Mathilde Houet-Weil wins recommendations from peers across Europe for her contentious labour and employment expertise. She is described by sources as "an outstanding lawyer".
Mathilde Houet-Weil is a recognised expert in labour law with more than 20 years of experience. She joined Weil & Associés in 2003 as the head of the firm's labour and employment law practice. She earned a master’s degree in Paris, an LLM from Duke University, NC, and is admitted to practice in Paris and New York.
Mathilde’s clients come from all sectors of the global economy, including the automotive, pharmaceutical, chemical, mining, advertising, e-commerce and luxury goods industries.
She has extensive experience advising employers with respect to matters arising out of reorganizations (downsizing, closing of plants, business transfers, international and national mobility) as well as matters involving corporate policies, employment discrimination, whistleblower claims, breach of contract and wrongful termination claims, internal investigations and matters concerning mandatory working hours. Mathilde represents clients in labour courts, civil courts, criminal courts and administrative courts.
Mathilde's dual French-American education enables her to represent Anglo-Saxon companies in a global environment, thanks to a pragmatic approach focused on the economic stakes at hand and on solutions that fit into the social strategy of the company.
Her excellent knowledge of the German language and German culture also led her to deal with French-German cross-border cases.
She is an author of many published articles in English for the American Bar Association on various topics related to labour law issues. She regularly speaks at conferences hosted by the American Bar Association and the International Bar Association.
Praised for her connections and resourcefulness in the international labour law arena, she is also one of the founders of Innangard Global, an international alliance which brings together leading employment law specialists from around the word to collaborate on international and cross-border employment law and HR issues. Innangard delivers strategic, user friendly legal and tactical advice for clients on HR issues around the world.