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Chassany Watrelot & Associés (CWA)
8 RUE CHATEAUBRIAND
75008 PARIS
France

Position

Managing partner
| Attorney registered with the Paris Bar Association

Career

Before founding Chassany Watrelot & Associés in 1987, Jérôme Watrelot was a partner at Fidal, a law firm in Lyon.

He advises and assists French and international companies on all issues relating to labour and employment law and, more specifically, on  mergers & acquisitions and restructuring operations.

His expertise is also very sought for in the framework of collective negotiations.

Languages

French, English

Memberships

Jérôme Watrelot is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), AvoSial and the European Employment Lawyer Association (EELA).

Education

Certificate of specialization in Employment Law and Social Security Law (Certificat de spécialisation en Droit du Travail et de la Sécurité Sociale)
Bar Association of Lyon (1985)

Post graduate degree in Tax and Business Law
(DESS Droit des Affaires et Fiscalité)
University of Lyon III (1982)

Corporate lawyer degree
(DJCE, Diplôme de Juriste Conseil d’Entreprise)
University of Lyon III (1982)

Post graduate degree in Law History
(DEA Histoire du Droit)
University of Lyon III (1979)

Master’s degree in Judicial Careers
(Maitrise Carrières Judiciaires)
University of Lyon III (1978)

Lawyer Rankings

France > Employment

(Hall of Fame)

Jérôme Watrelot – Chassany Watrelot & Associés (CWA)

Employment law boutique Chassany Watrelot & Associés (CWA) impresses with the size of the team involved; its offices in France (Paris, Lyon and Sophia-Antipolis) as well as in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia; and its ability to advise on the full range of employment law and social security matters. The practice is frequently retained to assist with the implementation of challenging projects, such as large-scale restructurings, plant closures or the implementation of new collective agreements on a wide scale. The management of labour law issues linked to insolvency proceedings is another area of strength. The practice is also a strong name for large M&A and private equity deals and is well versed in employment and benefits matters. Recently, the team assisted its key client Carrefour with the implementation of Covid-19 sanitary passes for all its employees across its various shopping centers, and acted on a strategic carve-out project in the energy sector. The firm’s prestigious client base includes leading French and international companies, French blue chip companies from the retail and energy sectors among them. Philippe Chassany, Jérôme Watrelot and Elisabeth Graujeman co-head the practice which also includes key members Sébastien Poncet, Hélène Guillot, Virgile Zeimet, who made partner in 2021, and Abdelkader Hamida, who joined in May 21 from Vaughan Avocats. In 2021 the firm was acquired by audit firm Implid and Juliette Pouyet, Julien Boucaud-Maître and of counsel Anne de Gabory left the firm.

Paris > Droit social

(Hall of Fame)

Jérôme Watrelot – Chassany Watrelot & Associés (CWA)

La boutique de droit social  Chassany Watrelot & Associés (CWA) dispose d’une implantation assez originale ; le cabinet a plusieurs bureaux en France (Paris, Lyon et Sophia-Antipolis) mais aussi au Maroc, en Algérie et en Tunisie. Le champ d’expertises couvre l’ensemble des questions de droit social et de sécurité sociale. Le cabinet est régulièrement sollicité pour mener à bien des projets ambitieux, tels que de larges restructurations, des fermetures de sites, des négociations de nouvelles conventions collectives. Il sait aussi intervenir dans la gestion des sujets de droit du travail liés à des dossiers de procédures collectives, et se voit souvent mandater pour intervenir dans le cadre de grandes opérations de fusions-acquisitions et de capital-investissement. L’équipe a récemment accompagné l’un de ses clients phares Carrefour quant à la mise en place de son pass-sanitaire pour tous ses employés dans tous ses centres commerciaux. Elle a aussi été impliquée dans un important projet de carve-out dans le secteur énergétique. Des entreprises françaises et internationales de premier plan, parmi lesquelles de grands groupes français énergétiques et de distribution, sont clients. La pratique est codirigée par  Philippe Chassany, Jérôme Watrelot et Elisabeth Graujeman , et  comprend également  Sébastien Poncet, Hélène Guillot,  ainsi que Virgile Zeimet qui a été promu associé en 2021, et  Abdelkader Hamida (ex  Vaughan Avocats ) qui a rejoint le cabinet en 2021. A noter enfin, le rachat du cabinet par la firme d’audit Implid et les départs de  Juliette Pouyet, Julien Boucaud-Maître et de l’avocate Anne de Gabory wn 2021.