Managing Partners: Nicolas Czernichow
Number of partners: 8 Number of lawyers: 42
Languages: Deutsch, English, French, Spanish
brl avocats has been created in 2001. Based in France, with 7 offices (Paris, Annecy, Bordeaux, Lille,Montpellier, Strasbourg, Vannes), brl avocats is a firm providing an incomparable specialised service in all aspects of labour and employment law. brl avocats has currently 42 lawyers all specialized in employment law. The practice group offers expertise in a variety of employment law matters, including social plans, voluntary departures and company restructurings. Also experienced in advising on the employment issues connected to company mergers. Clientele spans numerous industry sectors, such as transport, retail and manufacturing.
Main Areas of Practice: The service approach chosen by each of the firm’s 42 attorneys gives priority to in-depth knowledge of the specific characteristics of each client’s business sector to offer pragmatic, innovative, risk-optimised solutions. Counsel and litigation strategies are individually designed and reflect the firm’s advanced know-how.
■ brl avocats represents corporate clients at all levels of labour court hearings throughout French territory (including the Overseas Departments and Territories) in all types of dispute for which labour courts are the proper venue
■ brl avocats has developed specific labour law expertise for corporate restructurings and assists clients with their litigation in this context
■ brl avocats represents clients before disability courts throughout French territory (including in the overseas countries and territories) and has developed specific expertise in this area, especially in the implementation of comprehensive legal strategies to optimise occupational accident and disease rates and reduce the associated social security contributions
■ brl avocats represents clients before social security courts for both equitable relief and litigious proceedings
■ brl avocats defends its clients (both legal entities and executives) if they are taken into police custody or appear before the criminal courts, in particular if these clients are implicated in matters involving criminal labour law
■ brl has also developed particular expertise in specific areas of labor law, such as health and safety (occupational accidents and diseases, absolute employer liability), complementary health insurance and vocational training
■ brl calls on the best specialists from an informal network when handling client engagements that involve other legal disciplines. Efficient coordination between specialised firms makes it possible to build engagement-specific teams and thus to provide our clients with the guarantee of premium legal advice for both national and transnational cases
■ 8 partners in Paris (Nicolas Czernichow, Guillaume Bredon, Jean d’Aleman, Thomas Godey, Véronique Martin Bozzi, Thomas Humbert, Saïd Sadaoui and Henri Guyot)
■ 29 associates in Paris
■ 1 associate in each province’s office (6 offices- Annecy, Bordeaux, Lille,Montpellier, Strasbourg, Vannes)
Alstom, Nestle France, General Mills, SNCF, Elsan, Kuehne Nagel, Fnac, Conforama, Groupe Cerba Healthcare, Signify France, Lagardère, Korian Medica