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Lawyers for complex transactions and transfers of undertakings

Increasing competitiveness, the transformation of work and the new ways in which it is done, the constantly-changing legal requirements in this area... The changes taking place within our companies and markets mean that many companies are undergoing structural reform (mergers and acquisitions, disposal of assets or securities, public offers for purchase or exchange, demergers, legal restructuring within groups, take-overs of firms in difficulty, privatisation or open share offers). The legal aspects of these changes become increasingly complex, both as a result of the many issues and consequences involved, and also due to the wide range of stakeholders concerned. In this context, cross-border transfers of undertakings can be particularly difficult and sensitive - especially in terms of industrial relations - bearing in mind the differences in the legislation and regulations that apply to them. Whether you are the transferor, the transferee or the purchaser, in France or abroad, it is essential that you have first-class legal advice, starting in the planning stages and ending with monitoring the effects of the transaction.

In light of this, the first challenge is to accurately identify and understand the role, scope and limitations of each of the stakeholders in the project and to coordinate their involvement, and this must be done in the very early stages. Our team of specialist employment and social welfare lawyers will perform due diligence on target companies to ensure they comply with the current requirements of employment law, to identify their constraints and commitments with regard to their employees and to assess any risks they may face.
With the support of our multi-disciplinary teams, who work with our colleagues in other countries (whose expert input is vital to the success of international transactions), our lawyers offer you the benefit of their extensive experience in the full range of employment issues related to complex transactions of this nature. They offer advice and support through each stage of the process, evaluating the various options, implications and consequences, and defining, negotiating and formalising by contract the most appropriate operating procedures, before implementing them. Their familiarity with the corporate world guarantees a detailed understanding of your aims, constraints and ambitions. With this in mind, in addition to their thorough legal expertise, the solutions they develop to deliver your goals are always pragmatic, strategic and tailored to the key employment challenges you face.

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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 international...
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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 the...
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 issues...
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 regarding...
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Pierre-Jean Sinibaldi
Part­ner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Pierre-Jean Sinibaldi joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 1986. He became a partner in 1998. He advises both international and French companies on collective and individual labour relations and on...
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Emilie Bourguignon
Coun­sel
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Emilie joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 2011. She works on employment law and on individual work relations, in particular, including drafting employment contracts, managing workplace health issues...
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Xavier Cambier
Coun­sel
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Xavier Cambier is an associate lawyer in the Employment Law department of CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats. He advises clients in matters of both employment law and social security law.Xavier advises large...
Ludovique Clavreul
Coun­sel
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Ludovique Clavreul joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 2006. Consulting activity: drafting of expert opinions in French or English (working time, election and information/consultation of workers’...
Florence Duprat-Cerri
Florence Duprat-Cerri
Coun­sel
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Florence Duprat-Cerri is a Counsel in the Employment Law Department. Her practice focuses on providing hands-on assistance with the day-to-day management of social protection matters and defending her...
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Maite Ollivier
Coun­sel
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Maïté Ollivier joined the Employment Department of CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 2011. She advises French and international companies on collective and individual labour relations and on the employment...