Employment in France

Avanty Avocats

Practice head(s):

Jean de Calbiac ; Nelly Jean-Marie; Frank Wismer

Pradel Avocats

Pradel Avocats specialises in health and safety at work social security protection issues. The boutique advises a large French client base including several CAC 40 companies The firm has created a special certified software to process social security claims. Michel Pradel, Camille-Frédéric Pradel, Perle-Marie Pradel-Boureux  and Virgile Pradel are the key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Michel Pradel ; Camille-Frédéric Pradel ; Perle-Marie Pradel-Boureux ; Virgile Pradel

Rigaud Avocats

Rigaud Avocats is one of France's leading boutique for payroll, compensation and employee benefit issues. The 15-lawyer firm is the go-to adviser to many CAC 40 companies. It deals with the most sophisticated and high-stake issues in the field. The practice has recently been in high demand for advice on pensions issues following recent and future legislative reforms in that area. It notably assisted clients with lobbying work and is also regularly consulted by the government. The practice also handles strategic work in the railway sector and is advising clients in the context of significant URSSAF (France's social security body) audits. Founding partners David RigaudPascale Baron and Xavier Pignaud are top-notch. Amélie Wazir-Leparquier  was promoted partner.

Practice head(s):

David Rigaud, Pascale Baron ;Xavier Pignaud 

Other key lawyers:

Amélie Wazir-Leparquier 

Testimonials

‘The team has very fine knowledge of compensation and benefits issues. Through conducting in-depth analysis of its clients’ environment, it sets up clear litigation strategy and provides bespoke services. Lawyers demonstrate exceptional commitment and have extensive knowledge of various players active in the field’.

Actance

Boutique employment law firm Actance impresses with a large and stable team of some 60 lawyers able to tackle the full range of employment law matters. The firm has strong expertise advising on major restructuring projects and was recently entrusted with managing several large-scale collective redundancy projects. The practice is also well recognised for its litigation expertise and notably familiar with handling mass litigation, often connected to mass redundancies. The practice also recently advised on the employment aspects of several top M&A transactions. Assistance with day-today matters is also provided. Many leading companies and banks are clients. The practice is co-headed by Franck Blin, Eliane Chateauvieux, Philippe Chapuis, Pierre-Alexis Dumont, Laurent Jammet, Emeric Sorel, Loïc Touranchet and Lucie Vincens, all based in Paris, and Jean-Michel Renucci, who has particular expertise in criminal employment law issues and manages the Nice office.

Practice head(s):

Franck Blin; Eliane Chateauvieux; Philippe Chapuis; Pierre-Alexis Dumont ; Laurent Jammet; Emeric Sorel; Loïc Touranchet; Lucie Vincens; Jean-Michel Renucci

Testimonials

‘The team has high-level expertise, shows good involvement in matters and works hand-in-hand with clients.’

‘The team is available and adapts itself to clients’ needs and emergencies.’

‘Pierre-Alexis Dumont is an exceptional lawyer who demonstrates strong listening skills and always provides great advice. He always makes himself available, finds solutions, and knows the best way to approach matters at stake.’

Key clients

Publicis

Schneider Electric

Nexity

Henkel

Lagardère

Natixis

BPCE

Crédit Agricole

Euralis

Ecolab

Unibail-Rodamco

Thales

Gemalto

Rémy Cointreau

Dassault Systèmes

Elior

Alten

Proservia

MetLife

BT

ERAM

Work highlights

  • Assisting Téléperformance with a dispute with trade unions challenging a collective redundancy agreement adopted according to the new Macron legal regime.
  • Assisting Euralis with the implementation of a redundancy plan entailing the elimination of 240 positions.
  • Assisting Natixis and BPCE with the transfer of Natixis’ specialised activities to BPCE.

August Debouzy

August Debouzy 's large 40-lawyer team advises an impressive client base made up of many leading French companies and several high-profile international groups. The practice handles high-end work. It is in charge of a high volume of sensitive strategic transformation and restructuring projects entailing mass redundancies of often several hundred employees. The practice also assists several companies with the employment aspects of bankruptcy proceedings and is regularly called upon to help with sensitive litigation dealing with high-level corporate officers, bonus and remuneration issues, harassment accusations, and mass disputes. The group notably defended a blue-chip company in a high-profile dispute with one of its former top executives where high financial amounts were at stake. Practice head Emmanuelle Barbara is one of the market's most revered leading figures. Also highly recommended are Fabienne Haas, Marie-Hélène Bensadoun, Virginie Devos, Eric Manca, Catherine Le Manchec, Anaïs Qureshi and counsel Diane Reboursier.

Practice head(s):

Emmanuelle Barbara

Testimonials

‘The firm has extensive knowledge of French employment law and provides practical advice. It is highly responsive and integrates each company’s particular habits into its advice.’

‘The team has an excellent network within institutional and governmental bodies.’

‘The team listens and understands issues at stake very quickly.’

‘Emmanuelle Barbara shows remarkable ability to find innovative solutions without losing sight of her clients’ best interests.’

‘Virginie Devos listens to her clients and finds the best solutions in all types of circumstances.’

‘Marie-Hélène Bensadoun is agile, smooth and keeps in mind her clients’ business issues and culture while providing advice.’

‘Diane Reboursier has extensive experience, is practical and always tries to find the best solutions in terms of cost and speed to solve issues. She is always available and responds in a timely manner.’

Bredin Prat

Bredin Prat assists many high-profile French and international corporations. The 16-lawyer practice focuses on providing support to the firm’s thriving M&A practice in addition to handling high-level stand-alone work such as advising on collective negotiations and complex workforce-reduction projects. The team also deals with newly emerging sensitive domestic employment issues, for example whistleblowing situations and high-stake disputes questioning the status of workers in new jobs created by the digital economy. For instance, the practice assists Uber with very complex matters that directly challenge the independent status of drivers and couriers before French judicial courts and recently obtained a favourable decision from the Social Security Tribunal of Paris. Practice head Pascale Lagesse is one of France’s most recognised market figures. Also involved are Cyril Gaillard, Laëtitia Tombarello and counsel Jérôme Cordier.

Practice head(s):

Pascale Lagesse

Testimonials

‘First-class expertise.’

‘The team is very proactive and reactive. They are not afraid to write things down; they give practical advice; they seek to make the law understandable and accessible; and they clearly explain various options which all in all makes clients feel comfortable and secure.’

‘A highly pragmatic practice recommended for complex or delicate employment matters.’

‘Pascale Lagesse is one of the best employment lawyers in town. She is close to clients, good at handling very difficult matters and always makes herself personally available. She provides very pragmatic advice.’

‘Laëtitia Tombarello is an excellent professional who has necessary gravitas to win conviction in difficult situations.’

Key clients

Bridgepoint

DS Smith

ENGIE

Equistone Partners Europe

Fincantieri

Iliad

Ineos

Latécoère

LVMH

Motorola Solutions

Promontoria (My Money Bank)

Ramsay Générale de Santé

Saint-Gobain

Tata Steel

Uber

Zodiac Aerospace

Work highlights

  • Assisted Equistone Partners with the acquisition of Courir from Go Sport.
  • Assisted Ramsay Générale de Santé with its acquisition of Capio AB.
  • Successfully represented Uber in very complex proceedings directly challenging the independent status of drivers and couriers before the French judicial courts, obtaining a favourable decision from the Social Security Tribunal of Paris which cancelled a previous decision from the French body in charge of collecting social security contributions (URSSAF) which had reclassified its drivers as employees and issued a €5m reassessment.

Capstan Avocats, member of Ius Laboris

Capstan Avocats, member of Ius Laboris, has impressive resources: the employment boutique can rely on a workforce of more than 200 lawyers who are spread out across 11 offices in France, and is a member of the international Ius laboris network. The firm receives instructions from many high-profile French and international companies to handle their most challenging projects. The practice notably advises on sensitive governance issues, negotiations of strategic collective agreements, complex company reorganisations as well as on large-scale restructuring and mass redundancy plans. It also takes on mass litigation and is regularly appointed to advise in the context of high-profile M&A transactions. Remuneration issues are also dealt with. The firm totals 60 partners, among which Pascal Lagoutte, Bruno Serizay, Jean-Michel Mir, who share the lead of the practice, and Guillaume Bordier are the leading experts. Also strongly recommended is Aurélien Louvet.

Practice head(s):

Pascal Lagoutte; Bruno Serizay; Jean-Michel Mir

Other key lawyers:

Guillaume Bordier

Testimonials

‘Capstan has one of the strongest employment teams in France, showing real depth and quality. The team goes above and beyond to help.’

‘They have deep knowledge of French employment law.’

‘The firm is very good at understanding its client’s business. It is customer oriented, responsive and has excellent skills applying to M&A transactions.’

‘The firm ranks above its competitors, especially for litigation issues. They are ultra-responsive and committed.’

‘The firm is a real partner. They provide creative and practical solutions that totally integrate business requirements.’

‘Guillaume Bordier has a very thorough understanding of French employment law, is very seasoned and very much able to bring solutions. His proficiency in English is also a big plus.’

‘Aurélien Louvet is a fantastic advocate and adviser. He is very practical and client-focused.’

Chassany Watrelot & Associés (CWA)

Employment law firm Chassany Watrelot & Associés (CWA) has a stable and regularly growing team which now totals some 50 lawyers in France (Paris, Lyon, Marseille and Nice) in addition to 20 lawyers located in its four Maghreb offices. The firm is able to provide a full range of expertise to France's largest companies, as well as to many leading international corporations and investment funds. The firm is regularly entrusted to help with large-scale restructuring projects entailing important workforce reduction and site closures. It is notably assisting Carrefour Hypermarchés with the negotiation of a collective termination agreement affecting several thousand employees. The firm is also recognised for its strong M&A-related expertise and its proficiency in profit-sharing, pensions, welfare protection, social security and health and safety matters,  notably thanks to the strongly recommended Elisabeth Graujeman who advises on labour law and supplementary retirement and welfare schemes. Founding partners Philippe Chassany and Jérôme Watrelot co-head the firm. Other key names of the 19-partner practice include: Sébastien Poncet, Julien Boucaud-Maître and Juliette Pouyet as well as Hélène Guillot, Xavier de Jerphanion and Laurence Cohen.

