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Rising Stars

Rising Stars: Social Security: Compensation And Benefits

Firms To Watch: Employment

Addleshaw Goddard significantly bolstered its employment practice with the arrival of the highly regarded Anna-Christina Chaves from KEY LAWYERS in January 2024.
Alscio Avocats was established in early 2023 by an experienced group of practitioners including Mohamed Materi, Jean-Sébastien Capisano, David Calvayrac, Jérémy Spinelli and Louis Van Gaver.
Founded in January 2024 by employment law specialist Alexandra Stocki, AStocki Avocats is well equipped to advise clients on employee management and HR policies.
Employment boutique Holis Avocats was launched in 2024 and acts for managers and companies. Foulques de Rostolan, who was previously with Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I., is the key name.

Employment in France


Actance is distinguished for its skills in employment litigation, collective bargaining negotiation and restructurings. The firm’s cross-sector expertise allows it to represent a diverse client portfolio spanning various industries. Loïc Touranchet specialises in collective bargaining, high-risk litigation and restructuring. Pierre-Alexis Dumont advises national and international companies on HR issues and employee relations. Emeric Sorel is another leading figure in the team.

Responsables de la pratique:

Virginie Audet; Franck Blin; Chloé Bouchez; Eliane Chateauvieux; Laurence Chrebor; Pierre-Alexis Dumont; Laurent Jammet; Aymeric de Lamarzelle; Sébastien Leroy; Nelly Pourtier; Jean-Michel Renucci; Sophie Rey; Marion Robert; Emeric Sorel; Loïc Touranchet; Lucie Vincens

Les références

‘Attentive, great capacity to absorb significant workloads and respond to peaks in our activities, perfect mastery and expertise on all subjects of social rights.’

‘Emeric Sorel and Caroline Carmier are recommended for their perfect legal mastery, their valuable solutions and their pragmatism.’

‘Responsive, pragmatic, reliable team, which provides fair advice on all matters of social law.’

‘Highly recommend Caroline Carmier for her ability to make herself available and dig into the points to provide complete insight, and Emeric Sorel for his experience and his perspective.’

‘Lucie Vincens and Emeric Sorel are committed, adaptable, with a vision to support strategic choices in the implementation of social policy.’

‘Loïc Touranchet: responsiveness, quality of responses provided, adaptability to the business, availability, compliance with communicated deadlines.’

‘ he main quality of the Actance teams, in addition to their great professionalism, is their responsiveness and their ability to put themselves in the place of their interlocutors.’

‘Emeric Sorel’s honesty, combined with his professionalism and expertise, make him a rare person.’ 

Principaux clients




Le Figaro



S&P (+IHS)






Remy Cointreau



Schneider Electric




Dassault Systèmes







Principaux dossiers

  • Advised the successive court-appointed administrators throughout the receivership, then the liquidation of the Ventoris group, resulting in the economic redundancies of 3,200 employees over 15 entities
  • Advised Eaton (French and US teams) on the closing down of their Aerospace site in Southern France in S1 2023 (transfer of the business to Tijuana and Bengalore)
  • Advised Vivendi in dealing with all employment issues concerning the sale of Editis and Gala to Lagardère

A&O Shearman

Comprising a large specialist team, A&O Shearman is a key destination for financial services clients but is also a strong choice for corporate clients. The team is also able to advise on corporate governance, sensitive departures and whistleblowing cases. The practice is led by Claire Toumieux, who leads on reorganisations, corporate restructurings and collective negotiations. Olivier Picquerey focuses on complex collective project management. Susan Ekrami is another name of note.

Responsables de la pratique:

Claire Toumieux

Autres avocats clés:

Olivier Picquerey; Susan Ekrami

Les références

‘A team that knows how to call on other experts from the firm in order to provide a precise and complete response that meets our challenges.’

Principaux clients


International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

Kyowa Kirin

Airbus Group DS SLC

Baker Hughes


Groupe Bolloré



NatWest Markets N.V.

NBC Universal



Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Bolloré SE on the employment-related aspects of the sale of Bolloré Logistics to CMA CGM on the basis of an enterprise value of EUR 5 billion.
  • Advising Crédit Mutuel Arkea on the implementation of two collective redundancy plans further to its decision to close its subsidiaries.
  • Advising Kyowa Kirin Inc. on the employment-related aspects on its joint venture collaboration with a pharmaceutical company.


ADVANT Altana handles a range of matters that include reorganisations, auditing, negotiation and collective dismissal plans for domestic and international companies. Employment and working hours specialist Mickaël d’Allende leads the group alongside Pierre Lubet, who advises on industrial relations, collective bargaining and reorganisations. Laura Beserman is another name of note.

Responsables de la pratique:

Mickael d’Allende; Pierre Lubet

Autres avocats clés:

Laura Beserman

Principaux clients




Basf Bastide

BNP Paribas

Bouygues Construction



Cooperative des Quotidiens (CDQ)

Eureden Europe 1 – Lagardere Experf

Federation du Cristal et du Verre Geopost (DPD group / Chronopost)

Moulin Rouge








Principaux dossiers

  • Represent TUI in a dispute with a trade union representing several hundred employees.
  • Assisting Proxiserve in a litigation against trade unions contesting the validity of a company agreement.
  • Representing an international leader in energy in a dispute.

Ashurst LLP

Responsables de la pratique:

Muriel Pariente

Principaux clients



ASICS Corporation

Principaux dossiers

  • Acted for a music company in a dispute against its works council regarding the latter’s information-consultation on collective redundancies.
  • Advised a pharmaceutical company on the implementation of large-scale mass redundancies.
  • Advised Balyo on all employment-related matters in relation to the tender offer made by Softbank.

August Debouzy

August Debouzy maintains its strong reputation as a leading firm in the market, assisting French and international clients in the real estate, pharmaceutical, media, hospitality, financial institutions and travel industries. The team routinely advises on the full spectrum of employment mandates, including day-to-day management issues, employment litigation and restructuring projects, along with sensitive sexual harassment matters. Emmanuelle Barbara leads the team and is noted for her extensive expertise in employment, compensation and benefits law, regularly advising on social security issues. Other key partners include Marie-Hélène Bensadoun, Catherine Le Manchec, Virginie Devos, Anaïs Qureshi, Fabienne Haas and Eric Manca. Counsels Diane Reboursier, Sonia Moreau, Laure Hosni, Isabelle Hadoux-Vallier, Kathy Azevedo and Boris Léone-Robin are also noted.

Responsables de la pratique:

Emmanuelle Barbara

Autres avocats clés:

Marie-Hélène Bensadoun; Catherine le Manchec; Virginie Devos; Anaïs Qureshi; Fabienne Haas; Eric Manca; Diane Reboursier; Sonia Moreau; Laure Hosni; Isabelle Hadoux-Vallier; Kathy Azevedo; Boris Léone-Robin

Principaux clients

Volkswagen group

TUI France


Fremantlemedia France

Lafarge France

Principaux dossiers

  • Assisted TUI France with an unresolved legal issue before the French Administrative Supreme Court.
  • Assisted Microsoft France with a project triggering the transfer of employees under French TUPE regulations following the acquisition of the Nuance Group.
  • Assisted Fremantlemedia France with the action initiated by Mr Julien Lepers, a French TV show host, before the Labour Court following his dismissal.

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie's team handles the gamut of matters in the employment field and stands out for its capabilities in individual and collective relations, expatriation and employment implications of corporate restructurings and acquisitions. The team is led by Denise Broussal, who is an expert in executive and collective terminations, and corporate restructurings; Olivier Vasset, who specialises in large-scale redundancies and negotiations with trade unions; and Gilles Jolivet, who has expertise in the coordination of cross-border and international employment law projects. Other names of note are Nadège Dallais, Jérémie Paubel and Eléonore d'Anthonay.

Responsables de la pratique:

Denise Broussal; Olivier Vasset; Gilles Jolivet

Autres avocats clés:

Nadège Dallais; Jérémie Paubel; Eleonore d’Anthonay

Les références

‘The strength of the social law team lies not only in the excellent knowledge of social law of its members but also in their attentiveness, spirit of innovation, always looking for solutions and in its responsiveness.’

‘Gilles Jolievet through his knowledge of social law and his search for solutions.’

‘Jérémie Paubel: proactive and innovative ’

Principaux clients


BD Group (Becton Dickinson)


Computer Task Group

Crédit Agricole





Schülke & Mayr GmbH (Air Liquide)




Symphony Technology Group


Principaux dossiers

  • Assisted a Swiss-based global construction chemicals group in works council consultation processes to secure the transfer of employees and carve outs.
  • Advised a New-York-based investment fund on the acquisition of the Applied, Food and Enterprise Services (AES).
  • Assisted Colt on the employment aspects of the proposed acquisition of Lumen Technologies’ business France.

Barthélémy Avocats

Barthélémy Avocats has a stellar track record in the employment area and is noted for its ‘strength in proposing solutions’ in the areas of , HR, disputes, collective bargaining, restructuring and cross-border employment matters. Sophie Binder jointly leads the team alongside François Millet, who has specific expertise in branch collective bargaining and mass litigation. Emmanuel Andreo and Hugues Lapalus are other key names of note.

Responsables de la pratique:

Sophie Binder; François Millet

Autres avocats clés:

Emmanuel AndreoHugues Lapalus; Laurent Gervais; Vincent Huc

Les références

‘Listening and understanding our environment, our challenges and our strategy’

‘Kindness, very oriented towards understanding the client’s business. This quality is rare and we do not find it among competing lawyers, strength in proposing solutions adapted to our companies and our difficulties, responsiveness, endowed with particular expertise in company restructuring.’

‘Laurent Gervais: kindness, responsiveness, business-oriented spirit’

Principaux clients

Fédération des professions règlementées auprès des juridictions

Principaux dossiers

  • Assisting an employers’ federation in the negotiation, writing and signing of a collective agreement.

BCTG Avocats

Responsables de la pratique:

Sabine de Paillerets; Meï Zhang

Principaux dossiers


Responsables de la pratique:

Nathalie Cerqueira; Anne-Lise Puget

Les références

‘The team communicates well and is thorough.’

‘Very technical team, a lot of monitoring and therefore very anticipatory Excellent knowledge of the business which allows them to advise in a very proactive and extremely relevant way Very fluid mode of cooperation ’

‘Anne-Lise Puget: anticipation, deepening and monitoring of the subject, she doesn’t give up’

‘I I still feel a real dynamic, and a celebration with each new file, with a desire to win and win. ’

‘Anne Lise Puget: she is dynamic, always in a good mood, very determined and accessible, she follows her files impeccably.’

‘Nathalie Cerqueira: she is also very accessible.’

Principaux dossiers


Responsables de la pratique:

Marie Content; Guillaume de Saint Sernin

Les références

‘This is one of the rising teams in social law in Paris.’

‘Lawyers with great technical expertise and an excellent understanding of business issues, which can be explained in particular by the multidisciplinary nature of the firm.’

‘The team is modern, dynamic and has great proximity to its customers.’

‘Guillaume de Saint Sernin is undoubtedly the leader in social practice. It stands out for its great technical expertise in the service of pragmatic and operational solutions.’

‘Marie Content: expertise in labor law with a pragmatic approach adapted to the business world. She is not content to formulate answers based only on the texts but on a global evaluation, her availability, her human qualities’

‘We have worked with this team for years. Listening, advice, availability, quality of service, follow-up of files are their best assets.’

‘Stable team, with excellent internal communication. Great responsiveness. Proposals for solutions that are always pragmatic, innovative and adapted to demands and risks.’

‘I really appreciated the expertise of Guillaume de Saint-Sernin and his team, who always know how to be available and precise in his answers. His approach is pragmatic and therefore valuable in the success of M&A negotiations. Guillaume leads a very competent team with very pleasant contact.’

Principaux clients


Aesio Santé Méditerranée






Avnet Emg France

Caisse des dépôts et des consignations



Editions Nuit & Jour


France Télévisions

Freudenberg Filtration Technologies

Générale du Solaire



IVC Evidensia


Kaufman & Broad



Les Glénans






Red Bee Media France|(Groupe ERICSSON)



Syndicat des Médias de Service Public (SMSP)


The Fork

Wivetix Services

Yves Rocher


Principaux dossiers

  • Advised a French group of companies specialised in telecoms for employment-related issues with respect to acquisition of competitors.
  • Advised a French group of companies specialised in temporary workers on various legal actions initiated against former employees for unfair competition.
  • Assisting a group of almost 12,000 employees, which has been split into two entities, to define the fate of their collective standards.

