Meet the team



Paris, France
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  • Representing a leader in housing services in France in a litigation with trade unions challenging the validity of a company agreement on representativeness issues.
  • Assisting a French regional daily newspaper from the island of La Réunion with a mass layoff plan in the context of the restructuring of a press group.
  • Advising entertainment companies on the revision of all the collective agreements of the companies belonging to a group specialising in the entertainment sector.


Team Services

Our Employment law team advises and assists, both in transactional and in litigation, French and international companies as well as business managers in all aspects of their labour relations.


  • National and international employment contracts
  • Remuneration: structure, implementation, etc.
  • Dismissals/voluntary redundancies
  • Arbitration
  • Secondments, expatriation
  • Protected employees, administrative labour law
  • Occupational diseases and workplace accidents
  • Additional social welfare schemes


  • Employment protection plans and voluntary redundancy schemes
  • Restructuring and business transfer operations
  • Collective bargaining (collective bargaining agreements, working hours, action plans, etc.) management and follow-up with employee representatives and unions
  • Implementation of compensation schemes (saving, shareholding, profit sharing, participation and stock option schemes etc)
  • Employment management of business difficulties with the restructuring teams: judicial protection procedures, receivership and compulsory liquidation

A true partner to their clients, the ADVANT Altana Employment law team accompanies them and offers pragmatic solutions adapted to their operational constraints:

  • as part of their ongoing business transactions and changes
  • in more complex situations and transactions involving the upstream prevention of risks and conflicts

Our Employment Law team is featured in Décideurs [Leaders League], Option Droit & Affaires and Legal 500.


Awards and Recognition

LEGAL 500 EMEA 2022 - Employment (Tier 3)

ADVANT Altana acts in strategic individual and collective employment matters for French, US, Asian and other international leading corporations from a wide range of sectors, including the energy, industry, IT, healthcare, press, media and engineering sectors. The practice handles the full range of issues, including collective negotiations, restructuring, M&A, compliance. It also deals with sensitive individual issues, notably departures of executives and harassment situations, including in litigation. The practice has recently advised key clients on several mass redundancies plans, including handling a high-profile file in the press distribution section. Mickaël d’Allende and Pierre Lubet are in charge.