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Mr Cyril Gaillard
Cyril Gaillard, Partner, is a member of the firm’s Employment Law team. He specialises in employment litigation, including the criminal aspects of employment law, and social security law.
He is in charge of sensitive matters relating to liability in groups (co-employment, tortious liability), restructuring (legality of consultations, job protection plans, etc.), trade union law (representation, compliance with law, etc.), collective bargaining (working time, employee benefits, etc.) as well as compliance with laws relating to employees’ rights and freedoms in the workplace (discrimination, harassment, etc.).
Prior to joining Bredin Prat in 2010, he was a Partner at Capstan, a French firm which specialises in employment law.
Admitted to the Paris Bar in 1998
He is holding a specialisation in labor and social security law since 2004, and is a graduate of the University of Montpellier (DESS in Employment Law and Practices, 1997).
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Bredin Prat‘s highly experienced team is among the strongest in the market. In line with the firm’s thriving M&A practice, the employment team frequently acts in employment matters linked to the firm’s corporate transactions, often ranking among the largest in France and involving publicly listed companies. On a stand-alone basis, the team assists clients with complex collective negotiations and reorganisation projects. It is also solicited for the management of sensitive individual employment matters involving high-ranking executives. High-stakes litigation involving numerous employees is another area of strength, with a dispute arisen from the alleged non-respect of commitments made before the French state in the context of a high-profile M&A transaction a recent example. The group’s role as advisor of a leading digital platform concerning business-critical employment status requalification proceedings provided further proof of its excellent reputation. Practice head Pascale Lagesse, Cyril Gaillard and Laëtitia Tombarello make up a strong trio.
Bredin Prat ’s team assists a highly prominent client base, including many large French and global players, many of whom recently entrusted large-scale restructuring and downsizing projects to the group. The practice also has in-depth expertise in handling the employment law aspects of the firm’s leading M&A transactions, regularly involving listed companies. Strategic disputes and mass litigation are also handled, with the high-stakes disputes for Uber pertaining to the employment contract status of Uber’s self-employed drivers as a recent example. The team also assists clients with sensitive individual litigation involving former executives. The highly regarded Pascale Lagesse directs the practice. Cyril Gaillard, Laëtitia Tombarello and counsel Jérôme Cordier are also excellent. The team recently hired one of France’s leading employment law professors in Paul-Henri Antonmattei who joined in Autumn 2020.
Bredin Prat est doté d’une équipe très expérimentée. Dans la continuité de la pratique de référence du cabinet dans le domaine des fusions-acquisitions, l’équipe de droit social intervient fréquemment dans la gestion des aspects de droit du travail liés aux opérations traitées par le cabinet (qui sont le plus souvent parmi les plus importantes du marché français et impliquent régulièrement des sociétés cotées en bourse). La pratique présente aussi une forte activité autonome ; l’équipe accompagnant ses clients dans leurs projets complexes en matière de négociations collectives et de réorganisation. L’équipe gère aussi des dossiers individuels sensibles concernant de hauts cadres dirigeants, et des litiges de masse. Elle est notamment en charge d’un contentieux sensible concernant le non-respect allégué d’engagements pris devant l’État français dans le cadre d’une opération de fusion-acquisition de grande envergure. L’équipe défend enfin une grande plateforme numérique dans des procédures à forts enjeux concernant le statut social de ses collaborateurs. La responsable de la pratique Pascale Lagesse, Cyril Gaillard et Laëtitia Tombarello forment un excellent trio.
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