Soulier Avocats

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

Legal Update
On July 10, 2023, the European Commission adopted its adequacy decision for the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework. Personal data can henceforth flow safely from the European Union to U.S. companies adhering to the new Framework, without having to put in place additional data protection safeguards.
Legal Update
In the so-called “Grande Synthe” case, the judge ordered the French Government to take new measures to meet the objective of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and to submit a progress report detailing these new measures and their effectiveness.
Legal Update
The proposed measures aim inter alia to prevent corruption, criminalize all corruption offences under the UN Convention against Corruption, harmonize penalties across the EU and establish a common foreign and security policy sanctions regime to target serious acts of corruption worldwide.

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