BBLM Avocats

passion & experience

For nearly 40 years, BBLM Avocats has brought together passionate and experienced talents. We are dedicated together to the success of the clients we support in their various sectors of activity and in the various specialties of business law.

Established in Marseille and Aix-en-Provence and present in Paris, the firm has built its reputation thanks to the quality of its teams and a great involvement in the personalized advice provided to its clients, companies, managers and individuals.

BBLM Avocats is now one of the largest independent business law firms in the South Region.


Our values

On a daily basis, it is our values, shared with all of our teams, that guide our commitment


Availability, creativity and the search for excellence in the exercise of our mission


The implementation of independent local advice for nearly 40 years


The legal technicality and the integrity of the advice at the service of the projects that we defend


Pleasure and generosity, vectors of our daily commitment with our customers, employees and partners

We are convinced that the best response to the needs of our customers requires teamwork from all our specialties, the concrete implementation of a permanent exchange on technical difficulties and strategic opportunities, and the care taken in development. of our network of partners and correspondents essential to the solutions implemented.

It is in this way that we wish to bring, on a daily basis, to complex problems, creative, secure, effective and committed legal, fiscal and judicial solutions.

History of the firm

Important dates for BBLM Avocats


Creation of the firm by Hervé Binisti, Bernard Bouquet and Claude Lassalle, specialists in tax law and company law, soon joined by François Maurel and Elisabeth Amilien-Sauvan.

The firm set up its main office in Marseille at 3 Place Félix Baret and opened a secondary office in Aix en Provence in 1986.


Office :

Expands its college of partners by integrating three associates in tax law and company law (Fabien de Saint-Seine, Jean-Baptiste Imbert and Laurent Roustouil), and by welcoming Bernard Dumas as fiscal law ;

Create a new advice and litigation center in labor law and social litigation with the association of Pierre Brunini and Martine Panossian.


The firm supports the candidacy and accompanies the Bâtonnat of Me François Maurel at the Marseille bar.


The firm supports the candidacy and accompanies the Bâtonnat of Me Claude Lassalle to the bar of Aix-en-Provence.


Office :

Involves new employees in fiscal law and in Corporate law (Isabelle Bouquet-Pagnon, Stéphanie Gloaguen-Manenti);

Creates two new centers of competence, namely the commercial litigation and the commercial lease law with the association of Olivier Tari and Guillaume Buy.


Office :

Continues to enrich its service offering by creating two new areas of specialization: Intellectual property  moderated by Myriam Angelier and Contract / competition / distribution.

Strengthens the college of its partners in the litigation division, by integrating the banking litigation with Gilles Martha and in the center fiscal law with Laurent Strella.

Bernard Bouquet founder of the firm and of the division Corporate law, creates the pole restructuring / companies in difficulty and surrounds itself with a team of specialized collaborators.

To reflect the richness of its collective, the firm adopts the acronym BBLM.


Office :

Strengthen the restructuring center with the integration of a second partner, Remy Gomez.

Welcomes Myriam Cuvellier to complete its service offer on LBO, M&A operations and creation of investment funds.


BBLM Avocats offers a multidisciplinary legal offer in 14 universes of mastered specialties.

The firm continues its development by integrating the college of partners of two lawyers:

Agathe Tartanson to strengthen the division corporate / M&A / LBO-OBO.

Thomas Gagossian in the pole restructuring.

The pole contract / competition / distribution extends to regulatory issues and is led by a new partner, Helen Coulibay-Le Gac.

The teams dedicated to the development of the Aix-en-Provence office have been strengthened with the arrival of Marianne Chevallier in Private-Equity, M&A and international.

Our Awards


Expertise of “high reputation” Innovation, Technologies & Intellectual Property


“Quality practice” in data law, cybersecurity, digital platforms


“Strong reputation” in brand and design portfolio management


Expertise of "High reputation" Mergers & Acquisitions


"Reputable practice" Innovation, Technologies & Telecoms


"Excellent" Restructuring & Companies in difficulty


Expertise of "strong notoriety" Intellectual property


Social right


Guide to the best Intellectual Property firms


silver trophy


bronze trophy

Our engagements

Continuing education is an essential commitment for the members of our firm because it is the guarantee of the professional quality that we owe to our clients.

BBLM Avocats was one of the founding members, 20 years ago, of the Lexteam group, dedicated to the continuing education of its member firms.

We implement, internally, mechanisms for reflection and exchange of information between lawyers within commissions dedicated to the different specialties of the firm.

Thanks to the experience acquired, the members of the firm are regularly asked to participate in training actions organized by the faculty, associations and professional unions.

Historically based in Marseille, the firm BBLM Avocats is active within an ecosystem of actors and emblematic partners of the territory.