Founded in 1945, previously known under the names Office Juridique Français International (OJFI), Alexen, OJFI Alister & Lyon Juriste, the law firm Ydès advises and assists companies and their directors in the key areas of business law.
Ydès encompasses a team of around one hundred lawyers and associates, covering a broad spectrum of disciplines, based in Paris, Lyon, Avignon, Bourg-en-Bresse, London and Brussels, all sharing the same values of attention, commitment and professionalism.
The firm works in France and abroad, on behalf of small and medium-sized businesses and also for industrial groups and services, as well as for Funds within the context of their investments.
The development of a perennial partnership with their clients, the creation of customised solutions and the advanced level of expertise of their services are, for Ydès lawyers, the grounds of a trustworthy relationship, guaranteeing performance and success.
Ydès teams are top-rated in France by IFLR1000 and Legal 500 in Mergers-Acquisitions and Private Equity as well as by the journal Décideurs in Mid-cap Mergers-Acquisitions (transactions ranging between 75m€ and 500m€), Capital-risk, Capital development, Trademarks, designs and models, IT, Internet and Personal Data.
- Commercial Litigation & Risk Management
- Distribution & Competition Law
- Real Estate – Construction and Leases
- Business Restructuring and Insolvency
French – English
Expertise and experience
- Complex commercial litigation
- Domestic and International arbitration – ADR
- Unfair trading practices
- Distribution law litigation
- Industrial risk litigation
- Real estate law litigation
- Construction law and renovation
- Lease rights and property management
Valérie is specialized in complex commercial litigation, including international issues. She regularly advises the firm’s clients for all types of commercial disputes (contractual disputes, shareholder disputes, termination of established commercial relations, unfair competition, unfair trading practices, assets and liabilities guarantees etc.) in all activity sectors (industry, aeronautics, medias, new technologies & communication etc.).
Valérie also has an expertise in real estate law, in particular in construction law, real estate, Transactions (CCMI, VEFA, compromises, promises etc.), commercial leases, etc. She has significant expertise in technical litigation, in particular in construction law and product liability cases. She has a well-established experience in expert appraisals having represented many clients over the past 15 years in various activity sectors (construction, consumer, industry). She has also assisted co-owners of buildings operated as tourism residencies against tenants in several class actions.
Valérie has been accredited as a mediator by the CEDR (Center for Effective Dispute Resolution) based in London and she privileges the alternative dispute resolution method to reach a pragmatic solution, less costly and more appropriate. She recommends this method as from the very early stages of pre-litigation in cooperation with the other departments in YDES to resolve conflicts.
Valérie pleads before all judicial courts (civil and criminal) and arbitral tribunals.
Valérie began her career in 2002 with the firm Duclos, Thorne Mollet-Viéville & Associés in Paris, where she practiced in business law, in both legal advice and litigation, for 5 years. Then she was admitted to the Lyon Bar, where she joined the firm DS Avocats in 2007, where she worked in commercial litigation and real estate law. In 2010, Valérie joined the Lyon based law firm Bird & Bird, where she was appointed Counsel in 2014. She joined the firm YDES in April 2016, as partner and head of the business litigation department. She provided her expertise in real estate law.
Valérie has been accredited as a mediator by the CEDR (Center for Effective Dispute Resolution) based in London.
PHONE: 04 72 20 12 12
Business Law (notably M&A transaction, Private Equity, Banking and Finance, International Contracts, Restructuring)
French | English
Expertise and experience
Marc is a business lawyer based in our Paris office with a strong international experience, he assists French and foreign companies in the different stages of their development, in their business operations in France, day to day operations or exceptionnal operations.
Marc has a particular merger operations, external growth or restructuring. Marc also assists companies or French and foreign financial institutions in their banking transactions, restructurings or company finance operations. He is also involved in debt restructuring and M&A for companies in difficulty.
After having worked for around fifteen years in the M&A and corporate finance departments with Clifford Chance and Simmons & Simmons in Paris and London, Marc founded his own firm in 2010. He joined the firm YDES as a partner in 2016.
Marc is a lecturer at the Paris Dauphine University where he annually delivers a seminar on finance law.
Marc is bilingual in English.
PHONE: 01 70 92 95 95
Phone: +33 (0)4 72 20 12 12
FAX: +33 (0)4 72 20 12 13
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7 rue du Général Debeney
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WC2R 1DJ London
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