Firm Profile > Fromont Briens > Paris, France

Fromont Briens
5-7 AVENUE DU COQ
75009 PARIS
France

The regions Tier 1

Based in Paris and Lyon, employment boutique Fromont Briens ranks among the best in its field at national level. The practice can draw on large resources with a workforce of some 300 lawyers and professionals.

Employment Tier 2

Based in Lyon and Paris and member of Littler’s international network, Fromont Briens houses some 180 lawyers who advise leading French and international companies, banks and insurers. The firm is able to assist its clients with the full range of employment issues, spanning M&A, restructuring, criminal employment law and litigation matters. It recently advised on high-profile strategic restructuring and mass employee transfer projects. The firm is also a leading name in the field of pensions, benefits and social security. Key names among the 42-partner team include: Jean-Sébastien Capisano, Sophie Pelicier-Leovenbruck, Cédric Guillon, Guillaume Desmoulin, Jean-Martial Buisson, Jean-Jacques Fournier, Sabrina Dougados, Cyrille Franco, Nicolas Chavrier, David Calvayrac and Marie-Laurence Boulanger. Also recommended are compensation and benefits expert Julie Jacotot and health and accident specialist Julie Beot-Rabiot. Olivier Thibault, Audrey Lancon and Ludovic Gentif were promoted to partners in 2019, while Mohamed Materi, Coralie Jamois and Jacques de Tonquédec made partner in 2020. 2019 also saw the departure of a team led by several of the firm’s top partners, namely Grégory Chastagnol, Benjamin Desaint, Leslie Nicolaï and Alexandre Roumieu, who all left to create FACTORHY.

Testimonials

‘Highly recommended.’

‘The practice has a deep knowledge of labour and employment-related matters. Its professionals are highly committed and have a very flexible approach.’

‘Advice is accurate, complete and of great assistance. Files are always handled in a very professional and efficient way.’

‘The team is able to perfectly master last-minute submitted complex issues.’

‘Jean-Sébastien Capisano shows great business acumen and expertise. He is dedicated.’

‘Sophie Pelicier-Leovenbruck is an excellent lawyer. She has a steely determination.’

‘Cyrille Franco is very responsive and practical. He is an excellent lawyer.’

‘Julie Jacotot has excellent knowledge of compensation and benefits issues.’

‘Cédric Guillon is highly available and responsive. He understands the matters at stake and is flexible.’

Key clients

Groupe HSBC

Groupe DANONE

Groupe Pierre Fabre

Groupe ENGIE

Groupe NEXANS

MACIF

Agence France Presse

Richemont

The firm: Founded in 1993, Fromont Briens is the biggest specialised civil law partnership in France and one of the largest labour and employment law firms in Europe. With offices in Paris and Lyon, the team has grown to 180 lawyers, including 40 partners.

During the last 25 years, Fromont Briens has been in constant development, driven by an active policy of promoting ‘entrepreneurial’ lawyers to the rank of partner.

Fromont Briens represents multinational companies based in France, Europe and in the United States in a wide variety of industries, including energy, technology, retail, manufacturing, financial services, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. The client base includes CAC 40, SBF 120 companies, VSEs and SMEs and start-ups. The firm also advises leading public sector institutions, state agencies and social security networks.

Fromont Briens mainly intervenes with an original partnership approach. This support is reflected in four key values: proximity, creativity, responsiveness and turnkey solutions.

The firm is certified ISO 9001 for developing a strong quality management system.

In October 2016, Fromont Briens became the exclusive French partner of Littler, the world’s largest organisation dedicated to labour and employment composed of the most recommended international law firms. The American giant Littler and Fromont Briens have joined forces to deepen their global footprints and enhance services to multinational employers.

Fromont Briens has accelerated its international development and guides foreign companies based in France as well as its French clients on international markets.

Areas of practice: The firm’s attorneys counsel and defend employers on a wide range of global labour and employment law.

Fromont Briens’ fields of expertise are organised into three departments:

1) Employment: with more than 150 lawyers, among whom 33 are partners, the firm’s team is the biggest in the French market within a specialised civil law partnership. Its lawyers deal with French labour law matters and international cases regarding: individual relations; collective relationship; collective bargaining; social conflicts; working hours; redundancies; restructuring; cost reduction; social regulation in the public sector; criminal labour law; international mobility; social legal secretarial work; and safety and health at work

2) Social protection and additional remuneration: the department led by five partners provides guidance regarding: employee savings plans; employee shareholding plans; company pension plans; remuneration policy; and URSSAF audit and litigation.

The pension and benefit team, originally founded by Gilles Briens, serves as a reference in the French market and is considered as such by the government, the MP, the client, the scholars and other law firms.

3) Right to vocational training: launched in 2012, Fromont Briens was the first firm dedicating a specific department to vocational training. The department led by two partners advises training organisations and collective organisations, as well as user companies.

