Our Employment lawyers advise their clients on implementing the various strategies that make it possible to reconcile the necessary compliance with employment legislation and the confidentiality inherent to this type of operation.
Clients include transferor or transferee parties, as well as the potential purchasers of insolvent companies.
We carry out due diligence audits on target companies, in particular to check that the target company complies with current employment law, to determine the target company's obligations and undertakings towards its personnel, and to assess the target company's potential exposure to employment law-related risks.
To offer comprehensive advice to our clients, we draw on our extensive expertise on the impact that privatisations or IPOs may have on employment.
Our lawyers analyse the collective status in place in the companies concerned by the operation and its predictable consequences: applicable collective agreements and other agreements, particularly in terms of working time, staff representation structure, remuneration policies, profit-sharing agreements, retirement benefits and more.
We advise our clients on the implementation of the prior information and consultation procedure with the target company's staff representative bodies and help prepare the documentation required for the purpose, as well as on the management of litigation that is likely to occur with the staff or their representatives.
Finally, our team is also on-hand to harmonise the collective statuses applicable to staff members, depending on their original employer.
Well-established team assisting with mass redundancies, executive dismissals and corporate restructurings. Additionally adept at representing companies in employee litigation. Acts for clients from a range of industry sectors, including energy, banking and technology. Also advises on relations with staff representative bodies, including works councils and trade unions. One client highlights lawyers' 'adaptability and extremely rigorous approach.' Additional sources praise the team's 'great technical competence' and 'top-notch' service,adding: 'It is an enormous advantage that it is a full service firm, so can also provide input on other subjects when necessary.'
Chambers Europe 2019
Gide Loyrette Nouel has a large and very experienced team of more than 20 lawyers, who are regularly instructed on challenging work. The team's current workload includes acting for clients in mass disputes involving several hundreds of employment terminations, sometimes in the context of insolvency proceedings. The practice is notably representing European ferry company DFDS Seaways in litigation arising from the employment termination of some 600 employees, as well as Recylex in disputes connected with the employment termination of 800 employees. It also advised on major restructuring projects. The firm is entrusted by high-profile French and international companies including stellar names in the energy and luxury goods sectors. Akers and Stora Senso are also clients. Baudouin de Moucheron, Foulques de Rostolan, David Jonin and François Vergne are highly regarded.
Legal 500 EMEA 2019