The law and much more

Supporting you with an effective strategy and a tailored approach


Why choose carnot avocats?

Because the sheer diversity of the legal profession and our acquired experience have made us naturally curious and shown us the value of synthesis and supervision.

Because we believe that offering litigation and consultancy services on a separate, fragmented basis is an unnecessary cost for clients, who need strategic support and someone to defend them, all of which we offer.

For the last 30 years, CARNOT AVOCATS’ teams have supported property development projects for a major urban area, with the implementation of policies favouring thoughtful construction, the integration of general and commendable objectives when it comes to respecting historical and architectural heritage, taking full account of the environment, the landscape, and the harmonious integration of the local population in the project through social diversity and inclusiveness. In this capacity, they were involved in designing general regulation solutions and defending these, handling several hundred appeals to ensure compliance with public guidelines.

We have worked on the following cases:


    CARNOT AVOCATS’ teams have helped a listed British company, the UK leader in the distribution of subscriptions for Internet access via satellite, which had no activities in France, to acquire four French companies carrying out similar activities, all of which were in difficulty. On this occasion, the law firm provided advice and information to these successful and fast-growing foreign entrepreneurs concerning the different aspects of the regulations applicable to companies in difficulty. The British company acquired these four businesses in 18 months, and now has a solid base in France from which to continue its growth.


    For 30 years, CARNOT AVOCATS’ teams have been managing tense situations and crises which sometimes upset the fine balance between ensuring the continuity of public services and expressing social discontent through the right to strike or the right of employees to withdraw their services, taking care to always seek to understand the challenges and motivations of the different stakeholders involved, proposing solutions which look beyond the basic dispute at hand. The teams have therefore acquired the recognition and admiration of the various parties involved, developing effective strategies to manage the present difficulty while also never losing sight of the need for future cooperation and collaboration. They have demonstrated their ability to understand the challenges and factors underlying conflict situations and always offer consensual crisis resolution solutions while managing the environment surrounding the crisis, and particularly the media coverage.


    CARNOT AVOCATS’ teams provided support for a major association involved in home help and personal assistance, which had a large number of employees, helping it to manage its difficulties through insolvency proceedings, the outcome of which was to be the disposal of its various sites. The difficulties were considerable: a loss of confidence on the part of the staff in their manager, cash flow problems, lack of support from public partner organisations in this area of activity and the need for the association to rapidly dispose of 8 separate sites. All of the sites were disposed of and 90% of the employees’ jobs were saved.

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Cabinet d'avocats à Lyon et Paris spécialisé en droit des sociétés, droit fiscal & droit social.

12 Rue de la République, 69002 Lyon

Carnot Avocats & EcoTree

Aware of our Social and Ecological Responsibilities, we have signed a partnership with EcoTree.fr