Practice head(s):

Philippe Chassany; Jérôme Watrelot

Other key lawyers:

Sébastien Poncet; Elisabeth Graujeman; Julien Boucaud-Maitre; Juliette Pouyet

Testimonials

‘The firm provides exceptional service, support and guidance.’

‘Very strong team work. The team has strong knowledge, is very creative, always trying to find solutions which fit with the situations and concerns at hand.’

‘They always offer solutions combining legal requirements with the particular situation of their clients.’

‘Sébastien Poncet is available, responsive and provides good advice.’

Key clients

LCH.Clearnet SA

Carrefour

Transdev Group

Seita

Shiseido Europe

Groupe France Télévisions

Schmolz + Bickenbach

H&M

Amrest

Royal Canin

Stelia Aerospace

Panalpina

Work highlights

  • Assisting Carrefour Hypermarchés with the negotiation of a collective termination agreement affecting several thousand employees.
  • Assisted Froneri with the contemplated closing of its Beauvais plant and development centre.
  • Advised Elior on the $1.5bn sale of its Areas catering business to PAI Partners.

CMS

CMS has strong resources thanks to a 80-lawyer team based in its Paris and Lyon offices. The firm is consulted by leading French and international companies, including major industrial, retail and insurance players. The practice is able to deal with the most complex issues. It recently advised on the employment aspects of major domestic and large-scale M&A transactions. Assisting clients with large restructuring projects, including business carve-outs, site and shop closures and mass redundancies, is another key specialism. Sensitive litigation is also dealt with, including disputes regarding whistleblower status, illegal work and remuneration issues. Within the 20-partner practice, are particularly recommended: Laurent Marquet de Vasselot, Alain Herrmann, Pierre Bonneau, Raphaël Bordier, Nicolas de Sevin, Damien Decolasse, Vincent Delage, Caroline Froger-Michon and Guillaume Bossy.

Testimonials

‘The firm has high-level expertise and ensures good collaboration with clients.’

‘The team has strong expertise and benefits from the firm’s integrated research and doctrine department which is very useful in the context of new bill discussions and adoption.’

‘The team is very available and has good knowledge of its clients’ businesses.’

‘Pierre Bonneau is very flexible, available and very knowledgeable in French employment law.’  

Key clients

Auchan

British Airways

Coca-Cola European Partners

Colgate-Palmolive

Givaudan

Saint-Gobain

SNCF

Sodiaal

The Adecco Group

Tupperware

Work highlights

  • Advised Colgate-Palmolive on the employment aspects of its €1.5bn acquisition of Laboratoires Filorga Cosmétiques.
  • Advised Auchan on a major reorganisation plan of the group’s retail business, entailing the sale of 21 stores and the possible loss of 733 jobs.
  • Represented SNCF in a dispute with an employee claiming whistleblower status to defeat his dismissal.

Flichy Grangé Avocats

Leading employment law firm Flichy Grangé Avocats houses a large 86-lawyer team able to tackle the full spectrum of employment and social security law issues. Its high-level expertise is solicited by many of France's largest companies and banks as well as by many well-known international groups. The firm handles a high volume of work pertaining to sensitive restructuring and M&A projects and recently advised on several such key matters, includingrelated high-stakes litigation. Additionally, the practice manages several high-end litigation cases dealing with work concealment and illegal work accusations. It recently won a landmark case for Société Générale before the Court of Appeal which approved the dismissal of former trader Jérôme Kerviel for misconduct. Finally, the firm's range of expertise also spans pension, remuneration and work accident matters. The key names in the 26-partner practice are Joël Grangé, Philippe Montanier, Arnaud Chaulet, Marine Conche, Florence Aubonnet, Juliana Kovac, Olivier Kress, Stéphanie Guedes Da CostaStéphanie Dumas, Jeannie Crédoz-Rosier, Charlotte Michaud, Aurélie Cormier Le Goff and Florence Bacquet. Amandine Vetu was promoted partner in 2019. Laurent Gamet joined newly established employment boutique FACTORHY at the beginning of 2020.

Practice head(s):

Joël Grangé; Philippe Montanier; Arnaud Chaulet; Marine Conche; Florence Aubonnet; Juliana Kovac; Olivier Kress; Stéphanie Guédès da Costa; Stéphanie Dumas; Jeannie Crédoz-Rosier; Charlotte Michaud; Aurélie Cormier Le Goff; Florence Bacquet

Testimonials

‘Joël Grangé provides high-value advice and recommendations.’

Key clients

Société Générale

Goodyear

Work highlights

  • Successfully defended Société Générale before the Paris Court of Appeal which ruled that the dismissal of former trader Jérôme Kerviel in 2008 was correctly based on serious misconduct.
  • Advising M6 on the acquisition of Lagardère’s TV division.
  • Representing the Caisse de retraite du personnel navigant professionnel de l’aéronautique civile (CRPNPAC) in a case pertaining to accusation of illegal work and fraudulent posting of employees in France from Vueling Airlines.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. houses a large employment team for a full-service business law firm, totalling 25 lawyers. The firm advises a longstanding prominent French and international client base, including leading luxury goods brands and energy and aviation companies. The practice has strong expertise in dealing with large-scale restructurings and mass litigation. The practice represents several insolvent companies in dealing with former employees' mass litigation disputes. In addition, the team is solicited to advise on sensitive criminal employment, harassment, discrimination and other working conditions-related issues, and assists clients during labour control inspections. Additionally, the team provides support to the firm's M&A practice. The team combines the expertise of the highly experienced Aurélien Boulanger, David Jonin, Baudouin de Moucheron, Guillaume Navarro, Foulques de Rostolan and François Vergne.

Practice head(s):

Aurélien Boulanger; David Jonin; Baudouin de Moucheron; Guillaume Navarro; Foulques de Rostolan; François Vergne

Testimonials

‘Foulques de Rostolan is particularly skilled and brilliant in dealing with mass liability claims. His tenacity and deep involvement in finding and analysing every piece of documents or arguments make him completely trustful and reliable for handling this type of claims.’

‘François Vergne is solution-oriented and has impeccable English language skills.’

Key clients

LVMH

CDC Habitat

DFDS Seaways

Stora Enso

AccorInvest

Akers

Vueling

Storengy

Alten

DPD France

FFT

Paris Inn Group

Air Austral

Council of Europe Development Bank

Mondadori

FNAC Darty

Thales

Work highlights

  • Represented Thales before the Court of Cassation in a dispute with the work council in relation to a takeover bid offer on a company.
  • Advised Christian Dior on its acquisition of a fragrance factory from South Korea-based cosmetics giant Amore Pacific Group.
  • Represented Finland-based manufacturer Stora Enso in a very large employee collective dispute before French labour courts.

Orrick Rambaud Martel

Orrick Rambaud Martel is appointed by the largest French and international corporations and financial institutions to handle their most complex matters. The 12-lawyer team notably assists clients in dealing with strategic collective negotiations and litigation, and guides them during large-scale restructuring projects. It is notably advising AXA IM on its landmark transformation project. The team also provides key support during high-profile M&A transactions. Strategic individual litigation is also dealt with and often involves disputes regarding the departure of high-level executives. Practice head Emmanuel Bénard is highly recommended. The other key name in the practice is newly promoted partner Nadège Owen. Hélène Daher joined Karman Associés in 2019.

Practice head(s):

Emmanuel Bénard

Other key lawyers:

Nadège Owen

Testimonials

‘A strong employment team capable of dealing with large cross-border reorganisation projects. The team provides practical advice and is solution-driven.’

‘A wholly business-oriented team which provides solutions and not just basic risk analysis assessments. It is also highly responsive.’

‘The team shows high-level ability to deal with the financial aspects of matters and solves issues in practical and adapted manners.’

‘Emmanuel Bénard is extremely experienced and ably assisted by Nadège Owen who is excellent.’

‘Emmanuel Bénard is a trustworthy adviser who stands by his clients and always makes himself available when dealing with urgent situations.’

Key clients

AXA Assistance

GIE AXA

AXA IM

Astanor Ventures

Banque Palatine

Candriam

Club Med

Crédit Agricole

Eurodisney

Dataiku

Facebook

Getaround

GoPro

Heineken

La Banque Postale

Lilly

Michelin

Mondelez

Pernod

Solocal

Snapchat

Work highlights

  • Advising AXA IM on its landmark transformation project which included the negotiation of the first collective departure plan for the whole AXA Group in France.
  • Assisting SoLocal with a reorganisation project involving more than 110 potential redundancies.
  • Advised GIE AXA on its acquisition of XL.

Proskauer Rose LLP

Proskauer Rose LLP has a 20-lawyer powerhouse team that advises a longstanding list of leading French and international corporations as well as many new high-profile clients. The firm manages an impressive workload which largely consists of the management of restructuring projects. The group advises on many large-scale restructuring, site closing and related mass litigation matters and is well versed in handling crisis situations, such as advising on a sensitive corporate governance case. The team also shows high proficiency in dealing with highly sensitive individual issues such as remuneration and CEO termination, discrimination and harassment cases, and internal investigations, but is also very able in handling mass litigation on challenging issues such as equal treatment. The top team is led by the high-profile Yasmine Tarasewicz who can rely on the highly experienced Béatrice Pola, Cedric Jacquelet, Nicolas Léger and new excellent hire Alexandra Stocki who joined from Bird & Bird in early 2019.

Practice head(s):

Yasmine Tarasewicz

Other key lawyers:

Béatrice Pola; Cédric Jacquelet; Nicolas Léger; Alexandra Stocki

Key clients

‘Alexandra Stocki is dedicated to providing high-level services. She is very professional, studies matters in detail and provides solutions to any problem.’

