By choosing to set up or develop your business in the Lyon area, you are investing in one of the most attractive cities in Europe. Lyon’s competitiveness and international outlook are attracting increasing numbers of companies every year. In 2016, Aderly worked with 110 businesses in the region.

In order to successfully set up and develop your structure in a new area however, it is important to ensure that a great number of fundamental elements are in place. Setting up in the Lyon area, therefore requires a certain knowledge of how the area works, of the economy and of the French legal system.

Business location

First, it is important to find out about  the many housing and business property opportunities in the Lyon area all available at very competitive prices! From office space in the Part-Dieu business district to business and industrial premises near the airport… Aderly can answer all your questions and provide you with information on the latest property opportunities in Lyon.

Recruiting staff

Human resources are also a major concern when setting up a business. Finding out about French labour law, labour costs and the different types of contracts available, is fundamental when taking steps to recruit employees.


The tax system in France  is distinctive and firmly rooted in history so it is important to be informed beforehand, especially in relation to corporation tax and VAT.

Legal entities

Choosing the right legal status is vital to the longevity of your company. If you want to do business in France, it is essential to know about the different types of companies and the implications of each structure.


Several dozen insurance companies operate in France. They offer contracts to private individuals and to professionals. Find out how the French insurance system works.

Visa and permits

French work permits are subject to many conditions and a foreign worker cannot be employed in France without a permit. Why not find out now what steps you need to take right now?


In France, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and the Rhone county there are many options available to provide financial support for innovation and to  fund research and development activities. Find out more about the aid available!