LHLF est LE cabinet de référence des opérateurs du commerce international. Nous gérons les problématiques fiscales, douanières et juridiques liées.

LightHouse LHLF at a glance

LightHouse LHLF is a law firm.

LightHouse LHLF is a different kind of law firm.

LightHouse LHLF is THE reference firm for international and global trade operators.

LightHouse LHLF shares with its clients the reality of their daily life, despite the complexity, confusion and uncertainty of the present times.

LightHouse LHLF believes strongly in the future and helps its clients to realize their most ambitious projects.

LightHouse LHLF was created at the start of 2008 by lawyers coming from large international firms, to respond to the new business environment. With an average annual growth of 50% since its creation, LHLF attracts the most talented graduates and the most experts professionals.

LightHouse LHLF has the honor of counting amongst its clients companies of all sizes and any industry (CAC 40, SMEs, Start-ups, Family Groups, etc).

LightHouse LHLF provides both strategic and operational advice adapted to the size, the working methods and the expectations of its clients.

A global firm

The firm is present in Europe, South America (Bar of Buenos Aires – Argentina), in the USA (Silicon Valley – San Francisco) and in Asia via an Indian Desk based in Paris.

Since September 2013, LHLF has also been established in Lyon to be closer to some of its clients.

An expertise in legal and tax problems linked to international trade

The firm assists its clients in dealing with their legal, tax and customs issues. In its capacity, LHLF is involved both in advising on and managing disputes.

Direct and indirect taxation

– Customs duties
– Customs clearance procedures & supply chain
– General Tax on the Polluting Activities and other environmental taxes.
– Excises (alcohol, tobacco & energy products)
– Corporate Income Tax & Transfer pricing
– Wealth taxation


As specialists in international business, we help our clients implement transport organisations, logistics and in the management of the supply chains.

We also provide operational documentation helping the management of  upstream operations / purchases (Contracts, etc.); such documents are drafted to be directly integrated into the companies’ internal documents.

The firm is also frequently called upon to draft agreements, very often international, involving sales or distribution contracts.

We also help out clients in legal disputes which they may encounter with their commercial partners (suppliers, business agents, competitors…).

Clients with various & international profiles

Since the beginning, the founders of LightHouse LHLF have helped clients of all sizes and from any industry. They have worked both as lawyers and in industry, carrying out international and managerial functions and have lived in a large number of countries around the world. They have used their personal and professional experience to build a firm open to the world and oriented towards its clients.

Why the name LightHouse LHLF?

In two words, this goes back to the lighthouses (which have guided sailors for centuries) ; but it is also linked to the professional experience of one of its founders (as a lawyer, not as a sailor !) and to a Californian beach dear to the latter. We would be very pleased to tell you the whole story – if you ask us one day… And if you are too impatient, Click here for more.

What counts above everything, of course, is what we do for our clients.

However, we are a firm created by people, for people. So, why not have a name which evokes the personal experience of one of the founders, rather than calling ourselves John & Partners? This is another reason which makes LightHouse LHLF different from its competitors.


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