Allen & Overy LLP

Allen & Overy LLP has a strong stand-alone practice which recently advised clients on downsizing, site closure and restructuring projects. The eight-lawyer team also recently assisted clients with collective agreement negotiations and the management of collective litigation, notably in relation to a major M&A transaction. The practice further dealt with remuneration and working time mass litigation. Finally, the team also advises on incentive plans, compliance and internal investigations, and provides support to the firm's M&A practice. Claire Toumieux is in charge. Counsel Olivier Picquerey is the other key member.

Practice head(s):

Claire Toumieux

Other key lawyers:

Olivier Picquerey

Testimonials

‘The team is commercial and responsive. Lawyers approach matters creatively and from the point of view of their clients and with a clear understanding of business drivers.’

 ‘The team provides strong and efficient support on project management. Advice is straightforward and reflects a good understanding of a situations’ complexities.’

‘Counsel Olivier Picquerey is very commercial, calm, clear and concise. He understands the pressures his clients face.’

Key clients

Primark

Eurogarage (EG)

Airbus Group

Selecta

Caisse des dépôts et consignations (CDC)

Casil Europe

NBC Universal

Société Générale

TUI – Corsair

Work highlights

  • Advising on the integration of La Poste within the Caisse des dépôts.
  • Successfully defended Casil Europe in proceedings launched by trade unions to suspend the sale of the client’s 49.99% interest in Toulouse airport.

Altana

Altana advises French and Asian leading companies and small and medium-sized companies, including blue-chip industrial corporations and insurers. The seven-lawyer team handles collective employment law issues, for example in the context of insolvency proceedings, on site closure and mass redundancy projects. The practice also demonstrates strength in litigation and in strategic individual employment files, especially in relation to individual contract status issues and high-ranking executives. The group also recently dealt with high-stakes matters regarding company governance and employee poaching. Finally, the team also handles remuneration and pension matters. Mickaël d’Allende and Pierre Lubet are in charge.

Practice head(s):

Mickaël d’Allende; Pierre Lubet

Testimonials

‘The team is made up of seasoned experts.’

‘Pierre Lubet shows strong personal commitment, as well as great listening skills and availability. He provides comprehensive analysis of matters at hand and a related suitable efficient strategy to address them.’

Key clients

AIRBUS

BASF

BOUYGUES CONSTRUCTION

CHEMETALL

D’AUCY

DO AND CO / HÉDIARD

EUROPE 1

LA BANQUE POSTALE

MOULIN ROUGE

OTEIS

PAGESJAUNES

PFIZER

SONIA RYKIEL

TOUR EIFFEL

Work highlights

  • Advised D’Aucy Group on the acquisition of the main assets of La Fraicherie.
  • Acted for Airbus Group in several disputes with executives.
  • Advised Hédiard and Do&Co in connection with the organisation of the  Grand Prix France Formula 1 competition.

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei is trusted by many of France’s leading companies. The ten-lawyer team provides strategic advice on a wide range of issues. Its expertise is notably sought after to help with major restructuring and mass redundancy projects, as well as for large workforce transfers. The practice also works hand-in-hand with the firm’s renowned insolvency team to assist with the employment aspects of high-profile insolvency and pre-insolvency cases. It also provides assistance to the M&A team on transactions. Philippe Rozec is in charge. Other key members include counsels Elise Bénéat, Isabelle Dauzet and Louise Thiébaut.

Practice head(s):

Philippe Rozec

Other key lawyers:

Elise Bénéat

Testimonials

‘They understand their clients’ business well. They work quickly and provide high-quality work.’

‘Their responsiveness is exemplary. The team takes into account its clients’ business, habits and environment.’

‘The team shows great professionalism and provides bespoke advice.’

‘Philippe Rozec is a great quality and reliable lawyer. He shows strong listening skills and is flexible.’

‘Counsel Isabelle Dauzet is flexible, simple, efficient and practical. She is a great business partner.’

Key clients

TOTAL SA

TOTAL RAFFINAGE CHIMIE

VINCI SA

VINCI Construction

TF1

EUROVIA

SUEZ

ENDEL

COVIVIO

IDEX

BOUYGUES IMMOBILIER

BERTIN GROUP

MBWS

VINCI AIRPORTS

CEETRUS

ENTREPOSE

DESSANGE

ACERGY

SCHNEIDER

Work highlights

  • Advised Henderson Park on the acquisition of the hotel Westin Paris-Vendôme.
  • Assisted Terrena as shareholder and co-bidder with Doux’s insolvency proceedings.

Dechert LLP

Dechert LLP's compact five-lawyer team has built a steady client base made up of international groups which strongly rely on the practice for dealing with their most sensitive matters. The firm has lately advised on the employment aspects of several domestic and cross-border transactions, including a high-profile M&A deal. The team is also in charge of helping with several site closure, workforce transfer and restructuring projects, including related litigation. Additionally, the practice is particularly well known for its ability to deal with sensitive individual situations such as the termination of top management officers and sexual harassment accusations. Finally, the practice is also adept at assisting with database and GDPR-related issues and provides Brexit-related support to financial companies. Philippe Thomas heads the team in which senior associate Thibault Meiers is the other core member.

Practice head(s):

Philippe Thomas 

Other key lawyers:

Thibault Meiers

Testimonials

‘The team is very professional and has incredible knowledge of the market.’

‘The team is very responsive and provides sensible advice. It is commercial and accessible.’

‘The team is business- and solution-oriented.’

‘The team has very strong expertise advising on restructuring and mass redundancy projects.’

‘Philippe Thomas and senior associate Thibault Meiers are very good lawyers.’

‘Philippe Thomas is very good. He remains calm under pressure.’

Key clients

CIT Group

DNA Script

Inside Secure

Nuance

Orange

PepsiCo

Work highlights

  • Assisted CIT with the sale of its European rail leasing subsidiary group Nacco.
  • Advised Onside Secure on the acquisition of Verimatrix in California.

DLA Piper

DLA Piper has a strong 20-lawyer team which regularly handles complex restructuring, workforce reduction and mass litigation work. The practice is retained by major industrial companies, healthcare corporations, banks, hotels and start-ups. The team recently worked on the combination of two major companies, and has successfully managed several sensitive mass litigation matters, including a high-stake co-employment case. The practice also handles high-level management litigation. Philippe Danesi is in charge. Also involved are Bijan Eghbal, Marine Gicquel and Jérôme Halphen.

Practice head(s):

Philippe Danesi

Testimonials

‘Bijan Eghbal provides truly high-quality advice, is very pragmatic and business-driven, responsive and creative.’

Key clients

Adobe

Arconic

Associated Press

AXA Technology services

CareFusion

Citibank

Dyson

EasyJet

Fichet

IHG

Levi-Strauss

Lime

London Stock Exchange

Microchip

MoneyGram

OpenGate Capital

SThree

Technip

Fromont Briens

Based in Lyon and Paris and member of Littler’s international network, Fromont Briens houses some 180 lawyers who advise leading French and international companies, banks and insurers. The firm is able to assist its clients with the full range of employment issues, spanning M&A, restructuring, criminal employment law and litigation matters. It recently advised on high-profile strategic restructuring and mass employee transfer projects. The firm is also a leading name in the field of pensions, benefits and social security. Key names among the 42-partner team include: Jean-Sébastien Capisano, Sophie Pelicier-Leovenbruck, Cédric Guillon, Guillaume Desmoulin, Jean-Martial Buisson, Jean-Jacques Fournier, Sabrina Dougados, Cyrille Franco, Nicolas Chavrier, David Calvayrac and Marie-Laurence Boulanger. Also recommended are compensation and benefits expert Julie Jacotot and health and accident specialist Julie Beot-Rabiot. Olivier Thibault, Audrey Lancon and Ludovic Gentif were promoted to partners in 2019, while Mohamed Materi, Coralie Jamois and Jacques de Tonquédec made partner in 2020. 2019 also saw the departure of a team led by several of the firm’s top partners, namely Grégory Chastagnol, Benjamin Desaint, Leslie Nicolaï and Alexandre Roumieu, who all left to create FACTORHY.

Testimonials

‘Highly recommended.’

‘The practice has a deep knowledge of labour and employment-related matters. Its professionals are highly committed and have a very flexible approach.’

‘Advice is accurate, complete and of great assistance. Files are always handled in a very professional and efficient way.’

‘The team is able to perfectly master last-minute submitted complex issues.’

‘Jean-Sébastien Capisano shows great business acumen and expertise. He is dedicated.’

‘Sophie Pelicier-Leovenbruck is an excellent lawyer. She has a steely determination.’

‘Cyrille Franco is very responsive and practical. He is an excellent lawyer.’

‘Julie Jacotot has excellent knowledge of compensation and benefits issues.’

‘Cédric Guillon is highly available and responsive. He understands the matters at stake and is flexible.’

Key clients

Groupe HSBC

Groupe DANONE

Groupe Pierre Fabre

Groupe ENGIE

Groupe NEXANS

MACIF

Agence France Presse

Richemont

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP's five lawyer-team leads a strong stand-alone practice. It is in high demand from leading financial institutions to advise on sensitive collective and individual matters, including Brexit and traders' related issues. The practice is also a strong choice for assistance on cross-border projects spanning various European and African countries, often acting as a key adviser to large corporations. The practice tackles large restructuring projects and also advises on strategic executive termination and remuneration issues. Finally, the team increasingly assists firm's corporate teams with high-profile M&A transactions, such as advising Altran Technologies on its €5bn sale to Capgemini. The practice is led by the highly dynamic duo composed of Sophie Brézin and Emma Röhsler , who is dual-qualified as a lawyer in France and England and Wales.

Practice head(s):

Sophie Brézin; Emma Röhsler

Testimonials

‘The team is very swift and knowledgeable.’

