Jean-MichelBobillo

Partner

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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, 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 (over 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

  • 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.
  • AURELIUS to sell Solidus Solutions for €330 million (US$375.6 million)Jones Day is advising 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.
  • 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.
  • UPL acquires Arysta LifeScience from Platform Specialty Products Corporation for $4.2 billionJones Day advised UPL Limited ("UPL"), a leading global generic agrochemical company based in India, in connection with its subsidiary, UPL Corporation Limited’s, US$4.2 billion acquisition and related $3 billion term financing of Arysta Lifescience Inc. (“Arysta”), a global provider of crop protection solutions, including bio-solutions and seed treatment, from NYSE listed Platform Specialty Products Corporation (“Platform”).
  • Findos Investor acquires worldwide business of Röder HTS Höcker GmbHJones Day advised funds managed by Findos Investor in connection with acquisition of the entire worldwide business operations of Röder HTS Höcker GmbH.
  • Newell Brands sells Pure Fishing to Sycamore Partners for $1.3 billionJones Day advised Newell Brands Inc. in the sale of its Pure Fishing business to Sycamore Partners for approximately $1.3 billion in cash.
  • Huadong Medicine announces £169 million (US$222 million) takeover offer for and acquisition of Sinclair Pharma PlcJones Day advised Huadong Medicine Co. Ltd. ("HMC") and its subsidiary, Huadong Medicine Aesthetics Investment (HongKong) Limited ("Huadong"), on Huadong's takeover offer for and acquisition of Sinclair Pharma Plc with a total value of approximately £169 million (US$222 million).
  • Aurora Resurgence sells Alltub Group to One Equity PartnersJones Day advised Aurora Resurgence in the sale of portfolio company Alltub Group to One Equity Partners.
  • Babcock & Wilcox sells MEGTEC and Universal for $130 millionJones Day advised Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc. in the $130 million sale of its Universal/Megtec businesses to Dürr AG.
  • Georgia-Pacific sells European nonwovens business to Glatfelter for $185 millionJones Day advised Georgia-Pacific LLC ("GP") in the sale of its European nonwovens business to Glatfelter, a global manufacturer of specialty papers and engineered products, for $185 million.
  • ABB divests terminal block business to TE ConnectivityJones Day advised ABB Ltd. in the sale of its ENTRELEC® terminal block business, which is part of ABB's Electrification Products division, to TE Connectivity Ltd.
  • Etablissements Geyer Fréres sold to Royal Unibrew for DKK 660 million (US$103.7 million)Jones Day advised the main shareholders of Etablissements Geyer Fréres in their sale of the company, which owns the brands LORINA craft lemonade, PureThé and InFreshhh with focus on organic, local products, to Royal Unibrew A/S.
  • ANSYS acquires OPTISJones Day advised ANSYS, Inc., the global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, on its acquisition of OPTIS, a premier provider of software for scientific simulation of light, human vision, and physics-based visualization.
  • CVC Capital Partners acquires Teva's International Women's Health assets for $703 millionJones Day advised CVC Capital Partners in its $703 million acquisition of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd's International (non-US), Women's Health assets.
  • New Alpha invests in WiztopicJones Day represented New Alpha Asset Management in connection with its investment in Wiztopic SAS, a publisher of an SaaS solution dedicated to corporate and financial communication executives.
  • Chemical company harmonizes working conditions following acquisitionsJones Day advised a leading global supplier of technology-based functional coatings and color solutions following its acquisition of local companies on its framework for the regularization and harmonization of working conditions, employment contracts, and work rules.
  • Western Digital acquires Upthere, Inc.Jones Day advised Western Digital in its acquisition of Upthere, Inc., a leading developer and producer of cloud storage technology.
  • 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
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