Patrice Lefèvre-Péaron

As managing Partner of the Geneva office and Attorney at law member of the Geneva and Paris Bars, Patrice Lefèvre-Péaron has concentrated his practice on business law and the taxation of businesses and leading shareholding families. He also advises a number of real estate developers through Europe especially Luxembourg and France. He has written various articles on business and asset taxation which have appeared in both France and the United States with the Bureau of National Affairs (BNA), the leading US tax law publisher. He is also the author of the French chapter of the work “International Tax Systems and Planning Techniques” published by Reuters.

Prior to joining Jeantet, Patrice Lefèvre-Péaron was Partner in leading French and Anglo-Saxon business law firms (Morgan Lewis, DLA pipers) for more than fifteen years.

Significant Experience

Raw advice in relation to the taxation of the transport system of STIF and the Communauté urbaine de Lille during the reorganisation of the transport networks of Paris Region and the Lille metropolitan area.

Tax law advice for the implementation of a European system of payment instruments, VISA cards and other bank card.

Structuring of the Sun Capital turnaround fund transactions particularly in relation to their different investments in Europe.

Advising one of the wealthiest Swiss families in the restructuring of his estate.

Advising one of the most wealthiest US families in the restructuring at his real estate assets in Europe.

Advising a major French bank in its plan for a spin-off into several entities, an investment bank and a merchant bank.

Advised the family shareholding in the restructuring of one of the leading French venture capital groups.

Advising one of the top global advertising groups in various cross-border acquisition operations in Europe, Asia and North America.

Member of

International Fiscal Association (IFA)

International Bar Association (IBA)

Fédération Suisse des Avocats (FSA)

Society of Trust Estate Practitioners (STEP)


Harvard Business School

Business Law Master’s Degree (University Paris II), Postgraduate Diploma (DJCE), (DESS) in Business Law and Corporate Taxation (University of Lyon III)

Certificate in specialised studies in tax law (University of Montpellier)


French, English, Italian

Firm Decription

Committed to ethics and human values, Jeantet is one of the leading independent French business law firms that delivers customized services with added value.

Our lawyers are fully aware of the economic, technological, sectoral and legal changes our clients face and are able to anticipate, take action and propose solutions that are reliable, pragmatic and tailored to their clients’ challenges.

Well-established in its market thanks to solid foundations, Jeantet combines its excellence in legal expertise, in both advice and litigation, along with its entrepreneurial culture, to contribute to the success of its clients’ projects.

Jeantet advises major national and international groups in the industrial and service sectors, banks and financial institutions, investment funds, SMEs, the government, local authorities and professional organisations.

Our Ongoing Strategic Monitoring

Our Infothèque (resources library) is a cornerstone of our firm’s development and know-how. The tools used enable our lawyers to keep abreast of changes in the business sectors and markets in which our clients operate in order to anticipate any potential issues these may pose. Our librarians create and manage many tools for use by our lawyers and clients in order to pass on knowledge and information in real time.

Our databases, information gathering and media monitoring systems, newsletters, and legislative, regulatory and jurisprudential monitoring services are also made available to our clients.

The wide range of transactions we carry out and our commitment to transparency towards our clients have prompted us to establish permanent monitoring tools to eliminate any risk of conflict of interest.

Our Conferences, Debates and Training

Our lawyers share the latest legal and legislative news in addition to their experiences, by organising training sessions for their clients on topical issues and major French and European regulatory developments.

Faithful to its human values and commitment, Jeantet has launched programmes in keeping with the concerns of today’s world.

The Jeantet Career Path

We place particular emphasis on the development of our teams, particularly by ensuring a good work-life balance.

An attractive Jeantet career path, which respects diversity, encourages our lawyers to define and develop their goals within the firm.

The “Jeantet client du 21e siècle” (Jeantet client of the 21st century) programme

Jeantet has created a programme that allows its lawyers to respond to clients’ new aspirations both in France and abroad. Conferences, debates and training sessions are organised for this purpose on topics that are defined each year.

The “Jeantet Femme” (Jeantet Women) Programme

Jeantet has established a programme especially for female lawyers, which aims to guide them in their career path and encourage their access to positions of responsibility. Experience-sharing meetings between female partners and female employees are organised in small groups on topics identified in advance. Outside speakers may be invited to attend, depending on the topic.

The Club Jeantet Femmes (Jeantet Club for Women)

The Club Jeantet femmes, which brings together women from different backgrounds, takes a look at topical issues during events it organises.

The purpose of this forum is to promote women’s access to the creation and management of businesses while sharing their practices and experiences. 

Our Societal and Environmental Responsibility


Jeantet was one of the first firms to perform a carbon assessment and we are fully aware of the impact that our activities and those of our clients have on the environment. With a view to reducing the energy consumption of our premises, we are careful to ensure that we recycle our paper and packaging of all types, and we favour working with providers who have made the same choices.

Pro Bono Work

We encourage pro bono initiatives within our firm. For instance, Jeantet has been a founding member of the French Alliance of Lawyers for Human Rights (Avocats pour les Droits de l’Homme – AADH) since its creation in 2009.

We regularly handle pro bono cases proposed by AADH for its partner associations.