Our committed and expert lawyers in employment law

Each year, we recruit junior and experienced associates who share our values of creativity and reactivity. Our promise to the lawyers we recruit is to give them knwoledge and know-how.

Our partnerships with different universities lead us to welcome, all year around, interns within our firm from: Master’s in Labour Law, DJCE, Political Science institutes, Business Schools, and French bar holders.

You can find all of the relative information to send your application in the Join us section.

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 foreign lawyer with both the Paris Bar and the Bar of Israel.

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 specialising in employment law under French legislation, which employs 15 people and has offices in Lyon, Paris and Tel Aviv.P&A assists companies of all sizes and from all sectors in finding the most relevant and pragmatic solutions to a range of problems relating to the social management of companies, both as regards labour law and complementary employee protection.When providing advice on procedures and labour law disputes, P&A takes a customised approach to relations with its clients, tailored to their policy and strategy.In particular, P&A has developed significant expertise in professional branches, in which it provides support for a number of employer organisations.

Pascal Petrel has published numerous articles in legal journals and the economic press and regularly leads training sessions, in particular regarding corporate developments, concerning both legislation and case law.

He is also Chairman of the Labour Law Commission and the International Union of Lawyers.

A word from Pascal Petrel

Can you explain the field of action of the firm?

We have a very wide scope of action, assisting our clients in all fields of corporate law and social management, as well as complementary employee protection. We have developed operational capacity in all our specialised issues. We are also involved in complementary activities, for example we are an accredited training body, organising training sessions in corporate law for our clients. We are the only law firm that offers the technical secretariat of a professional branch.

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.