Romain Nairi advises clients doing business in France on all aspects of French employment law.
Mr. Nairi helps clients navigate the continuously evolving employment law landscape. In particular, he provides advice in the context of:
Litigation and pre-litigation matters
High-stakes employment matters such as reorganizations, social plans, senior executives’ issues, as well as collective agreement implementation
Mr. Nairi brings a deep and focused knowledge of French employment law in a commercial context, drawn from his academic background both in France and the UK, and his prior professional experience as an in-house counsel at Total, and subsequently as an attorney in a highly reputed French law firm. Given his broad employment law experience, Mr. Nairi provides global clients with a cross-border sensibility and can advocate effectively before judges and adverse attorneys in a courtroom, works councils and unions, or senior executives, helping to spot, avoid, or mitigate potentially costly situations.
Mr. Nairi’s transactional experience includes advising:
Bain Capital Private Equity in its negotiations to sell Parts Holding Europe (PHE), a leading European digitally-enabled automotive parts distributor, to the D’Ieteren Group
Vivalto Santé, the third-leading group of private hospitals in France, in its acquisition by Vivalto Partners alongside a consortium of minority shareholders
Karnov Group in its offer to acquire the legal information businesses of Thomson Reuters in Spain and Wolters Kluwer in Spain and France
SK Capital in its acquisition of SEQENS
ICG in its sale of a majority stake in Gerflor, manufacturer and marketer of vinyl flooring solutions and wall finishes, to Cobepa
Ardian in its acquisition of a majority stake in the Santé Cie Group, a specialist in home medical assistance
Bridgepoint in its sale of eFront, the world’s leading end-to-end alternative investment management software and solutions provider to BlackRock
Postgraduate Diploma in Law, ESSEC Business School, 2008
LL.M., Queen Mary, University of London, 2007
Postgraduate Law Degree, University of Versailles, 2006
Graduate Law Degree, University of Paris X (Nanterre), 2005
Paris lawyers who are alumni discuss advising major players in the global economy and why Latham often recruits students with both legal and business qualifications in Magazine Reflet ESSEC n° 123, February-March 2018 (in French).
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