Strategic Lawering Paris Lyon Bruxelles

Stéphanie Yavordios


Member of the Lyon Bar

Stéphanie focuses her practice on business law, commercial law, competition & antitrust. She acts both as advisor and litigator.

She assists French and foreign businesses operating in a wide range of industries primarily in preparing and negotiating commercial agreements, setting up and organizing distribution networks and securing their commercial and pricing policies and practices.

Stéphanie also defends the interests of our clients in disputes concerning the sudden breach of established business relationships, cartels and abuses of dominant market positions, practices that restrict competition and unfair competition practices.

Selected Operation Summary

  • Advised and assisted a global supplier of chemicals and specialty plastics in a dispute for breach of an established business relationship
  • Defended one of the world’s leading tire companies in commercial disputes
  • Assisted a British insurance company in civil and commercial disputes against insurance brokers, other French and foreign insurers and insured parties
  • Assisted and defended one of the largest European manufacturers of insulation products for the building industry in connection with a dispute for sudden termination of business relationship, illegal poaching of employees and diversion of consumers
  • Drafted criminal complaints on behalf of French and foreign companies and represented such companies during throughout criminal proceedings
  • Provided legal advice to French and foreign companies in relation to breach of contracts, including violation of restrictive covenants, and parasitic commercial practices
  • Assisted the leading pay-TV group in France in connection with a dispute for unfair competition
  • Assisted a large US industrial group specialized in the manufacture and sale of chemicals and plastic raw materials before the Commercial Court and Court of Appeals of Paris in a dispute against one of its clients, a dealer/retailer, in relation to the enforcement of the legal warranty against latent defects
  • Advised foreign corporate creditors in the framework of insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings initiated against French companies
  • Prepared short-term and long-term rental contracts and distribution agreements on behalf of one of the leading European manufacturers of refrigerated vehicles
  • Assisted French companies and French subsidiaries of foreign groups in the preparation of their general terms of sale
  • Represented an international group specialized in powder compression technologies in connection with ex parte judicial proceedings before the President of the Commercial Court to seek the appointment of a bailiff for the purpose of drawing a report and seizing documents in order to substantiate offenses of unfair competition practices and breach of non-competition commitments
  • Performed due diligence investigations and reviewed contractual documentation in connection with a share deal between a French and a US company
  • Preparation and negotiation of commercial agreements and commercial agency agreements on behalf of French and foreign corporations
  • Prepared a patent license agreement on behalf of a company specialized in the design and manufacture of exhibition booths


  • SELARL Delsol Avocats, 2008 (internship)
  • SCP Laffly Wicky, 2008 (internship)
  • Russell Jones & Walker Solicitors, London, 2007 (internship)

Main Publications

  • Droit de l’agent commercial au versement d’une indemnité de rupture: revue de la jurisprudence récente, web site of Editions Francis Lefebvre (leading French legal publisher), April 2011


Lecturer on competition law, master’s degree program LEA Langue Droit Gestion, University Jean Moulin Lyon 3, 2011 – 2017


  • Post-graduate Degree in Business and Tax Law, University Jean Moulin Lyon 3, 2006
  • Postgraduate Degree in Corporate Legal Advice (Diplôme de Juriste Conseil d’Entreprise) – International trade and taxation certification, University Jean Moulin Lyon 3, 2006
  • Postgraduate Degree in Business Law, Kingston University, England, 2005
  • Comparative (French/UK) law diploma, University Jean Moulin Lyon 3, 2004
  • Degree in European Integration, University Jean Moulin Lyon 3, 2003


  • French
  • English