Patrick Thiébart


Patrick Thiébart co-heads our Labor and Employment law department.

Patrick advises French and international companies on virtually all labor, employment and HR issues.

He routinely assists clients in the preparation and implementation of workforce reduction plans or corporate restructurings, and in handling all workforce issues in acquisitions, transfers or mergers of listed or unlisted companies.

He represents employers in labor and employment law disputes, including class actions and actions challenging workforce reduction plans.

Patrick is a member of the American Bar Association, the International Bar Association, and the European Employment Lawyers Association.

  • Quoted in Best Lawyers in France 2024 Guide
  • Legal 500 EMEA 2024: Patrick Thiébart is recognized in Employment.
  • Option Droit & Affaires 2024: Patrick Thiébart is recognized in the category “PSE and related collective litigations” of the Restructuring ranking
  • Option Droit & Affaires 2024: Patrick Thiébart is quoted in the category “advice to managers in LBO transactions” of the Private Equity ranking
  • Leaders League 2024: Rising Team « Labor law: high-risk individual disputes »
  • Leaders League 2024: Silver award «  Labor law: collective bargaining and labor relations »
  • WWL 2023 – Thought Leaders in France – Labour, Employment & Benefits
  • Leaders League 2023: Patrick Thiébart is recognized in the categories:
    • Collective bargaining and social relations: Excellent
    • High-risk individual litigation: Excellent
    • Social management of M&As and social audits: Excellent
    • Reorganizations, socials programs, and related litigation: Excellent
    • Compliance program: Excellent
    • Social compliance: Highly recommended
    • Social security: Highly recommended
    • Collective and individual compensation: Highly recommended
    • International investigation and internal investigation: Highly recommended
    • Mobility and expatriation: Recommended
    • Advising management teams: Recommended
    • Additional social protection: Recommended
  • Chambers Europe 2023: What the team is known for: Franklin operates an established practice group offering experience in employment issues arising from harassment claims and corporate restructurings, including mass redundancy. The team advises on senior executive departures and working time policies, as well as acting on employment disputes. The firm’s clients stem from a range of industries including technology, travel and automotive.
    Strengths: “The Franklin team are very attentive. When there is an urgent matter, the lawyers move mountains to address the concerns.
  • University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas : Postgraduate Diploma (DEA) in European Law