The Galion 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.
All our lawyers are used to working in French or English and are at home in a multicultural environment. They are able to combine deep legal knowledge with commercial sense, to obtain the best results for their clients. Rigour, independence and professional ethics form the foundation of their relationship with clients, fellow attorneys, courts and administrative bodies.
Lionel is the founder and managing partner of Galion.
He has an acknowledged expertise in the area of individual employment relations, high risk litigation and dispute resolution. He regularly assists companies as to the labour and employment law aspects of their corporate transactions and/or restructuring. His expertise also extends into Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), notably as a mediator.
Lionel was admitted to the Bar in 1997. He has a DESS de Droit des Affaires and a Magistère-DJCE (Masters in Business and Tax law) from the University of Montpellier. He worked for six years with Cabinet Jeantet Associés and then Baker & McKenzie, followed by Mayer Brown, where he became ‘Of-Counsel’.
Lionel has lectured at the University of Paris XII in Labour Law and European Labour Law. He is currently senior lecturer at the University of Montpellier I (DJCE and Certificate of Special Studies in Labour Law), where he teaches employment litigation.
He has written numerous articles for specialised and national press and frequently takes part in conferences on labour and employment law. He uses his knowledge to provide comprehensive training to his clients. Lionel is a member of various national and international associations including Avosial (French Employment Lawyers Association), AFPDC (French Association of Collaborative Professionals), EELA (European Employment Lawyers Association) and the IBA (International Bar Association).
Lionel speaks French, English, Spanish and German.
Camille holds a Master degree in Employment Law (Université de Clermont Auvergne) and a Bachelor of Laws (Université de Rennes 1), which she complemented with a degree in Political Science in Finland (Abo Akademi University), enabling her to work in both French and English.
She has gained valuable professional experience within law firms Barthélémy (Rennes) and Capstan Avocats (Paris), employment sections of the Courts of Appeal of Paris and Angers, as well as with Syndex, which assists CSEs and trade unions.
Drawing upon these experiences, Camille has acquired significant expertise in labour and employment law in order to assist our clients.
Anaëlle joined Galion as a consultant in June 2017, to give the firm some scientific and doctrinal experience.
Anaëlle is a lecturer at the University of Montpellier, teaching International and European labour law, specialising in working relationships in struggling companies.
She holds a master’s degree in Working Relationships Law and Practice (Master 2 Droit et Pratique des Relations de Travail) and a doctorate in Private and Criminal Law (Doctorat en Droit privé et sciences criminelles). She also directs the University of Montpelier degree in Labour Law and International Companies.
Anaëlle is the author of numerous publications in labour law. She also carries out various scientific and educational activities, both within the University of Montpellier and at a professional level.
Mathilde holds a Master 1 in Labour Law and Practice from the University of Montpellier. She is preparing her Master 2 in Labour Law and Practice from the University of Montpellier under an apprenticeship contract with Galion.
Mathilde has completed several internships, in particular with Barthélémy law firm (Clermont-Ferrand) and the Commercial Court of Clermont-Ferrand.
She speaks English and Italian.
Clémentine joined Galion in 2022 for a first internship as part of her third year of her Bachelor’s degree in Private Law.
She has decided to complete her Master 1 in Labour Law at the University of Paris-Saclay with a new internship with Galion during all the academic year 2022-2023.
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.
Group HR Director, Soitec