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CMS Francis Lefebvre Lyon Avocats, subsidiary of CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats, has a long-standing presence in Lyon and is one of the leading law firms in the provinces. Our firm has close to 100 lawyers specialising in business, tax and public law.

We provide support to small, medium and large-sized companies of the Greater South East of France and also large French and foreign groups based in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Each of our teams of experts works in perfect synergy, to deliver high-value-added solutions to our clients for specific assignments, complex and major transactions as well as for day-to-day management. Our lawyers also support medium-sized companies, whose senior managers want to work closely with recognised specialists who have the expertise necessary to help them make sound decisions, foresee and manage litigation, as well as individuals and family groups in connection with managing their assets.

We can advise you and support your projects, large and small, both locally and internationally, thanks to the high quality of the expertise and practices of all the member firms in the CMS network.

Our savoir-faire allows us to provide innovative solutions and tailored services that meet your expectations: relying on a small group of advisors who know you and understand you and your business.

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