Employment and Social Protection


Hubert CHARPENTIER has over 25 years' experience as head of Human Resources, including over 10 years as a member of executive committees in leading international groups.

With a focus on advisory work, Hubert CHARPENTIER also provides HR management training. He also handles individual and collective labour litigation. For major operations he relies on the support of a team of chosen outside consultants (such as outplacement consultants and transition management consultants).

The experience of the practice covers the following operations:

• Mergers and acquisitions: HR due diligence, HR re-engineering (harmonization of individual and collective agreements, internal guidelines and rules, modification of the scope or structure of staff representation bodies, audit of employee benefits, pension schemes, employee information);

• Assistance to distressed companies: design, implementation and follow-up of redundancy plans, preparation of consultations with staff representation bodies, negotiations with unions, employee information and internal corporate communication;

• Restructuring: transfer of business units, internal reorganisation, renegotiation of individual and collective agreements;

• Social welfare, compensations and benefits: social security coverage, additional pension schemes, profit-sharing schemes, health and safety, systems of remuneration;

• Management of conflicts and individual and collective disputes: representation and defence of the company in court, termination of employment agreements; negotiations of settlement agreements;

• Legal analysis of specific situations, legal drafting: employment contracts, special contractual conditions, termination by mutual agreement, collective agreements, delegation of authority schemes and processes;

• Good practice, compliance and conformity: employment contracts, working time, agreements for the management planning of jobs and skills, charters, codes of ethics, professional parity, prevention of psycho-social risk.