Mr Alain Herrmann > CMS > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

CMS
2 RUE ANCELLE
92522 NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE
France
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Work Department

Employment

Position

He is mainly involved in national and international restructuring of companies, job preservation plans, collective negotiations and international mobility. In this context, he also regularly assists clients during social security audits and labour inspection audits.

Career

Alain Herrmann joined the Employment Department of CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 1992 and became a partner in 2007.

Languages

French, English, German

Education

DJCE-DESS [postgraduate specialised diploma] in business law (Université de Strasbourg)

Lawyer Rankings

France > Employment

CMS has impressive resources thanks to a dedicated French team, mainly based in Paris, with a small presence in Lyon, and the firm’s extensive European platform. The practice provides full-service employment and social security law expertise and comes highly recommended for strategic projects led in France or spanning different European countries. The team handles a high volume of complex collective agreement negotiations and large-scale restructuring matters, intra-mergers, internal transfers of employees as well as mass redundancies and plant closures. The team is also well versed in advising on the employment law aspects of M&A transactions, both for listed and non-listed companies. Mass litigation is another field of proven expertise. Leading French and international, private and public companies, turn to the firm for employment law advice. The very experienced Laurent Marquet de VasselotAlain HerrmannPierre BonneauNicolas de SevinCaroline Froger-Michon and Guillaume Bossy are the key contacts.

Paris > Droit social

CMS stands out with its large workforce, mainly based in the Paris office, but also in Lyon. The firm handles day-to-day to issues, but also advises clients on their most strategic matters, with clients including many well-known French and international companies. The practice recently acted in several high-profile global M&A transactions, for example when advising EQT Investment Fund on the acquisition of Galderma from Nestlé Pharmaceutical Healthcare. The practice also deals with highly sensitive Covid-19 pandemic-related issues, such as successfully assisting French employment agency Pôle Emploi with disputes with trade unions regarding the reopening of its agencies across the country which concerned 50,000 employees. Strategic restructuring and plant closing work and a successfully fought precedent-setting dispute in France regarding the payment of bonus for temporary workers were also in the caseload. Key names in the practice include the highly regarded Laurent Marquet de VasselotAlain HerrmannPierre BonneauRaphaël BordierNicolas de Sevin, Nicolas CalliesCaroline Froger-Michon and Guillaume Bossy  as well as Thierry Romand and Elodie Bossuot-Quin.

CMS dispose de très larges ressources à travers son équipe française (principalement basée à Paris mais aussi pour une partie à Lyon), et la vaste plateforme européenne du cabinet. Les bureaux français abritent une gamme complète d’expertises en droit social et en droit de la sécurité sociale. L’équipe est fortement recommandée pour la réalisation de projets stratégiques en France ou à cheval sur plusieurs pays européens. L’équipe assiste régulièrement ses clients dans des négociations complexes de conventions collectives et dans leurs grands projets de restructuration, de fusions internes et de transferts d’employés, ainsi que dans leurs dossiers de licenciements collectifs et de fermetures d’usines. L’équipe est également experte dans la gestion des aspects de droit social liés aux opérations de fusions-acquisitions, tant pour les sociétés cotées que non cotées. Elle est enfin compétente dans la gestion des contentieux de masse. De grandes entreprises françaises et internationales, privées comme publiques, sont clientes. La pratique est notamment développée par les très expérimentés :  Laurent Marquet de VasselotAlain HerrmannPierre BonneauNicolas de SevinCaroline Froger-Michon et Guillaume Bossy .