The practice

The Practice has a long history. Originally founded in 1575, it was then acquired in 1987 by Pierre Rochelois and Marie-Caroline Besins, two visionary notaries, who together brought a breath of fresh air to the notary profession. Sylvie Gouguenheim and Chantal Benoit subsequently supported, with efficacy and a firm belief, the development of the Practice. Today, we carry on their beautiful heritage with pride in the achievement of all your projects, whether you are an individual or an institution.

Our vocation is to enlighten you, help you project yourself, express your wishes and thus make your projects a reality. More than just bearing witness, we are committed to guiding and supporting you in the most important moments of your, or your company’s, life. Because we are deeply aware of our mission, we are committed to always listening to you.

Our values


We care about developing our people. In this same way, we care for our clients through a close and privileged relationship at all stages of their projects.


As experts in our areas, we have a sense of service and sharing – we are available and listen to you.


Our Practice has remained agile with teams that are always mobilised, with the help of effective support, ensuring a short response time and smooth processing of files.


And it is because of our complete commitment to our clients that we have chosen to enter into a demanding quality process and are regularly certified by a reputable external organisation.
Our Practice has been ISO 9001 certified in all areas of expertise since July 2019.

Key figures


deeds signed every year


institutional clients


individual clients


Civil Codes chipped away at per year


1575 – creation of the Practice


cups of coffee drunk every day