About us

HLG Avocats is a high-quality legal services provider that take into account the constraints and priorities of its clients. Its independence and ethics guarantee objective and transparent advice.

We regularly meet our clients directly in their premises to acquire a better understanding of their activity, as well as allowing them to optimize their time and comfort.

HLG Avocats also welcomes you in its office located in the business area of La Joliette in Marseille.

HLG Avocats provides four categories of services:

  • Advising and legal strategy: to anticipate the needs and the development of the company.
  • Litigation before the French courts and the French administration: to defend and protect our clients’ interests in their relationships with third parties, employees, and between shareholders.
  • Training: we provide training sessions designed to help our clients’ employees to identify and manage legal risks. We provide legal training sessions in commercial law, contract law, distribution law, antitrust law, and consumer law. Thanks to Helen Coulibaly-Le Gac’s background as a teacher in University and Business School, HLG Avocats can conduct training sessions at our clients’ headquarters. These sessions are mainly designed for the operational staff and the employees that are in direct contact with customers, business providers, or the authorities. We provide specific training sessions to executive officers to warn them about the risks arising from their legal status.
  • Due diligence: we perform due diligence to allow our clients to assess their legal risks and implement corrective measures in order to optimize their company’s value. As part of our due diligence, we assess the specific risks the company is facing. Then, we evaluate the internal procedures already in place within the company and suggest corrective measures.

HLG Avocats is an independent law firm specialized in business law whose key areas of expertise are distribution law, competition law, and consumer law. HLG Avocats assists companies and guide them at all stages of their development. Relying on Helen Coulibaly-Le Gac, an attorney specialized in economic law, having relevant experience in both domestic and international contexts, the firm offers adaptability and a practical approach to assist its clients efficiently.

HLG Avocats relies on its lawyers’ backgrounds to provide personalized services for small companies as well as more prominent companies operating on domestic or international markets. Our well-recognized skills allow us to draft documents in both French and English for our French and international clients.

For cases involving many areas of expertise, the firm works in partnership with law firms recognized for their skills in their specific field.

Helen Coulibaly-Le Gac

The founding partner of HLG Avocats, Helen is specialized in competition law, distribution law, and contract law. Helen has acquired significant international experience through her positions as both in-house and outside legal counsel. Helen holds a Ph.D. in French Law from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, for which she received the highest distinction with congratulations of the jury. She is a former member of the Paris Bar, and she is currently a member of the Marseille Bar.

Helen has also worked as in-house counsel in the pharmaceutical industry and contributed to the setting up of a wholesalers’ network in a strictly regulated environment.

She regularly advises international firms in their development of franchise networks in France.

Helen speaks English and French.

Pierre Laforet

Pierre is an associate attorney of HLG Avocats. He is currently a member of the Marseille Bar.

Before joining HLG Avocats, he worked in the defense industry and in the “Contracts, Competition and Distribution” department of a law firm as an associate.

Pierre holds a Master’s degree in Tax and Business Law from Aix-Marseille University and an LL.M. from the University of Georgia School of Law. He also passed the New York State Bar examination.

Pierre speaks English and French.

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HLG AVOCATS
42 A rue Montgrand
13006 Marseille
Tel. : +33 (0) 4 84 25 54 03
Fax : +33 (0) 4 84 25 54 09
contact@hlgavocats.fr