If the lawyer was an animal, or a plant which one would it be ?
An avocado of course : its smooth exterior surrounds a hard central pit

The definition of law in 10 words maximum
Enables people to live in society, with justice

The first virtue of a lawyer
The ability to convince

The worst vice of a lawyer
Cheating or lying, to avoid having to persuade

Your main strength
Good listener

Your main weakness
Bad loser

The strength you value most in others

The weakness that bother you most in others

Your job if you had not been a lawyer
Journalist, maybe

Your passions outside of your work
Asia, photography, music, gastronomy

Your motto
All kinds accepted by my bank

Your obsession
To avoid having one

Best use of your time off
With my kids and my wife, in a sunny place, far away

Nicolas Lepetit


Bar Association : Paris

Professional languagesFrench, English

Capabilities : Labour and employment law, including criminal cases, and social security law, in an advisory capacity as well as in litigation

Specific knowledge : Collective and individual matters, restructuring

Nicolas Lepetit graduated from the University of Paris X (Master in General Private Law, DEA in Labour and Union Law).

Prior to joining Ginestié Magellan Paley-Vincent, Nicolas Lepetit worked at Legrand Bursztein Beziz, avocats (LBBa) law firm, then worked at Bersay & Associés for more than 10 years and lastly as Of Counsel.

Publications :

Author of several articles, in particular on the use of annual working time packages in days (“forfait-jours”), religion in the workplace and whistle-blowers.

Law awards

2022 - Social law – criminal labor law | silver trophy


Social right : 

Risky individual litigation: renowned practice 

Social compliance: renowned practice 

Criminal labor law: renowned practice 

Best Lawyer

2024 - Employee Benefits Law: Nicolas Lepetit

2023 - Employee Benefits Law: Nicolas Lepetit