International Development

Operating across borders adds a significant level of complexity to many businesses. Labour laws can differ widely between jurisdictions and must be understood in every place of operations.

Setting up overseas: We can help with staff expatriation or secondment of French employees and choosing the appropriate legal status. This may involve identifying and optimising the applicable social welfare schemes (CFE, CRE IRCAFEX, bilateral social security arrangement, territorial extension, private insurance).

Foreign employees in France: We can help with effective secondment or expatriation of foreign employees in France. In such a case, we would assist in identifying risk areas, residency permits, prior administrative authorisations, statutory provisions and workers’ rights.

Local assistance for foreign companies: This will involve registering with the URSSAF, hiring, getting work permits and assistance with labour relations (employment contracts, disciplinary measures, termination, settlement agreements).


I have been working with Lionel for more than five years for a couple of clients (multinationals). He is an expert in labour law and provides excellent services. His answers are quick and to the point.

Esther van der Meulen

Partner Attorney, Lexence

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