Former 1stDeputy Mayor of Lyon, Former Vice-President of the Lyon Urban Community
André Soulier mainly advises large French and foreign groups on construction and real estate law, and acts both as advisor and litigator.
In particular, he has assisted one of Europe’s leading corporate real estate companies in several commercial building and skyscraper construction projects, including the Tour Oxygènein Lyon, and has monitored numerous downtown restructuring operations in conjunction with the relevant authorities. He is regularly asked to provide advice in connection with projects located throughout the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.
In addition to being a lawyer, André Soulier has held several public offices for more than thirty years, including that of Deputy Mayor of the City of Lyon for twenty-four years, during which time he participated in major construction projects, such as the Cité Internationalein its entirety, the transfer and related construction of the Lyon Trade Fairin Chassieu and many other public projects. Thanks to the experience he has acquired throughout his career, he has a perfect knowledge of how local authorities operate and proceed in terms of construction, urban planning, development, renovation and rehabilitation projects.
André Soulier also provides legal assistance in connection with any difficulties that may arise during a project (claims, accidents, work interruptions, etc.) as well as at key stages of the acceptance process and during the year of perfect completion (delays, non-conformities, defects, etc.).
He has a thorough knowledge of the various remedies available before civil and administrative courts, such as preventive summary proceedings, emergency proceedings, proceedings for the conduct of judicial expert investigations, liability actions and actions for the enforcement of legal and contractual guarantees. He has, for example, defended a European leader in the field of energy in disputes concerning buildings with serious defects within nuclear power plants, and managed and administered commercial lease disputes for a major player in real estate investment in France. View full profile