Procedures Guide

The Procedures guide allows entrepreneurs and decision-makers to have a reliable, precise and up to date overview of legal procedures and measures concerning commercial formalities to be undertaken. It is broken down into 6 sections in which you can find information and documentation required for formalities with Registry Offices at the Commercial Courts.

Change in manager of a professional partnership

A completed filed allowing for the modifying formality in the Trade and Companies Register (RCS) linked to change of manager of a private professional partnership must be filed within a month of the legal instrument so deciding (Article R. 123-66 of the Commercial Code) with the registry office of the commercial court, which is the centre of company formalities for private professional partnerships.

Preliminary steps

Convene a partners' meeting naming a new manager, and indicate the departing manager.

Publish a notice of modification in a journal of legal announcements. This notice must in particular indicate the name of the new manager and that of the departing manager.

Documents to be attached

Legal instruments to be produced by annex to the RCS

A copy of the legal instrument deciding upon change of manager, certified by the new manager (the legal instrument shall indicate the name of the former manager).

Supporting documents

The M3 printed forms duly completed and signed.

An original power of attorney of the new manager if such did not sign the M3 forms.

A certificate of publication of the modifying notice in a journal of legal announcements.

For the manager

A copy of the identity document: copy of a passport, currently valid national identity card, or of a copy of both sides of a currently valid residency permit, if applicable. The status indicated on the residence permit must allow the holder to register with the Trade and Companies Register (RCS).

An original sworn statement of non-conviction dated and signed by the new manager, which will be the subject of verification with any criminal record by the judge appointed by the Trade and Companies Register.

A certificate of family relationship (surname and first names of the parents) of the interested party, unless such family relationship appears in a document previously submitted.


Attach a cheque for 205.50 euros

Cheques must be made payable to the relevant GREFFE DU TRIBUNAL DE COMMERCE, and attached to the application.

Cost breakdown for this formality

Registry office fees (including filing fees: €7.80)








Registry office fees: postage fees of extracts included. INPI: National institute of industrial property (paid by the registry office). BODACC: Bulletin Officiel des Annonces Civiles et Commerciales (Official Journal of Civil and Commercial Announcements) (paid by the registry office).