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Marijke Granier-Guillemarre

Marijke started her career at Francis Lefebvre in 1997 and then worked in the Employment Law Departments of the English law firms, Clifford Chance and Denton Wilde Sapte. As from May 2005, she formed and headed the Employment Law Department as a Partner at the law firm, Sarrau Thomas Couderc, before establishing MGG Legal in April 2010.

Marijke provides advisory and litigation services on a day-to-day basis to companies on individual employment matters (drawing up employment contracts, optimising remuneration, pension plans, disability and life insurance plans, contract termination) and collective employment matters (working time, employee savings, relations with staff representative bodies).

Marijke has extensive experience in the employment aspects of corporate restructurings and employments relations in the scope of these operations. She provides assistance to French and foreign groups in relation to buyouts and sales of companies, reorganisations, collective redundancies, human resources management in the scope of court-ordered recovery and liquidation proceedings, and litigation relating to such operations. She also helps companies harmonise the employees’ status after acquisitions or mergers.

Marijke advises on preventing employment risks and directors’ liability as well as on optimising remuneration for directors and, in particular, shareholder and employee savings matters. She provides assistance on all issues facing directors throughout their career (from negotiating their employment contracts and corporate officer contracts, optimising their remuneration to negotiating their departure). Her command of English and German has also enabled her to develop business providing advice to French and foreign companies wishing to set up business in France on both individual and collective employment relations. Her main clients come from the industrial, transport, metallurgy, IT, tourism and financial sectors. She has gained considerable experience on employment matters in regulated state-owned companies.

Marijke is a lawyer admitted to the Paris Bar.

She has a post-graduate diploma in law and employment relations practices (University of Montpellier) and an LLM in private law (Universität zu Köln, Germany).

She regularly lectures as part of the Law and Employment Relations Practices Masters at the University of Montpellier. She also lectures employment law at the Law School of Paris (École de Formation du Barreau). She regularly publishes articles on employment law.

She is a member of the following associations: AvoSial, Baretto and European Employment Lawyers Association.

She speaks English and German.

Loïc Héron

Loïc qualified as a member of the Paris Bar in 2000. Loïc specializes in employment and labour law, in an advisory or contentious role. He graduated from the Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University, from King’s College London (Hons.) and from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Paris (Hons.).

Loïc started as an associate with Baker & McKenzie and Denton Wilde Sapte (where he shared an office with Marijke Granier-Guillemarre) and then worked for almost 7 years with the Paris Employment Pensions & Benefits team of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. For almost 5 years, he was then partner in the Employment Department of Lexcom.

Loïc especially advises French and foreign companies, specifically in the transportation and logistics, financial software, medical device, retail and industrial manufacturing business sectors. He provides support both for day-to-day matters (individual employment and collective labour matters) and for major projects (e.g., sales and acquisitions, moving of premises, collective redundancies, etc.), as well as on high-exposure individual cases (corporate officers, protected employees, etc.).

Loïc also handles the contentious aspects of those matters, before all the French courts.

Alexandra Frelat

Alexandra assists clients in the different fields of individual and collective Labour Law and represents them before the competent Courts.

Member of the Paris bar since 2011, Alexandra joined the Law Firm MGG Legal in October 2016.

At Marijke’s side, Alexandra is responsible for the German Desk of the Firm. She assists international groups in their daily business (draft of employment contracts, optimization of remuneration, contract’s termination, conclusion of collective agreements) as well as during one-off operation such as restructuring or acquisitions.

Alexandra has a Master II in Laws of Europe – Specialization in German Law (Paris Ouest Nanterre University) and a LLM degree from University of Potsdam (Germany).

Alexandra practiced within the Firm Weil & Associés and the Labour and Employment Law Department of the Frim TaylorWessing.

Alexandra is a French native speaker but also speaks fluently English and German.

Paul Romatet

Paul advises French and foreign companies in all aspects of labor and employment law, and in particular on collective employment issues involving unions and employee representative bodies (election processes, consultation of staff representatives, negotiation of collective agreements, collective redundancy plans). He also assists employers before labour and civil courts in collective and individual litigations, in cases relating to discrimination, harassment and termination of the employment contract.

His practice also encompasses advising his clients on social security and benefits matters.

Prior to joining MGG Legal in September 2019, Paul has acquired a strong expertise working for the French and EU employment practice of an international law firm for 7 years.

He graduated from the University of Paris II (Master’s degree in employment law) and also holds a law degree in Common Law. He teaches in Social security and social protection law at the University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Paul is admitted to the Paris Bar since 2011 and speaks French and English.

Claire Chesneau

Claire is a graduate of EDHEC Business School in Lille. She also holds a Master of Sciences in « Legal and tax Management » and a Master’s degree in employment law (University of Lille).

She has been a member of the Paris bar since January 2014.

Before joining MGG Legal in January 2015, Claire worked for one year as an employment law associate at Actance.

Claire is involved in all employment law matters, on both contentious and non-contentious matters and mainly advises French and foreign companies.

Anaïs Labiausse

Member of the Paris bar since December 2014, Anaïs joined the Law Firm MGG Legal in October 2018.

She advises and assists French and foreign companies in all individual and collective aspects of employment law, on both contentious and non-contentious matters.

At Marijke’s and Alexandra’s side, Anaïs also works for the German Desk of the Firm.

Anaïs has a Master 2 in Labour law (University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) and a LLM degree (University of Cologne, Germany)).

Before joining MGG Legal, Anaïs practiced within the Franco-German Law Firm SOFFAL for 4 years.

Anaïs speaks German and English.

Julien Delemarle

Member of the Paris bar since 2016, Julien joined the Law Firm MGG Legal in June 2017.

Julien assists French and international clients in particular in the drafting of employment contracts, the implementation of termination procedures, the negotiation of settlement agreements, the implementation of restructuring projects and the management of litigations before Labour Courts. Moreover, Julien has developed a specific expertise in employment law applied to Sports.

Julien has a Private Law degree and a Sports Law Master’s degree.

Before joining MGG Legal, Julien practiced within the Firm Taylor Wessing.

Julien is a French native speaker but also speaks fluently English.

Léonor Gautier-Peronnet

Léonor holds a Master’s degree in employment law (University of Paris II – Assas).

She has been a member of the Paris bar since November 2016.

Before joining MGG Legal in July 2019, Leonor worked for three years as an employment law associate at Fromont Briens.

Leonor is involved in all employment law matters, on both contentious and non-contentious matters and mainly advises French and foreign companies.

Évariste GINGUAY

Évariste joined MGG Legal in September 2018.

He holds a Master’s degree in civil and commercial law from Paris V Descartes University and a Master’s degree in Business Law from Paris II Panthéon-Assas University. He also obtained a Master 2 in Management from Skema Business School in 2015.

Before joining MGG Legal, Évariste completed several internships in companies and law firms, including at Orrick Rambaud Martel (twice).

Évariste speaks French and English.

Kevin Bellolo

Kevin is a graduate of University College of London in Common Law. He also holds a Master’s degree in Employment Law (University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas).

Before joining MGG Legal, Kevin practiced as an employment in-house lawyer at UIMM (employer organisation).

Kevin is a French native speaker and speaks English fluently.

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