Firm Profile > Proskauer Rose LLP > Paris, France
Proskauer Rose LLP Offices
374 RUE SAINT-HONORÉ
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Proskauer Rose LLP ’s team manages an impressive amount of high-profile work for a diverse client base that includes blue-chip names in the automobile, retail, food and telecoms sectors. It provides strategic assistance on companies’ top governance issues and transformation projects and offers extensive experience in large-scale mass redundancies projects and litigation. It is assisting key client Renault with various strategic matters, such as defending its interests before the employment tribunal in proceedings launched against former CEO Carlos Ghosn. The practice is also highly reputed for its high proficiency at handling complex individual issues and litigation, such as discrimination, harassment and equal treatment issues. Yasmine Tarasewicz and Béatrice Pola co-head the team. Cedric Jacquelet, Nicolas Léger and Alexandra Stocki are also recommended.
Yasmine Tarasewicz; Béatrice Pola
Other key lawyers:
Cédric Jacquelet; Nicolas Léger; Alexandra Stocki
‘Great team. Very responsive, making sure to adapt to the client’s culture.’
‘Very business-minded team.’
‘Beyond being responsive, Alexandra Stocki is a real business partner helping us challenge the status quo and find the right legal framework to proceed with our key business projects. She really goes above and beyond her legal remit to understand the business environment to come up with very pragmatic solutions that are easy to operate with.’
‘We are extremely appreciative of Nicolas Léger’s finesse in his analyses. He always makes incredible creative proposals in addition to being quick and reassuring given the density of his technical expertise. We work with confidence on the basis of his recommendations on complex operations.’
Proskauer Rose LLP > Firm Profile
The firm: Proskauer is an international law firm recognised for its excellence both in practising law and serving clients. The firm is a trusted advisor to many of the world’s top companies, financial institutions, investment funds, not-for-profit institutions, governmental entities and other organisations across industries and borders. With 725+ lawyers in 12 offices and approximately 50 areas of practice, it has the capabilities, experience and creativity to guide clients through their most important legal and business challenges.
The firm’s roots go back to 1875, when it was founded in New York City. In addition to New York and Paris, the firm has offices in Beijing, Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Sao Paulo and Washington, DC, as well as Boca Raton and New Orleans.
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.
|Mr Johan Bernoville||Johan Bernoville is an associate in Proskauer’s Labor & Employment Law Department.…||View Profile|
|Ms Estelle Coulombel||Estelle Coulombel is an associate in Proskauer’s Labor & Employment Law Department.…||View Profile|
|Ms Ariane Duchesne||Ariane Duchesne is an associate in Proskauer’s Labor & Employment Law Department.…||View Profile|
|Mr Victor Jean-Baptiste||Victor Jean-Baptiste is an associate in Proskauer’s Labor & Employment Law Department.…||View Profile|
|Nicolas LÉGER||Nicolas Léger is a partner in Proskauer’s Labor & Employment Law Department.…||View Profile|
|Ms Stephanie Martinier||Stéphanie Martinier is a special international corporate counsel in Proskauer’s Corporate Department,…||View Profile|
|Ms Mathilde Pépin||Mathilde Pépin is an associate in the Labor & Employment Department in…||View Profile|
|Beatrice POLA||Béatrice Pola is a Partner within Proskauer’s French & EU Employment Group.…||View Profile|
|Mr Geoffrey Roche||Geoffrey Roche joined Proskauer in 2013. Admitted to the Paris Bar in…||View Profile|
|Ms Doriane Shannon||Doriane Shannon is an associate in Proskauer’s Corporate Department. Based in the…||View Profile|
|Ms Delia Spitzer||Delia Spitzer is a partner in Proskauer’s Corporate Department and head of…||View Profile|
|Yasmine TARASEWICZ||Yasmine Tarasewicz is a partner and co-head of Proskauer’s French & EU…||View Profile|
|Ana VERMAL||Ana Vermal is a quadrilingual common law and civil law litigator specializing…||View Profile|
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Yasmine Tarasewicz, PartnerThe Legal 500 Hall of Fame highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence.
What has been your greatest achievement, in a professional and personal capability?
Having trained a new generation of lawyers who have impressive legal skills but are also business-minded, client-oriented and conscious of their social responsibilities.
What do you do differently from your peers in the industry?
Thanks to our international mindset, my team focuses first on the client’s interests and business goals, in addition to the French law issues. We deliver strategic advice taking this fundamental approach.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
Be fair and be yourself.
Can you give me a practical example of how you helped a client add value to the business?
On many occasions our team has helped companies navigate serious crises, giving them advice on legal and business aspects. Our capacity to step back and analyse the events, in addition to being highly responsive, has been very much appreciated by our cleints.
Within your sector, what do you think will be the biggest challenge for clients over the next 12 months?
In France, the big challenge will be to take advantage of the new Macron rulings and of the multiple previous legal reforms. Globally speaking, the emerging artificial intelligence in human resources will revolutionise our habits more quickly than we think. Firms and lawyers will have to adjust to this new world.