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Emmanuel Bénard is an employment lawyer, respected for his deep experience with challenging restructuring and complex collective litigation. Partner in Orrick’s Paris office, he is Head of the Employment Law Practice in France and Europe.
Emmanuel represents numerous French and international companies on all aspects of employment law including international and cross-border issues.
His practice focuses on reorganizations, collective redundancies. He notably advised key players of the Financial, Metal, Food and Beverages, Pharmaceutical, Technology, Leisure and Music Industries in implementing economic dismissals and voluntary departures. He also assists these clients with employee representation and collective bargaining and sensitive individual cases.
Emmanuel developed a special expertise in collective litigation as well as criminal litigation and currently handles a number of sensitive cases arising from works council and health and safety committee information consultation procedure, professional elections, collective bargaining agreements and employees performance appraisal system.
With a long-standing experience on landmark M&A, he regularly supports HR Directors in dealing with works council information and consultation procedures and transfer of employees triggered by such complex projects, helping them achieving their strategic objectives.
Co-author of an insightful and pedagogic book on all labor and employment facets of companies’ reorganization, Emmanuel is described by his clients as “a guru in the field of employment law” and praised for his “business sense”.
Before joining Orrick in 2016, Emmanuel was a partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Paris, where he was in charge of the Employment, Pension and Benefits Department. Prior to that he was partner at the boutique employment law firm Bélier et Associés where he started his career.
Hélène Boukez is an Employment Law lawyer in our Paris office.
Hélène advises French and international firms on all employment matters.
Prior to joining Orrick, Hélène was an associate in the Employment, Pensions & Benefits department of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for six years.
Léa Ghoreychi is an employment lawyer in Orrick's Paris office.
Léa advises French and international companies on all matters related to French employment law.
Prior to joigning Orrick, Léa worked on employment matters as a legal intern at Bird & Bird, Cornet Vincent Ségurel and HR Avocats. She also interned at the Human Resources department of the French Red Cross.
Adélaïde Jomier is an Employment Law lawyer in our Paris office.
Adélaïde advises companies on staff representation, collective negotiation and restructuring (mainly on social plans) with advice and litigation assistance.Prior to joining Orrick, Adélaïde worked in the Employment, Pensions & Benefits team of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for four years and two years at Bredin Prat.
Chek-Lhy Luu is an Employment lawyer in Orrick’s Paris office.
She advises French and international groups on all French employment and labor law matters. In particular, on the following matters: company restructurings, merger and acquisition transactions, transfer of activity, collective and individual relationships, hiring and termination of top managers, litigation.
Prior to joining Orrick, Chek-Lhy was an associate for three years in the Employment, Pensions & Benefits department of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, and for four years in the employment team of Linklaters.
Soumaya Ouzzani is an Employment lawyer in Orrick’s Paris office.
She advises French and international companies on all employment law matters. She intervenes on collective and individual dismissals, as well as litigation and pre-litigation issues.
Prior to joining Orrick, Soumaya was a lawyer in the Employment, Pensions & Benefits department of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for four years.
Nadège Owen is an employment lawyer in Orrick’s Paris office.
Nadège advises French and international companies on all employment law matters with a recognized experience on employment law aspects of corporate transactions. She regularly deals with employment law related issues arising in the context of restructurings (in particular social plans), mergers and acquisitions as well as more generally on all employment law aspects for domestic and international clients, regarding day to day issues, executive severance and relations with employee representatives and trade unions.
Prior to joining Orrick, Nadège was an associate for eight years in the Employment, Pensions & Benefits team of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.
Léo Theillac is an employment lawyer, based in Orrick's Paris office.
He advises French and Internatinal corporations on all matters related to French Employment and labor Law. He also represents their interests before French courts.
Prior to joining Orrick, Léo gratuated From Science Po Paris with a master's degree in Economic Law and from Panthéon-Assas University with a master's degree in Business Law
Isabelle Zakine-Rozenberg is an employment lawyer, based in Orrick's Paris office.
Isabelle advises French and international corporations on all matters related to French Employment and French Criminal Law. She provides advice in pre-litigation and represents clients’ interests before French courts.
Prior to joining Orrick, Isabelle worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
for twelve years and previously at Bélier & Associés.