Business Law. Cefides and Oratio, a strategic merger in Lyon

The law firm Cefides, specializing in company law, social law and contract law, is making a strategic merger with its counterpart Oratio, a law firm specializing in business law. If one is established in Rhône-Alpes, while the other is historically established in the Great West and in Paris, this new association leaves no doubt about the ambition of the two structures to want to obtain a national dimension.

For this, the two firms wish to consolidate their positioning around three major French economic cities: Nantes, Paris and Lyon. A development strategy that will have a total of 14 locations, bringing together 100 lawyers and nearly 200 professionals.

Lyon, “a key stage”

This ambitious policy focuses largely on the capital of Gaul and its region which “is a key step”recalls Gilles Camphort, president of Oratio Avocats. “Having a foothold in Lyon has been one of our objectives for several years. This is a tremendous development lever for the firm and we are delighted with this rapprochement with our colleagues and friends from Cefides, with whom we share the same closeness to our clients and the same conception of the legal profession. »

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On the side of Cefides Avocats, a firm based in Lyon and Villefranche-sur-Saône, this merger will allow it to extend its “notoriety as well as its offer of advice on the law of new technologies, banking, finance, real estate and taxas Valérie Giet, associate lawyer, points out. We are very happy with this development for our customers, our partners and our teams; this merger allows us to accelerate our development, in particular by offering new expertise. »

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