Catherine Larrode

Senior Lawyer

Lawyer since 1996, Catherine Larrodé, Senior Lawyer, has been leading Aklea's department Sponsoring, Foundations & Associations since 2013. Thanks to her recognised expertise and experience in the law of Associations, Foundations and the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE), integrating cross-disciplinary skills (business law, corporate law, tax law), Catherine Larrodé offers companies, individuals and non-profit organisations (Associations, Foundations and Endowment Funds) comprehensive, personalised and interactive legal and tax assistance to help them manage and carry out their projects and secure their legal and tax environment. She works in all areas of activity in the non-profit sector, including health and research, social and solidarity, environment, education, culture and heritage. Catherine Larrodé is also involved in the non-profit world by supporting projects and actions on a voluntary basis. She runs legal and tax training courses for the directors of non-profit organisations and their teams. She was the President of the Commission on the Law of Associations, Foundations and the Social and Solidarity Economy at the Lyon Bar Association from 2016 to 2022.


  • Since 2012

    , Law firm Aklea

  • 2002-2012

    , Andersen Legal Ernst & Young

  • 1997-2002

    , Cabinet Ratheaux


  • 1996

    CAPA - Lyon Bar ,

  • 1993

    DESS in Business Law and Taxation and DJCE University of Lyon III,


  • Law and taxation of non-profit organisations and activities

    • Legal, tax and strategic support for the creation and management of associations, endowment funds, public utility foundations, corporate foundations, foundations under aegis, partnership foundations, etc. Legal and fiscal feasibility studies - Strategic and workshop support - Legal assistance - Asset management (real estate, donations, legacies, etc.)
    • Projects for the merger and reorganisation of profit-making and/or general interest structures and activities: Filialisation - Sectorisation - Regrouping and restructuring (partial contribution of assets, merger, split, management mandate, etc.)
    • Audit of legal and fiscal risks: Audit of sponsorship and profit-making - Tax ruling - Management liability - Protection of distinctive signs
    • Securing strategic partnerships: Negotiation and drafting of contracts for sponsorship, financing, product sharing, provision of premises and spaces, etc
    • Organisation, professionalisation and sustainability of governance: Diagnosis of governance - Revision of statutes and internal regulations - Charters - Transmission and succession - Staff training
  • Corporate law - Mergers & Acquisitions

    • Due diligence, negotiations, SPA, liability guarantee
    • Feasibility studies, restructuring operations
    • Advice to listed and unlisted companies and legal assistance
    • Assistance in commercial and contract law