Simon Associés is pursuing its development strategy with a 7th regional location. After Lille in 2020 and Nice in 2021, Simon Associés is opening an office in Toulouse, capital of Occitanie, under the responsibility of Sophie Cognault.
This development is part of the desire of the law firm to be present in the two major cities of Occitanie, Montpellier and Toulousein order to work as closely as possible with customers and partners, both regional, national and international, by expanding the territorial network towards the most dynamic poles. Other openings should also follow in Occitania and Simon Associés will be attentive to all applications.
The Toulouse office, which relies on the resources of all the Simon teams in France, will develop its practices in commercial advice and litigation, particularly in the field of banking and financing law, commercial contracts, and in terms of disposals and acquisitions.
“Toulouse is essential and stands out as one of France’s major cities. We had to be there and we were looking forward to it. We still had to convince the colleague with whom we could move forward to lead the opening of the office and animate it while integrating into our already well-developed organization in Montpellier”, specifies Jean-Charles Simonfounder of SIMON Associates.
Sophie Cognault, lawyer and director of the Toulouse office
Aged 43, holder of a DES in Community law obtained in 2004 from the Brussels Institute of European Studies (IEEB), Sophie Cognault has been registered with the Toulouse Bar since 2007. Before joining Simon Associés, Sophie Cognault held the position of Head of the Litigation and Insurance Collection Divisions of the credit institution Capitole Finance – Tofinso Groupe Bancaire BPCE (2016-2021), after having practiced as a lawyer at Lamy Lexel Paris (2007-2009) and A&A Associés Paris (2009-2011), followed by five years in business firms in Toulouse.
strong10 years of experience in business firms followed by five years in a large banking groupSophie Cognault enthusiastically returned to the legal profession and joined Simon Associés as director of the Toulouse office.
“I am delighted to join Simon Associates whose human qualities and rigorous work I appreciated during my corporate experience. My vision of the development of the Toulouse office is part of a desire for pragmatism linked to my “field” knowledge, both of the banking and entrepreneurial environment, which should allow me to effectively support financial organizations and companies in all sectors.” , emphasizes Sophie Cognault.
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