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Alice Klein regularly advises national and foreign companies on French labor and employment law and assists clients on social security matters.

Alice represents companies before labor courts on employee claims related to the termination of employment agreements such as constructive dismissals, dismissals, overtime hours, health and safety, and harassment. Her recent notable representations include companies in the pharmaceutical, metallurgy, and technology industries. She also assists clients before the social security tribunal on social security contributions reassessment following audits and on occupational illness/accident claims.

Alice is also involved in the reorganization of companies, including transfer of employees and workforce reductions. She has assisted clients in closing down facilities in France for economic reasons and has advised on related dismissal procedures.

In addition, Alice advises employers on transactional matters, particularly mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, and transfer of undertakings.


  • PolyOne acquires Clariant color and additive masterbatch business for $1.5 billionJones Day advised PolyOne Corporation in the $1.5 billion purchase of Clariant’s global color and additive masterbatch business.
  • International transportation logistics company restructures European subsidiariesJones Day advised an international expedited transportation logistics company with the restructuring of their European subsidiaries, including closing their operations in France, in order to centralize the company's activities in the Netherlands.
  • HOERBIGER Group acquires Deublin CompanyJones Day advised HOERBIGER Group, a privately-held industrial company headquartered in Switzerland, on the acquisition of Deublin Company, the leading manufacturer of rotating unions in the world.
  • 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.
  • Sequoia China invests in HiFiBiO TherapeuticsJones Day represented Sequoia China in connection with its purchase of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock in a private placement by HiFiBiO Therapeutics, a world leader in the discovery of therapeutic antibodies through single-B-cell screening and analysis.
  • 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.
  • Verizon sells its cloud and managed hosting service to IBMJones Day advised Verizon Communications, Inc. in the sale of its cloud and managed hosting service to International Business Machines Corporation.
  • 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.
  • Chemical product manufacturing company creates new company in FranceJones Day assisted a chemical product manufacturing company with the creation of a new company in France following the acquisition of a business.
  • International company negotiates collective bargaining agreements after transfer of assets involving several facilitiesJones Day advised an international company on negotiating various company-wide collective agreements.
  • Adhesive dispensing equipment manufacturer reorganizes sales activities in FranceJones Day assisted an adhesive dispensing equipment manufacturer with the reorganization of sale activities in France.
  • Total sells Atotech to The Carlyle Group for $3.2 billionJones Day advised Total in the $3.2 billion sale of specialty chemical affiliate Atotech B.V., a global manufacturer of high technology plating solutions, to The Carlyle Group.
  • International cloud-based spend management provider navigates organization of professional elections and reduction in workforceJones Day assisted international cloud-based spend management provider with the organization of professional elections and reduction of its workforce.
  • Calgon Carbon acquires Arkema's activated carbon and filtration media business for €145.5 million (US$160.1 million)Jones Day advised Calgon Carbon Corporation in the €145.5 million (US$160.1 million) acquisition of the wood-based activated carbon, reactivation, and mineral-based filtration media business of CECA, a subsidiary of Arkema, a French leading specialty chemicals and advanced materials company.
  • Medical technology company closes French subsidiary's activitiesJones Day assisted a medical technology company with the closing of its subsidiary's activities in France.
  • Fourth Alcuin Fund acquires minority stake in Air Charter ServiceJones Day represented The Fourth Alcuin Fund LP, a fund managed by Alcuin Capital Partners LLP, in connection with its minority stake investment in Air Charter Service, a global leader in providing aircraft charters.
  • New Alpha invests in ITrustJones Day represented New Alpha Asset Management in connection with its €2 million (US$2.3 million) investment in ITrust, a French software company developing and marketing innovative behavioural cyber security solutions.
  • Software company obtains complete victory in employment reclassification caseThe French employment court released a decision in favor of the French subsidiary of a global software industry company represented by Jones Day in connection with a €1.50 million employment reclassification action brought by the former Managing Director of the French subsidiary.
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