EXPERTISE 

Emmanuelle Lecornu-Mercier focuses her practice on labour and employment law, and data protection. 

She advises clients with day-to-day HR issues. Her practice includes assisting companies with employment agreements, dismissals and mutually agreed termination procedures, employee representation, working time and employee litigation. 

She assists clients on company reorganizations and redundancy plans, as well as on the employment aspects of corporate transactions (due diligence; information and consultation with works councils; etc.).

Emmanuelle Mercier also advises on data protection and compliance issues. She assists clients with getting compliant with the GDPR and French data protection legislation (drafting of privacy notices, privacy policies, data register, data processing agreements). She assists with data breach notifications and advises on the data protection aspects of commercial agreements and M&A transactions. Her practice also includes assisting clients with the implementation of their whistleblowing scheme. 

  • Advised clients on the employment aspects of setting up a business in France and drafted employment agreements 
  • Advised clients on collective redundancies (less than 10 and more than 10 employees)
  • Revised the entire working time scheme of an IT company (including work on Sundays; night-time work; on-call scheme)
  • Assisted clients on internal investigations regarding moral and sexual harassment allegations
  • Advised clients on the labour and employment aspects of acquisitions and carve-out operations
  • Assisted clients with implementing GDPR compliance programmes and notifying data breaches 
Experience
  • Advised clients on the employment aspects of setting up a business in France and drafted employment agreements 
  • Advised clients on collective redundancies (less than 10 and more than 10 employees)
  • Revised the entire working time scheme of an IT company (including work on Sundays; night-time work; on-call scheme)
  • Assisted clients on internal investigations regarding moral and sexual harassment allegations
  • Advised clients on the labour and employment aspects of acquisitions and carve-out operations
  • Assisted clients with implementing GDPR compliance programmes and notifying data breaches 
Education
  • Université Paris V René Descartes, Master 2 Juriste d’Affaires International, 2015
  • University of Exeter, LL.M International Commercial Law, 2014
Languages
  • French (native)
  • English (fluent)
Publications

Emmanuelle Mercier and Sarah Delon-Bouquet wrote an article for Le Figaro Entrepreneurs regarding gifts to employees and how to exempt them from social security contributions - (7 December, 2021) - view here >

Emmanuelle Mercier and Sarah Delon-Bouquet have written an article for Le Monde du droit regarding the bond between psychosocial risks and remote working "Comment limiter la responsabilité de l’employeur face aux risques psychosociaux liés au télétravail ?" - (27 May, 2021) - view here >

Emmanuelle Mercier and Sarah Delon-Bouquet have been interviewed for Gestion Sociale Magazine regarding the legal framework of remote working abroad " Télétravail à l'étranger : les questions à se poser " - (17 May, 2021) - view here >