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    • Jean de Calbiac - Avanty Avocats

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Created in 2010, Rigaud Avocats¬†is a niche firm focusing exclusively on payroll law, compensation and employee benefits. The ‚Äėavailable, quick and accurate‚Äô 15-lawyer team has market-leading expertise and acts for various high-profile CAC 40 and SBF 120 companies. The practice also advises leading pension- and employee-saving banks and high-profile public sector bodies. Key areas of expertise include the implementation of compensation and benefits plans and contribution reassessment disputes. The firm is also regularly consulted by law makers on key issues. The practice is jointly headed by the highly regarded¬†David Rigaud, Pascale Baron¬†and Xavier Pignaud. Counsel Am√©lie Wazir-Leparquier¬†is another key name in the team.

Avanty Avocats is a new compensation and benefits boutique established in 2018 by three former partners of Fromont Briens, namely Jean de Calbiac, Nelly Jean-Marie and Frank Wismer. The 13-lawyer boutique has already built up a client base including CAC 40 and leading French companies as well as prominent international groups. The firm recently handled a number of sensitive matters, including the amendment and termination of supplementary pension plans and the departure of a high-profile executive.

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