Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2016, Maxime Houles is an associate in Gide's Employment Law practice group.
He advises French and foreign clients on all issues pertaining to employment and social protection law, and assists them within the scope of their collective and individual litigation proceedings before civil and administrative courts.
In close collaboration with Gide's multidisciplinary teams, he regularly advises French and international groups of companies on all employment and labor law aspects in relation to merger-acquisition and restructuring operations, notably cross-border.
He also assists them with the management of their directors, corporate officers and employees, as well as with their relations with the staff representative bodies, within the scope of labor law case matters with high technical and strategic stakes (in numerous different sectors, including insurance, energy, chemistry, transport and the metal industry).
In litigation matters, Maxime regularly represents companies within the scope of their individual and collective labor disputes (notably, relations with staff representative bodies, trade union law, electoral law) and social protection law disputes (notably, social security contributions, work-related accidents and illnesses). He recently assisted a client within the scope of commercial proceedings relating to unfair competition and administrative proceedings relating to dismissal authorization requests concerning protected employees.
Maxime holds a Professional Master's degree (2013) in corporate social protection law from the University of Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne and a Master's degree in employment law (2012) from the University of Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne. He gives lectures at the University of Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne at Master's level (Professional Master 2 DPSE) on corporate social protection.