Jean-MichelBobillo

Partner

Paris + 33.1.56.59.46.50

Jean-Michel Bobillo's practice focuses on counseling and litigation aspects of French labor and employment law matters. He advises clients on labor and employment law issues that arise in mergers and acquisitions; outsourcings; reorganizations, particularly in the context of the application of TUPE regulations (Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment)); restructurings; dismissals based on economic grounds; employee representation; work-related diseases; and negotiation of separation agreements with senior executives.

Jean-Michel also represents employers in litigation trials relating to dismissals based on restructurings and plant closures, on personal grounds such as misconduct and professional insufficiency, as well as proceedings relating to work-related diseases.

His client representations mainly include companies In the industrial and chemical/life sciences sectors, such as Rhodia/Solvay, Sanofi-Aventis, Novartis, and Cardinal Health; the commercial sector such as Newell Rubbermaid; as well as biotech and internet/software provider companies.

Jean-Michel's recent representations include French and multijurisdictional transactions on the seller's as well as the buyer's side for several industrial/pharmacy/life sciences companies, as well as "class action style" mass litigation (more than 150 claimants) following a plant closure based on economic conditions, litigation against key company officers claiming misclassification and reclassification of their management office as employment, and the defense of multiple claims litigation relating to alleged work-related diseases.

Experience

  • Framatome acquires Rolls-Royce Civil Nuclear Instrumentation and Control business in France and ChinaJones Day advised Framatome, an international leader in nuclear energy recognized for its innovative solutions and value added technologies for the global nuclear fleet, in its acquisition of the Rolls-Royce Civil Nuclear Instrumentation and Control business in France and China.
  • Cascades sells controlling interest in Reno De Medici to ApolloJones Day represented Cascades Inc. (TSX: CAS) in the sale of its 57.6% interest in dual-listed Reno De Medici S.p.A., a recycled cartonboard manufacturer listed on the Italian stock exchange (BIT: RM) and on the Madrid stock exchange (BME: RDM) with a market cap in excess of €500 million, to an affiliate of funds managed by Apollo Global Management, Inc. (NYSE: APO) for an all-cash purchase price of €1.45 per share, corresponding to an overall consideration of €315.3 million.
  • Framatome acquires ValinoxJones Day advised Framatome SAS in the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Valinox Nucléaire SAS, a French company specializing in the production of seamless tubes for nuclear use, from the Vallourec group.
  • HealthHero acquires QareJones Day advised HealthHero in its acquisition of Qare, a French platform that provides medical video consultation services, backed by Kamet Ventures.
  • Solvay sold Process Materials business to Composites OneJones Day advised Solvay S.A., a publicly listed chemical company based in Brussels, Belgium, in the sale of its Process Materials business, to Composites One, the leading North American supplier of composites materials and value added services.
  • Total acquires Fonroche BiogazJones Day advised Total in the acquisition of Fonroche Biogaz, a company that designs, builds and operates anaerobic digestion units in France.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Eurogarden/F1 GroupJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Arrowhead Engineered Products, Inc. of the Belgian-based Eurogarden/F1 Group, which is active in the distribution of outdoor power equipment and original replacement spare parts for outdoor power equipment.
  • DataBank acquires zColo for $1.4 billionJones Day advised DataBank, a leading provider of enterprise-class colocation, connectivity, and managed services, in connection with the acquisition and financing of zColo, including certain U.S. and European data center assets, from Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. for $1.4 billion.
  • Astellas transfers DIFICLIR in Europe, Middle East, Africa, and selected CIS to Swiss Tillotts Pharma AG for €109 millionJones Day advised Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd. on the sale of distribution rights to the product "DIFICLIR" in Europe, Middle East, Africa, and selected Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries to Swiss Tillotts Pharma AG for €109 million.
  • SunPower closes sponsored spin-off of solar panel production operationsJones Day advised SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR), one of North America's largest solar-panel makers, in a sponsored spin-off of its solar panel production operations into a new public company – Maxeon Solar Technologies – which will be headquartered in Singapore.
  • Advanced medical products manufacturer weighs labor and employment approach to international multijurisdictional mattersJones Day is providing multijurisdictional advice on all aspects of labor and employment law to an advanced medical products manufacturer in several labor and corporate law matters, including hirings, terminations, possible litigation with independent contractors, squeeze out procedures, and specific trade law matters in the Middle East and Russia.
  • CANDRIAM to acquire Rothschild & Co Asset Management Europe's alternative multi-asset management businessJones Day is advising CANDRIAM in the acquisition of Rothschild & Co Asset Management Europe’s alternative multi-asset management business.
  • Greystar forms joint venture to launch €1 billion Paris student housing ventureJones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in relation to a joint venture for the development of purpose-built student accommodation and young professional accommodation in the Greater Paris region, with an investment capacity of circa €1 billion.
  • Milliken & Company acquires Borchers from The Jordan CompanyJones Day advised Milliken & Company in its acquisition of Borchers Group Limited, a global specialty chemicals company known for its innovative high-performance coating additives and specialty catalyst solutions, from The Jordan Company, L.P.
  • AURELIUS sells Solidus Solutions for €330 million (US$375.6 million)Jones Day advised AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA on the full shop auction sale of the Solidus Solutions group to funds advised by Centerbridge Partners, L.P.
  • Arsenal Capital Partners acquires HistoGeneX and Caprion BiosciencesJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners on major investments in HistoGeneX and Caprion Biosciences and the subsequent combination of the two businesses.
  • Arsenal Capital Partners acquires Seal for Life Industries from Berry Global Group Inc. for $328 millionJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners on the $328 million acquisition of Seal for Life Industries from Berry Global Group Inc.
  • Sommet Education acquires Ducasse EducationJones Day assisted Sommet Education, a portfolio company of Eurazeo, in its acquisition of a 51% interest in Ducasse Education, a major player in culinary arts and pastry training.
  • Greystar acquires Acteva Residences ServicesJones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in connection with the acquisition of Acteva Residences Services, a company managing student residences in all major French cities.
  • ANSYS acquires Granta Design LimitedJones Day advised ANSYS, Inc., the global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, in their acquisition of Granta Design, the premier provider of materials information technology, and Granta Design Limited has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of ANSYS.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • 25 septembre 2015
      BEERG 3rd Annual Briefing on French Labour Law
    • September 25, 2015
      BEERG 3rd Annual Briefing on French Labor Law
    • May 15, 2014
      European Labor & Employment Conference 2014: Managing Today’s Employment Relationships Across Europe
    • October 16, 2013
      Navigating Global Risk
    • June 21, 2012
      European Labor & Employment related compliance issues: The latest developments in Labor law impacting local or multi-national employers