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Shearman & Sterling LLP
7 RUE JACQUES BINGEN
75017 PARIS
France
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Work Department

Governance, Compensation and Employee Shareholding

Career

Françoise Even is counsel in the Paris Governance, Compensation and Employee Shareholding practice.

Employee share ownership plans of listed companies

She advises major listed (CAC 40 and SBF 120) and non-listed European companies on the design and implementation of their employee share ownership plans, including plans with sophisticated leverage and guarantee features, as well as any other equity and compensation plans. She works on all aspects of French law related to these transactions (corporate law, securities law, establishment of collective employee shareholding funds or fonds commun de placement d’entreprise, employee-directors designation, labor law, tax law and data protection) and coordinates the implementation of these operations in France and outside of France.

She also advises major non-listed companies on the implementation of their employee share ownership plans.

She advises major listed companies (CAC 40 and SBF 120) to implement the procedures for the designation of the directors representing the employees and the employee shareholders (drafting of the by-laws, drafting of electoral protocols) and for the designation of the members of the supervisory boards of the employee shareholding funds (FCPE).

Remuneration of the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of major listed companies (CAC40)

She assists major listed companies (CAC40) to structure packages for their Chairmen of the Board and CEOs, to draft their free share and stock-option plans, their supplementary retirement plans, golden parachutes, non-compete provisions or any other benefits. She assists these companies to draft their say on pay resolutions and remuneration policy reports.

She more generally advises them on any issues of corporate governance (for example, the transition to a dual governance (separation between the Chairman of the Board and the Chief Executive officer).

Labour law and M & A operations

She is equally active in the field of labor law in the context of capital market and M&A operations, cross-border mergers (the establishment of a special negotiating group) and has a great experience of writing whistleblowing procedures for French companies.

Admissions & Courts: Paris

Languages

French
English

Memberships

Admissions & Courts: Paris

Education

UNIVERSITÉ PARIS II PANTHÉON-ASSAS Maîtrise en Droit
INSTITUT D’ÉTUDES POLITIQUES DE PARIS Diplôme