François Lan

Managing Partner

François Lan is Squadra Avocats’ Managing Partner. He deals with Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Corporate and Restructuring matters. Besides his transactional expertise, François Lan also regularly assists clients in negotiating and drafting a broad variety of contracts and advises on numerous issues of corporate law, business law and insolvency proceedings. Prior to joining Squadra, François worked for over ten years in several American business law firms in Paris. Before qualifying as an attorney, François participated in a two-year international volunteer work programme in the United States with a NYSE Euronext listed corporation.


  • “Solid Reputation” for Mergers & Acquisitions – transactions up to €75M – Décideurs juridiques 2020 and 2021

Other activities

François Lan is a partner of the Réseau Entreprendre 92 network. He is also a member of the Bar Association’s Golf Club du Palais –attorneys’ champion for France in 2007 and 2008 and for Europe in 2019.
François is also a member of the association for international volunteer work programmes.


  • Corporate/M&A
  • Private Equity
  • Corporate governance
  • Insolvency
  • Commercial law


  • Master Degree (DEA) in Business Law, Aix-Marseille University
  • Master Degree (DESS) in Soft and New Technologies, Aix-Marseille University


  • French
  • English