Highly respected boutique
Flichy Grangé is a widely respected Paris-based employment boutique. Name partner Joël Grangé is a key contact at the firm, as is partner Olivier Kress.
The firm is the French member, and co-founder, of the L&E Global alliance, enabling it to smoothly handle cross-border advice. It regularly co-ordinates multi-jurisdictional projects, including beyond Europe, for its impressive client list – which comprises major French conglomerates as well as leading names from a variety of sectors.
All the partners at Flichy Grangé are amazing.
Further boosting its international offering, the firm has launched its Italian and Luxembourgish desks in the past year. Key contacts for these desks are Kress and Caroline Scherrmann, respectively.
Also in the past year, compensation, benefits, and governance specialist Romain Guichard was promoted to partner. This was preceded by the October 2021 lateral hire of Natacha Lesellier from L’Oréal. Lesellier brings with her significant expertise in D&I, ESG, and compliance.
In 2022, the firm created a new sub-department dedicated to advising on alternative hiring practices in France.
The boutique’s impressive employment expertise regularly sees it instructed on headline domestic M&A transactions.
This prowess in transactional matters, alongside the group’s know-how in cross-border mandates, was evidenced in partner Stéphanie Dumas’ advice to French wine producer Castel Group with the employment aspects of its acquisition of Guinness Cameroon from Diageo, for €450m.
Team members’ experience extends to personnel transfers, workforce downsizing operations, and business shutdowns.
The group is also well placed to assist with collective bargaining, including the negotiation and implementation of agreements.
In addition, the boutique is adept at representing clients before the French courts in individual or collective disputes. In particular, it specialises in advising on high-risk disputes, including those that involve allegations of criminality, and in mass litigation.
Other areas of expertise include benefits (including stock options and share allocations), pensions, and social security.