François Vergne is a Partner in the Firm’s Employment Law Department. He assists and advises the general management, legal department and HR department of French and international groups on their employment and labor law issues in France and in the European Union, notably within the scope of complex transactions, namely restructuring and outsourcing operations, large-scale collective redundancy plans, collective status negotiations, implementation of company retirement schemes or employee savings schemes, remuneration, and legal status of directors and corporate officers.
He notably provides clients with legal assistance on HR management and on social aspects linked to corporate reorganizations/difficulties; legal advice on all employment and labor law aspects in relation to merger-acquisition, restructuring and outsourcing operations; preventive audits and assistance within the scope of turnaround procedures; the implementation of mandatory and optional profit-sharing agreements and savings schemes; the organization of working time and working hours; and employment and labor-law related civil and criminal litigation.
He holds a Master of Laws (Public Law) from the University of Paris II, a Diploma from the Institute of Political Studies of Paris (Public Services Section), a Diploma of Advanced Studies (DEA) in UK and US Business Law from the University of Paris I and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of Pennsylvania Law School (Fulbright Foundation Scholarship).
He is a founding member of AVOSIAL and a member of the American Bar Association and the International Bar Association. He is a Contributing author to the French section of "Getting the Deal Through" (Labor & Employment) and is regularly cited as one of the best employment and labor lawyers in France in the major international legal guides (Chambers Global, Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal).