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Caroline Froger-Michon

Partner
Global Co-Head of the CMS Employment & Pensions Group

CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats
2 rue Ancelle
92522 Neuilly-sur-Seine
Cedex
France
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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Legal 500 Paris 2016

Relevant experience

  • Gide Loyrette Nouel Law firm - Employment law department (2001-2003)
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Education

  • 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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Memberships

  • Member of AVOSIAL (French Employment Lawyers' Association)  
  • Member of EELA (European Employment Lawyers' Association)
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Publications

  • 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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04 June 2019
Re­cours à des trav­ail­leurs in­dépend­ants : at­ten­tion au risque de re­qual­i­fic­a­tion
02 May 2019
Trav­ail dis­sim­ulé : tout salar­ié trav­ail­lant en France doit être déclaré...
26 April 2019
Trans­fert d’en­tre­prise : quel sort pour la re­présent­a­tion du per­son­nel...

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The French La­bour Ad­min­is­tra­tion has im­ple­men­ted a massive con­trol plan to check if em­ploy­ers be­ne­fit­ing from state-aids with re­spect to short-time work com­ply with ap­plic­able rules.  In­deed, the use...
18 June 2019
An­nu­al Re­view 2018 – 2019
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29 June 2020
French Gov­ern­ment launches a new tool to avoid re­dund­an­cies
Fur­ther to COV­ID-19, the risk of mass dis­missals be­ing im­ple­men­ted in the com­ing months and To main­tain em­ploy­ment as much as pos­sible the French gov­ern­ment is im­ple­ment­ing a new tool which pur­pose is...
May 2019
Em­ploy­ment Chal­lenge
Glob­al and grow­ing prac­tice
10 June 2020
State aid for short-time work: fo­cus on the latest ad­just­ments
Since the very be­gin­ning of the Cov­id-19 crisis, French Gov­ern­ment im­ple­men­ted a new short-time work sys­tem in or­der to foster em­ploy­ment re­ten­tion and avoid mass re­dund­ancy. The French short-time work...
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In the Cov­id-19 con­text, the French Gov­ern­ment has largely mod­i­fied the ex­ist­ing short-time work scheme to ad­apt it to this un­pre­ced­en­ted situ­ation. Its pur­pose is clearly to avoid ter­min­a­tions of em­ploy­ment...