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François Vergne


François Vergne is a partner within Gide’s Employment Law practice group. He assists and advises the general management, legal department and HR department of French and international groups on their employment and labor law issues in France and in the European Union. He notably advises within the scope of complex transactions, namely restructuring and outsourcing operations, large-scale collective redundancy plans, collective status negotiations, implementation of company retirement schemes or employee savings schemes, remuneration, and legal status of directors and corporate officers.


François holds a Master’s degree in public law from Paris II – Panthéon-Assas University, a postgraduate degree in English and American business law from Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne University, and an LL.M. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School (Fulbright foundation scholarship). He is also a graduate of the Paris Institut d’Études Politiques.


Assistance to various international groups on the employment issues of their restructuring and growth operations.


Chambers Europe 2017 – Employment (Band 2)

François is ranked Band 2 as a “Ranked Lawyers” in the Employment section.

“François Vergne is a noted specialist in advising high-profile companies on complex restructurings, mass redundancies and retirement and employee savings schemes. Clients particularly value his expertise in the field, reporting that ‘he’s very accessible and gives sound advice’.”

“The team excels in handling complex individual and collective disputes, frequently representing clients in claims concerning trade unions, strikes and workplace health and safety. Also has a significant practice handling the employment aspects of corporate restructurings, including collective redundancies, insolvency proceedings, site closures and internal reorganisations.”

Legal 500 EMEA 2017 – Employment (Tier 2)

“Gide Loyrette Nouel is ‘always responsive and gives appropriate advice’. The ‘deeply experienced’ team has a client base which includes many leading French corporations in the aviation, industrial and energy sectors. It is involved in highly sensitive matters in relation with litigation, site closure, restructuring and other crisis situations. […] François Vergne is ‘excellent at negotiating’.”


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