Jean-Pierre VIENNOIS

Fields of expertise

  • French, European and international corporate and corporate group law: Restructuring – Mergers and acquisitions – Private equity – Fundraising – Capital transactions – Financial engineering – Corporate governance
  • Financial law: Preparation and management of public offerings – Issuance of financial securities – Establishment of management companies and investment funds
  • Transfer of companies
  • National and international contracts
  • Distribution and competition law

Business sectors

  • Health
  • Real estate
  • Finance
  • Distribution

Other significant roles

Professor at the Lyon Faculty of Law

  • Programme director for the Master’s in Law and Financial Engineering
  • Director of doctoral theses in corporate law

Significant publications

  • La distribution sélective – Contribution à l’étude du droit de la concurrence (Selective distribution – A contribution to the study of competition law), Bibliothèque de droit de l’entreprise, Litec, 1999, Préf. D. Ferrier
  • Dictionnaire de droit de la santé (Dictionary of Health Law) (collective work), Editions Ellipses, 2006
  • Dictionnaire de droit des affaires (Dictionary of Business Law), (collective work), Editions Ellipses, 2007
  • Grands Arrêts de la Jurisprudence de la Cour de Justice de l’Union Européenne (Major judgments of the Court of Justice of the European Union), Editions PUF, Collection Thémis, 2010 (collective work)

Main positions held previously

Visiting Professor (Chapel Hill, NC, USA, 1994 and 2000; Athens, GA, USA, 2002; Louisiana State University, LA, USA, 2003, 2005, 2007; St. Joseph, Beirut, Lebanon, 2004, 2006, 2007; Szeged, Hungary, 2005, 2006; Hanoi, Vietnam, 2018)


  • Doctorate in Business Law (1997)
  • Diploma of Advanced Studies in Business Law (1992)
  • Diploma of Advanced Studies in European Law (1992)


  • Lyon 3 University thesis prize (1998)
  • Didier Rocher thesis prize from Montpellier 1 University (1998)
  • Medal of the Academy of Commercial Sciences (2000)
  • Lawyer of the year – Financial Law – France – Lawyer Monthly (2023)

The team

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