Bird & Bird

Responsables de la pratique:

Benjamine Fiedler; Nathalie Devernay

Autres avocats clés:

Camille Champetier de Ribes; Sofia Merlet; Chris Ivey

Les références

‘Nathalie’s team is always pleasant and able to answer questions asked in a professional manner. ’

‘Sofia Merlet understands her clients’ questions well and provides precise and appropriate responses. She ensures good follow-up of files and offers good recommendations ’

‘I work with Benjamine Fiedler and her team in social law; mainly Camille Champetier de Ribes. They stand out for their responsiveness, their technical mastery of the law and their pragmatic proposals. ’

‘The team has taken the care to understand the business in which we operate and to provide us with cost effective, practical and workable solutions to our employment matters.’

‘They cut to the core of the issue and give us workable solutions which are uniquely tailored to our business needs, which to date have always been sound and timely.’

‘Chris Ivey has taken the time to understand our business imperatives and work through solutions with us which are commercially sound and I’ve never had cause to doubt either his judgement or his advice. He is responsive, considers all eventualities – which he explains clearly and logically – and is unfailingly patient and good humoured.’

‘Employment team is strong, responsive, efficient, strong partners overall.’

Principaux clients



Crédit Immobilier de France




Teva France

Tata Consultancy Services

ADP (Aeroports de Paris)

Tech Mahindra


Ricoh Group



Automation Anywhere



Principaux dossiers

  • Assisting NovAliX, in relation to transfer of assets and employees in the pharmaceutical contract research organisation.
  • Advising Semtech on the acquisition of the Sierra Wireless business and related employment matters.
  • Advised Salesforce throughout the negotiation and implementation of a collective mutual departure plan (RCC) in 2023 in the midst of the global tech crisis.

Bredin Prat

At the forefront of several groundbreaking deals, Bredin Prat is a dominant force in the employment market specialising in the labour aspects of M&A, litigation and standalone matters. The team has notable expertise in the areas of layoffs, council and union negotiations, employee benefits and collective disputes. Practice head Pascale Lagesse is routinely instructed by corporate clients on all aspects of employment law. Cyril Gaillard is a key contact for employment litigation and criminal issues relating to employment law, and social security law and Laetitia Tombarello focuses on employment matters arising from cross-border M&A as well as corporate transactions.

Responsables de la pratique:

Pascale Lagesse

Autres avocats clés:

Cyril Gaillard, Laetitia Tombarello

Les références

‘Professionalism, responsiveness and customer support.’

‘Excellent technical mastery; availability, flexibility; pragmatism’

‘In my working relationship with Bredin Prat, I have particularly appreciated the reactiveness, the solution oriented approach and the quality of the deliverables of the team.’

‘Laetitia Tombarello is an excellent professional, listening, giving advice, easy to reach out and fully reliable.’

‘Excellent strategic approach and support. Fluid and efficient collaboration mode’

‘Quality of listening, understanding of business issues and ability to provide best advice.’

Principaux clients

Banque Fédérative du Crédit Mutuel



Famille Despature


General Electric





Aerige Avocats

A boutique employment law firm with an impressive network of offices, Aerige Avocats is skilled at handling employment issues arising from corporate restructurings. The group is led by Nicolas Czernichow, who has particular expertise in the agrifood and manufacturing industries. Jean d’Aleman and Thomas Godey are other key figures in the team.

Responsables de la pratique:

Nicolas Czernichow

Autres avocats clés:

Jean d’Aleman; Thomas Godey; Saïd Sadaoui; Thomas Humbert; Véronique Martin-Bozzi; Henri Guyot; Hugo-Bernard Pouillaude; Suzanne Gal; Camille Brès

Les références

‘A team with which it is a pleasure to work, particularly because of its availability and responsiveness.’

‘Saïd Sadaoui is particularly appreciated for his ability to very quickly identify the company’s challenges, adapt his speech, and propose flexible and innovative solutions that are nevertheless legally secure, adapted to the company’s constraints.’

‘Team with a wide range of skills to meet all needs ’

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Responsables de la pratique:

Claire Fougea; Marion Brière Ségala

Autres avocats clés:

Sophie Finel

Les références

‘The strengths and assets of this team are responsiveness, precision in writing and responses to issues raised, and the ability to exchange quickly using videoconferencing technologies.’

‘Claire Fougea: Responsiveness, strong availability, clarity in the answers provided, strong expertise. Sophie Finel, Marion Briere Segala: here too, a strong culture of responsiveness, availability, of keeping us informed quickly, which is very appreciable in certain files.’

‘Team that knows how to make itself available, ultra competent in its field and committed. Strong tenacity. ’

Principaux clients

Maitena Biraben

Nestlé Groupe


Principaux dossiers

Capstan Avocats, member of Ius Laboris

Capstan Avocats, member of Ius Laboris, which has several offices across France, advises on employment matters that frequently have a multi-jurisdictional angle and is a member firm of global alliance Ius Laboris. Pascal Lagoutte steers the group and takes the lead on complex litigation. Other members of the team include Jean-Michel Mir, a specialist in collective working relations and corporate restructurings, and Bruno Serizay, whose practice focuses on social security law. Aurelien Louvet and Anne Murgier play a key role on many of the firm's matters, and Arnaud Teissier and Guillaume Bordier are also key figures to note.

Responsables de la pratique:

Pascal Lagoutte

Autres avocats clés:

Jean-Michel Mir; Bruno Serizay; Anne Murgier; Arnaud Teissier; Guillaume Bordier

Les références

‘Strengths: operational team, responsiveness and quality ’

‘Strong and consistent expertise throughout the firm. One house style. – Understanding of complexity in multinational companies. Ability to explain the complex employment legal environment in France to US clients.’

‘Ability to distill practical solutions from legal theory. ’

Charles Russell Speechlys

Responsables de la pratique:

Kim Campion

Les références

‘The team is very friendly and available’

‘Deep knowledge of French employment law and the French market, quick response, practical and legally sound recommendations, very pragmatic, clear cost structure, always responsive.’

‘Kim Campion is an experienced partner who knows all the intricacies of French employment law. Kim responds very quickly to all enquiries. He gives clear and very sound recommendations. We recommend Kim to all our German clients who were delighted with the advice. A top lawyer!’

‘The team is one of the most reactive and efficient legal teams I deal with across our European Estate.’

‘Kim Campion leads an amazing and dedicated team.’

‘The team has comprehensive knowledge and is incredibly responsive.’

‘Kim Campion is taking the client’s needs and intentions most serious and also has a very good understanding of operational and economic impact of his advice. It is comforting referring clients to Kim.’

Principaux clients



Fluke Europe




Oxford Instruments



La boite à encas







City & Guilds


Mercedes F1

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised SNC LAVALIN on a multijurisdictional project implicating up to 20 postings of employees in Africa.
  • Assisted Pearson in a sensitive matter of a ‘collective’ whistle-blowing from the staff representatives, and subsequent investigation, against a key role within the company.
  • Advised on a multimillion-euro acquisition of the football club of Valenciennes and employment law aspects of the deal.


A market-leading boutique law firm with several overseas offices, CHASSANY WATRELOT & ASSOCIES deals with complex collective restructurings and employment issues arising from major M&A and also has considerable expertise in the areas of collective relations, transformations and international mobility. Philippe Chassany is a specialist in collective employment relations, restructurings, social plans; Jérôme Watrelot's portfolio includes employment aspects of M&A and corporate restructurings, and Elisabeth Graujeman, who focuses on HR matters, plant closures and other transformation plans.

Responsables de la pratique:

Philippe Chassany; Jérôme Watrelot; Elisabeth Graujeman

Les références

‘Jérôme Watrelot and Elisabeth Graujeman have very good technical expertise and experience which allows them to approach subjects as a whole.’

‘Professional, responsive team who provide pragmatic advice. I work with CWA on social law files and their interventions have always allowed me to successfully complete my files (labor inspection control, implementation of day packages, etc.) and to come out on top from delicate situations with certain employees.’

‘What I have appreciated most are the competence in the argument treated, the speed in doing the task we asked and details in giving us the answers to our questions.’

Principaux clients

PAI partners

Groupe Carrefour




CEVA Logistics



Shiseido Group EMEA

Worlwide Flight Services

YUM (KFC, Pizza Hut)






G.A.C group

Groupe Labeyrie


Kaufman & Broad

La Croix Rouge Française


Transdev Group



Imperial Brands

Leroy Merlin


ATOL Les Opticiens




La Fondation Œuvre de la Croix Saint-Simon

ENGIE Global Business Support

ICT France

Caprari France

PwC France


Tratel (Ciments Calcia Heildelberg group)

New England Biolabs


Groupe Innothera

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Carrefour on the labour law aspects of the acquisition of Cora and Match in France.
  • Assisted CMA-CGM on the labour law aspects of the acquisition of Bolloré Logistics.
  • Provided legal assistance to Carrefour in managing its transformation plan and the resulting voluntary redundancy plan for 1,000 people in its headquarters.

Clifford Chance

Responsables de la pratique:

François Farmine

Les références

‘The Clifford Chance Employment Law team led by François Farmine is focused on unparalleled excellence. As a client, I was able to benefit from an innovative legal service in that these lawyers went beyond the response to my problem: they researched the cause, and went into anticipatory research so as not only to resolve the current problem but also to develop an approach to avoid recurrence of the problem. The approach of this team is one of anticipation and protection of the company.’

‘François Farmine is without a doubt a major leader on the legal scene of labor law. He quickly understands the economic issues, as well as the forces present and the dynamics within a company. These factors combined with a talent for negotiation make him a strategic partner allowing the company to take ambitious directions.’

‘We have been working with Clifford on restructuring files for a very long time and we are very satisfied with them. They always demonstrate very strong responsiveness and offer innovative solutions to the problems encountered.’

Principaux clients

FreeNow (Your Now Group)

Amazon France Transport

Accédia Group


Unilever Group

Amazon France Logistique




Morgan Stanley



Hanon Systems Charleville

Visteon Corporation


Visteon Electronics France



PAI -Asmodee

Sibanye Stillwater Limited


CVC Capital Partners

Principaux dossiers

  • Assisting FreeNow (Your Now Group) in the implementation of a European reorganisation of its activities (mobility services).
  • Assisting Amazon France Transport in various court proceedings, in particular in relation to urgent reactions to strikes, litigations on professional elections.
  • Representing Pfizer in individual employment litigations lodged by current or former employees concerning various claims for unfair dismissal.

CMS Francis Lefebvre

CMS Francis Lefebvre stands out for its 'pragmatic and strategic approach to problems' and is also noted for its ability to collaborate with colleagues from across the firm's network. The group acts for a diverse mix of clients drawn from a range of sectors and is highly regarded for its work handling collective and individual litigation, criminal employment law and new forms of work organisations. Laurent Marquet de Vasselot , Pierre Bonneau, Caroline Froger-Michon and Nicolas Callies are key members of the team.

Autres avocats clés:

Laurent Marquet de Vasselot, Pierre Bonneau, Caroline Froger-Michon; Nicolas Callies

Les références

‘In the panorama of law firms, Francis Lefebvre is among the best on the market, if not the best. They demonstrate reliability, precision, rigor, with a very pragmatic and strategic approach to problems. Their profile precisely meets our needs and expectations’.

‘High responsiveness and understanding of our subjects. Great agility in taking our requests into account and in the way we collaborate. For example, they are able to integrate into our digital tools to facilitate collaborative work.’

‘We have built a long-term relationship with CMS which allows us to treat sensitive and high-impact subjects as well as less impactful subjects with always the same degree of reliability in the responses. The team works very well – communicates with each other, which also allows us to have answers within a very short time which correspond to our expectations. More precisely, the ability to issue legal recommendations with different levels of risk-taking and an ability to explore more precise points by calling on other expertise within the same firm is very valuable (e.g. criminal, tax etc…). ’

Principaux clients

Chambre Nationale des Commissaires de Justice






Principaux dossiers

  • Assisted Nissan with the required consultation obligations towards the French works council and the European works council regarding the sale of its subsidiary in Russia.
  • Assisted Auchan—the French multinational retail group—in multiple employment matters.
  • Advised Imerys in the context of two M&A transactions that had several employment-related implications.

