Winston & Strawn LLP has hired leading employment lawyer Philippe Desprès as a partner in its Paris office.
He joins from Gide Loyrette Nouel.
Desprès advises international groups on restructuring operations in France, specifically related to site closures and redundancy plans, as well as in matters of collective negotiations and employment-related litigation.
His clients come from a range of industries including chemical, pharmaceutical, luxury goods, cosmetics, entertainment, metallurgy and finance.
Rex Sessions, chairman of Winston & Strawn’s labour and employment department, says that Desprès’ arrival brings “significant talent, energy and experience” to its Paris practice.
Managing partner of Winston & Strawn’s Paris office Vincent Sol adds that Desprès’ is “highly regarded in the market place and his wide range of experience will be a great asset to our clients.”
Desprès is featured in The International Who’s Who of Management Labour and Employment Lawyers.