‘The team is very efficient and professional, and also very nice to work with.’

‘Emma Röhsler is very good. She knows what she is talking about, acts swiftly and is a pleasure to work with. She is always very to the point and efficient in her communication.’

Key clients

AXPO

April

Altran

BAE Applied Intelligence Systems

Cellnex

Hapag-Lloyd

Olivier Wyman

Salesforce

Sofidy

UBS

Sephora

TP ICAP

CBRE

V.Ships International

Syneos Health

Tikehau Capital

ABN AMRO

Tesla

Panasonic Healthcare

Work highlights

  • Advised Altran Technologies on its €5bn sale to Capgemini.
  • Advised AXPO on the acquisition of Urbasolar.

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP advises leading companies specialising in various industries, including the pharmaceutical, luxury goods and IT sectors. The 14-lawyer team recently assisted its clients with major reorganisation and plant closure projects, as well as with the negotiation of collective agreements and the management of sensitive litigation matters regarding working hours and social security adjustment issues. Dominique Mendy directs the practice. Also involved is Thierry Meillat. Associate Pauline Manet is also acknowledged. Muriel Pariente joined Ashurst LLP in March 2020.

Practice head(s):

Dominique Mendy

Other key lawyers:

Thierry Meillat

Testimonials

‘The team shows a high level of  creativity and availability.’

‘The practice provides fantastic support on both day-to-day matters as well as on tricky ad-hoc matters that may arise. Clients know they can count on them every time they need them.’

‘Associate Pauline Manet is a rising star. She knows the lay of the land and can always be trusted in giving fast, proper advice in both day-to-day matters as well as on more difficult issues that may arise.’

Key clients

MSD SAS

MSD Animal Health

Bpifrance

Puig France

Spotify

Microvention

Medtronic

Work highlights

  • Advising Merck Sharp & Dohme on a transformation plan linked to the digitalization of the company which entails the introduction of new technologies and substantial modifications of a vast number of positions within the company.
  • Assisting Bpifrance with the setting up of the collective status for employees of a new entity created following the acquisition of the export insurance warranty activity previously managed by Coface.
  • Assisting Puig France with the drafting of several collective agreements.

Linklaters

Linklaters' 11-lawyer team provides key support to the firm’s high-profile M&A and private equity practice. The team also fields a very strong stand-alone practice, notably in managing strategic mass reduction and site closure projects, mainly for international clients. Clients also entrust the group with sensitive high-ranking executives-related litigation. Additionally, the practice assists key players from the financial and banking industry with Brexit-related issues and projects, such as workforce relocation in France. A recent example was advising Citibank on its projected transfer of some 100 employees to a newly incorporated French branch. Practice head Lionel Vuidard and counsel Géric Clomes are recommended.

Practice head(s):

Lionel Vuidard

Other key lawyers:

Géric Clomes

Testimonials

‘The team is really good, very business-oriented and always available and creative.’

‘The practice provides strategic advice and shows strong abilities to work with international customers.’

‘Lionel Vuidard knows his clients’ business and is close to companies’ management.’

Key clients

Algeco Scotsman Group

Arcade

Axa

Bank of America NA

Bloomberg

Cerberus

Citigroup

CGI France

Cofrac / Koracer

Curium

BDR Thermea

Degroof Petercam

Deutsche Bank

DSI (DYWIDAG-Systems International GmbH)

EPI

Exide Technologies

Evercore

FNAGP

Goldman Sachs

Groupe AB (Mediawan)

JP Morgan

L’Oréal

LG Electronics

MFS

Morgan Stanley & Co. International

Nestlé S.A.

New Look Retailers Ltd

Nuveen Real Estate Limited

OVH Groupe

Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia

Raffinerie Tirlemontoise

Revlon

RTL Group

SAP

Schneider Electric

Sierra Wireless

Société Générale

Sotheby’s France SAS

SWIFT

TDR Capital LLP

XTX Markets Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Nestlé on the sale of its skin health division.
  • Assisting retailer New Look with a workforce reduction plan.
  • Assisting Deutsche Bank with a workforce reduction plan.

LPA-CGR avocats

LPA-CGR avocats advises leading French, Asian, German and other international companies. The 17-lawyer team is heavily solicited to help with downsizing, site closure and other restructuring projects, sometimes in an insolvency context. It is notably assisting a high-profile French company with its strategic reorganisation project. The practice also advises companies in the context of M&A transactions and takes on various collective and individual employment matters, such as the negotiation of collective agreements and representing clients in sensitive individual litigation. Karine Bézille and Alexandre Bensoussan are in charge. Also recommended are Françoise Pelletier, Sandra Hundsdörfer and Sophie Marinier who joined the partnership in 2019.

Practice head(s):

Karine Bézille; Alexandre Bensoussan

Key clients

AVARA PHARMACEUTICAL

Groupe SMA

Michael Kors

Groupe DUC

BNP Paribas Personal Finance

La Française de l’Energie

NEWREST WAGONS LITS France

Moët Hennessy

Comexposium

Work highlights

  • Advised CNH INDUSTRIAL, a company created following the merger of Fiat Industrial and Chrysler, on the partial acquisition of assets from SBMTP and TP GROUP.

Racine

Racine’s 16-lawyer team advises industrial small and medium-sized enterprises as well leading French and international banks and companies on collective and individual employment law issues. The practice has great expertise in assisting companies with the implementation of reorganisation and mass redundancy projects, including in an insolvency context. The practice is also very knowledgeable in relation to remuneration issues and is able to handle highly sensitive matters involving high-ranking executives. Litigation is another strong area of expertise. The practice is co-headed by Frédéric Broud, Carla Di Fazio Perrin, Sarah Usunier and Philippe Rogez. Alain Ménard has retired.

Practice head(s):

Frédéric Broud; Carla Di Fazio Perrin; Sarah Usunier; Philippe Rogez

Testimonials

‘The team is responsive, always available and does its best to find solutions to complex matters.’

‘Sarah Usunier is dedicated, deeply involves herself in matters and tries to understand her clients’ environment to deliver the most suitable advice.’

‘Philippe Rogez is excellent and practical.’

Key clients

Gefco France

Isochem

Endel Engie

Work highlights

  • Assisted Endel Engie with conducting the employment acquisition audit of Pierre Guérin company.

Karman Associés

Employment boutique firm Karman Associés, a twenty-lawyer outfit, advises many leading French and international corporations on their most complex matters, including negotiating collective agreements, conducting mass redundancy and other strategic restructuring projects, and advising in the context of high-profile M&A transactions. The practice assisted SFR with a major reorganisation plan involving 5,000 employees and also recently completed strategic work in the notary sector when assisting with the merger of 27 notary institutions into a single national institution (INFN). Finally, the firm is regularly consulted by the French Ministry of Labour on future reforms, and notably assisted the French governmental body APE with the drafting of a bill relating to the transformation of the national rail system company, the SNCF. The six-partner group consists of founding partners Antoine Vivant and Romain Chiss, Florence Froment-Meurice, Erwan Jaglin, Clémence Souchon and new recruit Hélène Daher who joined from Orrick Rambaud Martel in 2019.

Practice head(s):

Antoine Vivant; Romain Chiss; Florence Froment-Meurice; Erwan Jaglin; Clémence Souchon; Hélène Daher

Testimonials

‘The team shows good listening skills.’

Key clients

ALTICE (SFR)

VIVENDI

LVMH

MANPOWER

CMA-CGM

LOUVRE HOTELS

REXEL

ORANGE

EIFFAGE

ESSILOR

DENTSU

TUI

ILIAD (FREE)

HERTZ

SOCIÉTÉ GÉNÉRALE

NEXTER

CONSEIL SUPÉRIEUR DU NOTARIAT

ALK

KANTAR

BIOM’UP

BOEING

ELECTRIC LIGHTING

Work highlights

  • Assisting SFR with a major reorganisation project involving 5,000 employees out of 15,000, including the representation in disputes before the employment tribunal, initiated by 500 employees.
  • Advised Vivendi on the sale of its participations in Universal Music Group.
  • Advised CMA-CGM on the acquisition of CEVA Logistics.

AyacheSalama

AyacheSalama's five-lawyer team regularly advises on business transfer, M&A and mass redundancy restructuring projects. The practice also handles litigation and advises on working time, the negotiation of collective agreements and remuneration issues. French and international companies are clients. Caroline André-Hesse and Justine Coret, who made partner in 2019, co-head the practice.

Practice head(s):

Caroline André-Hesse ; Justine Coret

Key clients

IDEMIA

Lagardère Active

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie is particularly suited to managing global and pan-European M&A, restructuring and other cross-jurisdiction projects, but is also active in domestic projects. The Paris-based 17-lawyer counts many leading pharmaceutical companies as clients and the practice was recently involved in several landmark global transactions in the pharmaceutical sector. International companies, notably several leading US internet platforms, and several major French companies are clients. Olivier Vasset, Denise Broussal and Gilles Jolivet are in charge. Also involved are Jérémie Paubel and Nadège Dallais.

Practice head(s):

Olivier Vasset; Denise Broussal; Gilles Jolivet

Other key lawyers:

Jérémie Paubel ; Nadège Dallais

Testimonials

‘The team is proficient and responsive.’

‘Olivier Vasset demonstrates great experience and is both responsive and available.’

