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Proskauer Rose LLP
75001 PARIS

France > Employment Tier 1

Proskauer Rose LLP ‘s prominent practice counts many leading companies as long-term clients, including household names from the automobile and energy sectors. The group is well versed in carrying out large-scale restructuring projects and in advising on the employment aspects of high-profile M&A transaction. The implementation of employment law reforms and new policies, such as night working, ‘going-back’ to work and remote work policies also keep the firm busy these days. Companies also turn to the practice for complex litigation, for example regarding discrimination and harassment claims, both areas of particularly strong expertise of the team. Finally, the team is acting in several strategic Covid-19-related proceedings regarding the issues of back-payment of restaurant tickets that were not provided during the lockdown periods. The team is co-headed by the legendary Yasmine Tarasewicz and includes the equally excellent Béatrice PolaNicolas Léger and Alexandra Stocki.

Practice head(s):


‘My contacts take into account the business dimension in addition to the legal aspects.’

‘I greatly appreciated the collaboration with Alexandra Stocki for the following reasons: speed in understanding the issues, relevance of the questions, availability, respect for the commitment to provide an answer, very pleasant relationship. She does not limit herself to giving a legal opinion, but provides solutions to support the business and protect the interests of the company, expertise in employment law and jurisprudence, project monitoring, rigour in execution, efforts on invoicing, pragmatism, reassuring, capacity work, sound advice.’

‘They roll up their sleeves and take the subject head on, twist it in all directions to find the best solutions according to the client’s request. I will gladly work with the firm again.’

Key clients

General Electric


France > Dispute resolution: International arbitration Tier 5

Proskauer Rose LLP

Practice head(s):

Ana Vermal


‘I worked with Ana Vermal whose team showed impressive strength and efficiency.’

‘Ana Vermal has striking litigation ability, legal knowledge and management skills.’

‘The firm has impressed me with its dedicated and strongly committed employees. Ana Vermal’s team works well with other firms if they need to bring in outside counsel for a specific expertise.’

‘Ana Vermal is an outstanding and trusted resource. She is absolutely outstanding. There truly is not enough that can be said about her performance in the midst of demanding and complicated situations. It begins with her hard work ethic and her ability to connect with clients and understand in great detail the issues they are facing. Further, other assets of Ana include her knowledge of different cultures, languages (French, Spanish, German, English) and legal systems (she is admitted to NY and Paris bars). All of these assets combine to provide her clients with a very powerful asset all wrapped up in one person. Her capabilities enable her to provide significant insight into the other side’s perspective and strategy.’

‘Ana Vermal is a great strategic thinker. She knows how to build the case, which arguments to make, when to make them, and how to handle procedural issues. Ana is among the very best at what she does!’


Firm Overview:
Proskauer has more than 800 lawyers across 12 offices worldwide. We are strategically strengthening our core practices and industry offerings ensuring that we continually innovate to meet the needs of the markets we serve. We are laser-focused on delivering outstanding client service. We work across borders with asset managers, private equity and venture capital firms, Fortune 500 and FTSE companies, major sports leagues, entertainment industry legends and other industry-redefining companies.

Main Areas of Practice

Labour and Employment:
Proskauer’s French labour lawyers advise European and US-based global companies in all areas of labour and employment, social security and social welfare, privacy and data protection and international labour relations. From counselling on day-to-day matters, to the most sophisticated employment aspects of transactions associated with business reorganisations, to managing complex cross-border trade union issues, to litigating before the High Court and Employment Tribunal, Proskauer encompasses one of the foremost practices in France. Each team’s specialisation is supported by access to the firm’s other areas of expertise, particularly in the area of mergers and acquisitions.

Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions:
The firm’s Paris corporate/M&A team has extensive experience in French and multi-jurisdictional transactions that include mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity investments, strategic alliances, and corporate restructurings. A hallmark of its practice in France is the firm’s longstanding relationships with leading global corporate entities and institutional investors spanning many years, and a particular talent for leading complex negotiations and providing advice at a strategic level. The team represents both overseas entities with substantial operations in France and French-based clients for their French or global matters. As part of Proskauer’s global private equity team, the Paris lawyers play an important role in transactional matters for clients in Europe.

International Arbitration:
The firm’s international arbitration group handles the full range of cross-border commercial disputes, including those involving mergers and acquisitions, investments, distribution contracts, licensing agreements, supply and manufacturing contracts, shareholder agreements and joint venture agreements. The partners in its group act as counsel and arbitrator in international arbitrations involving corporations from the US, Europe, Latin America and Asia and held all over the world and under all the major international arbitration rules, including in particular those of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the American Arbitration Association’s International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association, and the Swiss Chambers of Commerce. The firm’s clients are in many different industries, notably pharmaceutical, sports, consumer products, construction, insurance and reinsurance, telecommunications, new media, energy, finance, lodging and gaming, and real estate. The firm is increasingly sought out by clients in these sectors as a result of its reputation for understanding their core business drivers and achieving successful outcomes. The firm’s fluency in English, French, Spanish and German and its knowledge of and sensitivity to different cultures and jurisdictions enable it to effectively represent clients before international arbitration tribunals.

Yasmine Tarasewiczytarasewicz@proskauer.com33.
Johan Bernoville photoMr Johan BernovilleJohan Bernoville is an associate in Proskauer’s Labor & Employment Law Department.…
Estelle Coulombel photoMs Estelle CoulombelEstelle Coulombel is an associate in Proskauer’s Labor & Employment Law Department.…
Ariane Duchesne photoMs Ariane DuchesneAriane Duchesne is an associate in Proskauer’s Labor & Employment Law Department.…
Nicolas Leger photoMr Nicolas LegerNicolas Léger is a partner in Proskauer’s Labor & Employment Law Department.…
Stephanie Martinier photoMs Stephanie MartinierStéphanie Martinier is a special international corporate counsel in Proskauer’s Corporate Department,…
Mathilde Pépin photoMs Mathilde PépinMathilde Pépin is an associate in the Labor & Employment Department in…
Beatrice Pola photoMs Beatrice PolaBéatrice Pola is a Partner within Proskauer’s French & EU Employment Group.…
Geoffrey Roche photoMr Geoffrey RocheGeoffrey Roche joined Proskauer in 2013. Admitted to the Paris Bar in…
Doriane Shannon photoMs Doriane ShannonDoriane Shannon is an associate in Proskauer’s Corporate Department. Based in the…
Delia Spitzer photoMs Delia SpitzerDelia Spitzer is a partner in Proskauer’s Corporate Department and head of…
Yasmine Tarasewicz photoMs Yasmine TarasewiczYasmine Tarasewicz is a partner and co-head of Proskauer’s French & EU…
Ana Vermal photoMs Ana VermalAna Vermal is a quadrilingual common law and civil law litigator specializing…
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