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Catherine Le Manchec
Catherine Le Manchec joined August Debouzy in 2002 as an associate, after working at the law firms Joël Muguet Poulennec and Jacques Barthélémy et Associés.
As a Partner now, she provides advisory services on all labour and employment law issues.
She has in-depth experience in the management of sensitive projects, including the implementation of social strategies related to restructuring transactions, site closures, asset transfers or the takeover of public procurement contracts.
She is also involved in collective insolvency proceedings, including to assist groups in managing the termination of certain business activities or with their relations with financially distressed subcontractors.
Catherine assists major French and international industrial and banking groups, as well as companies in the printing and research industries.
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Admitted to the Paris bar in 1998
- Postgraduate degree (DEA) in Labour Law, University of Paris I, 1995
- Postgraduate degree (Maîtrise) in Labour Law, University of Paris I, 1994
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 Haas, Marie-Hélène Bensadoun, Virginie Devos, Eric Manca, Catherine Le Manchec, Anaïs 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.
August Debouzy est un gage d’excellence sur le marché. Dirigée par la remarquable Emmanuelle Barbara, l’équipe affiche un très haut niveau d’expertise, que reflète une base de clientèle de haut rang, comprenant de nombreuses entreprises françaises de premier plan et de nombreux groupes internationaux. Le cabinet est mandaté pour mener à bien des projets de restructuration à grande échelle ; une expertise particulièrement mise à profit en 2021 dans le contexte de la crise du Covid-19, notamment dans les secteurs de l’hôtellerie et de l’industrie. Le champ de compétences couvre l’ensemble des problématiques individuelles et collectives du droit du travail, en conseil et en contentieux. L’équipe dispose notamment d’un fort savoir-faire dans la gestion des dossiers d’harcèlement. . Fabienne Haas, Marie-Hélène Bensadoun, Virginie Devos, Eric Manca, Catherine Le Manchec et Anaïs Qureshi sont de remarquables professionnels. Ils sont entourés des avocates counsel Diane Reboursier, Sonia Moreau et Laure Hosni Parallèlement, le cabinet dispose aussi d’un pôle d’expertise consacré aux questions de rémunérations et d’avantages sociaux (épargne salariale, retraites et URSSAF) que sollicitent des entreprises du CAC 40, des banques, de grands groupes industriels français et internationaux et des compagnies d’assurance. La pratique dans ce domaine est principalement développée par l’avocate counsel Isabelle Hadoux-Vallier et le collaborateur senior Boris Léone-Robin.
August Debouzy is home to one of France’s most prestigious practices. The high-profile team, led by superstar Emmanuelle Barbara, acts for a stellar client list that includes many of France’s leading companies and numerous international groups. The practice is very experienced in advising on large-scale and particularly challenging restructuring projects, an expertise recently in high demand in the context of the Covid-19 crisis, especially in the hospitality and industrial sectors. The team is able to cover the full range of individual and collective employment issues, both in an advisory function and in litigation. Highly sensitive matters, such as harassment allegations, are another area of strength. Fabienne Haas, Marie-Hélène Bensadoun, Virginie Devos, Eric Manca, Catherine Le Manchec and Anaïs Qureshi are all top experts. Counsels Diane Reboursier, Sonia Moreau and Laure Hosni are provide key support. The compensation and benefits practice, which focuses on advising on profits sharing, company pensions and tax audits for CAC 40 companies, banks, major French and international industrial groups and insurance companies, is primarily run by counsel Isabelle Hadoux-Vallier and senior associate Boris Léone-Robin.
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- Data privacy and data protection
- Industry focus: IT and internet
- Intellectual property: Copyright
- Intellectual property: Patents
- Media and entertainment: Newspapers
- Real estate
- Dispute resolution: White-collar crime
- Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences
- Industry focus: Luxury goods
- Media and entertainment: Art
- Media and entertainment: Sports
- Employment > Social security: compensation and benefits
- Administrative and public law
- Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation
- Industry focus: Energy
- Private equity: venture/growth capital
- Banking and finance: transactional work
- Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Private equity: LBO
- Dispute resolution: International arbitration
- EU, competition and distribution
- Private equity: venture/growth capital