Cohen & Gresser LLP

Responsables de la pratique:

Angéline Duffour

Les références

‘Angéline Duffour – very professional, responsive, approachable and knowledgeable. Great consultant and very pleasant person to work with. Very quickly understands the problem and provides solutions.’

‘Great law firm, professional and reliable.’

‘We worked on some time sensitive issues with Angéline Duffour, and she was always very available with her expertise when we needed it.’

‘Angéline Duffour: top advocate!’

‘Angéline Duffour was of invaluable help through the quality of her advice, her availability, her composure in difficult negotiations with the opposing party.’

‘Accuracy, availability, good advice.’

Principaux dossiers

Daher Avocats

Responsables de la pratique:

Hélène Daher

Autres avocats clés:

Lola de Montalembert; Adélaïde Sayn

Les références

‘Daher firm knows how to find the best strategies in cases of the departure of important company executives but also provides sound advice during the acquisition of companies.’

‘I recommend Hélène Daher who knows how to explain complex issues to clients in an educational manner. Hélène is a very good negotiator who finds solutions.’

‘The quality of the work delivered by Hélène Daher and her team is exceptional. Precision, pragmatism, transparency, frankness, responsiveness, listening, advice, define Daher Avocats! I recommend this firm with my eyes closed. ’

Principaux clients



ALD Automotive

Grant Thornton

Covage Networks

Aromazone (in Eurazeo’s portfolio)

DFM Group




San Regis

Data 4



Mistral AI

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Kantar Group on all its high value-added employment-related matters.
  • Assisted Klépierre in all its employment-related matters in the framework of an annual subscription (day-to-day operations).
  • Advising Data 4 in all its high value-added employment-related matters, including day-to-day operations, working time issues, collective labour relations and sensitive projects.

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei

The team at De Pardieu Brocas Maffei is particularly noted for its capabilities advising on the employment aspects of restructuring and insolvency, but also handles a wide range of matters for domestic and international clients. Practice head Philippe Rozec is an expert in litigation and social security and has cross-sector experience. He is supported by Elise Bénéat, Isabelle Dauzet and Sandrine Azou.

Responsables de la pratique:

Philippe Rozec

Autres avocats clés:

Elise Bénéat, Isabelle Dauzet; Sandrine Azou

Les références

‘Excellence, efficiency, responsiveness, kindness’

‘Philippe Rozec: ability to support risk-taking and his excellent technical skills.’

‘Great professionalism, responsiveness, close to customers.’

‘Professionalism, availability, responsiveness, courtesy.’

‘Philippe Rozec and Elise Bénéat are extremely responsive and have the ability to adapt and deliver tailor-made solutions.’

Principaux dossiers

  • Managing strike action against pension reform for Total Energies / UES Raffinage Pétrochimie (5,000 employees).
  • Representation of Dodiné Campenon Bernard before the Créteil Criminal Court on charges of manslaughter and breach of various safety obligations.
  • Supporting the VINCI Construction group in the creation of a joint construction division.

Dechert LLP

Dechert LLP covers a myriad of employment issues spanning working organisation schemes, collective redundancy plans and data protection issues, among other areas. Clients include domestic and international companies. The group is led by Philippe Thomas, who has in-depth knowledge of employee transfers and restructuring issues, stands out for his 'excellent market knowledge with a commercial and pragmatic approach'. Thibault Meiers is another figure of note.

Responsables de la pratique:

Philippe Thomas

Autres avocats clés:

Thibault Meiers

Les références

‘The employment law team led by Philippe Thomas provides responsive, commercially oriented advice based on excellent knowledge of the market and recent case law in employment law. I have been following Philippe Thomas for ten years and would not change his advice for anything in the world!’

‘Philippe Thomas combines excellent market knowledge with a commercial and pragmatic approach which makes him a privileged partner.’

‘The team is very responsive and has a very good understanding of the subjects we encounter. Thibault Meiers takes into account our way of operating internally to advise us best.’

Principaux clients

Cathay Capital

Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A

Havea Group

Principaux dossiers

  • Assisted Cathay Capital on labor aspects in connection with the sale of the Cenexi group.
  • Advised Havea on all labor law aspects in connection with its exclusive negotiations for the acquisition of Biocyte.
  • Advised the International Olympic Committee’s exclusive global hospitality provider, On Location, on the recruitment of its staff and implementation of French employment policies.

Deloitte Société d’Avocats

Responsables de la pratique:

Véronique Child

Principaux clients

Pharma Mar

SPAC Transition Scientific

Looping Group

Cathay Capital



Marlin Equity Partners

Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance and Stellantis

IK Partners, GIC, Keensight Capital and Parquest Capital

Principaux dossiers

Delsol Avocats

Responsables de la pratique:

Delphine Bretagnolle; Brice Briel; Elsa Lederlin; Philippe Pacotte

Autres avocats clés:

Anna Milleret-Godet

Les références

‘Loyal and responsive’

‘Very competent and creative team’

‘Strong customer orientation, responsiveness, availability, understanding and take into account customer issues and constraints, simplicity and decision support, etc. are the major traits of Delsol.’

‘We have an excellent resource and partnership in Delsol Avocats.’

‘Elsa Lederlin – perfect.’

Principaux clients


Admedia Group

Banque des Territoires (CDC)



Comptoir Rhodanien





Groupe Mondial Protection


Neoma Business School


Principaux dossiers

  • Assisted DataBank in the context of the acquisition by Etix Everywhere of five of its data centres located in and operated from France.
  • Advised Dimotrans Group on the acquisition of a stake in its capital by Crédit Mutuel Equity, a subsidiary of Crédit Mutuel Alliance Fédérale.
  • Advised Maped on the acquisition of Juratoys.


With a strong focus on employment aspects of corporate transactions, Dentons supports companies with their operations, litigation and internal investigations. The team is led by a trio of specialists, Julie Caussade brings over 25 years of experience in employment contracts, termination and litigation and Katell Déniel-Allioux leverages her expertise in acquisition and restructuration. Lastly, Frédérique Meslay-Caloni has in-depth knowledge of the hospitality, finance and pharma sectors.

Responsables de la pratique:

Julie Caussade; Katell Déniel-Allioux; Frédérique Meslay Caloni

Les références

‘Availability, very professional’

‘Agile. Good professional.’

‘Responsiveness, professionalism. Very good knowledge of the pharmaceutical sector.

Principaux clients

Platinum Equity



Lundbeck Sas

Opel Bank

Plaza Athénée

Vitra Karo (Villeroy & Bosch Fliesen)

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising KKR on its purchase of S&P Global’s engineering solutions business, for US$975 million in cash.
  • Assisting with the implementation of a new system to propose housing to Plaza Athénée and Le Meurice hotels’ employees.
  • Assisting Platinum Equity on the employment aspects of its acquisition of Calderys’ Group.

DLA Piper

DLA Piper provides a full-service employment offering, spanning restructuring and collective dismissals, corporate reorganisations, international mobility and outsourcing. Practice head and country managing partner Philippe Danesi is particularly well known for his strength in assisting with the employment aspects of complex restructuring operations and related litigation. Bijan Eghbal represents local and international clients and has an impressive track record handling large-scale collective dismissals and Jerôme Halphen leverages his strong sector knowledge of the retail and hospitality industries. Marine Gicquel is another key figure in the team.

Responsables de la pratique:

Philippe Danesi

Autres avocats clés:

Bijan Eghbal; Jérôme Halphen; Marine Gicquel

Les références

‘Well-structured and supervised team, always responsive and reliable. Quality work. Very friendly team.’

‘Beyond his indisputable technical expertise, Philippe Danesi demonstrates remarkable tenacity. It is a pleasure to work with him and his team and to count on his commitment, both in advice and in litigating cases.’

‘A force for innovative and pragmatic proposals, Philippe Danesi perfectly meets our business needs. He is a fine strategist and negotiator who perfectly uses his legal skills to serve the interests of his clients. ’

Principaux clients



Associated Press






Four Seasons globally and Hôtel Georges V (Paris)





Niterra France

OpenGate Capital






TMD Friction

Varian Medical Systems



A niche employment boutique, FACTORHY has expertise in the full gamut of employment law. Leslie Nicolaï, who is particularly sought after by investment firms and automotive services; Benjamin Desaint, who specialises in company transfers and labour lending; and Grégory Chastagnol head the team.

Responsables de la pratique:

Benjamin Desaint; Grégory Chastagnol; Leslie Nicolaï

Les références

‘The Factorhy teams are very responsive and always complete in their response with a reminder of the legal rules, an analysis and one or more solutions according to the different risks.’

‘They know how to be available and attentive to provide a solution to the problems encountered in a concrete way and without sticking to the texts. They can offer more or less risky alternatives, take us out of our comfort/risk zone, leaving the final decision to us.’

‘The particular traits of this team are above all its agility and responsiveness.’

‘Experts in social law and know how to provide a legal and practical response to all the questions that may arise in social law. In addition, given their organization (one partner and several collaborators with interests in different fields), they respond efficiently and quickly to their clients.

‘Factorhy’s approach is innovative with practical solutions provided in social law.’

‘The Factorhy team has perfect knowledge of the company’s sector of activity. Their support for more than 10 years, for certain lawyers, allows us to be agile and extremely efficient both in the management of simple files as well as those of the most strategic nature.’

‘The strength of Factorhy is to have many lawyers who are experts. They are available and responsive, which allows us to move forward quickly on files.’

‘It is a brilliant, accessible team with the ability to make complex subjects understood. They are responsive, available and understand business issues and problems well. They have different personalities and complement each other very well. I have worked with many lawyers in my career, some large, well-known firms but in my opinion they are the best currently on the market.’

Principaux clients


Metro France

Burger King (BK services)

ADP Aéroport de Paris


Ceva Logistics



SE Loger

Groupe OFI and Abeille Assurances

Cemoi Confiserie

France Chimie

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised on a wide-ranging plan to restructure METRO France in 2022/23.
  • Advised on the acquisition of Bollore Logistics.
  • Advised on a complex merger operation for EXTIME, and, more broadly, the ADP group.


Responsables de la pratique:

Stéphane Beal

Les références

‘Excellent responsiveness, quality of advice given including on very operational points.’

‘Responsive, educational team.’

‘A relationship of trust.’

Principaux clients




Eiffage Group

Reims Habitat

Area Regions Sud

Remondis Electrorecycling SAS


Principaux dossiers

  • Assisting Enedis with labour law issues, in particular social protection and compliance of coverage.
  • Assisting Seenorest in managing the social consequences of a merger between 3 cooperatives in Lorraine and the North of France.
  • Advising of Hologic on various labour law matters.

Flichy Grangé Avocats

Flichy Grangé Avocats is well-known for representing public bodies and international corporations and is also sought out by major domestic companies. The group is active in several sectors and has strong capabilities in the areas of restructuring and employment, compensation and benefits, health and safety, collective negotiations and working time. The group is also notable for cases with a cross-border angle. Key names in the sizeable team include Joël GrangéArnaud Chaulet, Marine Conche, Florence Aubonnet, Juliana Kovac, Olivier Kress, Blandine Allix, Nabila Fauché-El Aougri, Stéphanie Guedes da Costa,Stéphanie Dumas, Joumana Frangie-Moukanas, Cyprien Pialoux, Jeannie Crédoz-Rosier,Charlotte Michaud, Bruno Fieschi, Corinne Potier and Aurélie Cormier Le Goff.

