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Christine Artus

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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 and Hygiene, Safety and Conditions at Work Committee as well as the negotiations with the Trade Unions for the harmonization of the collective status.

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 Artus 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 20-year experience in Labor and Employment Law, Christine Artus is a key Business Partner for her clients that she assists through out 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.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Christine Artus 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.


  • Christine Artus is identified as "excellent" in "Management of the social aspects of M&A and social audits" - Décideurs 2014

Professional/Civic Activities

Christine Artus is a member of AvoSial, a professional association of companies’ lawyers specialized in Labor and Employment Law and teaches at the Paris Bar School.

Speaking Engagements

  • Christine Artus 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 Artus 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.

Additional Information

Media Mentions
  • Assistance in the acquisition of the Department Store « Le Printemps » including information and consultation procedure with the Central Works Council
  • Assistance in the closing down of Luxury Hotels for renovation works and Voluntary Departure Plans
  • Assistance in the implementation of Employment Saving Plans and relocation of support functions for a paramedical multinational
  • Assistance in the Spin-off of well-known multinational pharmaceutical groups
  • Assistance in the closing down of sites, including the relationships with the Labor Administration, Central Works Council and Local Works Councils
  • Assistance in the negotiation and drafting of Hotel Management Contract as well as Delegation of Authority
  • Coordination of the multi-juridictionnel setting-up Joint Venture Nokia Siemens Network (more than 100 jurisdictions) on both the pre-acquisition and post-acquisition Labor and Employment aspects