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Caroline Froger-Michon

Global Co-Head of the CMS Employment & Pensions Group

CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats
2 rue Ancelle
92522 Neuilly-sur-Seine
Languages English, French

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 Department of CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats. She works mainly with large French and international corporate groups in different sectors. Her expertise includes restructuring (transfer of employment contracts, adjustment of collective statutes, structure of information/consultation procedures, management of IRPs, etc.) and the employment aspects of M&A operations (due diligence, employment aspects of negotiations, support during information/consultation procedures, employment aspects of the legal framework used, post-acquisition monitoring, etc.).

Caroline also deals with the legal aspects of individual and collective labour relations, collective redundancies, voluntary redundancy plans, Works Council and European Works Council law, expertise in works councils and health & safety committees, etc. and discrimination, harassment, psycho-social risks.
She has extensive experience in providing day-to-day support to businesses or foreign corporate groups located in France or looking to move to France.

Caroline joined the firm in 2003.

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Labor and Employment Law

Best Lawyers 2019


Legal 500 EMEA 2019

Employment (Europe-wide)

Chambers Europe 2018

Exclusive Winner Client Choice Adward 2018 - Employment

Client Choice Adward 2018

Relevant experience

  • Gide Loyrette Nouel Law firm - Employment law department (2001-2003)
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  • Post-graduate degree in Public and Private Business Law, University of Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne (2000)
  • Master's degree in Business Law and post-graduate diploma (DEA) in Private Law, University of Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne (1999)
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  • Member of AVOSIAL (French Employment Lawyers' Association)  
  • Member of EELA (European Employment Lawyers' Association)
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  • LBO/Capital transmission, Dossiers Pratiques collection (2° édition 2013) - Editions Francis Lefebvre, co-author
  • Guide LBO, Dossiers Pratiques collection, Editions Francis Lefebvre, 2012, co-author
  • Cross-border transfers and redundancies » Tottel Publishing, co-author (2005)
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