GabrielFerran

Counsel

Paris + 33.1.56.59.46.36

Gabriel Ferran's practice focuses on the counseling and litigation aspects of labor and employment law. He regularly assists multinational groups on labor and employment aspects of mergers and acquisitions, insolvency proceedings, outsourcing, reorganization for economic reasons, and multijurisdictional employee transfers.

Gabriel also assists and represents French and international companies in day to day labor and employment matters including collective bargaining and labor relationships, individual working relationships, pay incentive plans, international mobility, compliance policies and codes of conduct, relationships with local authorities and administrations, as well as health and safety matters.

Gabriel has significant litigation experience before French labor, administrative, and criminal courts related to individual dismissals and collective redundancies, harassment and discrimination, work-related illnesses and accidents, asbestos claims, validity of social plans (Plan de Sauvegarde de l'Emploi), and in summary proceedings with trade unions and employee representatives in the context of restructurings.

Gabriel works with French and international companies in a variety of industries including energy, transportation, pharmaceuticals, engineering software, food, banking, chemical products, real estate, and manufacturing.

Experience

  • Smith & Nephew to acquire extremity orthopedics business of Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation for $240 millionJones Day is advising Smith & Nephew plc, the global medical technology company, in its acquisition of the extremity orthopedics business of Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: IART) for $240 million on a cash and debt-free basis.
  • Aurora Resurgence sold International Cookware to KartesiaJones Day advised Aurora Resurgence, a Los Angeles-based private equity fund, on the sale of International Cookware Group and its subsidiaries to Kartesia, the European specialist provider of capital solutions for small and mid-sized companies.
  • Unigrains sells Céréa PartenaireJones Day advised Unigrains, the agri-food and agro-industry specialized investor, in connection with the sale of its third-party management subsidiary Céréa Partenaire to its management, associated with institutional investors.
  • SuperSonic Imagine acquired by Hologic, Inc.Jones Day advised Supersonic Imagine and its main shareholders in connection with the acquisition of a controlling stake followed by a tender offer by Hologic, Inc. based on an enterprise value of circa US$85 million.
  • Lincoln Electric buys out its joint venture partner in Kaynak Teknigi Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.Jones Day advised Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. in the buyout of its joint venture partner in Kaynak Teknigi Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. ("Askaynak") to advance Lincoln Electric's regional growth strategy.
  • Cyrus Capital Partners acquires, in French insolvency proceeding, of French business of Toys R UsJones Day represented Cyrus Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition, in a French insolvency proceeding, of the French business (comprised notably of 44 stores) of Toys R Us.
  • International industry group obtains affirmation of dismissal of anxiety damage claims in French Supreme CourtJones Day obtained a favorable decision from the French Supreme Court on behalf of an international industry group with respect to multiple asbestos anxiety damage claims by former employees.
  • GE Digital sells majority stake in ServiceMax to Silver LakeJones Day provided labor and employment advice to General Electric Company with respect to the sale of GE's majority interest in ServiceMax to private equity firm Silver Lake.
  • 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”).
  • 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.
  • Seventure and CM-CIC Capital Privé sell majority stake in Presto Engineering to NewAlpha Asset ManagementJones Day represented Seventure Partners and CM-CIC Capital Privé in connection with the sale of a majority stake in Presto Engineering, a provider of industrialization and semiconductor manufacturing solutions in the industrial sector, to NewAlpha Asset Management.
  • 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.
  • Adyax acquired by SmileJones Day assisted the founders of Adyax, an agency which is the recognized European leader in the open source CMS Drupal and that handles large-scale projects, in connection with its sale to Smile, the European leader in Digital and Open Source services.
  • 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.
  • Safran completes €8.7 billion agreed tender offer targeting Zodiac Aerospace's shares creating global leader in aircraft equipmentJones Day represented Safran in connection with its €8.7 billion agreed tender offer targeting Zodiac Aerospace's shares to create a global leader in aircraft equipment.
  • Lincoln Electric acquires Air Liquide Welding for €115 million (US$134 million)Jones Day advised Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. in the €115 million (US$134 million) acquisition of the Air Liquide Welding subsidiary of Air Liquide, a key player in the manufacturing of welding and cutting technologies.
  • Timken acquires Groeneveld Group for $280 millionJones Day advised The Timken Company in its $280 million acquisition of Groeneveld Group, a leading provider of automatic lubrication solutions used in on- and off-highway applications.
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