Business Reorganizations and Restructuring

French rules governing collective dismissals on economic grounds are becoming increasingly complex and burdens imposed on businesses have increased drastically, in particular since the adoption of the Law of June 14, 2013 on Securing Employment.

Soulier Avocats’ Labor & Employment lawyers put their professional expertise and pedagogical skills at the service of our clients who wish to implement small-scale or large-scale collective dismissals. Our assistance in this area covers notably the preparation of the legally required economic reports, the presentation and negotiation of such reports with the staff representative bodies, the design, preparation, negotiation and follow-up of so-called Plans de Sauvegarde de l’Emploi (i.e. collective lay-off plans) and voluntary separation plans. In this respect, we are often asked to assess the costs and risks associated with contemplated dismissals.We regularly provide legal advice on issues related to changes in and/or transfers of employment contracts, outsourcing of employees, sales or acquisitions of assets, including in the framework of insolvency/bankruptcy proceedings.