ABOUT

Vio­laine Motte Esq. is an attor­ney and has been called to the Paris Bar in 2009. Her main areas of exper­tise are com­mer­cial and cor­po­rate law, real estate law and insol­ven­cy pro­ceed­ings.

She holds a mas­ter degree in Euro­pean and inter­na­tion­al busi­ness law (Uni­ver­si­ty Paris 1 Pan­theon-Sor­bonne) and a mas­ter of advanced stud­ies in com­par­a­tive law (Uni­ver­si­ty Paris 2 Pantheon-Assas).

Vio­laine Mot­te’s clients are both French and for­eign com­pa­nies, estab­lished in Europe or world­wide and involved in cross-bor­der com­mer­cial rela­tion­ships with France. This con­text gives her the oppor­tu­ni­ty to work dai­ly in French and Eng­lish.

In par­al­lel with her law stud­ies, Vio­laine Motte stud­ied Man­darin in Paris (Nation­al Insti­tute of Ori­en­tal Lan­guages and Civ­i­liza­tions) and in Shang­hai (East Chi­na Nor­mal Uni­ver­si­ty). She holds a bach­e­lor’s degree in Chi­nese and has suc­cess­ful­ly com­plet­ed the oral exam in Chi­nese lan­guage for her admis­sion to the French Bar School.

She is also flu­ent in Ger­man and has a good under­stand­ing of Span­ish.

Vio­laine Motte works main­ly on behalf of small and medi­um-sized enter­pris­es (SMEs), par­tic­u­lar­ly in the sec­tors of avi­a­tion, auto­mo­tive, hotels, restau­rants, real estate, retail.

From 2009 to 2019, Vio­laine Motte prac­ticed at 3 Parisian com­mer­cial law firms and head­ed the lit­i­ga­tion depart­ment of the most recent law firm she was employed at. In Sep­tem­ber 2019 she set up her own firm which opened in the 8th arrondisse­ment of Paris near the Place de l’Eu­rope — Simone Veil.

Vio­laine Motte pro­motes the imple­men­ta­tion of her client’s projects in coun­sel­ing and sup­ports them fac­ing lit­i­ga­tion issues.

Vio­laine Motte pro­vides her clients with strate­gies tai­lored to their indi­vid­ual sit­u­a­tions. She sys­tem­at­i­cal­ly describes the pos­si­ble legal and judi­cial solu­tions that can be con­sid­ered in the­o­ry, while favor­ing a prag­mat­ic approach with regard to the over­all eco­nom­ic stake of the project or the dispute.

In fact, despite her strong inter­est for var­i­ous lan­guages, Vio­laine Motte does not prac­tice stereo­typed lan­guage — such as « langue de bois ». She even open­ly advis­es her clients against some strate­gies, when­ev­er the cost/benefit ratio turns out to be unfa­vor­able from the outset.

When assist­ing her clients in pre-lit­i­ga­tion or lit­i­ga­tion, Vio­laine Motte favors nego­ti­a­tion, should each par­ty be open to it — accord­ing to the adage « You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink ». In order to enable her clients to posi­tion them­selves favourably in the nego­ti­a­tion, she would gen­er­al­ly pro­pose to upstream the process with an aggres­sive for­mal pro­ce­dur­al approach.

Vio­laine Motte works main­ly on behalf of small and medi­um-sized enter­pris­es (SMEs), par­tic­u­lar­ly in the sec­tors of avi­a­tion, auto­mo­tive, hotels, restau­rants, real estate, retail.

From 2009 to 2019, Vio­laine Motte prac­ticed at 3 Parisian com­mer­cial law firms and head­ed the lit­i­ga­tion depart­ment of the most recent law firm she was employed at. In Sep­tem­ber 2019 she set up her own firm which opened in the 8th arrondisse­ment of Paris near the Place de l’Eu­rope — Simone Veil.

Vio­laine Motte pro­motes the imple­men­ta­tion of her client’s projects in coun­sel­ing and sup­ports them fac­ing lit­i­ga­tion issues.

Vio­laine Motte pro­vides her clients with strate­gies tai­lored to their indi­vid­ual sit­u­a­tions. She sys­tem­at­i­cal­ly describes the pos­si­ble legal and judi­cial solu­tions that can be con­sid­ered in the­o­ry, while favor­ing a prag­mat­ic approach with regard to the over­all eco­nom­ic stake of the project or the dispute.

In fact, despite her strong inter­est for var­i­ous lan­guages, Vio­laine Motte does not prac­tice stereo­typed lan­guage — such as « langue de bois ». She even open­ly advis­es her clients against some strate­gies, when­ev­er the cost/benefit ratio turns out to be unfa­vor­able from the outset.

When assist­ing her clients in pre-lit­i­ga­tion or lit­i­ga­tion, Vio­laine Motte favors nego­ti­a­tion, should each par­ty be open to it — accord­ing to the adage « You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink ». In order to enable her clients to posi­tion them­selves favourably in the nego­ti­a­tion, she would gen­er­al­ly pro­pose to upstream the process with an aggres­sive for­mal pro­ce­dur­al approach.

Vio­laine Motte is eas­i­ly reach­able on her mobile phone and shows respon­sive­ness. She sup­ports her clients, if pos­si­ble with humor, but always with con­sci­en­tious­ness and pro­fes­sion­al­ism.

For a first con­tact with a new client, after a brief tele­phone con­ver­sa­tion when nec­es­sary, she favors a face-to-face meet­ing at her office, should the con­text allow it.

For ques­tions out­side of her areas of exper­tise, Vio­laine Motte directs her clients to her net­work of French and for­eign col­leagues (employ­ment law, infor­ma­tion tech­nol­o­gy law, intel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty, tax, crim­i­nal and pub­lic law) whom she works in part­ner­ship with.

In her spare time, Vio­laine Motte enjoys sev­er­al activ­i­ties: she has been involved in dance (bal­let, con­tem­po­rary, mod­ern-jazz, tan­go, lindy hop), train­ing as a dancer for sev­er­al years, and has stud­ied lyri­cal singing and dra­ma. She par­tic­i­pates in artis­tic projects involv­ing pro­fes­sion­als and amateurs.

COMMERCIAL AND CORPORATE

Set­ting up of companies

Draft­ing and nego­ti­a­tion of com­mer­cial contracts

Gen­er­al busi­ness litigation

REAL ESTATE

Com­mer­cial leases

Co-own­er­ship law

Con­struc­tion law

Real estate sale

FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES OF UNDERTAKINGS / INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS

Pre­ven­tive con­fi­den­tial procedures

Offi­cial insol­ven­cy proceedings

CONTACT VIOLAINE MOTTE

MEET VIOLAINE MOTTE

E‑mail: v.motte@motte-avocat.eu

Mobile phone: +33 6 28 68 89 01

Court mail­box B1091

34 rue de Liège

75008 Paris — France

Metro sta­tions Liège, Europe, Saint-Lazare

CONTACTER MAÎTRE MOTTE

E‑mail: v.motte@motte-avocat.eu

Mobile phone: +33 6 28 68 89 01

Court mail­box B1091

MEET VIOLAINE MOTTE

34 rue de Liège

75008 Paris — France

Metro sta­tions Liège, Europe, Saint-Lazare