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Alexandre Jaurett
Alexandre Jaurett

Alexandre Jaurett

Partner, Paris

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Overview

Alexandre Jaurett heads the Paris employment team. He specializes in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment and benefits matter.

With particular expertise in the cross-border restructurings and employment aspects of both mergers and acquisitions and LBO transactions, he represents a broad list of French and international clients.

Alexandre advises clients in relation to employment contracts, remuneration schemes, dismissals, secondment and expatriation of employees. He provides further counsel on key executives, discrimination law and all matters relating to the relationship between employers and works councils. On the litigation side, he represents his clients before civil, labour and criminal courts, with a particular focus on collective litigation.

Clients also benefit from his expertise in relation to the negotiation of collective agreements, the setting up of employee representative bodies, the closing down of worksites, collective redundancies, outsourcing, transfers of business and collective litigations.

Alexandre has expertise in the setting up of employee benefit plans (share schemes, profit sharing, pensions) for international corporations.

Alexandre notably advised the Coface Group on the employee share offering in 20 countries in the frame of its initial public offering on the regulated market of Euronext Paris. The IPO was initiated by Natixis, Coface's shareholder, and the offering amounted to approximately €832 million. Coface is a worldwide leader in credit insurance, with a direct presence in 67 countries and employing 4,400 people.

Other recent examples of Alexandre's work advising on employment aspects relating to initial public offering on the regulated market of Euronext Paris include SPIE and Eranove (postponed).

Alexandre is a member of Avo|sial (Association of French employment lawyers) and he lectures at University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas on the role and rights of works councils in French companies.

Bars and Courts

  • Paris Bar

Education

  • Post-graduate degree (DESS) in Employment and Benefits Law, University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas

Languages

  • French
  • English

Experience

€410 million envisaged sale of SES-imagotag to BOE Technology Group (2017)

Representation of SES-imagotag, a specialist in digital solutions for retail commerce and global leader in smart digital labels, on the labour aspects of a proposed partnership and transfer of a majority stake to BOE Technology Group for approximately €410 million.

Eurazeo's acquisition of Mondelez European chocolate and confectionery brands (2016-2017)

Representation of Eurazeo, one of the largest European listed investment companies, in the acquisition from Mondelez International of certain assets in the confectionery products business, including a portfolio of local heritage confectionary brands (Poulain, Carambar, Krema, La Pie Qui Chante and Terry's -  5 plants located in France), and in the creation of a new independent group, CPK Group. 

Nestlé's sale of its pet care accessories (2015)

Representation of Nestlé SA, the world's leading nutrition, health and wellness company headquartered in Switzerland, on the French law employment aspects of the sale of its pet care accessories and rawhides business in France, Italy, Spain to Bob Martin, the UK's leading brand name for pet healthcare.

€665 million sale of automotive business in 9 jurisdictions (2015)

Representation of Faurecia, one of the world's largest automotive equipment suppliers, on the French law employment aspects of the proposed sale of its Automotive Exteriors business to Plastic Omnium, for a transaction worth €665 million (based on enterprise value).

Cobepa – Exclusive Networks (2015)

Representation of Cobepa, the Belgium-based private equity firm on the French law employment aspects of the acquisition of the French company Exclusive Networks, Europe's leading independent value-added distributor (VAD) for the EMEA region, specialising in the marketing of solutions for businesses in the areas of cybersecurity, data centres and associated value-added services. It was awarded "Private Equity Deal of the Year in France" by Le Magazine des Affaires in 2015.

€2.4bn cross-European acquisition by BNP Paribas (2015)

Representation of Arval, a fully owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas specializing in full service vehicle leasing, in connection with the French law employment aspects of the acquisition of GE Capital's European fleet management activity. The scope of this acquisition covers more than 160 000 vehicles in 12 European countries, the vehicles assets amount to €2.4bn.

BC Partners' sale of Spotless (2014)

Representation of BC Partners, in connection with the employment aspects of its sale of Spotless Group to Henkel AG. The Paris-based deal was supported by the Firm's lawyers in New York and London.

Acquisition of the InterContinental Carlton in Cannes (2014)

Representations of Katara Hospitality, the Qatar-based global owner, developer and operator of hotels, on the employment aspects of the acquisition of the InterContinental Carlton in Cannes.

ABB's divestment in Europe (2014)

Representation of ABB Group, the leading power and automation technology group, on the employment aspects of the divestment of its ABB Full Service business to Nordic Capital Fund VIII. ABB Full Service is the leader in industrial maintenance outsourcing services in Europe.

Coface's IPO (2014)

Representation of Coface Group on the employee share offering in 20 countries in the frame of its initial public offering on the regulated market of Euronext Paris. The IPO was initiated by Natixis, Coface's shareholder, and the offering amounted to approximately €832 million. Coface is a worldwide leader in credit insurance, with a direct presence in 67 countries and employing 4,400 people.

Publications

  • LBO: Tax structuring and employees profit sharing, Private Equity Magazine, issue n°16, April 2006, (co-author)
  • Equity Incentives in The French LBO Manual, Private Equity International, December 2005, (co-author)