Frédérique Meslay Caloni > Dentons > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

75008 PARIS

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Frédérique, Partner and Co-Head of Dentons Paris Employment Group, is a litigation expert with a 20-year track record in employment, and contract/commercial law, advising French and multinational businesses on risk prevention in the pre-litigation, negotiation, litigation and post-litigation phases.

In employment, Frédérique advises companies and handles individual and collective litigation before the French Labor Courts related to restructuring, redundancy plans, voluntary plans, departure of executives, transactions, sexual and workplace harassment, discrimination, safety and health issues, covenant restrictions.

Her transversal expertise in contractual/commercial law allows her to provide complete service regarding issues combining both corporate and employment law (risks relating to abusive termination of services agreement, with consequences under criminal law, and recharacterization into an employment contract of a relationship with a service provider’s employees, unfair competition, poaching of employees, departure of executives with an employment contract and a corporate office, etc.).


Joined Dentons (formerly Salans) in 1995


English, French


Admitted to the Paris Bar in 1992


University of Paris V, DESS, National, European and International Litigation (1990)
University of Paris X – Nanterre Law School, Maîtrise in Judicial careers of Private Law (1989)
University of Paris X – Nanterre Law School, Maîtrise in Business Law (1988)

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France > Industry focus: Luxury goods

The luxury Paris goods team at global firm Dentons includes specialists in a diverse range of disciplines (corporate and M&A, IP, employment, TMT, tax, real estate, competition) to advise clients in the fragrances, fashion, cosmetics, jewellery and winery sectors, including Supreme and Fontaine Limited. The team is led by Sandra Hazan, who has over 25 years’ experience in the tax law area, assisting clients with restructuring and transfer pricing. Other key figures include senior counsel and IP expert Isabelle Leroux, employment co-heads Frédérique Meslay Caloni and Katell Déniel-Allioux and exprerienced IP litigator Loïc Lemercier.

Paris > Secteurs et industries > Luxe

Dentons réunit un large panel d’expertises au service de l’industrie du luxe ; couvrant le corporate, la propriété intellectuelle, le droit social, les TMT, la fiscalité, l’immobilier et le droit de la concurrence. Le cabinet conseille une clientèle active dans les domaines suivants : parfums, mode, cosmétiques, joaillerie et vins (Supreme et Fontaine Limited). La pratique est dirigée par la très expérimentée associée fiscaliste  Sandra Hazan, qui conseille ses clients sur des problématiques de réorganisation fiscale et de prix de transfert. Contribuent également : l’experte en droit de la propriété intellectuelle  Isabelle Leroux (senior counsel) ; Frédérique Meslay Caloni et Katell Déniel-Allioux qui codirigent la pratique de droit social ; et le spécialiste du contentieux IP Loïc Lemercier.