DEPARTMENT PROFILE

August Debouzy

Employment

3 ranked lawyersBand 1FranceEurope 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Market-leading team covering a wide range of employment mandates. Highly skilled in assisting both French and international clients, including CAC 40 companies, with employee litigation, company reorganisations and collective redundancy plans. Demonstrates additional expertise dealing with matters concerning workplace discrimination and assisting with inspections by French authorities. Further experience in whistle-blowing policies and issues surrounding foreign secondment.

Strengths

Clients enthuse: "They have an excellent expertise, they are really best in class," adding: "On top of that strong expertise they have a real pragmatic approach, they are very business-oriented."

Interviewees also praise the quality of the advice provided, saying: "The team is always available, and the advice is always relevant and takes into account our business constraints and labour law obligations."

Sources also report that the lawyers are "responsive, pragmatic and very user-friendly."

Notable practitioners

Emmanuelle Barbara is "pragmatic and very intelligent," according to clients. She is highly sought after by leading French and international corporates hailing from a range of sectors, including retail and technology. She assists with the negotiation of collective agreements, whistle-blowing procedures and employment criminal law cases. Clients further praise her strategic approach and "flawless availability."

Marie-Hélène Bensadoun maintains a solid employment practice advising on individual and collective terminations. She regularly handles mandates in the TMT, transportation and energy sectors. Clients comment: "She is very available, precise, humble, reactive and provides quality service."

Virginie Devos displays strong capabilities in high-profile employment disputes. She often advises international clients. One satisfied client highlights her customer-centric approach, saying: "She is an exceptional lawyer and is very agile and quick in all the advice she delivers. Her ability to understand our concerns is terrific."

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Overview

Headed by Emmanuelle Barbara, the employment law team provides a full range of employment law expertise, including collective and individual industrial relations, restructuring transactions, executive management compensation schemes, workplace health and safety, civil liberties, employment litigation, employee savings and pension schemes, welfare benefits and international mobility. 

The employment law team advises large and mid-size corporations notably in all industry and services areas, such as transportation, aerospace & defense, retail, luxury, chemicals, education, media, life sciences, software, etc.

Members

Devos, Virginie

Durand, Philippe

Haas, Fabienne

Le Manchec, Catherine

Manca, Eric

Qureshi, Anaïs

Employment Department

August Debouzy

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Department location

7 rue de Téhéran

Paris

Paris

France

75008

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France

Employment


Emmanuelle Barbara
Band 1
Marie-Hélène Bensadoun
Band 3
Virginie Devos
Band 4