Catherine Le Manchec, 40, who joined August & Debouzy in 2002 as an associate and was appointed as counsel in 2006, represents and advises major French and international corporate groups in managing sensitive HR strategies, namely redundancies due to site closures by reason of restructurings or due to the loss of public contracts or the search for flexibility-related HR solutions. She has specific experience in connection with the HR and collective bargaining issues arising in restructurings.
Catherine Le Manchec holds a DEA post-graduate diploma inlabor and employment law (University of Paris-I, 1995) as well as a Master’s degree in labor and employment law (University of Paris-I, 1994). She has been a member of the Paris bar since 1998. She started her career at law firms Joël Muguet Poulennec (from 1996 to 1998) and Barthélémy (from 1999 to 2002).
“I joined the firm because I was enthusiastic about the team’s combativeness and reactivity. It is with that state of mind and by relying on the Firm’s multidisciplinary and innovative structure that I advise companies on their development strategy.”
Catherine Le Manchec, partner.
“Faced with an increasingly complex social model, it is our duty to offer our clients in-depth expertise and solutions which are consistent with this fast-changing present-day context. Catherine’s appointment is certainly in line with this approach.”
Emmanuelle Barbara, managing partner.
With this appointment, the labor and employment law team led by Emmanuelle Barbara now has 7 partners and 32 lawyers.