Key clients

ACCOR

Cartonplast

Crédit Agricole

Schmolz + Bickenbach

Servier

Stryker

Work highlights

  • Advised ACCOR on the sale of a 55% stake in Accorinvest to sovereign funds and institutional investors.  
  • Advised Servier on the $2.4bn acquisition of Shire.
  • Advised Crédit Agricole Payment Services on the outsourcing of its personalised bank cards production activity.

brL Avocats

Employment law boutique brL Avocats combines a strong force of some 40 lawyers, including eight partners. The full-service labour law practice is entrusted by many leading French and international companies from various sectors. The team recently assisted its clients in dealing with post-Macron reform-related work, including advising on the setting up of new work councils (CSE). Lately, the practice was also in high demand for assistance from major pharmaceutical and healthcare sector companies undertaking strategic restructuring and M&A-related work. The group also helped clients with various collective and sensitive collective and individual litigation. The firm's expertise in social security and remuneration is increasingly solicited. Practice head Jean d’Aleman, Guillaume Brédon and Nicolas Czernichow are particularly recommended, as well the very promising Henri Guyot. Also involved are Thomas Godey, Thomas Humbert, Véronique Martin-Bozzi and Saïd Sadaoui. In addition to its main Paris base, the firm has offices in Strasbourg, Annecy, Vannes, Bordeaux, Montpellier and Lille.

Practice head(s):

Nicolas Czernichow

Testimonials

 ‘A team of highly professional experts working perfectly together to bring the best solutions to life. The team is outstanding as they know how to create a business partnership. They are committed to giving accurate legal advice and to deeply understand business and situations. They are great partners in designing the best strategy and course of action.’

‘The main strength of the team is its reactivity. Every aspect is anticipated, and there is real customer service and support throughout the way.’

‘The firm has a perfect mastering of employment law. They provide excellent advice and bespoke services.’

‘Jean d’Aleman is outstanding. His availability and capacity to react quickly and provide an answer and advice in a very short period of time is phenomenal. He is a true business partner. He has a unique way to find new interpretations of the law and in using all possible means to help his clients reach their goals.’

‘Nicolas Czernichow is available, has great interpersonal skills, is discreet and knows how to adapt to various companies’ staff members.’

Key clients

VINCI

GROUPE FNAC

CONFORAMA

GROUPE ACCOR

GROUPE ELSAN

GENERAL MILLS AND YOPLAIT

CERBA HEALTHCARE / CERBALLIANCE GROUP

SIGNIFY

AGCS (Allianz Group Corporate Specialty)

KUEHNE NAGEL

NESTLE FRANCE

OGF

TECH DATA

TAKEDA

APERAM

LACOSTE

CALZEDONIA France

PARASHOP

GETRONICS

ZADIG & VOLTAIRE

Work highlights

  • Assisted FNAC with a dispute brought by unions challenging a new collective agreement establishing the company new work council (CSE).
  • Assisted JUVA SANTE with the drafting of a collective agreement on the organisation of working time.
  • Assisted NESTLE with the negotiation of a new corporate status.

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance's seven-lawyer has deep expertise assisting French and international industrial companies with the implementation of large-scale restructuring, collective redundancy and site closure projects, especially in the automotive sector. François Farmine's team is handling several key matters in that area., including high-stake mass litigation. The practice also handles discrimination and other types of employment issues. Cécile Zorro joined the firm as counsel in 2018, arriving from her own practice to strengthen the team's senior ranks.

Practice head(s):

François Farmine

Testimonials

‘The team is not only an expert in employment law, but is also a real adviser that helps clients to succeed in conducting complex reorganisation projects.’

‘An extremely knowledgeable, experienced, responsive and committed team.’

‘François Farmine provides accurate advice and has a strong ability to manage complex issues and conflicts. He is extremely smart, gives to-the-point advice, is committed, exceptionally well connected and responsive.’

Key clients

WANZL

Von Roll

PayPal

Schaeffler

Hanon Systems Charleville

Visteon Corporation

Trèves

Pfizer

ALLLIA (GEBERIT)

Visteon Electronics France

Beckman Coulter France

Fujifilm France

Work highlights

  • Assisting shopping trolley manufacturer Wanzl with the reorganisation of its activities in France involving the ending of the production activity in Sélestat.
  • Assisting Von Roll Isola France with the implementation of a reorganisation plan resulting in the abolition of 33 positions.
  • Assisting PayPal France with the implementation of a small-scale collective redundancy plan.

Coblence Avocats

Coblence Avocats has great staff resources and expertise thanks to an experienced 12-lawyer team which advises major French and international companies, including high-profile media and telecoms corporations. The firm handles collective and individual work. Recently, it notably assisted clients with the establishment of a new social and economic work council (CSE) and advised on mass redundancy and reorganisation projects. The individual employment law expertise is also very strong, notably through Chantal Giraud-van Gaver, whose expertise in strategic matters is highly sought after by high-profile CEOs, executives and managers. The firm also represents companies in sensitive disputes initiated by managers and journalists, and also handles harassment litigation. Elisabeth Laherre, Catherine Davico-Hoarau, Laurent Guardelli and Martine Riou are all excellent lawyers.

Practice head(s):

Chantal Giraud-van Gaver; Catherine Davico-Hoarau; Elisabeth Laherre; Laurent Guardelli; Martine Riou

Testimonials

‘Laurent Guardelli has a long track record of dealing with sensitive matters and has excellent academic knowledge.’

‘Elisabeth Laherre has great technique and is practical. She is always available and committed to assist clients in difficult situations and to fight for them.’

Key clients

Tereos

George V

Alcatel Submarine Networks

McDonald’s

Althea Healthcare Group

DHL

Icon

Allianz Vie

Mercedes Benz

Mizuho

Clear Channel

France Télévisions

Jungheinrich

France Médias Monde

Radio France

Cohen & Gresser LLP

Headed by Angéline Duffour, Cohen & Gresser LLP's  four-lawyer team assists a number of high-profile French, German and other international corporations, notably in the luxury goods and life sciences and healthcare sectors. The practice handles reorganisation and collective redundancy projects and is also in charge of sensitive individual litigation involving top management. Finally, the practice also advises on professional illness issues. The firm is currently representing Spanish fashion house Loewe as claimant in a dispute with Lanvin and its designer. Counsel Anna Milleret-Godet is the other key member in the practice.

Practice head(s):

Angéline Duffour

Other key lawyers:

Anna Milleret-Godet

Testimonials

‘The team shows great availability and responsiveness. It has excellent knowledge of issues which may arise in a transactional and M&A context. It is able to work quickly and efficiently.’

‘The team is very effective in working through problems and understanding issues to reach reasonable resolutions.’

‘Angéline Duffour has a broad range of experience which enables her to work on complex and technical issues and makes her practical and efficient in her approach. She is also available and responsive.’

Work highlights

  • Representing Spanish fashion house Loewe as claimant in a dispute with Lanvin and its designer regarding unfair competition issues.

Dentons

Dentons has a strong 14-lawyer team which advises several leading companies, especially healthcare corporations, luxury hotels and banks. The firm recently assisted several clients with the election of their Social and Economic Committee and also dealt with site closure and reorganisation work. The practice also handles sensitive individual matters, such as advising on executive directors' departures and sexual harassment allegations. The practice is also involved in an important dispute regarding employment tax contributions. The Paris practice is co-headed by Julie Caussade and Frédérique Meslay-Caloni, while Katell Déniel-Allioux, also based in Paris, directs the firm's European practice.

Practice head(s):

Julie Caussade; Frédérique Meslay-Caloni; Katell Déniel Allioux

Key clients

LUNDBECK

Franklin

Franklin 's was drastically reorganised through 2019 and 2020.  The practice added several new experienced members: original founding partner Patrick Thiébart, who went to Jeantet for several years, returned to the firm in 2020 and Myriam de Gaudusson arrived in 2019 from De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés. Conversely, original team members Claire Fougea and former of counsel Marion Briere Segala both left in April 2020 to join Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP as partners.

Practice head(s):

Patrick Thiébart; Myriam de Gaudusson

Testimonials

‘Patrick Thiébart is fantastic. He is a great professional, always willing to help.’

Jones Day

Jones Day 's seven-lawyer team is regularly advising on large-scale cross-border projects, often M&A and restructuring matters, and regularly works with colleagues from the firm's international offices, for example in several recent landmark M&A transactions. The practice also has strong know-how in the health and safety area and is notably defending leading industrial companies against whom a high volume of asbestos-related claims has been brought. The team also recently assisted several clients with site closure and mass redundancy projects, and managed sensitive individual litigation in relation to high-level officers' departures and harassment accusations. Leading French and international companies are clients. Emmanuelle Rivez-Domont and Jean-Michel Bobillo co-head the practice.

Practice head(s):

Emmanuelle Rivez-Domont; Jean-Michel Bobillo

Key clients

Safran SA

Alcatel-Lucent

Lincoln Electric

Work highlights

  • Advised Safran on the employment law aspects its €8.7bn tender offer for the shares of Zodiac Aerospace and subsequent merger.
  • Advised Lincoln Electric on its acquisition of Air Liquide Welding and its subsidiaries.

Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins' five-lawyer team assists many leading French, German and international companies, including blue-chip names in the aerospace, banking and pharmaceutical sectors. Headed by Matthias Rubner, the practice advises on restructuring projects and has particular expertise providing support in the context of large-scale M&A transactions. The team is also active in litigation, for example in a complex mass dispute relating to the payment of bonuses. Former counsel Emily Grimshaw joined Ngo Jung & Partners.

Practice head(s):

Matthias Rubner

Testimonials

‘The team is great and very responsive. They do not only provide excellent legal advice, but they also share their experience. They help clients in finding a solution.’

‘Matthias Rubner is an excellent lawyer: he is easy to talk to, knows his subject and takes good care of clients.’

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown's eight-lawyer team runs a solid stand-alone practice, while also undertaking work in close collaboration with the firm's other practices and international offices. Leading financial institutions, major US digital companies as well as major French and international corporations entrust their strategic matters to them, including employee  transfers in the context of Brexit, restructuring and M&A integration projects. The team also deals with mobility, data and other sensitive individual matters, such as sexual harassment accusations, and also demonstrates strength in several strategic disputes. Employee shareholding plans are another strong area of expertise. The practice is co-headed by Julien Haure and Régine Goury who was made partner in 2019. Associates Charlotte Moegling and Charlène Frey are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Julien Haure; Régine Goury

Testimonials

 ‘The team follows a 360-degrees approach and is able to translate local requirements in a way that make them understandable and possible to be approved by US companies.’

