With offices in Paris and Lyon, 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
In a ruling issued on November 30, 2022, the First Civil Chamber of the Cour de Cassation (French Supreme Court) ruled using a careful argumentation that the principle of compensatory allowance should prevail over property right.
The specific compensation due to an employee in case of void dismissal can be reduced by the judge only if the employer requests so.
In its November 22, 2022 judgment, the CJEU held that the provision of the Anti-Money Laundering Directive whereby Member States must ensure that the information on beneficial owners is accessible to any member of the general public was invalid.
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