Responsables de la pratique:

Joël Grangé; Philippe Montanier; Arnaud Chaulet; Marine Conche; Florence Aubonnet; Juliana Kovac; Olivier Kress; Blandine Allix; Nabila Fauche-el Aougri; Stéphanie Guedes da Costa; Stéphanie Dumas; Joumana Frangie-Moukanas; Cyprien Pialoux; Jeannie Crédoz-Rosier; Charlotte Michaud; Bruno Fieschi; Corinne Potier; Aurélie Cormier le Goff; Florence Bacquet; Caroline Scherrmann; Camille Ventejou; Frédéric-Guillaume Laprevote; Emmanuel Raynaud; Amandine Vetu; Franck Morel; Natacha Lesellier; Romain Guichard

Autres avocats clés:

Meryem Chafai El Alaoui; Fabien Crosnier

Les références

‘Very good command of social law. Experts on the subject. Major investments made in recent years in their global L&E network which allows them to handle international files. Great adaptability and responsiveness of the teams.’

‘Joel Grangé has a perfect knowledge of social law as a whole, very pragmatic in his advice.’

‘Florence Bacquet has a strong involvement in restructuring files.’

‘Meryem Chafai El Alaoui is up and coming in litigation and restructuring.’

‘This is a very responsive team to respond to demand, both in terms of French social law and local labor law systems. The team listens to our issues and is capable of delving into all legal questions, particularly in contentious matters, depending on the evolution of the decisions of the different jurisdictions. Very fine analysis.’

‘Stéphanie Dumas and Fabien Crosnier’s analytical capacity can be useful in an approach aimed at developing jurisprudence on certain subjects.’

Principaux clients


General Electric



National Assembly


Société Générale

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Société Générale on setting up a joint venture with another leading global group and its subsidiaries, integrating the cash equity operations of the two groups.
  • Advising Magna on the proposed divestiture of its Bordeaux-based plant.


With demonstrable experience in employment and labour law issues and social security, Franklin advises French and international clients. Additional expertise in the areas of employee transfers and disputes further strengthens the practice. Myriam de Gaudusson jointly heads the team alongside Patrick Thiébart, whose practice focuses on compliance and disputes.

Responsables de la pratique:

Myriam de Gaudusson; Patrick Thiébart

Principaux clients

ACE Capital Partners


Bridford Group

Global Map Solution

Groupe Magellim

Groupe Sprint

Guémas International


Lise Charmel




Richemont Luxury Goods


Knauf Industries



Delta Airlines





Principaux dossiers

  • Advised IBL on the superstore chain Run Market’s recovery plan.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP advises on multi-jurisdictional and high-profile matters ranging from collective redundancies to company restructurings. Gwen Senlanne, who is the global head of the firm’s people and reward group, has wide-ranging employment expertise that includes assisting with the departure of senior executives and handling fraud investigations; he heads the team with Christel Cacioppo, who has notable sector expertise in energy, banking and insurance. Elodie Favre-Thellmann and Sarah Bassis are other key names; they advise on complex restructurings and M&A.

Responsables de la pratique:

Gwen Senlanne; Christel Cacioppo

Autres avocats clés:

Elodie Favre-ThellmannSarah Bassis

Les références

‘Gwen Senlanne is very helpful, providing constructive advice, delivered in a very accessible way. He has a very good way with clients – you trust him and he manages the legal issues providing succinct updates as appropriate.’

‘I highly recommend Gwen Senlanne as an excellent lawyer, solution focused and highly experienced with a very good manner.’

‘FBD’s social law team has comprehensive skills in all areas of labor law, which is valuable when consulted as part of an M&A project.’

Principaux clients


Axa Investment Partners

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Boehringer Ingelheim





Jet Aviation



Palantir Technologies

Saur / EQT

Stanley Black & Decker



Volkswagen AG

Western Union

WW (Weight Watchers)

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised HSBC Continental Europe on the disposal of its French retail banking business to My Money Group, a Cerberus portfolio company.
  • Advise BMS on the integration of the Celgene entities and employees in more than 50 jurisdictions since the merger in 2019.
  • Advised EDF on its ongoing acquisition of GE Steam Power’s nuclear power activities which would enable EDF to acquire GE’s nuclear steam turbine technology and services.

Fromont Briens

Fromont Briens fields a sizeable that is well-equipped to handle varied and multi-jurisdictional cases. The team has notable experience of M&A, restructuring projects and strategic social compliance issues. The team is led by Maud Perilli , Ludovic Genty and Hugues Pelissier, who all operate from the firm's Lyon office. Marie-Laurence Boulanger is another key name to note. Social protection specialist Julien Tiphine was a new arrival in 2023.

Responsables de la pratique:

Maud Perilli; Ludovic Genty; Hugues Pelissier

Autres avocats clés:

Marie-Laurence Boulanger; Julien Tiphine

Les références

‘Availability, responsiveness, advice always relevant and fair.’

‘The team’s responsiveness, knowledge and history on the functioning of the company and the knowledge of the practices and specificities of our union organizations, its availability, its excellent legal analyzes and the consideration of operational needs’.

‘An extremely professional team, available and always very responsive. A real construction of “strategy” on the files with the research and implementation of all the legal tools necessary to find a solution. A valuable team for the Group’s HR teams.’

Responsive, professional, punctual, serious.’

‘Marie-Laurence Boulanger is the top of the top.’

‘The team is also very friendly and competent, responsive and dynamic. It is a real pleasure to work with all of its members.’

‘Great social law skills, excellent availability, sense of service, pragmatism/solution oriented, always well informed of ministerial trends and connected to the authorities.’

‘Marie-Laurence Boulanger, social law expertise, innovation, creativity of solutions and pragmatism, enthusiasm. Maud Perilli, expertise, analysis, creativity of solutions, pragmatism.’

Principaux clients



Alliance Healthcare



Becton Dickinson




DHL Global Forwarding France

Fédération française de l’Assurance

Fiducial Private Security


Groupe VYV

Hexcel Composites

In Extenso

Institut Pasteur




Malakoff Humanis



PSB industries

Ralph Lauren


FTMS Avocats

FTMS Avocats is praised for its approach to managing the employment matters of French and international companies and works across a diversity of sectors from media to luxury goods. Litigation specialist Jean Néret leads the department alongside Olivier Angotti, whose practice focuses on redundancy plans and HR management issues. Sabrina Kemel completes the leadership team.

Responsables de la pratique:

Jean Neret; Olivier Angotti; Sabrina Kemel

Autres avocats clés:

Isabelle Pontal

Les références

‘FTMS is a firm with a solid reputation in employment law. Their ability to handle technical cases and their expertise reassure me.’

‘Isabelle Pontal is a great professional with whom I really enjoy working. She is efficient and very available. She has a healthy courage and always presents the risks and opportunities.’

‘The particular trait of this team is their attentiveness, their availability, their clear approach.’

‘Dynamic, available team, very focused on operational aspects and solutions. Easy to approach, it is very pleasant to work with the FTMS social law team’

‘The FTMS team is very flexible and responsive: they can be reached in the event of an emergency via all means of communication, SMS, WhatsApp, Teams and at all times, including weekends. Their responses are quick, complete and punctual.’

‘Isabelle Pontal is is a trusted and valuable lawyer. My colleagues and I have complete confidence in her.’

‘Personally I work with Sabrina Kemel who is very knowledgeable on social law subjects and above all very operational. Pragmatic, accessible and responsive are her great qualities in addition to her technical skills. ’

‘Olivier Angotti: very good speaker and great knowledge of criminal labor law.’

Principaux clients


Christian Dior







CA Auto Bank

SMRC Automotive Modules France

SMR Automotive France

CEA (commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives)


SGS France


Principaux dossiers

  • Assisting VALEO in the implementation of a major redundancy exercise.
  • Assisting RFM and VIRGIN RADIO in the drafting, negotiation and implementation of a collective mutual termination.
  • Advising CA Auto Bank in connection with the labour law issues raised by its carve out from FIAT.

Gibson Dunn

Gibson Dunn has a strong track record in high-level corporate restructurings and acts for several headline-name clients. The practice frequently collaborates with the firm's corporate and tax teams on employment matters that frequently have a cross-border angle. Experienced litigator Nataline Fleury leads the team and is prominent on the group’s high-profile restructuring mandates.

Responsables de la pratique:

Nataline Fleury

Les références

‘The employment team provides excellent advice, simplifying a complex labour environment and applying sound commercial principles to arrive at the best solutions for the business.’

‘Nataline Fleury is first class and works in real partnership with us as a business.’

‘The team is very available and is very pragmatic. The answers to our questions are quick and concrete.’

Principaux clients

La Halle

S.I.T.I R (Pierre et Vacances SA / Center Parcs)


DCM Jennyfer

Hopps Group

Savills SA




The Carlyle Group

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

An established firm with a prestigious reputation in the employment market, Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is praised for its ‘highly technical yet pragmatic approach’. The expertise of the group is sought after by leading domestic and international companies it is well placed to handle corporate restructurings, employment-related matters following large-scale acquisitions, takeover bids and employee transfers. David Jonin is a specialist in employment and social protection. Benjamin Krief and Guillaume Navarro are other names to note.  Foulques de Rostolan left the firm in late 2023.

Responsables de la pratique:

David Jonin; Benjamin Krief; Guillaume Navarro

Les références

‘Cabinet Gide – expertise and a quality of work. We are very satisfied with the processing of their files and appreciate the technicality and high quality of their response to our problems. In addition to their effectiveness, we highlight their great responsiveness.’

‘Guillaume Navarro is a real leader in labor law.’

‘Undoubtedly one of (if not the) market leader(s). The team has broad capabilities that go beyond the traditional boundaries of employment law, delivers on time (and even ahead of deadlines) and is very responsive.’

‘David Jonin particularly stands out for his broad expertise and availability. On a personal note, he is a pleasure to work with.’

‘Guillaume Navarro: strategist, expert in his field and with experience due to his very interesting customer base.’

‘Guillaume Navarro is always available and efficient, relevant advice adapted to our company and its environment. Excellent interpersonal skills.’

‘David Jonin has a highly technical but still very pragmatic approach. His advice shows real excellence and high value in the knowledge, the solutions and relationship with the client.’

‘David Jonin demonstrated competence in understanding the different labor laws and was able to guide me appropriately.’

Principaux clients

Air France






French Tennis Fédération (FFT)

Gaz réseau Distribution France (GRDF)



Réseau de Transport d’Electricité (RTE)




Vueling Airlines

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised GRDF within the scope of the major national strike during the winter of 2022-2023 linked to the pension reform.
  • Assisting Rakuten in two successive social plans that resulted in the complete closure of one if its main subsidiaries in the South of France.
  • Advised Transperfect on the takeover bid, and in particular the social aspects (Transfer of 350 employees) of Hiventy which was under Bankruptcy protection.

Grant Thornton Société d’Avocats

Responsables de la pratique:

Caroline Luche-Rocchia

Les références

‘Very professional and caring approach, full of support and advice. Reliable and simple recommendations.’

‘Caroline Luche-Rocchia- very attentive and managed to provide tailor-made advice using very simple and efficient tools.’

‘Grant Thornton Societe d’Avocats’ employment practice stands out for its in-depth industry knowledge and client-centric approach.’

Principaux clients



Mintec (which acquires Agribriefing group)

Bank of Communications

Shang Xia

DAF Trucks

Nordam Europe Ltd


Les Cars Bleus – Autocars Suzanne




Blu Digital Group

Indepo Logistics

GATX Rail France

Value Retail

APRR (Eiffage Group)

BIPI Mobility

Corum Butler – Corum L’Epargne


Principaux dossiers

  • Advised ChapsVision on the acquisition of 100% of Deveryware’s shares, which included employment due diligence.
  • Advised the ChapsVision group on the acquisition of Geotrend.
  • Assisted ChapsVision in the acquisition of QWAM Content Intelligence.

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

The team at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP is highly regarded for its multi-jurisdictional experience and expertise in major restructuring projects and advises domestic and international clients on a range of employment matters. The practice is co-managed by Emma Röhsler, who oversees cross-border employment issues, and Sophie Brézin, who is a specialist in corporate restructuring and industrial relations.

Responsables de la pratique:

Emma Röhsler; Sophie Brézin

Les références

‘The team of Emma Rohsler is great. They are specialised in remuneration restrictions for financial institutions, which is a rare specialism.’

‘True experts in their field. I have absolute confidence in their advice.’

