News: Axelia Partners

A. Suhas sharing how to implement a business in the US at LyonBioPole

Alexandra Suhas Shares the Keys to a successful expansion in the U.S. with LyonBioPôle

November 2017 – Alexandra Suhas shared advice on how to expand a business efficiently and compliantly in the U.S. She addressed the following topics: Where to start a business and under which legal entity; Budget and timing; First steps after the entity creation (bank account, lease, insurance); Taxation (VAT, corporation tax, dividends); Transfer pricing management; Recruitment and management of human resources in the US; Expatriation (visas and relocation). Learn more.


A. Suhas CEO Axelia Partners hands out prizes at MassChallenge

Axelia Partners sponsored Europe vs USA Startup Elevator Pitch Battle at MassChallenge

October 2017 – Axelia Partners was a proud sponsor of the friendly Europe vs. USA Startup Elevator Pitch Battle, hosted by MassChallenge, a Boston startup accelerator. It was a great opportunity for some of the most promising European startups, including five 2017 NETVA laureates, to compete with the American startups currently participating in the MassChallenge accelerator program. The selected entrepreneurs each got 90 seconds to pitch and convince the audience. Alexandra Suhas was pleased to hand out the prizes to the battle pitch’s winners, CareAline and WorkAround. The event concluded NETVA Week 2017 in Boston.


Biotech event Boston 2017

Axelia Partners co-hosted event during Biotech Week Boston

September 2017 – Axelia Partners, along with McDermott Will & Emery and the French Consulate, co-hosted an informative event for a delegation of French life sciences companies which are exploring the prospect of launching and/or expanding their operations in the U.S. The event was designed to offer the participating companies an opportunity to address all of the various questions, concerns and needs associated with that process. It also allowed a variety of subject matter experts and service providers to meet with these companies and explore potential mentorships, synergies and/or collaborations.



Axelia Partners’ annual Garden Party – A long time tradition

September 2017 – Alexandra and Philippe Suhas welcomed eighty guests, including employees, clients and partners to their home for the company’s annual garden party. A great opportunity for everyone to meet and exchange ideas in a relaxed setting.

Alexandra Suhas is honored at the Consulate General of France in Boston

Boston, MA – January 2017 – Please join us in congratulating our CEO, Alexandra Suhas, this month’s French Woman of the Month! Watch the video below.

Axelia Partners Supports Bastille Day at the Consulate General of France in Boston

Cambridge, MA – July 2016 – Axelia Partners is a proud supporter of the 2016 Bastille Day celebration at the Residence of France. Funds raised for Bastille Day are devoted to several fabulous local projects, including:

  • A 2017 symposium on women’s rights and gender equality in education (in partnership with Wellesley College and Sciences Po Paris)
  •  Support for the teaching of French in New England
  •  The “Jeunes Ambassadeurs” mentoring program
  • The “Films on the Green” festival


Celebrate! Our clients are in the news!

May 2016 Purchased by Comcast, a multiscreen video ad tech company whose mission is to help premium publishers embrace programmatic video, in a controlled and totally transparent manner, was purchased by Comcast on May 8. For more information, see here

Withings Purchased by Nokia

Withings “invents smart products and apps that fit into any lifestyle that lets you track what matters so you can improve you everyday well-being and aim for better long term health”. Withings was purchased by Nokia on May 9. For more information, see this article

Nestlé Buys Rights to Milk Allergy Test from DBV for 10M Euros

DBV Technologies, in its commitment to patient-friendly allergy treatments is the creator of “Viaskin” technology for administering allergens or antigens to intact skin while avoiding any transfer to the blood. On May 31, Nestlé Health Science announced that they are partnering with DBV to develop a ready-to-use diagnostic test for cow’s milk protein (CMP) allergy dubbed “MAG1C” based on the firm’s Viaskin platform.For more information, see here


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Paris and Boston – June 2016 – Our own Marie Landel will present at this year’s NETVA conference at BPIfrance in Paris. The New Technology Venture Accelerator (NETVA) is a program of preparation and exposure to high-tech US markets for young innovative French companies. It is run by the Office for Science & Technology of the Embassy of France in the United States in three locations: Boston, San Francisco and Washington, DC. Alexandra Suhas will present as NETVA comes to Boston in the fall.

Marie Landel & Associates Becomes Axelia Partners

Cambridge, MA – December 2015 – Marie Landel & Associates, a renowned service company that has been helping European organizations succeed in the U.S. since 1990, becomes Axelia Partners. The name change reflects the company’s new ownership by Alexandra Suhas, Chief Executive Officer since 2013.

Alexandra Suhas states, “Axelia Partners is committed to pursue Marie Landel & Associates’ mission to provide European organizations with expert assistance to navigate the challenges of expanding in the U.S.  Marie Landel, Founder and Advisory Chairman, will continue to provide her support in business development and advisory to new clients in their first steps in the U.S.   While keeping the same core values and talented team, we are investing in the future and will offer creative solutions to ensure that our customers remain successful in the ever-changing U.S. marketplace.”

In conjunction with the name change, Axelia Partners is expanding into larger offices, unveiling a new identity, and launching an informative and easy-to-navigate website (


Grand opening of Axelia Partners’ offices

Cambridge, MA – December 10, 2015








Axelia Partners, formerly Marie Landel & Associates, is the Sponsor of NETVA 2015

Cambridge, MA – May to October 2015 – Every year, NETVA helps, through a contest, 15 to 20 promising French entrepreneurs benefit from one of the best innovative ecosystems in the world to boost their technological development. The winners integrate a personalized support Program including: a 3 day training in Paris hosted by Microsoft France; A mentoring with local experts and the NETVA team; A week of immersion in the US (Boston, San Francisco, Washington D.C. and Toronto),396-.html




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