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Valérie Ménard is a counsel of the Paris employment team.
She specializes in employment issues and focuses more particularly on restructuring files (collective redundancy, business transfers), M&A transactions, collective negotiation and staff representation. She developed a particular expertise in employment litigation (both collective and individual cases).
Representation of the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (a leading marketer of lawn and garden products) on the $250 million sale of their European and Australian consumer operations to Exponent Private Equity LLP.
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.
Representation of Faurecia, one of the world's largest automotive equipment suppliers, on the sale of its Automotive Exteriors business to Plastic Omnium.
Representation of Katara Hospitality, the Qatar-based global owner, developer and operator of hotels, on the employment aspects of the acquisition of five luxury InterContinental properties in key European cities. Katara Hospitality acquired the InterContinental Carlton Cannes, InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam, InterContinental Madrid, InterContinental Frankfurt and the leasehold interest on the InterContinental De La Ville Rome from a private investor.
Representation of Addivant France, French subsidiary of the US chemistry group Addivant on the implementation of an Employment Protection Plan on its production plant in Catenoy.
Representation of MVCI before the Appeal court of Paris and The Cour de Cassation in connection with litigation initiated by 50 former employees before the Labor Court of Meaux, Appeal Court of Paris and Cour de Cassation to obtain the nullity of Employment Protection Plan and their reinstatement within MVCI Holidays France.
Representation of Western Union on employment issues, notably on the labor, employee benefits & data privacy aspects of the £606 million acquisition of Travelex Global Business Payments.