Soulier Avocats

With offices in three locations, Soulier Avocats has been acting for more than 50 years as a legal one-stop-shop offering key players in the economic, industrial and financial world comprehensive legal services.

We advise and defend listed and unlisted companies and groups of all sizes operating in a wide range of sectors, including, but not limited to, chemicals and agrochemicals, manufacturing industries, automotive, energy, construction, consumer electronics, life sciences, finance, IT and new technologies, as well as private investors, governmental agencies, pension funds and financial institutions.

We have considerable experience in providing guidance to, and serving the transnational needs of, multinationals and global corporations with respect to their operations and business dealings in France.

We have maintained the spirit of a full-service law firm capable of dealing at any time with any legal issues, both as advisors and litigators. Our in-depth knowledge of our clients’ industries combined with our cross-functional legal approach enables us to conceive, offer and implement tailored, efficient and pragmatic solutions, including in complex files, cases or transactions that require the input of specialists who, however, understand the global picture.

Our team is qualified to assist clients in a wide range of practice areas, including but not limited to M&As, private equity, corporate, competition & antitrust, commercial, banking & finance, litigation, tax, labor & employment, intellectual property, privacy and data protection, international arbitration, EU legislation, compliance, real estate, environment and regulatory.

Client-driven and industry-focused, our lawyers are fully aware of the specific constraints, issues and requirements associated with doing business on a global scale, and assist foreign-based general counsels and in-house counsels in managing cross-border and multijurisdictional files in an effective and timely manner.

Recent Firm News & Legal Updates

Legal Update

Decree No. 2021-255 of March 9, 2021 extended until July 31, 2021 the application of the derogatory provisions governing the holding and deliberations of meetings of shareholders and meetings of governing bodies of private law businesses to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Legal Update

In a decision handed down on January 27, 2021, the French Supreme Court ruled on the French judge’s power to order preparatory inquiries in futurum and clarified the scope of such power, even though another European judge has jurisdiction to rule on the merits of the case.

Legal Update
Following a landmark decision of the French Supreme Court, the acquiring company may now, under certain conditions, be held criminally liable for an offence committed by the acquired company prior to the merger and for which it had not been convicted.

Firm Offices in Member Jurisdiction

France

Lyon
Paris

Firm Offices in Other Jurisdictions

Europe

Belgium, Brussels

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