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Mme Karine Bézille
Partner, head of the labour law department. Specialized in collective and individual relations in the workplace and counselling and litigations.
Karine Bézille advises French and foreign companies and their management on all aspects of labour law. In particular, she intervenes in restructuring operations, economic redundancies and transfers of business, regularly lending her support to the M&A teams.
She also assists her clients in the day-to-day HR management and collecyive relationships.
Experienced litigation lawyer, in particular in the fields of mental health in the workplace (management of work accidents/illness, moral harassment and burn-out), she also advises on the prevention of criminal liability for companies and their top managers.
Karine counsels companies in the sectors of industry, real property, health, retail, technology and the media. She leads training sessions and teaches at the Master’s level at the University of Paris (Paris X). She has co-authored two works on psycho-social risks and staff secondments and stand-by situations.
French and English
Member of the Paris Bar in 2003
Certificate of specialisation in labour law, 2010 and DESS, postgraduate in Labour Law, University of Paris I, 2001.
LPA-CGR avocats has solid resources which allow the team to provide expertise on traditional matters such as reorganisations and M&A-related work, while also covering mobility and health issues. The practice assists a diverse client list of French and international companies, including a leading bank and an industrial company, and has recently been particularly busy advising on the implementation of new working schemes such as relocation to co-working spaces and remote working. The practice also assisted several clients undertaking major reorganization projects, including several large downsizing plans. It also worked on several M&A transactions and also handles litigation. Karine Bézille and Alexandre Bensoussan are particularly recommended. The team also includes Sandra Hundsdörfer, Sophie Marinier, who is particularly skilled in the field of international mobility, and counsel Rudy Jourdan.
LPA-CGR avocats‘ team advises a prominent client base which notably includes leading banks, healthcare, retail and industrial companies. The versatile practice recently assisted several companies with the setting up of economic and social committees and dealt with sensitive contentious issues involving the French authorities (DIRECCTE) and other matters, such as the contentious payment of various expert fees. The practice also handled a major dispute concerning methods of calculation of paid indemnities in relation to a downsizing plan. Other key areas of expertise are advising on the employment aspects of M&A and property transactions led by the firm, the management of restructuring projects, and mobility and sensitive individual files. Karine Bézille and Alexandre Bensoussan are key members of the practice which also includes Françoise Pelletier, Sandra Hundsdörfer and Sophie Marinier. Counsel Rudy Jourdan also deserves a mention.
LPA-CGR avocats dispose de solides ressources, permettant à l’équipe de traiter les grands sujets classiques de la matière (réorganisations, opérations de fusions-acquisitions), mais aussi les questions de mobilité et de santé au travail. Le cabinet assiste une clientèle diversifiée d’entreprises françaises et internationales, dont une grande banque et un grand groupe industriel. L’équipe a récemment été sollicitée par ses clients pour les assister dans la mise en place de nouveaux schémas d’organisation du travail (espaces de coworking, travail à distance). Elle a aussi conseillé plusieurs clients dans la mise en œuvre d’importants projets de réorganisation (dont d’importants plans de réduction d’effectifs). Elle a enfin été impliquée dernièrement dans plusieurs opérations de fusions-acquisitions et gère également le contentieux. L’équipe compte dans ses rangs : Karine Bézille et Alexandre Bensoussan qui sont particulièrement recommandés, Sandra Hundsdörfer, Sophie Marinier (qui est compétente dans le domaine de la mobilité internationale) et l’avocat counsel Rudy Jourdan.
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- Industry focus: Energy
- Industry focus: IT and internet
- Real estate
- Administrative and public law
- Intellectual property: Copyright
- Banking and finance: transactional work
- Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation
- Dispute resolution: White-collar crime
- Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs
- Mergers and acquisitions