Jean-Marie Jean-Marie Tocchio joined the Lyon office of Bignon Lebray on July 1, 2020 as a partner. With more than 21-year experience, Jean-Marie has developed a dual expertise in complex contract law and corporate law, with regard in particular to state-held companies (SEM, SPL).

He advises on a daily basis various players in heavy industry (energy, chemicals, metallurgy/automotive, defense, aeronautics, transport, industrial equipment manufacturers) in their development and expansion, through the elaboration of internal projects (new technical processes in cooperation, creation of industrial sites) or structural and external growth transactions, whether in France or abroad.

Since 2013, he has also been developing business relations between France and India, assisting French companies in setting up and managing their commercial relations or local structures (joint ventures, subsidiaries, international trade operations, search for partners or acquisition targets) and Indian companies in starting up their activities in France.

Jean-Marie’s main contacts are the legal, commercial and operational directors of international groups, as well as the leaders of SMEs and ETIs.

Did you know ?

  • Jean-Marie Tocchio is a member of the Energy Commission of the Medef Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.
  • He is also involved in the care and support of people with disabilities.
  • En 2022, he was referenced from the Décideurs ranking in ” Renewable energy law” et en “Energy, market regulation” 


  • C.R.F.P.A. (1998)
  • DEA in Business Contract Law – Montpellier I
  • Master’s Degree in Business Law – Montpellier I
  • IEP of Grenoble, Eco-FI section
  • International Business Law – Oxford Brookes University


  • French
  • English