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France > Employment Tier 1Employment law boutique Flichy Grangé Avocats is a powerhouse in the field. Few firms, even among the elites, are able to attract so many high-profile mandates each year. The large team recently played a front role in several of France’s high-end M&A deals, including the Tf1-M6 and Veolia-Suez transactions. Many leading companies, mostly French ones from a wide range of sectors, including the energy, press, aviation, catering, energy, retail and transport secotrs, turned to the firm for strategic projects, such as the implementation of restructurings, mass downsizing (often concerning more than a 1,000 jobs), and collective bargainings, for example of permanent part-time work. The team is also well versed in mass litigation, sensitive individual files and welfare matters. The team’s many highly experienced partners includes founding partner Joël Grangé, one of the most revered names in the field, Florence Aubonnet, Arnaud Chaulet, Florence Bacquet, Marine Conche, Aurélie Cormier Le Goff, Jeannie Crédoz-Rosier, Stéphanie Dumas, Nabila Fauché El Alougri, Stéphanie Guedes Da Costa and Caroline Scherrmann. 2021 saw the departure of Stéphane Bloch and the arrival of Natacha Lesellier, who joined from an in-house position.
Joël Grangé; Philippe Montanier; Arnaud Chaulet; Marine Conche; Florence Aubonnet; Juliana Kovac; Olivier Kress; Blandine Allix; Nabila Fauche-El Aougri; Stéphanie Guedes da Costa; Stéphanie Dumas; Joumana Frangie-Moukanas; Cyprien Pialoux; Jeannie Crédoz-Rosier; Charlotte Michaud; Bruno Fieschi; Corinne Potier; Aurélie Cormier Le Goff; Florence Bacquet; Caroline Scherrman; Camille Ventejou; Frédéric-Guillaume Laprevote; Emmanuel Raynaud; Amandine Vetu; Franck Morel; Natacha Lesellier
‘Great client proximity and availability.’
‘High expertise in labour law and practical approach.’
‘Juliana Kovac: great rigor, responsiveness, availability and listening skills.’
‘Franck Morel shows great intelligence in understanding issues at hand, great speed in dealing with it and creativity in finding solutions. He knows how to make his expertise understandable.’
‘Very high technique and very good approach. Ability to get to the bottom of issues without leaving any room for error. The lawyers are dedicated and systematically listen to their clients.’
- Advising Bouygues Group in connection with the merger of Group TF1 and M6 (RTL Group).
- Advising Veolia in the takeover of SUEZ’s assets.
- Advising IBM in connection with a global reorganization plan involving job cuts in France (around 2,000) and in the spin-off of a new publicly traded company, Kyndryl.
Flichy Grangé Avocats > Firm Profile
The firm: Flichy Grangé Avocats is a leading employment and labour law firm in France, comprising 27 partners, one consultant, 9 counsels and 51 associates, all specialised in labour law. The team works closely with human resource directors and top management teams which aim at anticipating and maximising potential changes and to benefit from effective advice in court.
The firm’s clients include companies in every area of business, notably industry, financial services, IT, mass-media and telecoms. Services are directed towards major French and international groups, employers’ associations and small and medium businesses, all of which benefit from the firm’s experience and practical advice in managing labour issues on a day-to-day basis. As well as the public sector, French and foreign law firms lacking in-house expertise are also clients.
The firm offers its clients an exclusive legal monitoring service to help them take advantage of new opportunities from case law and law (ie Macron, Rebsamen and El Khomri reforms).
Areas of practice: With nearly 90 lawyers in total, Flichy Grangé Avocats is a pre-eminent team in the employment and labour law market in France. As the area is constantly evolving, the firm offers a daily legal update and analysis by first-rate experts, thus enabling clients to be the first to take advantage of changes in the law or case law as those emerge, or to develop tools suited to deal with whatever issues may arise.
Flichy Grangé Avocats assists in the full range of labour/employment matters. The firm’s reputation is particularly strong in the following:
Health and safety: the practice monitors work-related risks to give clients the best advice on preventive actions, in concert with the employee representatives. The firm assists its clients to prepare for and follow criminal proceedings, before the investigating judge and the criminal courts and in preparing delegations of authority and responsibilities at company/establishment level. The firm can also provide training to companies with regards to health and safety.
International employment/labour: Flichy Grangé Avocats provides counsel to foreign companies seeking to establish themselves in France and to French companies planning to set up business in other countries. The firm advises on all aspects related to employee mobility and business transfers, ie transnational hiring of executives and employees, relocation and expatriation, on a local and an international level.
