Firm Overview

Fromont Briens is one of the most preeminent employment and labour law firms in the French market.

For 30 years now, the firm has brought its depth of expertise in all the fields of French employment and labor law to a series of clients ranging from small and medium companies to listed global corporations.

A pioneer in many of its historical practices, the firm has developed a leading expertise in employment law, social protection and additional remuneration law, corporate and M&A, restructuring, social compliance, criminal labor law and professional training law putting clients’ satisfaction, regardless their size or industry, at the very heart of its practice through prospective and innovating interventions.

With an approach centered around the concept of advising partnership, the firm brings proximity, creativity, reactivity and handson solutions to the market.

More than just a partner, Fromont Briens has become an actor in the social transformation of companies by offering them innovative strategies in response to the technological, legal and societal innovations they must address at a rapid pace.

Firm Details

Fromont Briens offers a day-by-day management of all our clients HR issues with several methods of operation:

  • Counsel
  • Litigation
  • Strategic and operational support
  • Training

Our innovative solutions include :

  • Social Crisis Management
  • Data privacy
  • Evolution and Labour 2.0
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Global mobility

Main Areas of Practice

We advise and assist a very wide range of French and foreign companies, from local SMEs to global listed companies with the same level of market knowledge and expertise in all industry sectors – with a focus on banking, insurance, energy, food & beverage and aerospace.We provide solutions to all of their labour and employment needs, from day-to-day management to criminal labour law as well as in relation to their M&A transactions, restructuring projects and strategic social compliance issues.

Our range of services is articulated around our Full-service labour law practice, our Social security and additional remuneration practice, our Professional training law practice and our Criminal labour law practice.

Full-service labour law

For 30 years, we have distinguished ourselves through our approach, which combines technical expertise and on-site work including Individual employment relationships, Collective labour relations, Working time, Mergers & Acquisitions, Social management of restructurings, Company retirement & contingency, Employee savings and shareholding schemes, Remuneration policies, URSSAF assessments & adjustments, Occupational accidents and diseases management, Public Sector Labour Law, Cost control, European labour law, Governance of insurance bodies and insurance products.

Social protection and additional remuneration

We understood the importance of the social protection and additional remuneration issues for our clients early on by establishing, since the firm's creation, a team of attorneys whose work is entirely dedicated to this area of expertise.We then have become the leading French firm in this field through our expertise combining skills in the areas of company contingency/retirement schemes, payroll/URSSAF (French social security office), employee savings, insurance law and complementary social protection bodies, compliance, executive remuneration and overall remuneration policies.As a consequence, we succeeded in anticipating, being a source of proposals, and accompanying each of the reforms that have had, and still have, an impact on this field of law, in order to make them comprehensible and to transpose them in a pragmatic way to the benefit of our clients.At the heart of the social protection and additional remuneration universe in France, we advise companies, insurers, pension institutions and mutual provident societies as well as professional organizations, branches and unions in addition to our regular contribution to the public debate and reforms work alongside government institutions.Our landmark position in this market that we contributed to create and keep on leading through our prospective interventions for our clients is second to none.

Criminal Labour law

With 30 years of experience in criminal labour law, our lawyers specialised in this area operate on a daily basis, providing sound counsel to ensure that both the procedure and the criminal risk are under control.This special area of law, which includes both labour and criminal law, deals with breaches committed in both individual and collective labour relations.Our firm assists companies at all stages of their social life. Our criminal labour law department, combined with our expertise in social compliance, enables us to offer an innovative social crisis management service.

Professional training law

We offer a 360-degree legal package to all training players, enabling them to fully grasp the ever-changing French legal framework.We dedicate our activity to training law and support all those involved in professional training in all the legal issues inherent to their core business (labour law, association law, tax law, public procurement law, intellectual property law, law of obligations, etc.).We have developed expertise alongside professional branches and employer companies in the design of their training policies as well as the negotiation and drafting of collective agreements on training and/or Employment and Expertise Plans (GPEC).Our support consists of consulting services, assistance and/or representation in pre-litigation and litigation situations, as well as inter-company or intra-company training. We favour long-term partnership relationships with our customers, through annual subscriptions that allow our teams to be as responsive as possible, while meeting our customers' needs.In addition to our counselling activity, we regularly contribute to the development of positive law (writing columns in specialised legal journals, hearings before the National Assembly, drafting amendments, drafting good practice guides and vade-mecum within the French Forum of Digital Training Players (Forum français des acteurs du digital), participation in the National Association of Directors of Human Resources (ANDRH) Employment and Training Commission, etc.).

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About Our Clients
Fromont Briens represents multinational companies based in France, Europe and in the United States in a wide variety of industries, including energy, technology, retail, manufacturing, financial services, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. The client base includes CAC 40, SBF 120 companies, VSEs and SMEs and start-ups.

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  • Employee Benefits Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Labor and Employment Law

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Law Firm of the Year Badge for 2020 France
Law Firm of the Year Awards
  • Labor and Employment Law in France (2020)
Top Listed city Awards
  • Top Listed in Lyon in Labor and Employment Law with 7 lawyers

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