Gaëlle Lionel-Marie practises in LA BRUYERE's Employment Law department.

Gaëlle Lionel-Marie advises companies with regard to their employment law and social security law issues, from the recruitment of employees (employment contracts) to their termination (individual and collective dismissals, early retirement, negotiated departure, etc.), and with regard to issues such as the implementation and organization of staff representative bodies, working time regulations, risks associated with leasing employees, employee savings plans, inspections by the URSSAF authorities, optimization of management remuneration, management of expatriated employees, etc.

She assists companies in the scope of their restructuring operations, corporate acquisitions and disposals, as well as with regard to the post-acquisition or post-merger harmonisation of employment policies.

Gaëlle Lionel-Marie also advises senior managers, executives and employees in the scope of their recruitment, negotiated departure and/or dismissal.

She has fluent language skills in English and advises foreign corporate groups with regard to the management of their French subsidiaries' employee base.

Gaëlle Lionel-Marie conducts training sessions in companies for the purpose of informing their managers with regard to compliance with employment law and disciplinary practices.

She also speaks at conferences organised in partnership with recruitment agencies or vocational training organisations.

Education and experience
Gaëlle Lionel-Marie is a member of the Paris Bar and holds a Magistère (Master) in business law (University of Paris II), a DESS (Master) in business and tax law and a DJCE (specialisation degree) in corporate legal advice focused on employment law. She was also awarded the Francis Lefebvre Corporate Legal Consultancy Award in 1994.

She started her career in 1996 in the International Assignment Services department of Price Waterhouse Tax and Legal, where she developed her expertise in French and international employment law and social security law. She joined EY Law in 1997 where she assisted French and foreign corporate groups in all areas concerning employment law, in particular with regard to the creation of start-ups, the implementation of the 35-hour working week and the departure of senior managers. In 2000 she joined Landwell, where she became a Director and managed mass redundancy plans for clients and transnational economic surveys. From 2004 to 2006 she was a legal advisor and litigator with Falque et Associés law firm, before co-founding Virgile law firm in 2006 and LA BRUYERE in 2016.