Pascal Petrel started his career in January 1998, after completing his post-graduate studies at the University of Lyon III (Master’s in Corporate Law and Tax, diploma in corporate legal counsel).
His first position was as a Legal Adviser with the Corporate Law firm Barthelemy & Associés, where, after six years, he became the youngest Partner.
He is now registered as a lawyer with both the Paris Bar and the Bar of Israel.
Parallel to his professional activity, Pascal Petrel has taken a keen interest in the profession and was elected Chairman of the Youth Association of Corporate Counsellors in the Rhône region in July 1994.
In December 1994, he was elected National Chairman of the Youth Association of Corporate Counsellors.
In 1997, he was elected member of the National Council of the Bar and Chairman of the Lyon Bar Communication Commission.He left Barthelemy & Associés in December 1998 and decided to set up his own legal firm Petrel & Associés in January 2000, where he has been working ever since.
Petrel & Associés is a law firm specialising in corporate law, which employs 15 people and has offices in Lyon, Paris and Tel Aviv.P&A assists companies of all sizes and from all sectors in finding the most relevant and pragmatic solutions to a range of problems relating to the social management of companies, both as regards labour law and complementary employee protection.When providing advice on procedures and labour law disputes, P&A takes a customised approach to relations with its clients, tailored to their policy and strategy.In particular, P&A has developed significant expertise in professional branches, in which it provides support for a number of employer organisations.
Pascal Petrel has published numerous articles in legal journals and the economic press and regularly leads training sessions, in particular regarding corporate developments, concerning both legislation and case law.
He is also Chairman of the Labour Law Commission and the International Union of Lawyers.