Restructuring plans/business reorganisation: Flichy Grangé Avocats draws on its experience to address all matters in relation to companies’ restructurings. It provides advice on redundancy plans, how to manage relationships with employee representatives and on collective bargaining agreements. It also represents employers in collective and individual litigation. As far as restructurings are concerned, the firm carries out due diligence in the framework of M&A operations and helps the acquirer in preparing the changes following such an acquisition, in particular regarding remuneration packages and HR policies.
Day-to-day HR-related matters: Flichy Grangé Avocats handles all aspects of industrial relations which include drafting employment contracts, advising on executive compensation agreements, company policies, employer liabilities, workplace safety and healthcare issues, managing termination of employment and negotiating settlement agreements.
Social security/welfare: the firm advises on all aspects related to social security and welfare, including healthcare and pension plans, employee company savings schemes and employee benefits. The firm also provides assistance to companies facing social security audits.
Employment/labour litigation: the firm handles all kinds of litigation connected with employment including wrongful discharge and employment termination claims; defending cases in employment courts and tribunals; work-related accidents and illnesses; and collective disputes arising from restructurings. The firm also handles arbitration and mediation proceedings between the management and employee representatives. It handles all litigation involving the main French public welfare body.
Training policy & initiatives, work/study contracts, annual review, financing: On a day-to-day basis, we advise and represent employers, training entities and agencies, and trade-branches. We accompany businesses in the elaboration of their training policies, in the implementation of their career-evolution interviews, or in the negotiation of collective agreements concerning the organization of these interviews as well as the employer’s contribution to the employee’s personal training account (CPF). We also assist the “OPCO” training agencies undergoing changes to their legal or organizational status.
Public service/state-owned companies The state-owned companies category includes entities which may have a number of different legal forms (public industrial and commercial companies (EPIC), limited companies of which the share capital is partly state-owned, semi-public companies, etc.).
The rules that apply to their employees vary even more. Depending on the case, their staff members may be civil servants, have specific employment status, or be governed, entirely or essentially, by private employment law and collective bargaining agreements. The State-Owned Companies practice has been set up to deal with all these issues, which often involve a mix of administrative and private law. The practice is run by two partners with a high level of experience in this field.
|Restructuring and employment||Joël Grangéfirstname.lastname@example.org||+ 33 (0)1 56 62 30 00|
|Remuneration policies and benefits practice||Camille Ventejouemail@example.com||+ 33 (0)1 56 62 30 00|
|Collective negotiations and working time||Marine Conchefirstname.lastname@example.org||+ 33 (0)1 56 62 30 00|
|Health and safety||Joumana Frangie Moukanasemail@example.com||+ 33 (0)1 56 62 30 00|
|Social security and mandatory contributory schemes||Juliana Kovacfirstname.lastname@example.org||+ 33 (0)1 56 62 30 00|
|Risky Litigation||Arnaud Chauletemail@example.com||+ 33 (0)1 56 62 30 00|
|Company managers and international mobility||Olivier Kressfirstname.lastname@example.org||+ 33 (0)1 56 62 30 00|
|Ethics, diversity and CSR||Natacha Lesellieremail@example.com||+ 33 (0)1 56 62 30 00|
|Public service and state-owned companies||Franck Morelfirstname.lastname@example.org||+ 33 (0)1 56 62 30 00|
|Vocational Training||Caroline Scherrmannemail@example.com||+ 33 (0)1 56 62 30 00|
|Pension and contigency||Philippe Montanierfirstname.lastname@example.org||+ 33 (0)1 56 62 30 00|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 90
LanguagesFrench English Italian
MembershipsL&E Global EELA ABA IBA AVOSIAL
OtherContacts : Joël Grange Contacts : Olivier Kress Contacts : Florence Aubonnet Contacts : Stéphanie Dumas Contacts : Florence Bacquet Contacts : Caroline Scherrmann Contacts : Natacha Lesellier
Flichy Grangé Avocats is committed to serving its clients through excellence in lawyering, including by nurturing our diverse legal talent to work on challenging matters. We believe that diversity is fundamental to our success as a law firm, giving us a wealth of different perspectives from which to address our clients’ employment and labour law issues across a wide spectrum of industries.
