Lefèvre Pelletier & associés (LPA) and CGR Legal announce their merger


By combining their two teams, the merger will bring their lawyers headcount to 160 and gross a 44 Million euros in revenue. LPA CGR becomes one of the top 10 French practices in turnover and number of lawyers, and one of the few widely settled abroad.

Main features:
160 lawyers including 40 partners – 7 practice groups covering the main business law areas: Real Estate; Corporate/M&A/IP/IT; Litigation/Insurance/Patrimonial law; Banking & Finance; Employment law; Tax matters; Public law/Environmental law – 7 offices, including 1 office in Paris and 6 offices abroad in Algiers, Casablanca, Munich, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo – 44 Million Euros in revenue (France and abroad).

Lefèvre Pelletier & associés


CGR Legal


Q: What are the specific synergies of the merger in terms of Competencies? Q: Considering the classic “law firm revenue per lawyer metric” are CGR Legal and Lefèvre Pelletier & associés comparables?
Olivier Ortega: By combining our two teams, our law firms complement each other in the Real Estate, the Energy and Environment sectors in which CGR Legal and Lefèvre Pelletier & associés are historically recognized as top players.This merger also allows us to strengthen our expertise in Corporate-M&A, Financing, Litigation, Employment and Tax matters, and marks a breakthrough for both firms. Philippe Raybaud: CGR Legal and Lefèvre Pelletier are very comparable law firms in terms of revenue per lawyer and profitability, which greatly facilitated our discussions that led to our decision to merge our firms.
 Q: Can you mention the 3 jurisdictions the first come to your mind when coming to internationalization?
Olivier Ortega and Christophe Jacomin: Asia, Africa and Middle East. Philippe Raybaud: Europe, Africa and Asia.
Q: The most promising industry sector for 2016 according to your evaluation.
Christophe Jacomin: Real Estate. Philippe Raybaud: For CGR Legal, it will obviously be Energy.
Q: Is the European market going through a consolidation process? Q: Is the French legal market going through a consolidation process?
Christophe Jacomin: We think the European market will continue to go through a consolidation process, not only in the UK but also in other European mature jurisdictions such as Germany and France Philippe Raybaud: Not yet, but it will necessarily come, as clients need a large spectrum of expertise.
Q: 3 Adjectives to describe …
CGR Legal Lefèvre Pelletier & associés
Olivier Ortega: Professional, Smart, Entrepreneurial Philippe Raybaud: Enthusiastic, Entrepreneurial and Innovative


Lefèvre Pelletier & associés*

Lefèvre Pelletier & associés

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CGR Legal*

CGR Legal

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*last twelve months PBV Monitor’s Analyzed Deals

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti