Founded in 1945, previously known under the names Office Juridique Français International (OJFI), Alexen, OJFI Alister & Lyon Juriste, the law firm Ydès advises and assists companies and their directors in the key areas of business law.

Ydès encompasses a team of around sixty lawyers and associates, covering a broad spectrum of disciplines, based in Paris, Lyon, Avignon, Bourg-en-Bresse, London and Brussels, all sharing the same values of attention, commitment and professionalism.

The firm works in France and abroad, on behalf of small and medium-sized businesses and also for industrial groups and services, as well as for Funds within the context of their investments.

The development of a perennial partnership with their clients, the creation of customised solutions and the advanced level of expertise of their services are, for Ydès lawyers, the grounds of a trustworthy relationship, guaranteeing performance and success.

Ydès teams are top-rated in France by IFLR1000 and Legal 500 in Mergers-Acquisitions and Private Equity as well as by the journal Décideurs in Mid-cap Mergers-Acquisitions (transactions ranging between 75m€ and 500m€), Capital-risk, Capital development, Trademarks, designs and models, IT, Internet and Personal Data.