Pascal Petrel, Founder

Pascal Petrel started his career in January 1998, after completing his post-graduate studies at the University of Lyon III (Master’s in Corporate Law and Tax, diploma in corporate legal counsel).

His first position was as a Legal Adviser with the Corporate Law firm Barthelemy & Associés, where, after six years, he became the youngest Partner.

He is now registered as a lawyer with both the Paris Bar and the Bar of Israel as foreign lawyer.

Parallel to his professional activity, Pascal Petrel has taken a keen interest in the profession and was elected Chairman of the Youth Association of Corporate Counsellors in the Rhône region in July 1994.

In December 1994, he was elected National Chairman of the Youth Association of Corporate Counsellors.

In 1997, he was elected member of the National Council of the Bar and Chairman of the Lyon Bar Communication Commission.He left Barthelemy & Associés in December 1998 and decided to set up his own legal firm Petrel & Associés in January 2000, where he has been working ever since.

Petrel & Associés is a law firm specializing in employment law with three offices in Paris, Lyon and Tel Aviv. P&A assists companies of all sizes to helps them find innovative and pragmatic solutions to their employment law issues, both in labor law and in social security and complementary social protection law, whether in counseling or litigation. P&A develops its pragmatic approach with a strong reactivity and availability.


P&A has also developed a strong expertise in the professional sectors by accompanying a number of employers’ organizations.


In addition, Pascal Petrel has published numerous articles in newspapers and magazines specialized in labor law and also provides training activities.”

I understand corporates because
I run one"

A word from Pascal Petrel

Can you explain the field of action of the firm?

Le cabinet Petrel & Associés est présent dans le guide The International Comparative Legal Guides ouvrage de référence publié par The Global Legal Group et écrit par des cabinets leaders dans leurs domaines. L’ouvrage a pour ambition, chaque année, de présenter de façon comparée les dispositions législatives et réglementaires qui s’appliquent sur un certain nombre de thématiques. Chaque sujet est abordé de façon méthodique et pratique, sous le format de question-réponses. Au sein du guide Corporate Immigration Laws and Regulations 2019 le chapitre relatif à la France a été entièrement rédigé en anglais par le cabinet Petrel & Associés. Parmi les thématiques abordées : visas d’affaires, conformité, visas pour les personnes à haute qualification, permis de travail temporaire, travail clandestin, résidence permanente.

What do your clients particularly appreciate at Petrel & Associés?

I think they appreciate the real ongoing support we provide. They also know that each consultation is reviewed and approved twofold, namely by the lawyer working directly on the case and myself. They know that we are truly bound by our recommendations, which are perfectly implemented. Our clients have been trusting us and showing faith in us for nearly 30 years, which surely has to be the best proof of satisfaction.

Can you sum up your law firm in a few words?

Of course. Petrel & Associés is above all a firm that provides technical expertise, commitment and takes responsibility for its recommended solutions. It also has a developed sense of service, with its lawyers proving themselves to be available and ready to listen to clients to establish the objectives to be reached.The Petrel & Associés communityPetrel & Associés is a community of committed lawyers, using their expertise and experience to serve their clients, providing optimal support in corporate law.

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