BG2V’s Employment Law Department practices employment and social security law, both in an advisory capacity and in litigation.
Our lawyers in the Employment Law Department assist their clients with the day-to-day management of individual work relationships, including: the drafting of employment agreements, compensation policies, cessation of employment agreements, the status of top executives.
They also advise their clients on all issues involved in collective work relationships, including: management of relationships with staff representative institutions, organization of work time, implementation and management of employee savings plans, negotiation and implementation of job protection plans, assistance with company restructuring and reorganizations.
The firm assists its clients with employee secondments and expatriations.
In close cooperation with the Corporate Department, BG2V’s Employment Law team also assists clients with all employment law aspects of M&A transactions (audits, management of the procedures for providing information to and consulting with staff representative institutions, etc.).
In litigation, BG2V assists and represents its clients before the various civil, labor and administrative courts.
"BG2V provides “invaluable support” to its clients and “tries to understand all the details of a case to be clear and precise”. The team of three lawyers, which is “very responsive and available”, advises several French and international groups, including a major Internet actor. The firm notably works on implementing staff reduction and reorganization projects, in cases involving working time organization, mergers and acquisitions transactions and in litigation management. The firm recently worked on a case involving a company in court-ordered insolvency proceedings. Guillaume de Saint Sernin is “patient, provides solutions and inspires great trust”."Legal 500 Paris, 2018 Ed.
"Headed by Guillaume de Saint Sernin, BG2V's employment law team assists many SMEs and international groups, a temporary employment agency and mutual funds. The firm manages issues involving business transfers, reorganizations, departures of top executives and litigation. The employment law team is notably working on a sensitive case with issues involving equal treatment of employees. "Legal 500 Paris, 2017 Ed.
January 2019. The Pacte bill proposes to modernize the regime of preferred shares in order to encourage investments made notably by funds. Hence, Article 28 of the Pacte bill proposes several modifications including the implementation of preferred shares which can be bought back no longer only by the company, but at the “joint initiative” of the issuing company and the subscriber.
December 2018. Carrel law firm and BG2V assisted Anagenesis Biotechnologies in raising capital for the second time since its creation in 2011.
December 2018. BG2V assisted the founders of Luckey Homes, a French start-up specialized in property management for owners and users of short-term rental reservation platforms, in its acquisition by Airbnb.
November 2018. BG2V (Hervé de Kervasdoué, partner) assisted NextStage, an independent management company, approved by the AMF, one of the pioneers and leaders in capital development in France, for the agreement for the acquisition by Eurazeo PME, alongside the management and Argos Wityu, of EFESO Consulting’s capital.
November 2018. The Action Plan for Business Growth and Transformation (the “PACTE”), a new law which is set to pass in France by early 2019, provides for the expansion of the 2014 decree related to foreign investments subject to prior authorization by the French Ministry of Economy and Finance.