Strong experience allows the firm to offer advice as well as assistance in pre-litigious situations. The firm offers a unique know-how regarding Direccte controls of companies and training organisations.

3) Criminal Labour Law: With more than 20 years’ experience in criminal labour law, our lawyers specialised in this area operate on a daily basis, providing sound counsel to ensure that both the procedure and the criminal risk are under control.

This special area of law, which includes both labour and criminal law, deals with breaches committed in both individual and collective labour relations.

Our firm assists companies at all stages of their social life. Our criminal labour law department, combined with our expertise in social compliance, enables a to offer an innovative social crisis management service.

4) Corporate M&A: An effective securing of mergers and acquisitions transactions requires a labour law partner with technical expertise but also a strategic vision of the entire procedure.

Thanks to our independent dimension and our undeniable expertise in labour law, we are able to coordinate and secure all social components of an operation.

5) Restructuring:  Whether it is to respond to a specific need for rationalisation, to support a transformation, to define the tools of a recovery strategy or to ensure the implementation of the social aspect of collective procedures, the field of intervention of our teams is very wide.

6) Social Compliance: From ethics to social risk management: Fromont Briens assists you in complying with corporate regulations and practices. 

Department Name Email Telephone
communication@fromont-briens.com 01 44 51 63 80
Labour and employment law Cécilia ARANDEL cecilia.arandel@fromont-briens.com
Labour and employment law Christine ARANDA christine.aranda@fromont-briens.com
Labour and employment law Julie BEOT RABIOT julie.beot.rabiot@fromont-briens.com
Pension and benefits/ executive compensation Charlotte BERTRAND charlotte.bertrand@fromont-briens.com
Pension and benefits/ executive compensation Gilles BRIENS gilles.briens@fromont-briens.com
Labour and employment law Jean-Martial BUISSON jean.martial.buisson@fromont-briens.com
Labour and employment law David CALVAYRAC david.calvayrac@fromont-briens.com
Labour and employment law Jean-Sébastien CAPISANO jean.sebastien.capisano@fromont-briens.com
Pension and benefits/ executive compensation Laurence CHREBOR laurence.chrebor@fromont-briens.com
Labour and employment law Guillaume DESMOULIN guillaume.desmoulin@fromont-briens.com
Vocational training law Sabrina DOUGADOS sabrina.dougados@fromont-briens.com
Labour and employment law Cyrille FRANCO cyrille.franco@fromont-briens.com
Labour and employment law Mathilde GAGEY mathilde.gagey@fromont-briens.com
Labour and employment law Cédric GUILLON cedric.guillon@fromont-briens.com
Pension and benefits/ executive compensation Julie JACOTOT julie.jacotot@fromont-briens.com
Labour and employment law Coralie JAMOIS coralie.jamois@fromont-briens.com
Labour and employment law Anne LE QUINQUIS anne.lequinquis@fromont-briens.com
Labour and employment law Mohamed MATERI mohamed.materi@fromont-briens.com
Labour and employment law Sophie PELICIER-LOEVENBRUCK sophie.pelicier@fromont-briens.com
Labour and employment law Olivier THIBAUD olivier.thibaud@fromont-briens.com
Labour and employment law Jacques de TONQUEDEC jacques.de.tonquedec@fromont-briens.com
Labour and employment law Zora VILLALARD zora.villalard@fromont-briens.com
Photo Name Position Profile
 Christine ARANDA  photo Christine ARANDA
 Cécilia ARANDEL  photo Cécilia ARANDEL
 Julie BEOT-RABIOT  photo Julie BEOT-RABIOT
 Charlotte BERTRAND  photo Charlotte BERTRAND
 Gilles BRIENS  photo Gilles BRIENS
 Jean-Martial BUISSON  photo Jean-Martial BUISSON
 David CALVAYRAC  photo David CALVAYRAC
 Jean-Sébastien CAPISANO  photo Jean-Sébastien CAPISANO
 Grégory CHASTAGNOL  photo Grégory CHASTAGNOL
 Laurence CHREBOR  photo Laurence CHREBOR
 Benjamin DESAINT  photo Benjamin DESAINT
 Guillaume DESMOULIN  photo Guillaume DESMOULIN
 Sabrina DOUGADOS  photo Sabrina DOUGADOS
 Cyrille FRANCO  photo Cyrille FRANCO
 Mathilde GAGEY  photo Mathilde GAGEY
 Cédric GUILLON  photo Cédric GUILLON
 Julie JACOTOT  photo Julie JACOTOT
 Anne LE QUINQUIS  photo Anne LE QUINQUIS
 Leslie NICOLAÏ  photo Leslie NICOLAÏ
 Sophie PELICIER-LOEVENBRUCK  photo Sophie PELICIER-LOEVENBRUCK
 Alexandre ROUMIEU  photo Alexandre ROUMIEU
 Zora VILLALARD  photo Zora VILLALARD
Number of lawyers : 180
at this office : 110
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