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Entrust us with your mandate for company or business search

Are you planning to buy a company or a business?

Entrust us with your mandate for the search of a company or a business: In addition to legal services, you can authorize us to have a lawyer/real estate agent search for the ideal office in the entire market.

You will receive a selection of companies or businesses that align with your needs. We conduct research throughout the market in France, leveraging our clientele, networks of real estate agents, notaries, accountants, and lawyers, along with our dedicated real estate search tools.

Benefit from our Association of Attorney network. The Association of Lawyers Mandated in Real Estate Transactions is the principal association of mandated lawyers in France). The network enables us to access off-market companies and real estate properties from our fellow mandated lawyers in France and offer you opportunities that are not available elsewhere.

Simplify and secure your search for a company or business: Targeted visits.

  • FRELA organizes targeted visits to companies or businesses with our partners, either in person or through video calls, providing you with our advice and expertise.
  • Negotiation at the best price. FRELA negotiates on your behalf to secure the best purchase price for the company or business, always in your best interest.
  • Dedicated lawyer for your mission. We select the best lawyer specialized in acquisitions to support your project.
  • Comprehensive support on legal, administrative, financial, and tax issues until the handover. FRELA guides you through the entire process, ensuring all documents are properly verified and handled, including the notarial deeds and our in-house processes.
  • Experienced partners. FRELA connects you with all the necessary service providers, including notaries, banks, investment banks, and agencies for business setup.

The fees consist of convention fees and transaction fees, with convention fees being deductible from the transaction fees.

Convention mandate:

(Starting from €2000 per mandate)

Mandate authorizing us to search for companies or businesses on your behalf in France, in combination with our mandate for tax and legal services.

  • Receive a selection of companies/businesses tailored to your needs and budget. (Exclusive mandate only)
  • Preparatory advice for structuring your acquisition of companies or businesses. (Direct ownership or through a corporate entity? Initial tax responses)
  • Connecting the parties. (We handle instructions and coordination with notaries)

Mandate: Advice and support for the purchase offer of companies or businesses

  • Understanding all terms and formulating a clear and compliant offer.
  • Avoiding all pitfalls and understanding your obligations.
  • Receiving a study of similar real estate transactions in the region.

Mandate: Review of contracts for the acquisition of companies or businesses

  • FRELA examines all details to ensure compliance with regulations.

Mandate for other services:

  • Tax review
  • Legal assistance

Transaction fees (negotiation fees and closing fees):

Negotiation fees: 10% of the negotiated value per closed commercial property negotiation mandate.

  • FRELA negotiates the acquisition price of your transaction.
  • 10% will be charged based on the negotiated value displayed.

Example: Company displayed at €3,500,000, negotiated on your behalf at €3,000,000, resulting in €500,000 savings from the displayed value, of which €500,000 is saved for you and €50,000* is paid as transaction fees to FRELA. (You only pay the transaction fees if the deal is concluded. The convention fees paid in advance will be deducted from the transaction fees).

Closing fees: A percentage of the transaction applies after the acquisition.

  • Scenario 1: The property is introduced by FRELA: The total invoiced fees are between 5% and 10% of the transaction.
  • Scenario 2: The property is not introduced by FRELA: The total invoiced fees are between 1.5% and 3% of the transaction.

(You only pay the transaction fees if the deal is concluded. The convention fees paid in advance will be deducted from the transaction fees).

Are you looking to purchase a commercial or real estate property (over 1 million euros) in France? Secure your transaction with a unique intermediary solution coupled with legal and tax services?


Please fill out the contact form, and a lawyer specializing in transactions will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

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