‘A highly available and professional team which is very responsive and gives practical guidance.’

‘The team always provides accurate and useful advice that takes into account the companies’ peculiarities and their environment. They suggest win-win solutions.’

 ‘Julien Haure understands multinational companies’ business needs and urgencies, and is able to think outside of the box. He always provides reliable and creative advice. He demonstrates great tactical sense. He is dedicated to his clients and has great tactical sense.’

‘Régine Goury is a great professional who follows a practical and solution-oriented approach. She provides great support.’

‘Associate Charlotte Moegling is precise, thorough and responsive. She is always aware of the latest legislative and jurisprudential evolutions.’

Key clients

Accenture

Aecom

Amy’s Kitchen

Anixter

Apsys

Broadcom

Brocade

CA Technologies

Cohesity

Eurazeo

Europcar

Extreme

Fnac Darty

Granado

Innis & Gun’s

Ipsen

John Laing

Maxim

Medallia

Nautilus

Schmolz & Bickenback

Seagate

Splunk

Wavestone

Work highlights

  • Assisted Broadcom with the integration and restructuring of CA Technologies.
  • Advised Unilever on the employment law aspects of the sales of Alsa and Moench and the acquisitions of Laboratoire Garancia, Fluocaril and Parogencyl.
  • Advised Fnac Darty on the structuring of an international employee shareholding plan covering 24,000 employees around the world.

MGG Voltaire is the result of the January 2020 merger of the two well-known employment boutiques MGG Legal and Voltaire. The newly created 25-lawyer firm now combines a strong international network and a German desk with three French offices in Paris, Lyon and Lille. The practice brings together two teams highly experienced in dealing with crisis management and other sensitive situations including strikes and workforce reduction projects. Recently, the group worked on a high-profile restructuring project, advised a client on post Macron reform-related work and assisted a client with complex collective negotiations. The practice also has strong know-how in dealing with M&A-related matters and the dismissal and hiring of top management officers. Marijke Granier-Guillemarre, Loïc Héron, David Guillouet, François Hubert, Anne Vincent-Ibarrondo, Xavier Blunat and Philippe Pachoud make up the partnership.

Practice head(s):

Marijke Granier-Guillemarre; Loïc Héron; David Guillouet; François Hubert; Anne Vincent-Ibarrondo; Xavier Blunat; Philippe Pachoud

Testimonials

 ‘The team provides bespoke and high-quality advice.’

‘The team has real depth and expertise in French labour law. They are very flexible and reactive. They always respect their commitments to deliver on time.’

‘The team shows a very good strategic approach in dealing with complex files and has a very high ratio of success in their handling of very complex files. They demonstrate very good availability and very high reactivity.’

‘The team has great experience. They are very reactive. They perfectly understand situations and help clients lowering their risk of being sued.’     

‘The team has recognised expertise advising on collective and individual employment law issues and is very practical.’       

‘Marijke Granier is very professional, shows great listening skills and provides relevant advice.’

‘Loïc Héron is an excellent and highly pragmatic lawyer. He combines a great deal of experience and knowledge, with a pragmatic approach to achieving workable and appropriate solutions. He is an incredible asset.’

 ‘David Guillouet, Anne Vincent-Ibarrondo and François Hubert build strong relationships with clients.’

‘David Guillouet has this ability to always provide adequate, rapid and precise solutions to his clients’ problems.’

Key clients

UPS

Finastra

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Panavision

Bla Bla Car

XPO

Eiffage

Saint-Gobain

Ogletree Deakins

International employment law giant Ogletree Deakins is now well anchored in the French market. The Paris office added two new partners in 2019 in François Millet, who joined from DS Avocats and is adviser to major French corporations and professional federations, and Sophie Binder, previously at Harlay Avocats, who assists major names in the technology field. Marc Desgranges also joined as counsel from his own firm. The French practice now has a workforce of 20 lawyers who are mostly based in Paris, but a small antenna opened in Lyon in 2019 to better assist local clients. The client base consists of many leading French and international corporations, including well-known French banks and US companies. The workload is split equally between advisory and litigation work. The practice recently handled sensitive individual and collective litigation, notably pertaining to top management dismissals in the banking and luxury goods sectors. The team was also busy managing major restructuring and mass redundancy projects, including the representation of the client in related litigation. Finally, the firm also has experience assisting clients with internal investigations. Jean-Marc Albiol and Cécile Martin, who stands out for her combined employment law and data protection expertise are other key members.

Practice head(s):

Jean-Marc Albiol; Cécile Martin; Sophie Binder; François Millet

Other key lawyers:

Marc Desgranges

Testimonials

‘Cécile Martin has in-depth expertise in entwined data privacy and human resources issues. She is highly responsive and has great ability to immediately grasp issues at stake and address clients’ needs.’

Reinhart Marville Torre

Reinhart Marville Torre 's 11-lawyer team combines several complementary areas of expertise. Olivier Bluche is retained by leading companies' CEOs and high-level officers facing high-profile litigation such as dismissals and criminal offence cases. Catherine Broussot-Morin and Soazig Preteseille Taillardat provide general employment law advice, assisting companies with individual and collective issues. The practice notably defended a company involved in mass litigation proceedings led by several former employees of a French subsidiary claiming co-employment status. Finally, Agathe Moreau has particular expertise representing companies and insurers in the context of work accident, professional illness and gross negligence cases.

Practice head(s):

Olivier Bluche; Catherine Broussot-Morin; Soazig Preteseille Taillardat; Agathe Moreau

Key clients

Siemens

ThyssenKrupp

AEG Power Solutions

Work highlights

  • Defending AEG PS in a mass litigation dispute with 76 employees of its former subsidiary claiming co-employment status.

Stehlin & Associés

Headed by Anna-Christina Chaves, Stehlin & Associés' four-lawyer team is consulted by clients in need of strategic advice. The practice notably provides key guidance to clients in the context of M&A transactions and on companies' transformation and restructuring projects. It recently assisted Safran with its merger with Zodiac. The practice also dealt with a major employment tax dispute and advises companies on the setting up of compliance programmes. It is also well recognised for its negotiation abilities in the context of high-ranking officers' exits.

Practice head(s):

Anna-Christina Chaves

Testimonials

‘Anna-Christina Chaves and associate Elodie De Cock have great expertise and show great responsiveness and anticipation abilities. They provide spot-on advice and are highly efficient.’

Key clients

Safran

Groupe Barrière

Groupe Tetra Media Studios (ITV Group)

Eight Advisory

Etanco

Proxiserve

Stanhope

Artal/Invus

Equistone

Warwick

Crédit Mutuel Arkéa

Amphenol

Daniel Féau Immobilier

Econocom

Grenier à Pain

Trigo

Dickson

Décathlon

TNDA: Tuffal-Nerson Douarre & Associés

TNDA: Tuffal-Nerson Douarre & Associés' nine-lawyer team advises several leading French corporations and financial institutions. The boutique firm is notably called upon to advise on highly sensitive issues such as leading companies' CEOs' remuneration and departure issues, fraud-, harassment- and suicide-related individual situations. It is also retained by high-profile executive officers. The practice also has strong expertise in the health and safety area and advises in the context of M&A transactions and initial public offerings. Practice head Véronique Tuffal-Nerson is highly recommended and regularly appointed as mediator in sensitive cases. Also recommended are of counsel Martine Rivereau-Trzmiel, Nicolas Durand-Gasselin and Guillaume Verdier. Of counsel Armelle Walters-Renaud provides complementary corporate law support.

Practice head(s):

Véronique Tuffal-Nerson

Testimonials

Lawyers are available, responsive and experts. Their advice is reliable and personalised. They take time to listen to their clients.

‘Véronique Tuffal-Nerson demonstrates a high level of understanding of matters at stake. She combines high-level technique and a great strategic vision.’

UGGC Avocats

UGGC Avocats provides general employment law guidance to leading French and international companies, including major luxury good brands, hotels and banks, as well as to smaller companies. The 11-lawyer team notably advises on the implementation of mass redundancy plans, negotiation of working time schemes and on the establishment of a CSE work council. It also handles litigation and assists in the context of the hiring and departure of high-level officers. Sophie Uettwiller is in charge. Jennifer Carrel and Karine Audouze are the other two key members.

Practice head(s):

Sophie Uettwiller

Other key lawyers:

Jennifer Carrel ; Karine Audouze

Testimonials

‘The team is highly available and provides great follow up.’

‘The firm has high-level expertise. The team is very professional, shows great client care, and high responsiveness.’

‘Sophie Uettwiller provides great quality work. She understands strategic matters at stake, beyond the strict legal issues. She is highly convincing and hard-working.’

Vaughan Avocats

Vaughan Avocats' practice is well staffed and led by nine experienced partners. The team assists several leading French and international companies, as well as industrial and professional bodies. It recently provided assistance on post-Macron reform matters, such as the negotiation of CSE work council agreements. The practice is also highly recognised for its expertise in dealing with collective redundancy projects and mobility matters. Lately, the team advised on several large-scale redundancy plans, for example when successfully assisting Solocal with the implementation of a 1,000 job-cut plan. The team also handles sensitive individual matters and disputes. It advises companies, CEOs and other individuals such as journalists and TV presenters with individual companies' exit issues. Additionally, the practice represents low-cost airlines in several strategic litigation proceedings. Key figures include Bruno Courtine, Aude Serres van Gaver, Kader Hamida, Bastien Ottaviani, Fabrice Perruchot and Thomas Fernandez-Boni.

Testimonials

‘The firm provides strong and bespoke support.’

‘The firm provides very professional and high-quality work. Team members are available, committed and reliable.’

‘Kader Hamida and Bruno Courtine show strong listening skills and look for the best adapted solutions.’

