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The firm

Flichy Grangé Avocats is a leading employment and labour law firm in France, comprising 22 partners, two consultants, one senior counsel, six counsels and (more than) 50 associates, all specialised in labour law. The team works closely with human resource directors and top management teams which aim at anticipating and maximising potential changes and to benefit from effective advice in court.

The firm’s clients include companies in every area of business, notably industry, financial services, IT, mass-media and telecoms. Services are directed towards major French and international groups, employers’ associations and small and medium businesses, all of which benefit from the firm’s experience and practical advice in managing labour issues on a day-to-day basis. As well as the public sector, French and foreign law firms lacking in-house expertise are also clients.

The firm offers its clients an exclusive legal monitoring service to help them take advantage of new opportunities from case law and law (ie Macron, Rebsamen and El Khomri reforms).

Areas of practice

With nearly 80 lawyers in total, Flichy Grangé Avocats is a pre-eminent team in the employment and labour law market in France. As the area is constantly evolving, the firm offers a daily legal update and analysis by first-rate experts, thus enabling clients to be the first to take advantage of changes in the law or case law as those emerge, or to develop tools suited to deal with whatever issues may arise.

Flichy Grangé Avocats assists in the full range of labour/employment matters. The firm’s reputation is particularly strong in the following:

Health and safety: the practice monitors work-related risks to give clients the best advice on preventive actions, in concert with the employee representatives. The firm assists its clients to prepare for and follow criminal proceedings, before the investigating judge and the criminal courts and in preparing delegations of authority and responsibilities at company/establishment level. The firm can also provide training to companies with regards to health and safety.

International employment/labour: Flichy Grangé Avocats provides counsel to foreign companies seeking to establish themselves in France and to French companies planning to set up business in other countries. The firm advises on all aspects related to employee mobility and business transfers, ie transnational hiring of executives and employees, relocation and expatriation, on a local and an international level.

Restructuring plans/business reorganisation: Flichy Grangé Avocats draws on its experience to address all matters in relation to companies’ restructurings. It provides advice on redundancy plans, how to manage relationships with employee representatives and on collective bargaining agreements. It also represents employers in collective and individual litigation. As far as restructurings are concerned, the firm carries out due diligence in the framework of M&A operations and helps the acquirer in preparing the changes following such an acquisition, in particular regarding remuneration packages and HR policies.

Day-to-day HR-related matters: Flichy Grangé Avocats handles all aspects of industrial relations which include drafting employment contracts, advising on executive compensation agreements, company policies, employer liabilities, workplace safety and healthcare issues, managing termination of employment and negotiating settlement agreements.

Social security/welfare: the firm advises on all aspects related to social security and welfare, including healthcare and pension plans, employee company savings schemes and employee benefits. The firm also provides assistance to companies facing social security audits.

Employment/labour litigation: the firm handles all kinds of litigation connected with employment including wrongful discharge and employment termination claims; defending cases in employment courts and tribunals; work-related accidents and illnesses; and collective disputes arising from restructurings. The firm also handles arbitration and mediation proceedings between the management and employee representatives. It handles all litigation involving the main French public welfare body.

  • Contacts
  • Joël Grange
  • Olivier Kress
  • Florence Aubonnet
  • Stéphanie Dumas
  • Florence Bacquet
  • Caroline Scherrmann
  • Number of lawyers: 75+
  • Member
  • IBA
  • L&E Global
  • ABA
  • EELA

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