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Fromont Briens
5-7 AVENUE DU COQ
75009 PARIS
France

Work Department

Labour & employment law, vocational training

Position

Partner – Fromont Briens

Career

Professional training

Restructuring

Languages

French
English

Memberships

Littler

Education

  • Magistère de Droit des activités économiques, Université Paris I
  • D.E.A Droit international privé, Université Paris I

Lawyer Rankings

Paris > Droit social

Fromont Briens is one of France’s most established employment and benefits law boutiques. Based in Lyon and Paris and member of Littler’s international network, the firm is home to a substantial bench that assists a leading client base of blue-chip French and international companies specialising in various sectors. The firm is able to provide the full range of expertise, from day-to-day assistance to complex projects. Lately, the firm advised on major transformation and reorganisation projects and guided several companies through the set-up of social and economic committees and European work councils. The firm also assisted leading pharmaceutical and energy companies with large-scale downsizing and site closure projects. The team also handles several mass litigations, notably dealing with payment issues of overtime work. Pension-, benefits- and social security-related work are other areas of expertise. The partnership includes notably the following recommended names: Gilles BriensJean-Sébastien CapisanoMarie-Laurence BoulangerSophie Pelicier-LeovenbruckCédric GuillonSabrina Dougados, Jean-Martial BuissonJulie Beot-Rabiot, Guillaume Desmoulin and  Julie Jacotot. They all co-head the practice alongside: Cécilia Arandel, David Blanc and Carole Codaccioni.

Fromont Briens est solidement installé à Paris et Lyon depuis de nombreuses années. Boutique fortement réputée pour ses expertises de droit social et de droit de la sécurité sociale, le cabinet abrite l’un des plus importants effectifs du pays. La base de clientèle est de premier plan et comprend de nombreuses grandes entreprises françaises et internationales qui font appel au cabinet pour leurs dossiers de dimension nationale ou internationale (le cabinet est membre du réseau international Littler). Le cabinet intervient régulièrement dans des projets de réorganisation et de transformation stratégiques, présentant souvent des aspects transfrontaliers. Il a récemment été impliqué dans des projets de ce type dans les secteurs de l’agroalimentaire, de l’énergie et de l’aéronautique. L’équipe est également formée à la conduite de grands projets de réduction d’effectifs et de transfert d’employés portant sur plus de 1 000 salariés. Le cabinet est enfin mandaté pour traiter les aspects de droit social liés aux opérations de fusions-acquisitions. Il traite aussi des contentieux stratégiques et assiste ses clients dans les négociations collectives. Parallèlement, le cabinet est doté d’une expertise incontournable sur le segment de la protection sociale complémentaire, des avantages sociaux et de la sécurité sociale, à travers notamment Charlotte Bertrand  . Sont particulièrement recommandés au sein du cabinet :  Jean-Sébastien CapisanoSophie Pelicier-Leovenbruck, Jean-Martial BuissonSabrina Dougados, Julie Beot-Rabiot et Guillaume Desmoulin . Les trois derniers associés cités codirigent la pratique du cabinet aux côtés de Ludovic Genty, Catherine Millet-Ursin et Jacques de Tonquedec. A noter, les associations  de Vivia Correia, Camille-Antoine Donzel, Laura Jousselin, Barbara Mollet et Léa Rameau en 2021 ; et le départ a la retraite de l’associé fondateur Gilles Briens la même année.

France > Employment

Fromont Briens is a established name for employment and social security work. With firm roots in Paris and Lyon, the boutique is home to one of the country’s largest dedicated teams. The firm’s substantial client base includes many large French and international companies which turn to the firm for domestic and cross-border matters, with the firm’s membership of Littler’s international network key to multijurisdictional cases. The practice regularly acts on strategic reorganisations and transformations, often involving major cross-border projects, with recent matters coming from the food, energy and aviation sectors. Large downsizing and employee transfer projects concerning more than a 1,000 workers accounted for a significant part of the recent caseload. The practice is also entrusted with prominent M&A work and is an excellent reference for strategic litigation and collective negotiations. Additionally, the firm is recognised as one of the few leading names in the field of pension, benefits and social security law, with Charlotte Bertrand a key reference in that respect. The large partnership includes Jean-Sébastien CapisanoSophie Pelicier-Leovenbruck, Sabrina Dougados, Jean-Martial BuissonJulie Beot-Rabiot and Guillaume Desmoulin among its most experienced key members. Béot-Rabiot, Desmoulin, Dougados direct the team with Ludovic Genty, Catherine Millet-Ursin and Jacques de Tonquedec. The 2021 partnership promotions were Vivia Correia, Camille-Antoine Donzel, Laura Jousselin, Barbara Mollet and Léa Rameau. Founding partner Gilles Briens retired in March 2021.