Work highlights

  • Successfully assisted Solocal with the implementation of a 1,000 job-cut plan.
  • Advised Evergreen Garden Care on renegotiating the collective status applying to 300 employees in France.

White & Case LLP

White & Case LLP's five-lawyer team provides regular support to the firm's M&A, private equity and capital markets practice. Headed by Alexandre Jaurett, the team recently assisted debtors with major financial restructuring and insolvency cases, advised on site closure and collective redundancy plans and handled sensitive related litigation. Counsel Valérie Ménard is the other key member.

Practice head(s):

Alexandre Jaurett

Key clients

BC Partners

Bpifrance

Cobepa

Conforama

CPK

Delachaux

Eurazeo

Groupe Carré

Investindustrial

Jolt Capital

Konecranes

Kraton Polymers Netherlands

Marriott

Mr. Bricolage

MVCI

Orange

RRJ Capital

Saudi Araban Oil Company

SES-imagotag

Solocal

Swedish Steel AB

Svenska Handelsbanken

Verallia

Visteon Software Technologies

Western Union

Work highlights

  • Advised RRJ Capital on the buyout acquisition of Gate group Holding AG from HNA.
  • Assisted Steinhoff’s main creditors with the financial restructuring of subsidiary Conforama through a €316m two-tranche bond issue.
  • Advised Orange on its partnership with Groupama in the French home telesurveillance sector and the establishment of a joint company named Protectline.

Cabinet Finalteri

Practice head(s):

Anne-Gaëlle Finalteri

Testimonials

‘The firm demonstrates exceptional thoroughness and precision which is extremely comforting to clients.’

‘The team is responsive and understands very well underlying issues within a company such as the human and economics factors.’

‘The team provides high-level personalised approach.’

‘Anne-Gaëlle Finalteri is a brillian, technical and hands-on lawyer.’

DS Avocats

Practice head(s):

Frédéric Godard-Auguste

Other key lawyers:

Gwladys Beauchet ; Monique Figueiredo

Key clients

Adil

Ad Ultima Group

Arena

Bank audi

Biogenie

Crown Europe Group Services

DS Smith Packaging

Elior

Franke

Graphic Control

Imerys

International Paper

MG Valdunes

MITSUBISHI

Mondial Protection

Sequens

SNCF

Tagmaster

Alerion

Practice head(s):

Jacques Perotto

Ascent Avocats

Practice head(s):

Marie-Hélène Fournier Gobert; Joséphine Imbert

Testimonials

A small practice led by with two very skilled and dedicated partners, experts in employment law, with a business oriented approach’.

‘The firm is business-oriented and provides in-depth and bespoke analysis’.

Marie-Hélène Fournier Gobert provides high-quality useful advice. She has very sharp experience, knowledge and expertise in the field of labour law. She demonstrates strong pugnacity and is very creative. She never gives up’.

‘Joséphine Imbert is a very talented lawyer. She is practical, efficient and shows strong involvement in defending the interests of her clients. She is a very nice and remarkable person. Her acute sense of strategy helps win cases that seem lost in advance’.Marie-Hélène Fournier Gobert ; Joséphine Imbert

Key clients

  • Cuki Cofresco
  • AFPIF

BCTG Avocats

Practice head(s):

Sabine de Paillerets

Other key lawyers:

Mélanie Chrétienne

Testimonials

‘The team shows extremely good client care and provides well fitted work’.

‘The team pays great attention on securing confidentiality’.

Bersay

Practice head(s):

Nathalie Cerqueira ; Anne-Lise Puget

Testimonials

‘The team is very proactive and has good English language skills’.

‘The team meets clients’ needs and has ‘very good knowledge of finance activity’.

‘The confident and capable Anne-Lise Puget is always available, quite innovative and provides global and strategic vision while also taking care of details’.

Key clients

Edmond de Rothschild

Bureau Veritas

LinkByNet

Lito Ventures (Beaux Arts & Cie)

Martek

Mobilitex

NV Gallery

Transatel

Work highlights

  • Advised Edmond de Rothschild France and Edmond de Rothschild Private Equity during the sale of 51% of the shares of Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners.

BG2V

Practice head(s):

Guillaume de Saint Sernin

Testimonials

‘The firm shows quick understanding of issues in complex situations. It is reactive and able to deliver a very clear view over matters to take the best decision in complex situations’.

Key clients

CRIT

ALTRAN

DROUOT

FABERNOVEL

DRT

IMMO DE FRANCE

ADVENT INTERNATIONAL

FREUDENBERG FILTRATION TECHNOLOGIES

GROUPE PAS A PAS – KPF

NOLAROADS

EXPERIENCED CAPITAL

TEADS

Bird & Bird

Practice head(s):

Benjamine Fiedler

Other key lawyers:

Nathalie Devernay

Testimonials

‘The team is responsive, clear, available, listens to its clients and is efficient’.

Key clients

Teva Europe / Téva santé

Salesforce

Albany International

DXC

Infosys

Crédit Immobilier de France

Collins Aerospace

Cimpress Group

Work highlights

  • MATTERS Assisted Teva Europe and Teva Santé with the outsourcing operation of a non-core business.

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Practice head(s):

Claire Fougea ; Marion Brière-Ségala

Cabinet Cloix & Mendès-Gil

Practice head(s):

Léa Duhamel

Charles Russell Speechlys

Practice head(s):

Kim Campion

Testimonials

The level of service is excellent. The team is quick to respond to its clients’ business needs. It always gives in-depth responses and makes certain clients understand steps to be taken in regard to employment law’. 

The team speaks good English and is able to provide concise, practical advice’.

‘ A pragmatic and commercial approach’.

Kim Campion is very commercial, very available and gives clear guidance. He is a real business player who has clear understanding of situations, risks and opportunities.     He finds the best business solutions’.

Key clients

Alere

Berner

Brown Rudnick

Chep

CSGi

Dunlop

Fircosoft

Foley Hoag

Hama

Ingevity

Kent

Molex

Netjets

Oxford Instruments

Pearson

Relx Group

Shaw Industries

Sogecap

Sportsdirect.com

Tektronix

Work highlights

  • Advised Alere on its integration within Abbott.
  • Advised Berner on a global workforce restructuring project impacting over 800 employees and involving change of the sales-force employment status.

De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés

Practice head(s):

Thierry Gillot ; Déborah David

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented Phictal before the Cour de Cassation court regarding a social security adjustment.
  • Defending Oracle against collective and single court claims.

Delsol Avocats

Practice head(s):

Delphine Bretagnolle ; Philippe Pacotte ;Camille Rousset ; Elsa Lederlin

Testimonials

‘The team is available, skilled and dedicated’.

‘Philippe Pacotte is committed and provides high quality advice’.

Key clients

Crouzet

Dermscan

Dimotrans

EDH

Ividata

Work highlights

  • Advised CROUZET on the acquisition of GAROS’s sensors, electronics and instrumentation activities.

Desanlis

Practice head(s):

Jean-Philippe Desanlis ; Anne Lemarchand

Testimonials

‘The team is always very dedicated to every specific client and case. Team members are very pragmatic’. 

‘Jean Philippe Desanlis is an outstanding lawyer. He is smart and very pragmatic, and focuses on finding solutions. He is a fantastic negotiator’.

Key clients

SEPTAM

SFPMEI

SPIE OIL & GAS

UAM

VSP

YOUTRANSACTOR

Veolia Environnement

SFR Business

Kepler Cheuvreux

VIVARTE

OWLIANCE

BLACKFIN CAPITAL PARTNERS

INGENICO PAYMENT SERVICES

DOCAPOST APPLICAM

ENERCOOP

MANDAE / MUTUELLE GENERALE DE LA POLICE

UBP (NEXAM / UBI)

BRETEUIL IMMOBILIER

NORTIA

ACCEDIA

AGS Association pour une Gestion Solidiaire

Basiliade

ALSO

AMFINE

AMPLEGEST

CISME

COMPARADISE

GROUPE ALL INVEST

Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP

Practice head(s):

Déborah Attali ; Myrtille Lapuelle

Testimonials

‘The team is involved, responsive and curious’

‘Myrtille Lapuelle is an excellent technician and strategist’.

FACTORHY

Practice head(s):

Grégory Chastagnol ; Benjamin Desaint ; Leslie Nicolaï ; Alexandre Roumieu

FIDAL

Practice head(s):

Stéphane Béal

Other key lawyers:

Didier Millot ; Caroline Ferte ; Antoine Jouhet ; Sylvain Niel ; Patricia Rotermund ; Grégory Olczak-Godefert ; Anne Imbert

Testimonials

An efficient team that shows good listening skills and looks for adapted solutions’.

Good follow up and great understanding of matters at stake’.

Key clients

AIMS

FMS

MK DIRECT

Laboratoires Expanscience

Novasep

SODEXO

CEAPC (Group BPCE)

LUR BERI

LFB

LINPAC PACKAGING PROVENCE (KP FILMS)

Work highlights

  • Advising Laboratoires Expanscience on the implementation and follow-up of a redundancy plan.
  • Advising LFB on a global reorganisation project including the sale of a subsidiary to Novartis.
  • Assisting LINPAC PACKAGING PROVENCE (KP FILMS) with the closure of the company through the implementation and follow-up of a redundancy plan

Fieldfisher

Practice head(s):

Laurence Dumure Lambert

Key clients

Molex

ALIGN technology

FTMS Avocats

Practice head(s):

Jean Néret ; Olivier Angotti ; Isabelle Pontal

Testimonials

‘Olivier Angotti shows exceptional accuracy and great judicial strategy. He also has exceptional acumen of clients’ constraints and needs’.

‘Isabelle Pontal is highly professional’

FTPA

Practice head(s):

Alexandre Ebtedaei

Key clients

Johnson & Johnson

Mood Media

SNCF

Manoir Industries

Pregis

Glanbia

Sumiriko

Getinge

Moma Group

Visufarma

Amomed

Munters

Work highlights

  • Advised Singlespot on the implantation of a voluntary departure plan involving more than 15 executives.
  • Advised Pregis on the closing down of the client’s main factory in France.
  • Representing Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical in disputes with former employees claiming to have contracted work illnesses.

