Nous avertissons les internautes de ne jamais donner suite à toute sollicitation faite sous le sceau de l’étude, notamment impliquant des prêts ou emprunts de somme d’argent qui constituent des escroqueries.

Cliquez-ici pour visualiser deux exemples de faux contrats de prêt qui comportent de nombreuses anomalies.


What is a Notaire? 

Plaque notariale
Plaque notariale

Article 1 of the ordinance dated November 2, 1945 defines a notary, or in France a notaire, as a legal expert who maintains a private practice and who is a public officer vested with the authentication power of the French State which permits these persons to both draft and authenticate legally binding agreements, les actes authentiques.
The advantages of a notarized agreement.

A notaire’s duties:

  • to assure the legality of the agreement or document being notarized

  • to assure the terms of the agreement are fair and respect the interests of each party - a notaire must be both impartial and neutral

  • to use their legal and fiscal expertise to inform and advise the parties of the judicial and fiscal ramifications of their actions and to anticipate the effects these choices may have in the future

  • to harmonize and reconcile differing points of view between parties

  • to participate in the fight against money laundering

Comparing a notarized agreement, un acte authentique notarié, to a private agreement, un acte sous seing privé

Comparing a notarized agreement, un acte authentique notarié, to an agreement countersigned by a lawyer, un acte contresigné par avocat

A notaire’s role in France

A notaire in France is a solicitor, lawyer and tax attorney who practices real estate, wealth management, corporate law