Elisabeth Graujeman > Chassany Watrelot & Associés (CWA) > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

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

Position

Partner

Career

Before joining Watrelot & Associés in 2001, Elisabeth Graujeman was a partner at Fromont Briens & Associés.

Elisabeth Graujeman advises French and international companies on all issues relating to social law. She has been practicing for more than two decades with a focus on complex reorganizations such as plant closures, mergers and acquisitions and litigations against unions and works councils.

She has also been recognized for many years for her niche expertise on supplementary retirement schemes and welfare schemes.

Languages

French, English

Memberships

IBA, AvoSial

Education

Post-graduate degree in Law and Practice of Employment Relations (DESS Droit et Pratique des Relations de Travail) – University of Montpellier I (1993)

University degree in Comparative European and International Social Law (DU Droit Social Européen et International Comparé) – University of Montpellier I (1993)

Master’s degree in European Private Law (Maîtrise Droit Privé Européen) – University of Montpellier I (1992)

Lawyer Rankings

France > Employment

Employment law firm Chassany Watrelot & Associés (CWA) has a stable and regularly growing team which now totals some 50 lawyers in France (Paris, Lyon, Marseille and Nice) in addition to 20 lawyers located in its four Maghreb offices. The firm is able to provide a full range of expertise to France’s largest companies, as well as to many leading international corporations and investment funds. The firm is regularly entrusted to help with large-scale restructuring projects entailing important workforce reduction and site closures. It is notably assisting Carrefour Hypermarchés with the negotiation of a collective termination agreement affecting several thousand employees. The firm is also recognised for its strong M&A-related expertise and its proficiency in profit-sharing, pensions, welfare protection, social security and health and safety matters,  notably thanks to the strongly recommended Elisabeth Graujeman who advises on labour law and supplementary retirement and welfare schemes. Founding partners Philippe Chassany and Jérôme Watrelot co-head the firm. Other key names of the 19-partner practice include: Sébastien Poncet, Julien Boucaud-Maître and Juliette Pouyet as well as Hélène Guillot, Xavier de Jerphanion and Laurence Cohen.

Paris > Droit social

Cabinet spécialisé en droit social, Chassany Watrelot & Associés (CWA) appuie son expertise sur une équipe en croissance régulière et bien dotée en effectifs, avec une cinquantaine d’avocats, répartis entre ses bureaux de Paris, Lyon, Marseille et Nice – le cabinet dispose d’un effectif supplémentaire d’une vingtaine d’avocats exerçant dans ses quatre bureaux du Maghreb. Le cabinet réunit un large ensemble d’expertises à destination des plus grandes entreprises françaises, ainsi que de multinationales et de fonds d’investissement. Il se voit confier la gestion de projets de restructuration de haute importance, impliquant de nombreuses réductions de postes et des fermetures de site. Il a récemment conseillé Carrefour Hypermarchés sur la négociation d’un accord conventionnel de rupture collective concernant plusieurs milliers de salariés. L’expertise du cabinet est également fortement reconnue pour la gestion des aspects de droit social propres aux grandes opérations de fusions-acquisitions, ainsi que pour le traitement des problématiques d’épargne collective, de retraite, de protection complémentaire et de santé à travers Elisabeth Graujeman dont les compétences sont particulièrement estimées. Philippe Chassany et Jérôme Watrelot codirigent le cabinet. La pratique rassemble presque une vingtaine d’associés parmi lesquels se distinguent plus particulièrement: Sébastien PoncetJulien Boucaud-Maître et Juliette Pouyet, ainsi qu’ Hélène GuillotXavier de Jerphanion et Laurence Cohen..