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Nicolas de Sevin

Partner
Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board

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

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 manages a large team of 15 lawyers, who provide advice and handle disputes in collective and individual labour relations and on the employment implications of strategic decisions.

Nicolas has developed a particular expertise in the implementation of restructuring and outsourcing projects. He provides advice on collective and individual labour relations and on the employment implications of strategic decisions, most notably in the following areas: negotiated departures and settlements, employees’ profit-sharing and incentive compensation plans, collective bargaining and employee representation, restructuring and mass redundancies, collective and individual disputes, harmonisation of human resources policies, pension plans and other employee benefits, managing international mobility, and equal treatment, discrimination and harassment issues.

His major clients include international groups in the pharmaceutical, information technology, food and luxury goods sectors.

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Leading individuals: Employment law

Legal 500 Paris 2019

Leading individual: Employment

Legal 500 EMEA 2019

Employment, Band 1

Chambers Europe 2019

Employment law, Leading individual

Legal 500 Paris 2018

Employment, Leading individual

Legal 500 EMEA 2018

Employment, Band 1

Chambers Europe 2018

Relevant experience

  • Member of Management Board (2004-2005)
  • Member of Supervisory Board (2003-2004)
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Education

  • Paris Institute for Political Sciences (1981)
  • Post-graduate degree (DEA) in Employment Law, University of Paris II - Panthéon-Assas (1983)
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Memberships

  • Chairman of AVOSIAL (French Employment Lawyers' Association) (2015- )
  • Accredited by the Cercle Magellan (2012)
  • Former member of the Council of the Hauts-de-Seine Bar Association (1996-1998)
  • Member of ACE (French Association of Corporate Legal Advisors)
  • Member of IBA (International Bar Association)
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Publications

  • Author of many papers - Les Echos Business
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28/07/2020
Leg­al 500 Par­is 2020: our law firm’s rank­ings
The 2020 edi­tion of the Leg­al 500 Par­is guide is avail­able. We thank our cli­ents for their trust and sup­port!This year, our firm is ranked in 20 ex­pert­ise, in­clud­ing: 4 in Tier 1: Tax; Em­ploy­ment; Se­cur­it­isa­tion...
26/04/2019
Leg­al 500 EMEA 2020
The 2020 edi­tion of the Leg­al 500 EMEA guide is out. We would par­tic­u­larly like to thank our cli­ents for put­ting their trust in us! Our law firm’s rank­ings in France, Al­ger­ia and Mo­rocco France 4 in...
26/03/2020
Cham­bers Europe 2020
The 2020 edi­tion of Cham­bers & Part­ners Europe guide has been pub­lished. We would par­tic­u­larly like to thank our cli­ents for put­ting their trust in us! Our law firm rank­ings These re­cog­ni­tions in tax...
31/07/2019
Leg­al 500 Par­is 2019
The 2019 edi­tion of the Leg­al 500 Par­is guide is avail­able. We thank our cli­ents for their trust and sup­port!This year, our firm is ranked in 19 cat­egor­ies, in­clud­ing:5 in Tier 1: Tax law; Em­ploy­ment;...
26/04/2019
Leg­al 500 EMEA 2019
The 2019 edi­tion of the Leg­al 500 EMEA guide is out. We would par­tic­u­larly like to thank our cli­ents for put­ting their trust in us! Our law firms’ rank­ings in France, Al­ger­ia and Mo­rocco France 5 in...
20 March 2019
Cham­bers Europe 2019
The 2019 edi­tion of the Cham­bers Europe guide is avail­able. We thank our cli­ents for put­ting their trust in us! Our law­yers’ rank­ings in France The re­cog­ni­tion of our law­yers spe­cial­ised in Tax, Busi­ness...
20/12/2018
Cham­bers Europe 2018
The 2018 edi­tion of the Cham­bers Europe guide is out. We would par­tic­u­larly like to thank our cli­ents for put­ting their trust in us! Our law firm­'s Cham­bers Europe rank­ings in France and Europe: This...
20/12/2018
Leg­al 500 EMEA 2018
The 2018 edi­tion of the Leg­al 500 EMEA guide is out. We would par­tic­u­larly like to thank our cli­ents for put­ting their trust in us! Our law firm­'s rank­ings in France, Al­ger­ia and Mo­rocco This year, we...
30/07/2018
Leg­al 500 Par­is 2018
The 2018 edi­tion of the Leg­al 500 Par­is guide is out. We would par­tic­u­larly like to thank our cli­ents for put­ting their trust in us!This year, our law firm was ranked in 16 cat­egor­ies, in­clud­ing:3 in...
28 June 2018
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25/06/2018
Best Law­yers 2019
Amer­ic­an leg­al magazine Best Law­yers has re­cently pub­lished, in part­ner­ship with Les Echos, its rank­ing of the best French law­yers elec­ted by their peers. Our law firm was named “Law firm of the year -...
15 March 2017
CMS Bur­eau Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre rep­res­ents Renault Vehicle In­nov­a­tion for the...
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