‘Competent, dynamic, responsive, friendly and attentive team, proactive in finding solutions. ’

Principaux clients



Banco Intesa San Paolo

Cellnex Telecom

Hennes & Mauritz (H&M)


Mitel France

Olivier Wyman


Société Générale




Tikehau Capital

Triplelift Inc



Responsables de la pratique:

Frédérique Cassereau

Les références

‘The services provided are personalized and completely adapted to the needs and expectations. Very precise and expert knowledge of the sector of activity, and its specificities, is truly a great asset.’

‘Frédérique Cassereau: availability, speed, precision of the proposals and responses provided, intelligence of the situation, clear vision of the sectoral and professional context, confirmed expertise’

‘Technicality, professionalism, proximity, availability. What else could you ask for?’

‘A very diverse team which provides insight that is often original although perfectly legally supported. What’s more, the speed of thinking, acquiring knowledge and writing are excellent.’

‘Our requests for advice are always answered.’

Principaux clients

Comédie Française

Expérience Capital

Opéra national de Paris

Excellence Imagerie

Philharmonie de Paris

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Meanings Capital Partners on the acquisition of the majority stake in Jems Group.
  • Assisted Excellence Imagerie group with the acquisition of the medical imaging centre Faidherbe Mont-Louis.
  • Advised Derichebourg on the acquisition of Groupe Ecore.

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP, which is able to draw on its international network, has a strong track record handling cross-border employment matters. The team is also well-versed in advising on internal investigations, corporate reorganisations and high-stakes employment-related litigation. The team also works closely with the firm's M&A and insolvency departments to advise French and international companies on all employment-related matters of large-scale M&A. Leadership is shared between experienced practitioner Thierry Meillat and Marion Guertault, who is a specialist in restructurings, plant closures and redeployments of industrial sites as well as the employment aspects of transactions.

Responsables de la pratique:

Thierry Meillat; Marion Guertault

Les références

‘Excellent expertise and responsiveness in the different areas where we were able to consult them. The team systematically offers us clear choices with an excellent analysis of the situation. Our main contact is constantly listening and ensures that the means put in place correspond to our requests, without being excessive. ’

‘Marion Guertault for her availability, responsiveness, listening and excellent advice. She is our main contact and ensures the coordination of our legal issues.’

‘Hogan Lovells is a partner for us on our complex social issues. Excellent advice with an operational vision and understanding of our business activity which makes a real difference.’

Principaux clients




Principaux dossiers

  • Advising PerkinElmer on the employment-related aspects (both individual and collective) of the sale of its worldwide applied food and enterprise businesses to New Mountain Capital.
  • Assisting Labcorp in the context of the global spin-off of its clinical development activities which are being operated by the newly created Fortrea Group since July 2023.

jasper Avocats

Founded in 2019, Jasper Avocats formed a dedicated labour department in June 2020 with leading employment specialists Frédéric Sicard, Marie-Alice Jourde and Béatrice Bruges Reix at the helm. The group is noted for its capabilities in individual and collective relations litigation, health and safety matters, reorganisation and transformation projects. Another name of note is Alice Delamarre.

Responsables de la pratique:

Frédéric Sicard; Marie-Alice Jourde; Béatrice Brugués Reix

Autres avocats clés:

Alice Delamarre; Frédéric Sicard

Les références

‘Very involved team with perfect knowledge of the file and its challenges.’

‘Béatrice Bruges-Reix: Her eloquence, her capacity for conviction, the surgical meticulousness of her pleadings, her expertise, her tenacity, her confidence, her anticipation of a judgment, her experience, her way of being accessible by making legal texts less indigestible, her optimism, the trust she inspires, her sense of detail simply encourages me, in return, to recommend her to anyone who needs her services. ’

‘The advice and legal representation provided by Jasper are based on a close and perfect knowledge of the company / its issues / its functioning and in fact a broad anticipation of the subjects / disputes.’

‘Béatrice Brugués-Reix, precise, demanding, not hesitating to put practices into perspective to ensure that organizational decisions, or perfectible practices are improved for safer/controlled operation of the company.’

‘Alice Delamarre: availability, responsiveness (even with very short deadlines), completeness, reliability. ’

‘Béatrice Bruges-Reix is a talented lawyer, an excellent litigator, who never gives up, believes in all her cases, remains humble in all circumstances, empathetic, clever, innovative, etc… ’

‘Frédéric Sicard: responsive, proactive, innovative, very good in litigation ’


Responsables de la pratique:

Nicolas Mancret; Laetitia Ternisien

Les références

‘Very good appreciation of the social issues in a company, taking into account the context and the intrinsic dynamics of the company.’

‘Ability to listen to the manager and HR teams, and take into account the objectives given.’

‘Very good quality of advice either on global (and union) social issues and social issues concerning certain people (most often executives).’

Principaux clients




Principaux dossiers

Joffe & Associés

Responsables de la pratique:

Blaise Deltombele; Géraldine Peytre

Les références

‘Responsiveness, excellent understanding of business issues, rigor and practical/operational responses’


Principaux dossiers

  • Providing ongoing advisory support to Flowserve to ensure that the client complies with employment regulations and navigates labor-related challenges effectively.
  • Advising Nissan Formula E on various labor law matters, including individual dismissals and guidance on specific issues such as working hours and team organisation during racing time.

Jones Day

Leveraging its cross-border expertise and global network, Jones Day acts on a wide range of matters spanning employee benefits and executive compensation to compliancy issues and social security matters. The team is well positioned to advise on labour and employment issues relating to corporate mergers and multijurisdictional transactions. The group is led by Emmanuelle Rivez-Domont and Jean-Michel Bobillo.

Responsables de la pratique:

Emmanuelle Rivez-Domont; Jean-Michel Bobillo

Autres avocats clés:

Gabriel Ferran; Charlotte Bienabe

Les références

‘The Jones Day team demonstrates professionalism in employment law.’

‘Emmanuelle Riez-Domont – knowledge of international social law, has the ability to manage the expectations of international companies. I also highlight Charlotte Bienabe and Gabriel Ferran’

‘Experts in field of French labor law. Experienced in wide scope of labor issues making efficient counsel of specific issues fast and effective.’

Karman Associés

Responsables de la pratique:

Erwan Jaglin; Romain Chiss; Florence Froment-Meurice

Les références

‘Responsive, clear and transparent, efficient and attentive.’

‘Erwan Jaglin: professional, precise, relevant, listen, maintain relationships.’ 

‘Distinguished by the very strong overlap between the corporate law and social law teams, which allows the social law team to have a vision of entire operation in which they are involved.’

‘The excellent communication between the partners of the firm also allows very great responsiveness and a holistic vision of the issues, which allows clients to very quickly have a vision of the different options that available to them.’

‘Erwan Jaglin has the ability to pragmatically understand the issues surrounding investment funds and to act as real advisor and not just with knowledge of the law. He also has the ability to create a very strong bond of trust with his clients.’

‘Very good service provided, fast and reliable.’

‘Availability, responsiveness, quality of advice, support ’

‘The team is responsive, pragmatic, innovative and concrete in its proposals’

Principaux clients

Iliad (Free)



Conseil Supérieur du Notariat





Louvre Hotels








Agro Invest


Kedge Business School



Principaux dossiers



Responsables de la pratique:

Sandra Thiry; Thomas Fernandez-Boni

Les références

‘Very proactive.’

‘A very strong team with excellent all-round knowledge of French Employment law.

‘Thomas Fernandez-Boni has been excellent to deal with. His no-nonsense, pragmatic approach to problems sets him apart from other French legal firms that the business has dealt with, making sure that all issues and queries are dealt with in an efficient and timely manner. ’

Principaux dossiers

KPMG Avocats, France

Responsables de la pratique:

Albane Eglinger; Olivier Masi

Principaux clients

Infravia Capital Partners


IK Partners






Groupe LFPI

Latour Finance


Global Savings Group



Peninsula Capital


Legras Industries

Geneo Capital Entrepreneurs


Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Wendel on its €550m acquisition of a majority stake in the Toulouse-based engineering consulting firm, Scalian.
  • Assisted L’Oréal with the tax, transfer pricing, VAT, customs, and social aspects of the €2.3bn acquisition of the Australian premium cosmetics brand Aesop.
  • Advised MACIF, on its €103m acquisition of Mondial Pare Brises.

Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins' team has a broad international scope and is notable for its expertise in restructuring, social plans, collective negotiation, internal investigations and employment litigation. The firm is strengthened by the considerable expertise of cross-border specialist Matthias Rubner, who leads the practice.

Responsables de la pratique:

Matthias Rubner

Principaux clients

Demant A/S

SK Capital


Principaux dossiers

  • Advised SK Capital on the acquisition of Saint-Gobain Cristaux et Detecteurs, Saint-Gobain Ceramics & Plastics, Saint-Gobain India Private Ltd., Saint-Gobain (China) Investment Co. Ltd.
  • Assisted Demant A/S with obtaining French antitrust clearance within the context of its acquisition of Audilab, a retailer of hearing products.
  • Advised Syneos Health on its sale to a consortium of private investment firm affiliates composed of Elliott Investment Management, Patient Square Capital, and Veritas Capital.


Linklaters handles standalone employment matters as well as the labour aspects of M&A transactions for major international companies. The team is notable for its expertise in reorganisation matters, downsizing, collective lay-offs, voluntary departure plans, collective agreements, negotiations, and employee representatives’ consultation. Industry veteran Lionel Vuidard leads the practice alongside Géric Clomes.

Responsables de la pratique:

Lionel Vuidard; Géric Clomes

Les références

‘A truly international firm ready to understand the needs of a multinational company.’

‘The team is well balanced with complementary expertise and approaches.’

‘The team is very professional and competent. The team is also pragmatic, efficient and very quickly understands the situation and the requests of their clients.’

Principaux clients

CGI France



LG Electronics



Moelis & Company

Carrier Global Corporation

Bonhams France SAS

Groupe BEL / Unibel




State Street Bank

Bank of America

RTL Group



XTX Markets

Green Investment Group Limited

Kentucky Fried Chicken

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

Deutsche Bank


Principaux dossiers

  • Advising CGI on strategic litigation and advisory matters.
  • Advising Sierra Wireless regarding the implementation of a reorganisation and collective redundancy plan involving 99 job positions in France.
  • Advised CACEIS, the asset servicing banking group, a subsidiary of Crédit Agricole S.A. and Banco Santander, on the employment aspect of the acquisition of RBC.

Littler France

Littler France

Responsables de la pratique:

Julie Béot-Rabiot; Guillaume Desmoulin; Jean-Martial Buisson; Sabrina Dougados

Autres avocats clés:

Coralie Jamois; Laura Jousselin; Barbara Mollet; Léa Rameau; Olivier Thibaud; Jacques de Tonquédec

Les références

‘Very competent, responsive and experienced team.’

‘Well coordinated and knowledgeable team. The right person on the right level gives the advice. Solution focused.’

‘Léa Rameau is dedicated and always available, very competent with broad regulatory experience. She is solution focused and always delivers commercial advice.’

‘The team’s strength is being pragmatic, open to understand our business, adapt easily their risk assessment to our business needs and are a true trusted business partner.’

‘True business partners meaning they are pragmatic, practical and familiarize themselves with our business super easily. ’

‘Very high technical skills, availability, quality of interactions, ’

‘Guillaume Desmoulin: individual litigation negotiations, merger operations, assessment of sectoral particularities. Laura Jousselin: management of general labor law, employee savings, merger operations’

‘They have a deep understanding of the client’s business and of the difficulties of operating in areas where the law is unclear. The lawyers are also very approachable and great to work with.’

Principaux clients





Lincoln Electric



Principaux dossiers

  • Advising McDonald’s on a complex, large-scale professional training project concerning some 80,000 employees.
  • Advising Euronext Paris-listed Airbus on a large-scale harmonisation of the Group’s collective status.

LPA-CGR avocats

LPA-CGR Avocats represents leading companies active in a range of sectors in various employment matters. Key strengths of the firm include HR management, litigation, health and safety, social relations, international mobility, social protection and reorganisations. The practice is led by Sophie Marinier, who has notable expertise acting for clients in the pharmaceutical, banking and retail sectors.

