Business

Business at Lyon

Company incorporation

When creating a company, many key points should be determined.

Determination of legal structurePreparation and organization of the general annual and extraordinary meetingsBusiness law

The legal structure

The choice of the legal structure should be based on the development prospects. Therefore, the number of partners or shareholders, the amount of the registered capital, the liability of each partner or shareholder, the status of the president, tax optimization and many other points should be examined in order to choose the legal structure. The determination of these key points is very important since it determines the room of manoeuvre and development of the future structure. According to these choices, the bylaws of the company will be drafted.

The Bylaws

The By-laws outline the structure of a corporation, and they should be customized for each individual company’s situation. By-laws set forth the rights and powers of shareholders, directors, and officers, the transfer of shares, the management of the company, the powers and the liability of the president, and they determine how those in charge of the management are nominated or elected. They also help settle any disputes among parties that may arise. Finally, a corporation’s by-laws must be formally adopted and amended as necessary.

Shareholders’ or associates’ agreement

A shareholders’ agreement is an arrangement among a company’s shareholders describing how the company should be operated and the shareholders’ rights and obligations. It also includes information on the regulation of the shareholders’ relationship, the management of the company, ownership of shares and privileges and protection of shareholders.

Formalities

Before starting your company and during the day to day follow up of its legal aspects, there are several formalities that should be accomplished. Our law firm can assist the company with all these formalities, before all administrations and authorities.

Day-to-day follow-up of legal aspects of companies

For the day to day follow up of the legal aspects of the company, it is important to be assisted by a good legal adviser.

At least once a year, the AGM should be hold, in order to approve the annual accounts, and to examine all the questions that don’t need bylaws modifications. The Extraordinary General Meeting – (EGM) is generally called on when the bylaws are to be modified. That is why this meeting is governed by strict rules.

Labor law

Employment agreements’ drafting, fulfillment of the employers’ obligations, employment termination.

Debt recovery, commercial lease

Governed by articles L. 145-1 et seq. of the French commercial code, the commercial lease applies to premises where business is located. The commercial lease is governed by special rules related to the duration, renewal, and rent amount reviewing.

Sale of business

The business is composed of tangible and intangible assets which are attached to the business such as patents, trademarks, copyrights, merchandise, clients.

The sale of a business is strictly legally controlled and subject to many obligatory formalities. Our law firm can assists companies in these formalities.

Company in difficulty

When your company faces difficulties, before and during the suspension of payment procedure, many measures should be taken: company restructuring, ad hoc mandate, conciliation, safeguarding the company in order to avoid the suspension of payment. Our Law firm assists companies in these formalities.

Collective insolvency proceedings

When a company is under suspension of payment, some formalities should be accomplished before some judicial institutions within deadlines running from specific dates. These formalities aim at avoiding a court ordered liquidation.

Our Law firm assists companies in these formalities.

Business law encompasses all of the laws that dictate how to form and run a business or a company. This includes all of the laws that govern how to start, buy, manage and close or sell any type of business. Business laws establish the rules that all businesses should follow.

Laywers’ presentation

Malik Nekaa Partner

Malik Nekaa Avocat à Lyon

To contact me, or to take an appointment :

Call 04 78 38 40 17

Address : 15 rue des Rancy – 69003 Lyon

Malik Nekaa's presentation

Practice areas :

  • Business law
  • Labor law
  • Criminal Law
  • Association Law
  • Islamic finance law

Professional experiences :

  • 1998 : Qualified lawyer at the Lyon bar
  • 1998-2003 : Associate
  • 2003 : Created my own law firm
  • 2006 : Mathieu Allard joint my firm
  • 2013 : Allard Nekaa (SELARL) was created

Credentials :

  • 1996 : Bachelor degree in private law
  • 1997 : Qualified lawyer at the bar in France
  • 2012 : MBA in Islamic Finance at « l’EM de STRASBOURG »

Mathieu Allard Partner

Allard Mathieu - Avocat à Lyon

To contact me, or to take an appointment :

Call 04 78 38 40 17

Address : 15 rue des Rancy – 69003 Lyon

Mathieu Allard's presentation

Practice areas:

  • Labor law
  • Family law
  • Criminal law
  • Trafic law
  • Victimes rights

Professional experiences :

  • 2006-2012 : Associate at Malik Nekaa law firm
  • From the 1st of january 2013 : Partner at Allard Nekaa law firm
  • Senior lecture in civil law at Lyon 3 university

Credentials :

  • 2002 : Bachelor degree at the university of Jean Monnet in Saint-Etienne, honors
  • 2003 : Admitted to Lyon’s school of lawyers
  • 2004 : Master’s degree in family law at the university of Jean Moulin Lyon 3, honors
  • 2005 : Qualified lawyer at the bar in France

Nathalie Bouvier Associate

Nathalie Bouvier, Avocat à Lyon

To contact me, or to take an appointment :

Call 04 78 38 40 17

Address : 15 rue des Rancy – 69003 Lyon

Nathalie Bouvier's presentation

Practice areas:

  • Civil law
  • Commercial law
  • Criminal law
  • Association law
  • Nationality and immigration law
  • Minors’ law

Professional experiences :

  • 2009 : Senior lecture in individuals rights at Lyon 3 university
  • 2013 : Associate at Allard Nekaa Law firm

Credentials :

  • 2005 : Bachelor degree at Lyon 3 university
  • 2006 : Master’s degree in criminal law at Lyon 3 university
  • 2008 : Non accomplished Phd
  • 2010 : Qualified lawyer at the bar in France