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Bredin Prat

Highly recommended national practice



The reputed employment team of French powerhouse Bredin Prat is led from Paris by Pascale Lagesse.

Other key names in the department are Cyril Gaillard and Laetitia Tombarello.


The team supports clients across a host of advisory and contentious issues.

Notably, it offers expertise in the employment aspects of both domestic and cross-border corporate transactions and strategic reorganisations, as well as in mass dismissals.

Contentious work involves representation at employment tribunals, and civil and criminal courts, as well as before the labour authorities. The group is well placed to advise on both individual claims and disputes with trade unions and works councils.

Its labour relations practice extends to advising on collective bargaining agreements, including their negotiation, and workforce planning.

Team members also represent companies before European works councils, company-level works councils, and health and safety committees.

Other areas of practice include executive employee matters, expatriation and secondment, profit-sharing plans, and new forms of employment related to the digital economy.

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