Celia advises clients doing business in France on all aspects of French employment law.

Celia provides French and international clients with labour law advice related to corporate reorganizations and downsizing, plant closures or redeployment of industrial sites, business outsourcing, mergers and acquisitions. She also represents her clients before national courts (labour, civil, appeal courts) in complex litigations against employee representative bodies, unions, labour administration, and employees.

Her activity is mainly focused on labour issues arising out of corporate transactions (such as mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, LBOs), for listed and non-listed companies.

  • labour law advice in connection with M&A/ LBOs transactions (e.g. due diligence, guidance on information and consultation procedure of the works council, review of put option agreements/ MoU, review of Share/Assets purchase agreements, transfer of employment contracts, etc.). I also assist other departments (e.g. Tax, Anti-trust, Restructuring, etc.) on transversal issues (e.g. management packages, stock options/ RSU agreements, permanent establishment issues, information and consultation procedure regarding anti-trust, etc.);
  • reorganizations and downsizing (redundancy plans);
  • negotiation of C-level employees’ termination;
  • assistance to clients on day-to-day employment law issues (e.g. hiring and termination issues, executive and employee compensation, union and works council negotiations, discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims, business transfers, professional elections, etc.);
  • assistance on collective matters (professional elections, negotiation of company-wide agreements, etc.).
  • McGill University, Montréal - LL.M, Comparative Law, 2011-2012
  • University Panthéon-Sorbonne Paris I - Master 2, Private International Law and International Trade, 2010-2011
  • University Panthéon-Sorbonne Paris I and Complutense in Madrid, Double degree in French and Spanish Law, 2006-2010
  • French (Mother tongue)
  • Spanish (Mother tongue)
  • English