Partner Foulques de Rostolan is a member of Gide's Employment Law practice group. He has extensive expertise in restructuring operations and transfers of undertakings (collective redundancies, voluntary departure plans, outsourcing, etc.), the management of collective work relations, variable remuneration plans (bonus plans, mandatory and optional profit-sharing agreements, stock option plans and free shares) and executive management issues. He regularly assists clients with employment-related issues within the scope of corporate operations (mergers, acquisitions, public offerings, privatizations, etc.) and collective procedures (job preservation, turnaround, liquidation).
Foulques de Rostolan has recently advised various foreign groups (in industry segments as diverse as the metal industry, the transport sector and the energy sector) on issues of downsizing and site closures in France. He has also advised clients on the various legal aspects of employee transfers within the scope of sales of businesses, service provider insourcing, operator successions and reorganizations of groups of companies. For several years now, he has been representing investment funds and industrial groups in litigation cases against former employees of subsidiaries that were shut down. He also regularly assists clients within the scope of litigation relating to the information and consultation of their staff representative bodies.
He graduated from HEC and holds a post-graduate diploma (DESS) in International Taxation (Paris II). He joined the Firm in 2001 and became a partner in 2012.
« Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. ’s team advises leading French and international companies, including leading airline, energy and luxury goods companies, on their most strategic issues. The practice is handling several mass disputes relating to M&A, insolvency and downsizing projects as well as expenses and dividends work matters. The team has also been retained by Uber to handle high-stakes claims brought by hundreds of Uber platform drivers’ users asking for their status to be reclassified as employees. Recently, the group provided key support in dealing with the first Covid-19 lockdown. Aurélien Boulanger, David Jonin, Baudouin de Moucheron, Guillaume Navarro, Foulques de Rostolan and François Vergne share the lead of the practice. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2021
« Foulques de Rostolan is praised for his oral advocacy skills and represents clients in employment disputes before French and European courts. He has additional expertise in transfers of undertakings and social security issues. »
Chambers Europe 2021
« Gide 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