More than lawyers: a part of your team

Accessibility and availability are key to our relationship with clients. A close bond with your key people is our priority, and we will always treat them with respect, listen to their thoughts and value their time. Our lawyers are dynamic and entrepreneurial. We will commit to understanding your business and its unique employment needs.

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Our flexible services can be fully integrated with your ongoing requirements.

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The Galion Way

Galion is a firm specialised in employment and labour law with a faithful client base of national and international companies. Lionel Paraire established the business more than 15 years ago with the vision of offering a comprehensive solution to complex employment law needs. The practice has since grown to a team of four, with three lawyers.

Loyalty and equality are watchwords at Galion and an important part of our culture and ethos. Our close-knit team of lawyers treat their clients in the same way, taking pride in finding the best solutions.

We advise companies in the industrial, banking, insurance, new technologies, consulting services, and medical or veterinary sectors.

When complex employment structures trigger a need for specialist support in other areas of law, we are able to bring the trusted resources to resolve any issues.

Lionel Paraire is member of Juris Initiative, which is a network of independent attorneys offering a transverse and dynamic approach to business law.

In addition, Galion often works with human resources advisors, management consultants, auditors and other strategic advisors.

Galion is also member of Juxta, a network gathering 15 independent law firms specialized in labour law and spread throughout France.

An International Outlook

Galion is proud to advise a wide range of clients, from small businesses to multinationals. We strive to maintain a personal approach to our work, adopting a problem-solving, business-oriented ethos.

Galion is a member of IR Global, the fastest growing professional services network in the world.

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The Team

Galion’s success is built on technical excellence, teamwork and an entrepreneurial spirit.

Lionel Paraire, founding partner of the firm, has more than fifteen years of high-level experience within large English, American and French firms. He is renowned for litigation and dispute resolution on large scale, complex projects.

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A real business partner, Galion Avocats plays a genuine advisory and support role throughout the handling of cases.

Technical reliability, advice and responsiveness perfectly describe the team of lawyers’ input; they are always able to address an issue in a case or answer a specific question within a short period, even adapting to the urgent nature of the request while maintaining the level of detail, explanation and exchange required for informed decision making.

Adeline Buisson

HR Director, Groupama Asset Management


The Galion team, particularly Lionel Paraire, has been advising Soitec for more than five years on various matters relating to labour law and employment law. In addition, the firm assists the company on a regular basis with respect to labour court litigation. A real partnership developed over time, providing customised advice assessment of risk-taking and the different options available, especially from the legal angle but also from that of the company’s in-house realities and its corporate culture. Galion combines the responsiveness and complementarity advantages of a structured team with the customised relationship of a more “boutique”-like approach.

Pascal Lobry

Group HR Director, Soitec

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