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August Debouzy
7 rue de Téhéran
75008 Paris

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Licensed to practice by the Bars of New York and Paris since 1989 and 1992, Philippe Durand has been a partner at the firm since 2000.  Working in the Employment Law team, he assists French and foreign clients in an advisory and litigation capacity on compensation issues, redundancy plans, individual and collective labor relations and on the employment aspects of doing business.  A graduate of Sciences Po Paris, Paris II and Georgetown University Law Center, Philippe began his career at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer before joining the firm.


French | English


Admitted to the Paris (1992) and New York (1989) bars


  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington D.C. (USA), “Masters of Law”, 1988
  • University of Paris II, Master in Tax, Corporate & Business Law, 1986
  • Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Public Service Section), 1985

Lawyer Rankings

Paris > Droit social

August Debouzy advises a prominent client base, made up of many CAC 40 corporations and major French and international companies, including insurance companies. The practice offers full-service support ranging from day-to-day assistance to the most challenging issues. Several large-scale downsizing and site closure projects, each involving several hundred up to a thousand employees, are included in the caseload. The team was also chosen to assist with challenging Covid-19 pandemic-related issues, such as safety conditions, working time and the renegotiation of paid leaves and bonuses. The practice also handles sensitive litigation, such as a high-stakes dispute involving a major digital platform concerning the contract status issues of self-employed workers or disputes involving dismissal procedures of top executives. Social security tax audits are another area of strength. Practice head Emmanuelle Barbara is highly regarded. Other key figures in the team include: Fabienne HaasMarie-Hélène BensadounVirginie DevosEric MancaCatherine Le ManchecAnaïs Qureshi , Philippe Durand, counsel Diane Reboursier and Isabelle Hadoux-Vallier and senior associate Boris Léone-Robin, the latter two specialising in remuneration, compensation and benefits issues.