Christine Artus is a partner in charge of the Labor and Employment Group at K&L Gates in Paris.
She advises clients in their acquisitions, mergers, cessions and reorganizations and accompanies clients in their due diligence, consultation procedure with the Works Council (“CSE”) as well as the negotiations with the Trade Unions.
Her general fields of experience cover individual aspects of Labor and Employment Law (i.e., employment contracts, non-competition undertakings, non-solicitation and confidentiality undertakings, commissions and bonus plans, dismissals, settlement agreements, mutual termination agreements, etc.) and collective aspects of Labor and Employment Law (i.e., Employee Representatives, Mandatory Profit Sharing, Voluntary Profit Sharing, Company’s Collective Agreements, Company’s Agreements on Social and Economic Unit, etc.). She also assists her clients in their Social Security Audit and judicial and administrative litigations.
Christine has developed significant experience in assisting clients in their restructuring plans, close down and relocations of sites conducting to the implementation of Employment Saving Plans (Social Plans) and Voluntary Departure Plans. She also assists her clients in their social relationships in collective procedures (i.e., judicial restructuring, safeguard procedure, takeover/cession of activity, judicial liquidation, etc.).
She also advises clients within the Tourism & Hotels sector of activity on social relationships, Hotel Management Contract, specific social risks (i.e., “extras”, co-employment, illegal lending of workforce, etc.) and on the renovation works.
Based on her 25-year experience in Labor and Employment Law, Christine is a key Business Partner for her clients that she assists throughout their various projects. She is able to find out pragmatic solutions to their business and legal issues, in particular in case of strikes and situations of social conflicts.
Prior to joining the firm, Christine was a partner in the Paris office of a multinational law firm for 15 years. Previously, she worked in another multinational law firm for 5 years.
- Legal 500 EMEA 2020
- Leaders League/Décideurs 2020
- Collective bargaining and social relations - Recommended
- High-Risk litigation and criminal laborr law - Recommended
- Social management of M&As and social audits - Recommended
Christine is a member of AvoSial, a professional association of companies’ lawyers specialized in Labor and Employment Law and teaches at the Paris Bar School.
- Christine speaks at various seminars on current French case law for National and International clients. She is a speaker at the Annual Tourism & Hotel Conference.
- Christine has written a number of articles for various publications, including “Recent Evolution in Discrimination” for Semaine Juridique Sociale, “Reduce employees’ costs by means of partial unemployment” for L’Entreprise.
- “Chômage partiel, repas forcé, télétravail: les réponses à vos questions”, MSN, 11 june 2020 (interview)
- “Travail: Les litiges avec les employeurs pourraient se multiplier”, Capital, 1 may 2020 (interview)
- “Covid-19 : Focus sur la ‘prime Macron’,” Le Monde Du Droit, 2 April 2020
- “En l’absence de circonstances exceptionnelles ou cas de force majeure, ni l’employeur, ni le salarié ne peuvent imposer le télétravail” Le Monde du Droit, 31 march 2021