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  • Pascale Lagesse

    • Pascale Lagesse, Partner, leads the Employment Law team. She advises corporate clients on all aspects of employment law.

      Her practice covers employee representation and collective bargaining, restructurings and mass layoff plans, compensation plans, mandatory and optional profit-sharing plans, as well as executive employment arrangements and international mobility (expatriation/secondment).

      She advises clients involved in mergers and acquisitions and reorganizations, as well as on issues related to staff representatives, the negotiation and signature of collective agreements, employee performance review systems, workplace rights and new forms of employment related to the digital economy.

      Pascale is a seasoned litigator with significant experience defending clients in both individual disputes and complex collective disputes with unions, works councils and other employee representative bodies.

      She is active in a variety of legal organizations and is currently Co-Chair of the International Bar Association’s Global Employment Institute and Course Director for Labor Law Studies at the Paris Bar School.

    • Professional career

      Prior to joining Bredin Prat, she was the head of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer's Employment, Pensions and Benefits practice in Paris.

      Pascale Lagesse was appointed in 2021 Assistant Treasurer of the International Bar Association (IBA) under the presidency of Sternford Moyo, the first President from Africa.

    • Academic career

      Admitted to the Paris Bar (1989), Pascale is a graduate of the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (Maîtrise in judicial practice) and the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (DEA in Private Law).

    • Decorations

      “Pascale Lagesse boasts broad experience in the field, from advising on employment aspects of transactions to representing in litigations. She offers additional strength in restructuring mandates and mutual termination agreements.”
      Chambers Europe, 2020

      “Pascale Lagesse  is described as the "number one for employment law."”
      Chambers Europe, 2018

      “Pascale Lagesse 'is one of the best employment lawyers in town. She is close to clients, good at handling very difficult matters and always makes herself personally available. She provides very pragmatic advice.'”

      “Pascale Lagesse has ‘no weak points’: she is ‘responsive, an excellent negotiator and litigator and has a wide network’.”

      Recognized as "Leading Lawyer" in Employment

      Member of the "Hall of Fame"
      The Legal 500 EMEA, 2019, 2020

    • Recent experiences

      Pascale has recently assisted:

      Mylan on the employment law aspects of its acquisition of Aspen’s thrombosis business for €641.9 million

      IAD International on the employment law aspects of the €300M investment in the company by Insight Partners (Twitter, BlaBlaCar, Vinted, etc.)

      The Vale group on the employment law aspects of the sale by Vale Canada Limited of its stake in Vale New Caledonia (VNC) to the consortium Prony Resources New Caledonia

      An international group in the pharmaceutical sector in connection with a large-scale reorganization involving the negotiation of a framework agreement for mutually agreed terminations

      An international group in the luxury sector in connection with an extensive reorganization involving the suppression of over 200 positions

      An international group in the information technology sector in connection with a dispute before the Tribunal Judiciaire relating to the enforcement of a Covid-19 telecommuting agreement

      An international group in the food processing sector in connection with a complex litigation involving several members of the management team of the Group’s French subsidiaries