Cases & Deals

International company negotiates collective bargaining agreements after transfer of assets involving several facilities

Clients International company

Jones Day advised an international company on negotiating various company-wide collective agreements. After assisting the company with the transfer of assets involving several facilities throughout France and more than 200 employees, Jones Day advised the company on the steps it needed to take after the transfer related to the collective status from which the transferred employees benefited

This included providing advice with respect to:

  • union representation post-transfer;
  • employee representative bodies that remained post-transfer and that needed to be re-elected;
  • the negotiation of profit-sharing agreements (mandatory - "accord de participation" -; optional - "accord d'intéressement" -, savings plan and retirement savings plan - "plan d'épargne d'entreprise" and "PERCO" ); and
  • the negotiation of union rights related to company-wide collective agreements, working time agreements, and other types of agreements.