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Employment & Pensions

The advent of the digital age and the simultaneous development of new economic models; the increased power of a collaborative dynamic leading to new management systems; the significant development of the work concept and the greater social responsibility of the company... These changes are profoundly altering the nature of labour and are defining a new relationship at the company, for both employees and management. What will tomorrow's company look like? Whether you are a medium-sized structure or an international group, you are now faced with this open question, eminently strategic, which brings with it obligations but also opportunities. In this increasingly complex and changing environment, expert assistance is required for all issues relating to labour and social protection law.

To face this new state of affairs, it is essential to manage the constraints and related risks as well as possible. How to assure the highest possible legal compliance of your company while optimising its flexibility in terms of personnel? In a context of globalisation of trade and fierce competition, your growth is dependent on resolving this paradoxical equation. Apart from risk management, another challenge consists of converting these constraints into a lever for development. How to attract and retain staff with the new expectations? How to enhance your employer brand? The attractiveness of your company is more than ever dependent on the construction of a real social project, which involves building of loyalty and motivation. It is therefore a determining factor to face the operational and financial challenges involved in establishing a social policy.

With 30 years' experience and a sound reputation, our labour and social protection law department comprises 15 partners. Supported by 50 multi-disciplinary specialists, our lawyers can advise and assist with all current issues, both in France and abroad: joint and individual litigation, criminal labour law; duration and organisation of working hours; new forms of organisation of work; complex operations and company transfers; relations with staff representatives and collective negotiation; individual labour relations; pay, salary saving and employee share ownership; restructuring and job-saving schemes; pension and welfare, social security and URSSAF litigation; health, safety at work and psychosocial risks. Familiar with the business world and with detailed knowledge of the specific nature of each sector, our experts employ a pragmatic and durable approach closely in line with your objectives.

"Standout practice group drawing valuable multi-disciplinary support from the firm's extensive network to advise on a range of employment matters. Frequently assists with mass dismissals and social security disputes with additional expertise in M&A-related transactions. Clients include retail, pharmaceutical and TMT companies." Chambers Europe – Employment 2018 

"CMS’ 68 lawyers advise large French and international corporations on highly sensitive matters including large restructuring projects, top M&A transactions, and challenging collective litigation." Legal 500 EMEA – Employment 2018

 

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Froger-Michon Caroline
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...
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Rodolphe Olivier
Part­ner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Rodolphe joined the Employment Law Department at CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 1997. He became a partner in June 2010. He is mainly involved in litigation in relation to disputes pending before ...
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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 ...
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 ...
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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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...
Marie-Pierre Schramm
Marie-Pierre Schramm
Part­ner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Marie-Pierre Schramm joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 1985 and was made a partner in 2003. Specialising in advice and disputes in the field of employment law, she regularly handles matters ...
Romand Thierry
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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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...
Damien Decolasse
Damien Decolasse
Part­ner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Damien Decolasse is a Partner in the CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats Employment and Pensions Department. He specialises in employment law and provides advice in collective and individual labour...