Responsables de la pratique:

Sophie Marinier

Autres avocats clés:

Alexandre Bensoussan; Karine Bézille; Sandra Hundsdörfer

Les références

‘A team with availability, it is also competent and proactive in order to identify realistic and anticipatory technical solutions to best meet the expectations of the structure of our company and our projects.’

‘Alexandre Bensoussan secures HR projects by challenging industrial and operational expectations. Availability and listening beyond the area of ​​intervention in order to clearly identify the context and the different interests of the stakeholders.’

‘Availability / listening / relevance of advice and social strategy.’

‘Karine Bezille for her kindness, availability, listening and trusting relationship.’

‘Expert, pragmatic, involved, professional and very pleasant team’

‘The team is experienced and very responsive; particular expertise in the context of complex social litigation, relating in particular to unfair dismissals and collective dismissals, with the involvement of unions and social and economic committees.’

‘Alexandre Bensoussan is an excellent strategist, a fine connoisseur of the functioning of large groups and their complexity, in particular the management of disputes involving former managers and senior executives, as well as handling compliance files and investigations. internal etc.’

‘The team is stable and knows its client well by ensuring good follow-up of files. Easy communication, an effective mode of collaboration.’

Principaux clients

Manitou Group



Lusis Avocats

Responsables de la pratique:

Frédéric Leclercq; Hélène Said; Hortense Gebel; Mikaël Pelan; Adeline Larvaron; Gaïa Sanchez; François Vergne

Autres avocats clés:

Vincent Potier

Les références

‘We are very satisfied with the collaboration with Lusis Avocats, which shows a level of availability, high responsiveness combined with a remarkable quality of support.’

‘Good customer listening – quality of the relationship – use of remote collaboration tools & web conferences…’

‘Mikaël Pelan provides us with all the necessary advice and guidance in the files in order to secure our approaches. We also progress through our interactions with him. availability is always there and the quality of the reasoning and the construction of the answers is particularly clear, and clear to transcribe to third parties.’

Principaux clients



Suez Eau France


TNS Parsons




Wynd/Thematic Group


Cpam 84

Figeac Aero




Francaise des Jeux




Caisse de Prevoyance Sociale

Engie Home Services

Itron INC.

Majj Avocats

A boutique employment law firm, Majj Avocats acts for SMEs, blue-chip investment funds and companies. The firm’s portfolio of work includes restructurings, collective redundancy plans, social security and welfare protection.  Yoan Bessonnat, Julien Boucaud-Maître, Anne de Gabory, Juliette Pouyet and Mathieu Raio de San Lazaro are the practice heads.

Responsables de la pratique:

Yoan Bessonnat; Julien Boucaud-Maitre; Anne de Gabory; Juliette Pouyet; Mathieu Raio de San Lazaro

Les références

‘The team listens closely and adapts perfectly to the company’s vision to propose actions and advise the company’s managers.’

‘Mathieu Raio de San Lazaro for the quality of his advice and his responsiveness. ’

‘Very good knowledge of the law. Very responsive and creative team. Great attention to the context and needs of the client.’

‘Very responsive and efficient.’

‘Julien Boucaud-Maitre—very efficient and pragmatic.’

Principaux clients

Sony France


Vivendi subsidiaries

Stellantis subsidiaries

Exclusive Networks


Frans Bonhomme

Royal Canin


Fenwal France (Fresenius group)

Casino Barrière

Bureau Veritas


Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown advises clients, both domestic and international, on a range of employment matters in both a litigation and advisory capacity. The group is particularly skilled in assisting with corporate restructurings, negotiations with unions and moral and sexual harassment investigations. Julien Haure guides the team and is highly experienced in complex issues such as shut down of activity, reorganisations, and union negotiations. Régine Goury and Sébastien Delaunay are other key practitioners of note.

Responsables de la pratique:

Julien Haure

Autres avocats clés:

Régine GourySébastien Delaunay; Fadela Kailech

Les références

‘The partner Julien Haure is brilliant and very pragmatic, the team works very well and the personalities are complementary.’

‘Julien Haure is pragmatic and has innovative ideas. Punchy and precise. ’

‘Responsive team.’

Principaux clients


Assured Guaranty Finance Overseas


Broadcom Inc.


IPSEN Pharma



Seagate Technology

Tanium Inc.

Verallia SA

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Broadcom Inc. on the implementation of the integration in France of the French assets of VMWare.
  • Assisting AGPM with day-to-day matters and collective relationships with the works council and unions.
  • Advising Seagate Technology on day-to-day matters and on collective restructurings and lay-off projects.

MGG Legal

A leading employment boutique, MGG Legal leverages its in-depth knowledge of cross-border legal environments, particularly the German market, to assist a range of clients. The group is co-managed by Marijke Granier-Guillemarre, who is a specialist in large-scale reorganisations, project management and restructurings, and Loïc Héron who has expertise in employment and labour litigation and collective dismissals.

Responsables de la pratique:

Marijke Granier-Guillemarre; Loïc Héron

Les références

‘Marijke Granier-Guillemarre – super creative, expert, professional, creative.’

‘Long-time advisor to our company in matters of social law, they know our company very well and their advice is always very effective and pragmatic.’

‘ Customer focused – clear communications – fast in replying to emails and calls – very good egal skills – very good English language skills’

Principaux clients







Rockwell Automation

Bla Bla Car




Thermo Fisher Scientific


Hana Group

Spie Nucléaire




Keolis| |Jones Lang Lassale

Principaux dossiers

Ogletree Deakins

Employment specialist Ogletree Deakins represents some of the country’s leading institutions and public bodies and is a key port of call for high-stakes employment matters. Jean-Marc Albiol has longstanding experience in sensitive litigation and strategic reorganisation cases. Cécile Martin is the go-to expert for the social management of operations and discrimination and harassment cases. Nicolas Peixoto, Stéphane Bloch, Karin Dulac and Alexandre Abitbol are other key names to note.

Responsables de la pratique:

Jean-Marc Albiol; Cécile Martin; Nicolas Peixoto; Stéphane Bloch; Karin Dulac; Alexandre Abitbol

Autres avocats clés:

Bérengère Lubineau; Pascale Ernst

Les références

‘Good knowledge, strong technique, great responsiveness, availability, global vision of subjects, ability to project themselves into the client’s world.’

‘Ability to handle international files. Expertise in social law. Ability to mobilize large teams.’

‘Nicolas Peixoto and Bérengère Lubineau are invested and know how to mobilize to ensure the defense of our interests. It’s a real pleasure to work with them. The pedagogy they show towards us in the explanations they give is very appreciable. Thus, the decisions and directions to be taken are facilitated.’

‘A strong entrepreneurial.’

‘We particularly appreciate the responsiveness of the Ogletree Paris team, they are always available. Their keen advice on the themes entrusted to them.’

‘In my opinion, the main strengths of the team of lawyers with whom I had the opportunity to work lie, beyond their great competence, on their agility, their flexibility and responsiveness and their great availability as well as the complementarity of lawyers among themselves. ’

‘Jean-Marc Albiol plays a driving role in the operation of the firm. His dynamism and experience allow him to be a remarkably effective lawyer.’

‘Pascale Ernst has developed particularly advanced skills in social protection and can thus intervene in cases with high added value that few professionals master where the financial stakes are exceptionally high.’

Principaux clients

SNCF Group

Air France

Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations

Groupe ADP


Atlas Opco (opérateur de compétences)




Principaux dossiers

  • Advising France’s second largest cooperative banking institution on strategic matters: senior executives’ departure, collective negotiation of new staff regulations and sensitive internal investigations.
  • Representing a CAC 40 airport company in high stakes litigations, collective bargaining agreement, and complex employment protection plan.
  • Advising a major player of Paris 2024 Olympic Games in France on whistleblowing procedures, departure of managers and labour relations key issues.


Orrick handles major international employment matters including large-scale restructurings and downsizings. The team is active for clients in a range of sectors and advises major blue-chip companies on high-level and sensitive cases. Emmanuel Bénard, a noted specialist in collective litigation and criminal employment law, leads the team. He is supported by Nadège Owen, who is a trusted adviser to corporate clients on a range of employment issues. Hélène Boukez and Soumaya Ouzzani are other key practitioners of note.

Responsables de la pratique:

Emmanuel Benard; Nadège Owen

Autres avocats clés:

Hélène Boukez; Soumaya Ouzzani

Les références

‘In-depth expertise, ability to deliver quickly, within the requested deadlines, prudent advice.’

‘Emmanuel Benard: high quality of advice, high quality of written legal analysis.’

‘Soumaya Ouzzani: ability to follow cases over long periods of time, creative in legal argumentation.’

‘Very high technicality on questions of social law, both individual and collective, acute political sense.’

‘Emmanuel Bénard: commitment, high added value advice combined with marked pragmatism, global vision.’

‘Special mention for Soumaya Ouzzani, for her unfailing support, ability to explain the complexities of French social law to our internal contacts (Europe / Global). Real availability to support us on a daily basis in our transformation projects.’

‘Professional team, well organized, responsive, rigorous and open to current technologies.’

‘I worked a lot with Soumaya Ouzzani. she is very professional, responsive, proactive and extremely competent. She gives very good advice, and always seeks the right solution to the problem exposed with the objective of securing the file. She listens to her clients and their concerns, provides answers quickly and is very available.’

Principaux clients


Antin Infrastructure


AXA France




Crédit Agricole SA

Crédit Agricole Assurances


Groupe Air France (Air France / Hop !)




La Banque Postale






Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Air France on its strategic European projects in light of existing collective arrangements.
  • Assisting La Banque Postale in various corporate transactions by providing analysis and support for the employment law aspects.
  • Assisting Groupe AXA with its most sensitive issues or projects (notably for crisis management, relations with works council and trade unions).

Osborne Clarke

Responsables de la pratique:

Maxime Pigeon; Jérôme Scapoli

Les références

‘The Osborne Clarke team always has a solution to offer us, whatever the problem. Indeed, their in-depth understanding of the market constitutes a major asset in their advice. They offer pragmatic solutions, perfectly adapted to the level of development of our company.’

‘Stimulating, efficient team that adapts to the company culture. Responsive team, very strong knowledge of social law. Strong notion of risk taking’

‘Agile and subtle.’

Principaux clients

France Telecom / Orange

Norwegian Air

Novo Nordisk

Hachette Group




United Airlines

Akiem Group




Principaux dossiers

  • Defending a former senior executive of France Telecom / Orange before the Paris Court of Appeal for “institutional moral harassment” within the Company.
  • Assisting Novo Nordisk on a day-to-day basis with its employment law issues (individual and collective matters).
  • Represented United Airlines before the Employment Court and the Court of Appeal against 66 claimants relating to the registration to specific retirement schemes.

Paul Hastings LLP

Responsables de la pratique:

Stéphane Henry

Principaux clients

LGT Capital Partners



Abry Partners

Castik Capital

EMZ Partners

Five Arrows Principal Investments


Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Alixio Group on the employment law aspects of its acquisition of X-PM.
  • Assisting Exens Solutions, backed by FCDE, a leading France-based investment firm, with the employment law aspects of its acquisition of AR Electronique.
  • Advising LFPI and the other shareholders of Ergalis in connection with the sale of Ergalis to Actual.


Responsables de la pratique:

Pascal Bathmanabane; Jean-François Treton; Romain Aupoix

Les références

‘Good availability and strategy.’


Principaux dossiers

Peltier Juvigny Marpeau & Associés

Distinguished for its industry expertise in the financial sector, Peltier Juvigny Marpeau & Associés advises major banks and investment funds. Other areas of strength include sensitive termination cases and related litigation. Aurelie Fournier leads the team and leads on complex litigation, whistleblowing procedures and corporate reorganisations. She is supported by François Troadec, who focuses on reorganisation plans and trade union issues.

Responsables de la pratique:

Aurélie Fournier

Autres avocats clés:

François Troadec

Les références

‘The team is innovative, particularly with regard to the document sharing cloud.’

‘Aurélie Fournier particularly stands out.’

‘Discussions are always constructive and these experienced lawyers take our operational needs into account and support us in finding secure solutions.’

‘They can call on other lawyers on subjects for which we need expertise other than that of social law (tax law) and this is also the strength of this firm.’

‘The team is very responsive and close to its customers’ issues. The advice is fine, precise and above all very concrete. The strategies are thought out and well anticipated.’