Diversity is part of the very foundation of the firm’s culture, business model and DNA, and our commitment is to have an environment where everyone feels welcome, valued and comfortable—regardless of sexual orientation, gender, religion or race—so that they have the ability to develop to their full potential.
Since we are convinced that female partners add value to our work, we encourage our high potential women associates on the path to partnership to network with in-house counsel, gain pitch experience and participate in business development activities and we are proud to say that we have 16 female partners out of 26 partners.
The firm was awarded “Champion of Gender Parity” by Décideurs Juridiques –Le Mag‘s survey on diversity and parity conducted among the 150 most productive business law firms in France in March 2020.
As officers of the court, we are subject to a strict code of ethics guaranteed by our professional association of lawyers. Beyond these essential rules, we are also aware of our responsibilities as a company.
We are also aware of the need to take action to preserve the environment. We have chosen to rent our premises from the World Bank, which is itself very committed in this area. In this respect, particular attention is paid to the energy management of the premises (electricity, heating).
Independently of these measures, for several years now we have put in place a paper collection system for recycling, in addition to daily actions to limit the use of paper through a sound management of printing and the reuse of documents that would otherwise be printed on one side only.
Our partners believe not only in a lawyer’s social responsibility, but that we all benefit when the legal system is accessible to everyone. The firm gives billable hour credit for pro bono work, and our attorneys are involved in a variety of charitable endeavours such as La Cravate Solidaire and Le Bus de la Solidarité. Our attorneys also took part in several running races to benefit the fight against breast cancer (Odysséa), and every year we launch a food collection throughout the firm to benefit the Restaurants du cœur.
In addition, many lawyers, partners or associates, teach on a pro bono basis at Universities or at the Ecole Française du Barreau de Paris (EFB)
Our international expertise
Since its creation, Flichy Grangé Avocats has developed a recognized high-level expertise in employment and labour law matters that companies have faced for decades in France and around the globe. Our French and English-speaking practitioners are strongly qualified in advising and representing corporations, multinational entities, and financial institutions in domestic and international employment matters, allowing them to respond to the globalized economy challenges with tailored and developed legal instruments. As a Tier 1 ranked law firm, Flichy Grangé Avocats is the trusted legal advisor for clients looking to access the breadth and depth of the legal expertise in the jurisdictions they operate and in the geographical markets they are looking to expand.
Local expertise with a global reach
Through an integrated labour and employment expertise, Flichy Grangé Avocats brings together experienced lawyers in local and cross-border labour and employment matters specialized in providing seamless client service across national and global boundaries. We help our clients adapt to the complexity of the European and transnational restructurings, transfers of business activities and employees, and to successfully maneuver employees with temporary assignments and long-term expatriate arrangements.
Active involvement in international affairs
Our Paris based specialized lawyers are continuously authoring pieces on related employment and labour topics about global labour relations, teleworking and they equally conduct series of internationally focused webinars alongside with international employment experts on the current trends in labour and employment as well as the concerns and future perspectives of workplace dynamics. For keeping up with the latest developments in international labour and employment law sector, our lawyers are members of various international associations: Joël Grangé, Florence Aubonnet and Olivier Kress are active members of the EELA (European Employment Law Association), in addition, Joël Grangé, Olivier Kress and Caroline Scherrmann are members of the Employment and Industrial Relations Law Committee of the IBA (International Bar Association), Olivier Kress being Officer of this Committee, Florence Bacquet is an active member of the ABA (American Bar Association), Caroline Scherrmann, with dual French and Luxembourg nationality, is also a member of the France-Luxembourg Business Club.
L&E Global Alliance: Network of International Law Firms Relations
To meet the evolving needs of international clients, Flichy Grangé Avocats has co-created L&E Global, an integrated cross-border labour and employment law alliance featuring 25 top law firms specializing in international and local labour policy with over 1,750 attorneys worldwide (Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada , Chile, China, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United- States).
L&E Global is one–stop shop with versatile and experienced practitioners with proficiency in international cases and multijurisdictional labour issues coupled with innovative approaches and seamless billing policies.
In their recent editorial, Chambers 2021 emphasized that “L&E Global has a strong international presence with members in numerous jurisdictions. Members possess a recognized regional footprint and are able to present clients with a truly international outlook” and the clients praise that the network is “very global” and offers a “pragmatic, quick and loyal” service.
For the third consecutive year, L&E Global is recognized as an “Elite” Global-Wide Employment Law Network in Chambers Global 2020.
For more information, please visit: http://leglobal.org