French employment team: Provider of solutions.

Aston Avocats’ Employment Team manages, oversees and anticipate any challenge that may be encountered in an employer/employee relationship and on an individual and/or collective level.

Every issue related to a business’ restructuring is dealt with by the Employment Team, and in particular negotiations of collective agreements, collective and individual dismissals’ process, consultation of the employees’ representatives and due diligences.

The Employment Team has an extensive expertise on French Employment law issues that allows to provide its clients with clear and practical solutions.

We also act as a « translator » of employment law regulations.


We provide our clients with advice focusing on responsiveness, technicity and understanding of each of its client’s needs.

We have a tailored approach with a high level of excellence resulting on the resolution of a wide range of employment issues on a daily basis.

The Employment Team favors a human approach on every single issue.

From drafting employment contracts to managing restructuring operations within complex organisations, our Employment Team offers practical soultions based on a careful attention on our clients’ needs.

Our Employment Team has also developed an expertise on executive departures focusing on a bespoke approach and an upstream process of each and every issue.

Working hand in hand with the Corporate/Restructuring Team, we provide our clients with our expertise on restructuring and collective proceedings related to employment issues.

We provide our clients with advice and operational solutions in relation to restructuring and the implementation of collective measures (collective dismissal proceedings, voluntary departure proceedings…) and collective proceedings. Our Employment Team works alongside our Corporate Team on every M&A operation and transfer of undertakings.

Furthermore, we are one of the few Offices to be part of the SYNTEC federation due to our in-depth knowledge of the SYNTEC collective bargaining agreement.

Our Employment Team supports many companies within the new technologies field and provide them with its cutting-edge understanding of an ever changing environment and local markets.

Aston Avocats also provides many French start-up companies with legal advice to help them decipher the French employment law and regulations and its many challenges.

We also provide our clients with training sessions aimed at professionals (Head of HR, legal practionners…), notably through our Aston Avocats Academy sessions held in Paris and across the country.


Daily councel and support on every HR aspect

  • HR and Employment law councel and support
  • HR support on a daily basis on individual and collective employment issues
  • Draft of employment contracts
  • Implementation of individual and collective dismissals
  • Daily follow-up on a wide range of HR issues on every collective aspect
  • Staff representatives implementation and management
  • Collective negociations: working time, profit-sharing agreement
  • Executive settlement agreements

Restructuring support

  • Due diligence
  • Implementations of restructuring operations
  • Collective dismissal process (Plan de sauvegarde de l’emploi, plan de départ volontaire)
  • Employment and HR aspects of M&A

Pre-litigation and litigation support

  • Individual and collective pre-litigation and litigation
  • Negociation and draft of settlement agreements
  • Support in case of French administration’s audit (URSSAF)