‘François Troadec, very competent, proactive and a fine strategist’

Principaux clients

BNP Paribas


Financière Gérard Joulie

Sphere SA

Moet-Hennessy – Louis Vuitton


BNP Paribas Lease Group

BNP Paribas Personal Finance


Séché Environnement

Principaux dossiers

  • Acted for BNP Paribas in a high-end lawsuit against an employee who challenges his dismissal in the context of a claim of discrimination in consideration of his racial origins.
  • Advised Dometvie on labor and employment matters in the context of a Recovery Plan “Plan de sauvegarde”.
  • Represented BNP Paribas Lease Group in a litigation against a trade Union (CFDT) relating to the compensation of mobile working during the Covid-19 crisis.

Pwc Société d'Avocats

Responsables de la pratique:

Bernard Borrely

Autres avocats clés:

Aurélie Cluzel d’Andlau; Corinne Guyot Chavanon

Principaux clients

Harmonie Mutuelle

Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV (“HCME”)

Colruyt Group


CVC Capital Partners

Française des Jeux (FDJ)



Stock Spirits


Principaux dossiers

  • Advising KKR Group on due diligence in relation to the acquisition of April.
  • Assisting Française des Jeux with social due diligence on behalf of FDJ in the context of the acquisition of the ZEturf group.
  • Advising Valorem on the establishment of an employee share ownership fund (FCPE) for the Valorem group.


Racine advises French and international companies on the full ambit of employment law. The firm has additional strengths in corporate restructurings, large-scale dismissals, and downsizings and is well-positioned to handle technical and complex matters. Frédéric Broud frequently collaborates with the firm's tax department to advise executives and managers and Sarah Usunier is noted for her expertise in restructuring distressed companies. Philippe Rogez is noted for his knowledge of financial regulation and capital markets and Carla Di Fazio Perrin leverages her deep sector knowledge of energy, media, luxury goods, distribution and services.

Responsables de la pratique:

Frédéric Broud; Sarah Usunier; Philippe Rogez; Carla Di Fazio Perrin

Autres avocats clés:

Margaux Succurro; Amanda Galvan

Les références

‘The strength of the team lies in the finesse of the legal analysis coupled with a very realistic operational vision. Proactivity in advice and in writing or preparing internal meetings.’

‘Philippe Rogez, Margaux Succurro and Amanda Galvan stand out from other advisors that we may have had by their approach to risk which is intended to be pragmatic. Their availability and responsiveness and the fluidity of the exchanges that we have with each of them should also be highlighted.’

‘The main qualities of the team are reliability, legal expertise, responsiveness and availability. The Racine team is far above the other law firms with which we have worked. The firm is innovative in that it always adapts its advice and recommendations to the needs of its client.’

‘Philippe Rogez: legal expertise, exceptionally quick understanding of subjects, ability to appropriate the subjects of needs, incomparable pleadings, unparalleled availability, very lively.’

‘Amanda Galvan: very in-depth knowledge particularly on collective subjects, availability, responsiveness, strong technical skills (knowledge of case law, legislation, documentary research). ’

‘Very good coordination between the members of the team and also complementarity in the files handled in social law.’

‘Sarah Usunier through her expertise, her strategic reading of situations, her responsiveness and her leadership.’

‘Rigorous team, available with a very high level of expertise/advice. Able to provide innovative solutions. Force of proposal, the team develops a great sense of customer relations and a real results orientation. I would add that the relationship is also very pleasant and friendly in the exchange.’

Principaux clients

Colis Privé


Octo Finances



Groupe Soval



LAB 68

Olam Agri


Formula One

Dr. Falk Pharma


Groupe Forward

Shellback Semiconductor Technology



Allianz and Allianz Trade (formerly Euler Hermes)

Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank (CACIB)

LBO France

Europa Group


Sergio Rossi


CA Indosuez


Rocket Music Entertainment Group (founded by Elton John)


Principaux dossiers

  • Assisting in possible workforce reduction of Planet Sushi with employment issues arising from the client’s financial restructuring.
  • Advised Adeo on the employment matters arising from the sale of one of its branches, Kitchen Academy—operating under the name Alice Délice.
  • Advising Geoxia and its liquidator regarding employment law aspects of the liquidation of the Geoxia group—the owner of the renowned Maisons Phénix brand.


Responsables de la pratique:

Isabelle Ayache-Revah; Marion Ayadi

Les références

‘This is a team available and attentive to our expectations, given the organization of our proactive company, and which often carries out emergency files with great efficiency. ’

‘Isabelle Ayache-Revah is not only available in terms of planning but also through strength of proposals, advice, and an exceptional capacity for analysis.’

‘Isabelle Ayache-Revah has a calming and reassuring side whatever the situation. Her extensive knowledge of SMEs means that no situation disturbs her. In addition, being a business manager herself, she has a global vision of the situation of entrepreneurs and is therefore very pragmatic, which suits us perfectly. I will add that she is constantly researching the latest texts, latest updates, latest case law, which should be the case for all lawyers.’

‘Very good quality of services (pragmatic and proportionate approach to requests), strong involvement in the files entrusted to us, very good compliance with deadlines.’

‘We are very satisfied with the support of Marion Ayadi, a very great professional in whom we completely trust.’

‘Raphaël’s team is a team of very capable professionals, all specialists in social law who not only know the subject deeply but always know how to provide punctual opinions which also take into account the needs of the client and who help the latter to make decisions.’

‘Marion Ayadi stands out not only for her indisputable technical knowledge in the matter, but also for her strong ability to understand the client’s needs by anticipating their requests and proposing creative solutions and different options according to their propensity for risk. In addition, Marion Ayadi’s skills as an experienced litigator are also undeniable and ensure that the client can always rely and trust in a lawyer capable of satisfying any need.’

‘Great agility, incredible availability, excellent understanding of the psychological climate of files.’

Principaux clients

Crédit Agricole CIB

Dorma Kaba



Domino’s Pizza

Groupement des Cartes Bancaires

AMI Paris

Epsilon France (Publicis group)

NAXICAP Partners

Patrick Fabre Groupe

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Crédit Agricole CIB on reviewing and revising non-competition, non-solicitation and non-kickback clauses and negotiating the departure of key managers
  • Assisting several major clients with internal inquiries (regarding moral harassment or whistleblowing procedures, drafting internal procedures).
  • Advising Groupement des Cartes Bancaires (CB) regarding elections of staff representative bodies, collective bargaining agreement on electronic votes, reviewing internal procedures (internal regulations for the company and the staff representative bodies).

Reinhart Marville Torre

Reinhart Marville Torre is notable for its expertise in complex termination cases as well as restructuring plans, workplace disputes and collective agreements. The group represents major clients including L’Oréal and Septeo in both an advisory and litigation capacity. The team is led by Olivier Bluche, Catherine Broussot-Morin and Agathe Moreau.

Responsables de la pratique:

Olivier Bluche; Catherine Broussot-Morin; Agathe Moreau

Les références

‘Perfect knowledge of files and regulations, clarity, responsiveness, anticipation which allows you to win deals.’

‘Agathe Moreau: responsiveness and ability to anticipate, clarity of her answers, sound advice, perfect knowledge of her field, and above all cases won thanks to meticulous work. ’

‘Efficient, responsive.’

Principaux clients









Me Group

Principaux dossiers

  • Defending a cosmetics company in a litigation concerning the breach of a non-competition clause by a former executive officer and complicity of his new employer.

Rigaud Avocats

A specialist boutique dedicated to social benefits and protection, Rigaud Avocats advises private and public bodies on matters including payroll law, compensation and employee benefits. Recently, the firm has expanded its impressive client base to represent companies active in the insurance and brokerage sectors. The team is managed by an illustrious bench of experts in the field. Renowned expert David Rigaud leverages his knowledge of payroll law, compensation and employee benefits and Pascale Baron and Elisabeth Bonan assist clients with the formulation of their employee and executive compensation schemes. Marie de la Gastine takes the lead on supplementary social protection, collective insurance and employee savings. Xavier Pignaud and Amelie Wazir Leparquier are other key practitioners of note.

Responsables de la pratique:

David Rigaud; Pascale Baron; Elisabeth Bonan; Marie de la Gastine; Xavier Pignaud; Amélie Wazir-Leparquier

Autres avocats clés:

Sabrina Khalef; Matthieu Delpha

Les références

‘The Rigaud Avocats team is made up of experienced profiles in complementary social protection with different technical sensibilities. The firm’s differentiating advantage is that a client is not assigned to a team, but to the entire firm with a reference contact. This organization allows you to benefit from increased responsiveness and availability.’

‘Amélie Wazir-Leparquier, Elisabeth Bonnan, Sabrina Delpha and Matthieu Khalef – These lawyers stand out for their experience of complex situations and their pedagogy. ’

‘The team is very available. It is harmoniously composed of lawyers who are all very pleasant and concerned about client satisfaction.’

‘Amélie Wazir-Leparquier is a particularly remarkable lawyer: technicality, strategy and kindness. Matthieu Delpha is particularly attentive.’

‘The RIGAUD team demonstrates great availability and responsiveness. The RIGAUD firm shines with its professionalism and expertise. ’

‘The RIGAUD firm is at the forefront of social law. Each lawyer/collaborator has their own specialty, which allows for great agility on all legal subjects that directly or indirectly relate to their specialties.’

‘The team is ultra-efficient in its field of specialty: Social protection, URSSAF litigation, executive remuneration, retirement plans, payroll law, employee savings, etc. It is very comfortable to work with them because we know that we are very well advised, at the top of best practices, with all the ins and outs of decisions.’

The Rigaud team is available to respond to our requests, urgently when necessary. They demonstrate great professionalism and real social innovation in the solutions proposed. They are a real asset that we know we can count on.’

SCP Bardavid Tourneur

Responsables de la pratique:

Jean-François Tourneur; Elisa Bardavid

Les références

‘Very good technically and extremely fine in their analysis of files, they are also very available.’

‘Jean-François Tourneur knows how to combine rigor, precision and synthesis.’

‘Elisa Bardavid demonstrates absolute availability and is also extremely responsive. She leaves nothing to chance in a file.’

Principaux dossiers

Simmons & Simmons

Simmons & Simmons is a key destination for clients operating in regulated industries, particularly financial services and life sciences. The team handles investigations, whistleblowing, mass redundancies and the employments aspects of restructuring, among other matters. Laurence Renard , who also heads the firm's international employment practice, is the key name. Julia Gori and Claire Le Touzé are also noted.

Responsables de la pratique:

Laurence Renard

Autres avocats clés:

Julia Gori; Claire Le Touzé; Alice Hecquet

Les références

‘Very professional team; thorough, responsive, knowledgeable and proactive.’

‘Claire Le Touzé provides consistently excellent support and ensures the same of her team. She is very calm under pressure, always available and has our commercial objectives in mind. She explains complex issues clearly and proactively raises issues that might impact our business. We particularly appreciate her candour and clear/direct manner.

‘We use S&S France for all of our employment legal work. They are very responsive and take a commercial approach to complex French employment law matters. ’

Principaux clients

Total Specific Solutions

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)

Hoya Vision Care

Principaux dossiers

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Responsables de la pratique:

Philippe Desprès

Les références

‘Very knowledgeable and great practical advice ’

‘Philippe Despres – a trusted advisor – great practical advice delivered in a timely fashion ’

‘Careful work and relevant recommendations, creative and pragmatic.’

Principaux clients

Technip Energies

Air France-KLM


The Walt Disney Company


Renault Group





GBT Travel Services UK Limited

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Technip Energies on the employment aspects related to its joint venture with John Cockerill Group.
  • Assisting Air France-KLM with the employment aspects related to a strategic cooperation agreement entered with CMA CGM.
  • Advising The Walt Disney Company on the employment aspects related to the restructuring and downsizing of its French operations.

Stephenson Harwood

Responsables de la pratique:

Soazig Préteseille-Taillardat

Les références

‘The work produced by the team is of very good quality and 100% “tailor-made”. The legal and economic risks are fully appreciated. ’

‘Soazig Préteseille-Taillardat is very competent and she fights for the interests of her clients. She knows the pitfalls of restructuring plans by heart.’

