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The challenges

We provide assistance to companies and their directors at every stage of their deals: creation, development, transfer. Our expertise, understanding of our clients’ business and experience enable us to propose adapted solutions based on a combination of business law and taxation considerations. We aim to:

  • Help directors make strategic decisions
  • A ssess the business implications of the transactions we advise on
  • Provide clients with effective and constructive assistance throughout the structuring and negotiation of transactions
  • Ensure that deals are technically watertight in a pragmatic manner.  

Our practice areas

Business creation

  • Choosing adapted structures
  • Forming companies
  • Arranging joint ventures and shareholder relations (shareholders’ agreements).

Business development:

  • Deal structuring, legal engineering, financial structuring, equity deals, investor relations
  • Sales and acquisitions: negotiations, due diligence, agreements
  • Legal structuring: mergers, spin-offs, partial mergers
  • Managing crisis situations, shareholder disputes
  • Assisting companies facing financial difficulties insolvency and bankruptcy
  • Stock exchange law.

Business transfer:

  • Asset structuring
  • Real estate investment strategy.  

Our approach

We offer clients tailored services based on our understanding of the company’s specific situation. We provide adapted solutions which are designed based on clients’ needs. The high stability and low turnover of our teams enables us to develop a thorough understanding of companies and their history.

Moreover, we closely monitor legal developments. As a result, we are able to propose solutions to our clients which make the most of new opportunities. Finally, our clients benefit from the firm’s wide-ranging expertise in all areas of business law.

Our clients

Listed and unlisted companies in all business sectors.

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Jacques Rivoire
Part­ner
France, Lyon
Jacques Rivoire is a lawyer and partner in the corporate department / merges & acquisitions at CMS Francis Lefebvre Lyon Avocats. He specializes mainly in mergers & acquisitions, including LBOs, the...
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Jean Thomas Heintz
Part­ner
Member of the Executive Board
France, Lyon
Jean-Thomas Heintz is a partner in the Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions team at CMS Francis Lefebvre Lyon Avocats. He mainly works on mergers & acquisitions, including LBO operations, the...
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Jérôme Lucas
Part­ner
France, Lyon
Jérôme Lucas is a partner in the Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions team at CMS Francis Lefebvre Lyon Avocats. He works mainly on family business issues - creating, developing, transferring and s...
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Philippe Calard
Part­ner
France, Lyon
Philippe Calard is a partner in the Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions department of CMS Francis Lefebvre Lyon Avocats. He mainly works on mergers & acquisitions, transfers and sales of businesses,...
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Jean Philippe Clement
Part­ner
France, Lyon
Jean-Philippe Clément is a partner in the Corporate law department of CMS Francis Lefebvre Lyon Avocats. Jean-Philippe specializes in mergers & acquisitions transactions, corporate restructurings, ...
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Nicole Flandin
Part­ner
France, Lyon
Nicole Flandin is a partner in the Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions department of CMS Francis Lefebvre Lyon Avocats. She works mainly on mergers & acquisitions, including LBO transactions, the...
Julie Chatelain
Julie Chatelain
As­so­ci­ate
France, Lyon
Julie Chatelain is an associate within the Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions Department of CMS Francis Lefebvre Lyon Avocats. Her work focuses primarily on corporate law, mergers & acquisitions...
Emma Vullierme
As­so­ci­ate
France, Lyon
Emma Vullierme has been an Associate in the Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions department at CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats Lyon since 2014, following several years’ initial experience in the Litigation d...
Charline Rochon
As­so­ci­ate
France, Lyon
Charline Rochon has been an associate within the Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions Department of CMS Francis Lefebvre Lyon Avocats since 2015. She focuses primarily on mergers & acquisitions, ...
Marine Lafarge
Marine Lafarge
As­so­ci­ate
France, Lyon
Marine Lafarge is an associate in the Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions Department of CMS Francis Lefebvre Lyon Avocats and is an experienced member of the team. Marine is specialized in transfers,...