Jérôme Hartemann specializes in all aspects of employment law, especially in the context of cross-border and domestic public and private M&A. 

Jérôme’s practice focuses on collective relationships with the personnel representatives (works council) and general individual employment. He has extensive experience with all labor and employment law matters in the context of corporate restructurings including the transfer of undertakings and redundancy procedures. He lectured in employment law at the University of Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne for several years.

Jérôme joined the firm in 2014 and became a senior attorney in 2020. Prior to joining the firm, Jérôme was an associate in the Labor department of a full service French firm for two years and served as a senior associate in the Labor & Employment Department of an international law firm’s Paris office for more than four years.

Notable Experience

  • Essilor in its €50 billion strategic combination with Luxottica to create a global integrated player in the eyewear industry

  • Alstom in its proposed divestment of its mainline wayside signaling business in connection with its proposed merger with Siemens’ mobility business, including its rail traction drives business

  • Thales in connection with its divestment, by way of competitive auction, of its General Purpose Hardware Security Module business to Entrust Datacard

  • General Motors in the sale of its European automotive (Opel/Vauxhall) and car financing (GMAC) businesses to Peugeot SA

  • Bridgepoint in the sale of Médipôle Partenaires to Elsan, creating the leader in French private health care

  • Roquette Frères in its acquisition of Sethness Products

  • Westlake Chemical in its acquisition of NAKAN

  • 3M in its $2 billion acquisition of Scott Safety from Johnson Controls

  • Lavazza in its acquisition of Mars Drinks, and in its acquisition of French coffee brand Carte Noire and related assets from Koninklijke Douwe Egberts

  • BNP Paribas in its acquisition of Compte-Nickel

  • Cision, a leading media communication technology and analytics company, in connection with the acquisition of 100% of the shares of L’Argus de la Presse, a Paris-based provider of media monitoring solutions

  • International Flavors & Fragrances, a leading global creator of flavors and fragrances for consumer products, in the acquisition of Fragrance Resources, and in its offer to acquire from IK Investment Partners the companies forming the Lucas Meyer Cosmetics group for an enterprise value of €283 million

  • D’Ieteren SA in the sale of a 40% interest in Belron to an acquisition vehicle capitalized by funds managed by Clayton Dubilier & Rice

  • Showroomprivé and Europcar in their respective IPOs

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Selected Activities

  • Membre, Association Française de Droit du Travail et de la Sécurité Sociale (AFDTSS)
  • Member, International Society for Labour and Social Security Law

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