Jérémie Gicquel

Senior Associate

Jérémie Gicquel is a labour and employment lawyer based in Paris. His practice covers all aspects of collective and individual issues of employment law in France. Jérémie spent 13 years in another international law firm before joining Squire Patton Boggs in 2017.

Jérémie works closely with HR professionals, general counsels and directors of French companies and multinationals with local operations in France, offering them employment law advice notably in relation to management of individual contractual relationships with key employees and managers (hiring, promotion and international mobility, termination and settlement), compensation packages and employee stock incentives (mandatory and voluntary profit sharing schemes, company saving plans, stock-options, RSUs, etc.), negotiation with works councils and unions, and more generally compliance with local employment regulations.

Over the last 10 years, Jérémie notably worked closely both with private-equity funds and multinational corporations and thereby developed an in-depth expertise in the following two fields:

  • Advising investors on all employment law aspects raised in the context of private-equity acquisitions and more generally M&A operations – employment due diligence, information and consultation on works councils, harmonization of employee collective status, post-closing process for compliance with local employment regulations and/or group policies, cross-border issues and management transition.
  • Advising France-based subsidiaries of multinational corporations as they start operating or increase their operations in France – helping them achieve their strategic objectives while ensuring compliance with local employment regulations, notably in terms of working time, organization of employee representatives elections and collective bargaining, implementing group policies locally and managing co-employment issues.

Jérémie also frequently litigates complex disputes before French employment courts on behalf of national and international clients in relation to both individual and collective employment related claims.

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  • Advised an international cloud computing group for all employment law-related aspects in the context of the opening of its operations in France and ongoing development – HR compliance review, employee representatives issues, POAs and implementation of continuous working time organization 24/7.
  • Advised an international publicly listed cybersecurity group for all employment law related aspects raised in the context of the development of its operations in France – implementing and dealing with employee representatives, data privacy, whistleblowing, reduction in force and litigation.
  • Advised one of the largest consulting and audit firms for all French employment aspects in relation to the management of key employees
  • Advised and litigated on behalf of a multinational technology company against co-employment claims filed by several employees of a local service provider.
  • Advised and litigated on behalf of one of the largest French retail chains – notably obtaining injunction to stop ongoing strike.
  • Advised, argued and settled a multimillion euro case on behalf of an international offset printing company in the context of unfair dismissal claims and co-employment claims filed by several hundred employees.
  • Advised dozens of investment funds in the context of majority or minority buyouts, notably in relation to employment due diligence, information and consultation of works councils, post-closing process for target to comply with local employment regulations and/or group policies, and contractual relationships with key employees.

Education

  • HEC Paris, 2006
  • Paris-Sorbonne University, LL.M., 2006

Admissions

  • Paris, 2008

Languages

  • French
  • English
  • Décideurs Juridiques 2016 and 2017 – Listed among the best French lawyers for Compensation and Benefits

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  • Contributing author, The Employment Law Review, four editions, 2011-2014.