Galembert Avocats

Practice head(s):

Pascal Petrel

Testimonials

The team is very competent, always quick to react and to-the-point’.

‘The firm demonstrates remarkable expertise, availability and responsiveness in dealing with complex matters’.

‘Their assistance in tackling complex issues is instrumental’.

‘The firm provides high-level quality and long-term support helping to attain clients’ objectives’.

Pascal Petrel understands business dynamics of listed companies and knows how to handle the most difficult cases linked to their senior executives. He is a true partner with a 360-degree vision and practical approach who has remarkable knowledge. He is both rigorous and flexible’.

Key clients

Monoprix

Rexel France

Frans bonhomme

Sigma Merck

La Halle

San marina

Savac Transports

Francofa

Lamberti France

CUNY

Tricotages des Vosges

Elephant Vert Or Brun

École Rockfeller

Esse

Heli Santé

Societ Grivel

Tessi Services

Groupe Maeva

Turbo Trucks

Work highlights

  • Represented Rexel Development in negotiating a remote work agreement.

Grant Thornton Société d’Avocats

Practice head(s):

Caroline Luche-Rocchia

Testimonials

‘The team shows excellent availability and technical knowledge’.

Key clients

AGRIBRIEFING

CDC MUTUELLE

BANK OF COMMUNICATIONS

BUG

LES CARS BLEUS

CYTOO

EDITIONS ET DIFFUSION INTERNATIONALES

FENWICK-LINDE

HORIZON ASSET MANAGEMENT

INTERALU

KARAKORAM

LENOVO

LIRE DEMAIN

LEE COMPANY

LOGIENT

MGEN TECHNOLOGIES

ORBIS

PWC

SAP

SR TECHNICS

TRANSPORTS ANDRIEUX

VALBIOTIS

WIGE SOLUTIONS

RETTIG

EURAZEO

SOFIVAL

Guillemin Flichy

Practice head(s):

Stéphane Flichy

Key clients

COMMAND ALKON

PROVISUR- CROWN COMPANY INDUSTRY

EXTENS

Joffe & Associés

Practice head(s):

Géraldine Lepeytre ; Blaise Deltombe

Testimonials

‘A really strong team, able to really adapt its answers to its clients’ sector, environment and specificities. A real business partner’.       

‘Efficient and always available’.

‘Géraldine Lepeytre is an outstanding partner; she is always available to help finding the best legal and business compatible solution for her clients’.

‘Blaise Deltombe is very helpful and reachable even outside work hours to help with urgent client matters’.

Key clients

Neoxpert

Entheca

Fountaine Pajot

Flowserve

Ken group

Aricent

Work highlights

  • Advised Fountaine Pajot on the acquisition of Dufour
  • Advising Neoexpert on the negotiation of a post-acquisition collective agreement following the merger with Galilée.

K&L Gates LLP

Practice head(s):

Christine Artus

Testimonials

The team is responsive and provides clear and strategic advice’.

‘The team is skilled and solution-oriented’.

‘Christine Artus is able to assist clients in dealing with complex matters’.

Latournerie Wolfrom Avocats

Practice head(s):

Sarah-Jane Mirou

Key clients

ECOLE ALSACIENNE

SOCIETE EDITRICE DU MONDE

COURRIER INTERNATIONAL

L’OBS

REGIE OBS

M PUBLICITE

TELT

TEVA

TELERAMA

HUFF POST

M B A - Moisand Boutin & Associés

Practice head(s):

Christine Hillig-Poudevigne

Other key lawyers:

Sophie Lemaitre

Meridian

Practice head(s):

Marie-Christine Le

Testimonials

‘The firm provides a tailor-made approach and great negotiating tactics’.

‘Marie-Christine Le is incredibly dedicated and reviews files in detail. She also demonstrates sound business judgment in assessing potential negotiation scenarios’.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Practice head(s):

Sabine Smith-Vidal

Other key lawyers:

Charles Dauthier

Key clients

Barclays Bank

Consolidated Precision Products

Crédit Suisse

Merck

Otis

PAI Partners

Stallergenes

UGI Corp

Work highlights

  • Advised Stallergenes on the termination of employment contracts of key executives on gross misconduct grounds and subsequent litigation.

NomoS

Practice head(s):

Virginie Delestre ; Anne Ciret

Norma Avocats

Practice head(s):

Julie Lamadon ; Sandrine Deroubaix ; Florent Millot ; Claire Mathurin

Opleo Avocats

Practice head(s):

Sandrine Gardel ; Pierre-Olivier Bernard

Testimonials

‘The firm stands out for its strong availability and responsiveness. Team members know very well their files and provide personalised services’.

‘A very good employment team which works in close collaboration with the tax team and has a strong focus on dealing with managers-linked matters. The practice is particularly recommended for handling managers’ exit issues in connection with M&A transactions’.

‘Perfect mastering of technical and negotiation aspects’.

‘Sandrine Gardel shows strong pugnacity, is a fine strategist and negotiator, and whose combined advisory and litigation experience is a precious asset’.

Osborne Clarke

Practice head(s):

Maxime Pigeon; Jérôme Scapoli

Testimonials

understands business needs and is very practical’.

‘The team combines rigour, knowledge, responsiveness, availability, flexibility and excellent customer support’.

‘The team understands its clients’ business and expectations, and never leaves behind a customer to deal with critical situations’.

‘The amazing Maxime Pigeon’s high sense of customer support is rare to find’.

Jérôme Scapoli understands business needs and is very practical’.

Key clients

DYSON

Cap Gemini

NOVO NORDISK

Orange

onepoint

HARPER COLLINS

HACHETTE GROUP

SYMPHONY EYC

Yume

Groupe Bertrand/ Flo

GRIFOLS

Bird Rides

Diageo

Premier Research

France Galop

DECKERS

NORWEGIAN AIR RESOURCES

Work highlights

  • Defended one of Orange top human-resources executive in the so called landmark Orange suicides trial involving 7 high ranking executives and more than 100 plaintiffs.

Paul Hastings LLP

Practice head(s):

Stéphane Henry

Testimonials

Stéphane Henry and associate Alexandre Ruiz are very responsive, make it easy to work with them, respond timely, and will ensure that clients have a thorough understanding of the matter at hand’.

Key clients

CM-CIC Investissement

MML Capital

Dushow

Antin Infrastructure

Société Générale Capital Partenaires

Fosun

Sofidy

Tibco

Aries

Hexagon

Work highlights

  • Advised CM-CIC Investissement on the sale of Circet to Advent International.
  • Advised MML Capital on the employment law aspects of the leveraged buyout of Gravotech.
  • Represented Fosun Tourism Group on its spin-off from Fosun International.

Peltier Juvigny Marpeau & Associés

Practice head(s):

Aurélie Fournier

Testimonials

‘A responsive law firm which provides good quality work’.

‘The team provides a strong support. Team members show strong listening skills and responsiveness’.

Key clients

BNP Paribas

GIE CARDIF

BMW France

BMW Finance

Banco Santander

Arval

Santander Consumer

VTG

Pinsent Masons LLP

Practice head(s):

Valérie Blandeau

Testimonials

‘Valérie Blandeau offers wise and practical advice that takes into consideration clients’ business objectives and potential risks’.

Pwc Société d'Avocats

Practice head(s):

Bernard Borrely

Other key lawyers:

Aurélie Cluzel d’Andlau; William Phillips ; Corinne Guyot Chavanon

Work highlights

  • Advised PAI Partners on conducting a due diligence audit in relation to the disposal of B&B Hôtels to Goldman Sachs.

Raphaël & Associés

Practice head(s):

Isabelle Ayache-Revah ; Marion Ayadi

Simon Associés

Practice head(s):

Anne-Laurence Faroux ; Nicolas Billon

SCP Bardavid Tourneur

Practice head(s):

Elisa Bardavid ; Jean-François Tourneur

Testimonials

‘The team has great expertise. Team members are very good labour law specialists who are used to work on M&A, private equity and other corporate matters, understanding well the issues at stake in such transactions’.

‘Jean-François Tourneur has high-level expertise and provides very high-quality advice. He is practical, a good strategist, smart and fine. He understands matters at stake and can see beyond employment law aspects to suggest creative and bespoke solutions’.

SEA AVOCATS

Practice head(s):

Nicolas Sauvage

Simmons & Simmons

Practice head(s):

Laurence Renard

Testimonials

‘The team is remarkable by its high-level availability and responsiveness. Advice are well balanced between a legal and business approach’.

‘Laurence Renard has great knowledge of US companies and of what it means in terms of designing specific legal strategy’.

‘Managing associate Julia Gori is responsive and available. She provides spot-on advice’.

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Practice head(s):

Philippe Desprès

Work highlights

  • Assisted Renault SA with its discussions with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) regarding a potential merger.

Squire Patton Boggs

Practice head(s):

Pauline Pierce ; Jean-François Rage

Other key lawyers:

Jean-Marc Sainsard ; Ludovic Roche

Taylor Wessing

Practice head(s):

Claudia Jonath ; Markus Asshoff

Vivien & Associés

Practice head(s):

Joëlle Hannelais ; Marie-Emilie Rousseau-Brunel

Testimonials

 ‘The team has a good track-record. Lawyers are excellent’.

Key clients

Mühlhaüser France

Total Specific Solution

PSB Industries

Rubix Group

Onepark SAS

Croix Rouge Française

Time Versalift SAS

OP.Serv – Rok Solution

Socialbakers

Shapr SAS

LK Bennett Ltd. and France SARL

WAN Avocats

Practice head(s):

Isabelle Wekstein-Steg ; Raphaël Naccach ; Nathalie Attias ; Elisabeth Fortis