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Restructuring and EPP Lawyers

In an economic climate that is increasingly competitive, globalised, fluid and complex, the survival and growth of a company depends on its ability to adapt to a changing market. In light of this, many companies undergo restructuring, and this takes many forms (reduction in headcount, severance schemes, closure of premises or production sites, transfers, mergers and acquisitions, process re-designs, internal reorganisation, etc). Regardless of the process used, they all have considerable implications in both financial and human terms. At a time when corporate social responsibility is gathering momentum, these strictly-regulated procedures are the focus of repeated reforms of employment and social welfare law, both at national and European level. In 2013, fundamental reforms were made to employment protection legislation, specifically with regard to mass redundancies on financial grounds with the introduction of employment protection plans (EPPs). More recently, the “Macron” act revisited the law on company restructuring. Whether you are planning to reorganise, make mass redundancies that require an EPP, or conduct a transfer, merger or acquisition, it is vital that you are supported every step of the way by experts in the legal and regulatory issues that will arise.

Drawing on their considerable experience in this area of law, and their in-depth, constantly-updated knowledge of the legal framework governing such matters, our specialist employment and social welfare lawyers will help you to restructure your companies in France or abroad and manage the impact on your employees. They act in an extremely wide range of cases: transfers of undertakings (merger by absorption, transfer of a business as a going concern, universal transfer of assets and liabilities, outsourcing, etc), management and security of all aspects of corporate restructuring, help with career and skills management plans, mass redundancy procedures, employment protection plans and transfer plans, and due diligence on corporate purchases. Given the number and significance of the challenges and the complexity of the issues at stake, our lawyers work closely with our experts in tax and company law to offer comprehensive, pragmatic and sustainable solutions, which will enhance your competitiveness.

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Olivier Dutheillet de Lamothe
Olivier Dutheillet de Lamothe
Part­ner
Head of Employment and pensions practice's Intelligence department
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Olivier Dutheillet de Lamothe joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 2014 as Counsel with responsibility for the employment and pensions practice's Intelligence, Scientific Development and Knowledge ...
Thierry Romand
Part­ner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Thierry Romand joined the employment department of CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 1995 and became a partner in 2006. He has substantial experience in advising corporate clients on employment law...
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Vincent Delage
Part­ner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Vincent Delage is a partner at the Employment and Pensions department of CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats. Vincent specialises in employment law and provides advice in collective and individual labour...
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Nicolas de Sevin
Part­ner
Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Nicolas de Sevein joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 1983, and became a partner in 1989. A member of the firm’s Advisory Board since July 2012, he was elected Vice-Chairman in June 2015. He ma...
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Laurent Marquet de Vasselot
Part­ner
Member of the Management Board
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Having spent several years in the legal department of an international group, Laurent joined the Employment Department of CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 1991 and became Partner in 1998. He assists ...
Pierre Bonneau
Pierre Bonneau
Part­ner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Pierre Bonneau joined the Employment Law Department of CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 1999 and became a partner in 2012. Pierre advises both international and French companies on collective and ...
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Ghislain Beaure d'Augeres
Part­ner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Ghislain Beaure d'Augères joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 1994 and became a partner in 2003. His background in both public law and employment law means that he has developed considerable e...
Nicolas Callies
Nicolas Callies
Part­ner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Nicolas Cailles joined the Employment Law Department of CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 1990 and became a partner in 2001. Nicolas manages a team that provides advice and handles disputes in ...
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Raphaël Bordier
Part­ner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Raphaël Bordier is a partner in CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats’s Employment Law Department. He has worked in employment law and social welfare law for more than twenty years, both advising and li...
Caroline Froger-Michon
Part­ner
Global Co-Head of the CMS Employment & Pensions Group
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Caroline Froger-Michon is Co-Head of the CMS Employment & Pensions Group. In this position, she jointly leads an international team of 280 lawyers. Caroline is a partner in the Employment Law...