‘For me, Soazig Préteseille-Taillardat is the best lawyer for French social law. Her international experience allows her to adapt to the cultural particularities of her clients.’


Principaux clients

LVMH Group

Scania France

General Electric Healthcare

AEG Power Solutions

Siemens Energy/ Siemens SAS

Alcaltel Submarine


TK Elevator




China Construction Bank


Hoche Eight – Sofitel



JP Morgan Asset Management


Principaux dossiers

  • Advising companies, such as Auxitrol (Group Transdigm) and Siemens Energy, on the implementation and negotiation of an employment protection plan.
  • Assisting several companies including Scania France, TK Elevator and Auxitrol on the establishment and negotiation of working time agreements or associated litigations.

Taylor Wessing

Responsables de la pratique:

Claudia Jonath; Markus Asshoff

Principaux dossiers

TNDA Avocats

Skilled at handling cases involving mediation and collective labour disputes, TNDA Avocats handles litigation and advisory matters. Véronique Tuffal-Nerson and Nicolas Durand-Gasselin are key names for executive transfers and health and safety in the workplace, respectively. Guillaume Verdier and Martine Riverau-Trzmiel are other key figures.

Les références

‘Extremely responsive team.’

‘Guillaume Verdier has been able to build, beyond his recognized and extremely appreciated technical expertise in our files, a real climate of trust and conviviality in discussions.’

‘Very satisfactory availability and responsiveness Professionalism (regardless of the legal issue in question) and seriousness. Mutual trust ’

‘Martine Rivereau-Trzmiel and Nicolas Durand Gasselin: recognized expertise in terms of negotiation, advice and litigation in social law.’

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UGGC Avocats

UGGC Avocats assists both domestic and international clients in all employment matters. Particular areas of expertise include corporate restructurings, transfer of business, due diligence and trade union negotiations. Sophie Uettwiller leads the team and is noted for her capabilities in sensitive collective matters. She is supported by Jennifer Carrel. Karine Audouze left the firm in December 2023.

Responsables de la pratique:

Sophie Uettwiller

Autres avocats clés:

Jennifer Carrel; Marine Lamotte

Les références

‘Jennifer Carrel has been incredible in supporting our diverse employment Law needs.’

‘UGGC demonstrates a fantastic understanding of how to support an international business, being able to blend their thorough understanding of the French system and client needs.’

‘They demonstrate excellent attention to detail, guiding our legal team and leadership through challenging situations.’

‘Jennifer Carrel has complete authority of her area, with a unique blend of confidence and strong listening to her client. She is pragmatic and quickly lays-out the available options, never afraid to volunteer her preference(s).’

‘High responsiveness, seriousness, dynamism. Reassures its clients through in-depth work on the subjects submitted to it, studies and quality client advice.’

‘Sophie Uettwiller is really very good and has a very comprehensive approach, both legal and practical too. Marine Lamotte works seriously and digs into the subjects.’

‘Responsive and always good advice’

Principaux clients

Kering Group

Paris 2024

Crédit Lyonnais (LCL), Crédit Agricole Group


Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Alstom Transport


Hotel Ritz-Paris / Ritz Group


Aldebaran (URG Group)

InterContinental Paris Le Grand

L’Hôtel du Collectionneur


American Airlines

Sportfive (formerly Lagardère Sports and Entertainment)

Intrado (formerly West)

British Council in France


Principaux dossiers

  • Acting as counsel to Le Crédit Lyonnais regarding employment strategy and various collective disputes initiated by its works councils and trade unions.
  • Advising Alstom Transport on the social, collective and individual aspects of organisational, administrative and operational changes at its sites.
  • Assisting Primaprix with its entry into the French market with the opening of its first stores in autumn 2022.

Veil Jourde

Veil Jourde

Responsables de la pratique:

Pauline Larroque-Daran

Autres avocats clés:

Marine Guille; Ismaël Kone

Les références

‘The team proved to be very available, motivated and united, in addition to its technical competence.’

‘Personal support throughout the negotiations is emphasized. ’

‘A very well-organized team in terms of planning/distribution of tasks, and diverse in their profiles.’

‘Extremely clear, direct and effective communication to help us in decision-making. Expertise acquired in our very specific sector of activity. A consistent, efficient, responsive service in all circumstances with an unrivaled sense of customer service. ’

‘Pauline Larroque Daran is a real star – always perfectly prepared, charismatic and focused on getting things done. For sure a first-choice lawyer in terms of labour law in France.’

‘Pauline Larroque-Daran was very strategic and very creative/imaginative in the solutions proposed. She offered us a particularly astute and effective action plan. She is not afraid to take clear and decided positions. In the mode of collaboration, she is very accessible, modern in her approach and takes care of her clients. We really have the feeling of being her only clients given the time and energy she puts into our files.’

‘An innovative team, particularly in terms of monitoring. A responsive team on all subjects. A team always attentive to operational issues. ’

‘We are extremely satisfied with the service provided by the Veil Jourde firm on the social aspect. The team led by Pauline Larroque-Daran stands out for its dynamism, its availability but also for its sense of pedagogy and its pragmatism. They continually adapt to our requests, to the company culture and know how to be the interlocutors of choice both for experts (HR team) and for our business teams or our general management. ’

Principaux clients

Aviv Group

Wielton Group

Monoprix Group

Star service group group

Lfpi group

Idia capital investment

Socadif capital investment

Cremonini group

5asec group

Sofren energy group

San Marina

Geesinknorba Group

Potel & Chabot Group

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised San Marina during its judicial reorganisation, implementing two massive redundancy plans (210 and 660 employees).
  • Assisted Star Service Group in structuring and the social consequences of the merger and transfer of approximately 600 employees.
  • Advised LFPI Group on the acquisition of the entire stake of Dentressangle in IFOP.

Vivien & Associés

Vivien & Associés

Responsables de la pratique:

Marie-Emilie Rousseau-Brunel; Joëlle Hannelais

Les références

‘Hyper-competent, pro-active team, strong bond between partners and lawyers. We feel supported on all subjects due to their expertise and the different skills of the firms which are requested according to the needs. We feel confident and comfortable with this solid and pleasant team.’

‘A multi-disciplinary team, very responsive and which very quickly involves teams from other areas of law depending on the issues encountered. Good interpersonal skills and confidence building.’

‘The V&A social law team stands out for its responsiveness, availability, expertise coupled with constant pragmatism which allows us to move forward efficiently with cases. Its strength also lies in the strong interaction between the firm’s different teams, which provides 360° advice and contacts who know the company and its challenges perfectly. The advice is always provided on time and of very good legal relevance. ’

‘Marie-Emilie Rousseau-Brunel particularly stands out in her ability to understand all the social issues of a case and appreciate the impact of the multiple aspects of a case on the situation of employees or the company. Her analyzes and advice are always relevant in social audit files or business reorganizations.’

‘The Vivien & Associés team is very quick and precise in the exchanges and answers they provide.’

‘The Vivien team operates with good autonomy and good dynamics. The Vivien team does not fail to raise the questions that need to be asked. The level of advice is therefore very good.’

‘Marie-Emilie Rousseau-Brunel is an excellent, experienced and very accessible lawyer. She also shows very good speed of execution and high quality questioning.’

‘Marie-Emilie Rousseau-Brunel provides excellent advice.’

Principaux clients




Babel Group

Carson Prod

Columbia Cruise Services

Croix-Rouge française

Dassault Systèmes

Edding Group


Emplifi Socialbakers

Gyros Technologies / Mesa



Leads to Development

L’Image Retrouvée


Mon Veto

Nbc Universal


Publicis Sapient

Reed & Mackay Paris




Trilateral Commission Europe


111 Capital

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Mon Véto Group on the labour law aspects of the opening of its capital to Ardian (€100 million capital increase).
  • Advises NBC Universal on all the labour/social security law aspects of activities in France.
  • Assisting Dassault Systèmes in connection with the acquisition of the Innova Regtech Solution.

Weil & Associés

Weil & Associés

Responsables de la pratique:

Mathilde Houet-Weil; Eric Weil

Les références

‘The team’s competences matches each other very well, and as a client, you are seamlessly transferred between different areas of competence and different lawyers.’

‘Very strong business acumen.’

‘Good problem solving skills.’

Principaux clients



Sony Mobile








Principaux dossiers

  • Assisted Intuit Inc. with the closing down of its French operations and lay-off of eighty-four employees.
  • Advised Fritzmeie on the closure of its French manufacturing site (700 employees).
  • Assisting Hikoki in the reorganisation of its French footprint.

White & Case LLP

Responsables de la pratique:

Alexandre Jaurett; Valérie Ménard

Les références

‘Super responsive and pragmatic’

‘A responsive, available and strong team.’

‘We mainly worked with Alexandre Jaurett, who always knew how to be available, demonstrating pedagogy and adaptability with regard to our very specific needs.’

Principaux clients


Groupe Casino


Schneider Electric



Air Austral

Peugeot Invest

Toyota Industries Corporation

Forvia Faurecia

Icade Santé

Total Eren

Battery Venture

International Fund for Animal Welfare

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Orpea in connection with the employment aspects of its financial restructuring through two conciliation procedures and an accelerated financial safeguard plan.
  • Advised IFS in setting up a joint venture with BearingPoint in various European countries.
  • Assisting Schneider Electric Industries SAS with the employment aspects on the EUR 723 million sale of its industrial sensors business.

Winston & Strawn LLP

Winston & Strawn LLP

Responsables de la pratique:

Virgile Puyau; Sophie Dechaumet

Autres avocats clés:

Joël Fernandez

Les références

‘Sophie Dechaumet is a key player in social law, she highlights her team and gives them the means to succeed.’

‘The team led by Virgile Puyau stands out for its modern and pragmatic approach to the subject. Their high-quality work takes into account the operational needs and constraints of their clients. The team demonstrates great availability and responsiveness, particularly in the event of an emergency, while providing sound legal advice.’

‘Virgile Puyau clearly stands out for his understanding of operational but also strategic issues.’

‘Joël Fernandez, also stands out for his responsiveness and his ability to propose solutions adapted to our specific needs. He demonstrates great professional qualities: accessible and thoughtful. ’

‘Sophie Dechaumet: Responsive. She has a reassuring attitude and is very professional. She is a winner.’

‘The team is very professional and people are immediately available and attentive. There is a diversity of complementary skills within Winston. I particularly appreciate the mix of professionalism and proximity to the client, we feel supported and the teams are very concerned about the issues.’

‘Virgile Puyau has a perfect mastery of business knowledge and combines remarkable strategic experience in negotiations, he is always at the right level and maneuvers skillfully to achieve the objective.’

Principaux clients


Accueil Immobilier SAS

Act Beauty France

Adoc Talent Management


Association pour le Développement du Service Notarial (ADSN)

Cash Paris Tax Refund Sarl

Comcast Group

Davril Promotion SAS


Fimo France

Fondation Saint Francois

Generix Group

Groupe Accueil


Groupe OPALE SAS (ALSEI Group)

Groupe Sevetys

High Executives exits

Imalliance SA


Information et Diffusion ID Sarl (RTL)

Jaybeam Wireless



Metropole Television SA (M6)

Outpost 24

Polygon France SAS

Qair Group

Rouje SAS


TVH Consulting SAS

Venedim SAS

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Generix Group and its subsidiaries on all the labor & employment aspects of its external growth operations and intra-group reorganisations.
  • Assisted Comcast International France with the regrouping of all the employees of its various subsidiaries (Comcast International France and the NBCU entities).
  • Advised Sevetys in connection with the opening to new investors of the capital of the company and day-to-day assistance.


Responsables de la pratique:

Christine Hillig-Poudevigne

Autres avocats clés:

Marion Peringuey

Les références

‘Availability, responsiveness, skills, strength of proposal and advice.’

‘Excellent team, very complementary.’

‘Christine Hillig-Poudevigne has extensive experience in social law and has a perfect command of the business environment.’

‘Christine Hillig-Poudevigne’s services were highly appreciated, especially since she intervened in a sensitive and complex context. In addition to her expertise, Christine has a pragmatic spirit and approach, which significantly differentiates her from competing teams. We highly recommend her and have identified her as a leading lawyer in France.’

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