Société d’avocats Lyon Paris

Do you want pragmatic solutions?

Practicing corporate law since 1920, we have the experience of solutions that fit your true needs.  We have represented companies of all sizes within the Rhone-Alps region, the Paris area and throughout France and you will have the benefit of innovative and technical solutions to achieve your goals and objectives without unnecessary costs and delays.

Diverse expertise

We are a medium-sized law firm managed by partners with complementary abilities.  A team of experts is devoted to you and our attorneys and associates listen and take the time to fully understand the facts of each file. Their goal is to resolve each matter in a timely fashion and our partners have direct and active involvement in all cases and are readily available to speak to you directly.

Legal and judicial help

Ratheaux’s attorneys have experience in corporate, tax, labor, intellectual property (patents and trademarks), and competition law.  We effectively advise you, negotiate your agreements, draft your contracts and defend your interests before the courts.

Transfer of company ownership

Prepare and optimize any transfer of ownership of your company or business with the help of our tax attorneys.  They will assess your capital gains for tax purposes and control any potential impact regarding French Wealth tax.

Make a new start

Inject new capital into your business with a share increase subscribed to by financial and industrial investors.  We can also assist you with shareholders’ agreements, balancing powers and covenants among shareholders; leveraged buyouts by managers, mergers, share acquisition and sale, purchasing of a business as an ongoing concern and, joint-ventures.  We will help you to anticipate difficulties within your business and to restructure your business, if necessary, in order to preserve it; contributions in kind of business sectors, downsizing, massive layoffs and communication with works committee.

International business matters

We advise clients on a wide range of international matters, including employee repatriation and expatriation, sub-manufacturing agreements, joint ventures, distribution networks, outsourcing, supply contracts, tax optimization and we are experts in international conventions.   We also have the benefit of access to a worldwide 1,800 member attorney network which allows us to negotiate and draft agreements for you in English.

Control your risks

We can assist you with any legal, labor and/or tax due diligence before a takeover of a company; adaptation of your General Sales Conditions and sales forms.  We will defend your rights including: manufacturer’s liability, discriminatory commercial behavior, car manufacturers and subcontractors, industrial chemical and plastic products, pharmaceutical products, machine-tool manufacturers, large retail companies, etc.


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