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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

(Leading individuals)

Elisabeth GraujemanChassany Watrelot & Associés (CWA)

Based in Paris, Lyon and Sophia Antipolis, Chassany Watrelot & Associés (CWA) is one of France’s most recognised boutiques. The firm gathers offers a substantial bench from its offices in France and its four offices in the Maghreb region, offering the complete range of expertise, spanning individual and collective advisory, litigation, social security and compensation and benefits matters. The group is very experienced in high-profile issues, including recent Covid-19-related matters, especially in the retail and metallurgical fields where its contribution was instrumental to ensure swift business reopening. The practice also has strong experience handling large-scale restructuring and insolvency-related work and is also regularly appointed to provide assistance on strategic M&A deals. Founding partners Philippe Chassany and Jérôme Watrelot co-head the firm. Also highly recommended are Elisabeth Graujeman who advises on labour law and retirement and welfare issues and Sébastien Poncet. Of counsel Anne de Gabory also deserves a mention. Juliette Pouyet and Julien Boucaud-Maître left in May 2021 to join Majj Avocats.

Paris > Droit social

(Les grands avocats du marché)

Elisabeth GraujemanChassany Watrelot & Associés (CWA)

Basé à Paris, Lyon et Sophia Antipolis, Chassany Watrelot & Associés (CWA)Chassany Watrelot & Associés (CWA est l’une des boutiques de droit social de référence du marché. Le cabinet, qui dispose également de quatre bureaux situés au Maghreb, aligne de larges effectifs et une gamme complète d’expertises, couvrant les dossiers individuels et collectifs, le conseil et le contentieux, le droit social et le droit de la sécurité sociale. Le cabinet est mandaté pour traiter des problématiques de premier plan. Il a été fortement sollicité pendant la crise sanitaire de la Covid-19, en particulier dans les domaines de la distribution et de la métallurgie pour permettre la reprise rapide de l’activité de ses clients. L’équipe est également reconnue pour sa grande compétence dans la gestion des projets de restructuration de grande envergure. Elle intervient aussi dans des dossiers concernant des entreprises sous procédures collectives et dans des opérations de fusions-acquisitions stratégiques. Les associés fondateurs Philippe Chassany et Jérôme Watrelot codirigent le cabinet. Sont également recommandés : Elisabeth Graujeman dont l’expertise couvre le droit social et les sujets de retraite et de prévoyance, et Sébastien Poncet.  Of counsel Anne de Gabory (of counsel ) mérite également une mention. A noter, le départ de Juliette Pouyet et Julien Boucaud-Maître pour fonder Majj Avocats au printemps 2021.