; initial public offerings; public takeover bids; anti-corruption; data protection and privacy law; corporate restructurings and insolvency matters.

He also provides legal support and guidance to help clients create, operate, license, market and distribute both public and private funds ranging from hedge, mutual and offshore funds to non-U.S. investment vehicles, including SICAVs and unit trusts, and advises companies on the development of procedures for compliance with specific regulatory requirements such as those covered by the European Union's UCITS directives and the 2002 U.S. Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

Representative Scholarship and Activities

New French Arbitration Law — (Décret n° 2011-48 du 13 janvier 2011 portant réforme de l'arbitrage)