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  • Cyril Gaillard

    • Cyril Gaillard, Partner, is a member of the firm’s Employment Law team. He specialises in employment litigation, including the criminal aspects of employment law, and social security law.

      He is in charge of sensitive matters relating to liability in groups (co-employment, tortious liability), restructuring (legality of consultations, job protection plans, etc.), trade union law (representation, compliance with law, etc.), collective bargaining (working time, employee benefits, etc.) as well as compliance with laws relating to employees’ rights and freedoms in the workplace (discrimination, harassment, etc.).

    • Professional career

      Prior to joining Bredin Prat in 2010, he was a Partner at Capstan, a French firm which specialises in employment law.

    • Academic career

      He was admitted to the Paris Bar (1998), holding a specialisation in labor and social security law since 2004, and is a graduate of the University of Montpellier (DESS in Employment Law and Practices, 1997).

    • Decorations

      Recognized as “Leading Lawyer” in Employment
      The Legal 500 EMEA, 2020-2021

      “Cyril Gaillard has excellent pleading skills.”
      Recognised as a “Next Generation Lawyer” in Employment
      The Legal 500 EMEA, 2018-2019

    • Recent experiences

      Cyril has recently assisted:

      An insurance company forced to consider closing its distribution network in France and laying off around 200 employees to remedy the serious economic difficulties it has been facing

      A platform for connecting users in transportation services in connection with (i) individual claims seeking the reclassification of the commercial relationship as an employment contract, (ii) an adjustment carried out by the URSSAF, and (iii) various administrative and judicial investigations

      A French CAC 40 group in connection with a legal action introduced by more than 1800 employees and former employees, who are supported by 3 trade unions, to seek liability corresponding to alleged profit-sharing rights in the company which they were allegedly wrongfully deprived of as a result of the methods of organisation and operation adopted by the group

      An international bank in connection with a labour court procedure against its former Director of Internal Audit, who was dismissed even though he claims to be a whistleblower

      A French social welfare group in a dispute introduced by around thirty employees who challenge the automatic transfer of their employment contracts to a third-party payer, which became subject to a judicial liquidation thereafter

      A multinational cosmetics company in connection with a lawsuit requesting that an economic and social unit be recognized before the Tribunal d’Instance of Paris and a lawsuit in the context of an obstruction claim before the Tribunal Correctionnel of Paris