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Roselyn S. Sands

Roselyn S. Sands

EY Societe d' Avocats
Dual Qualified Attorney at Law U.S. & France - Labor & Employment Law Group Leader
Paris, , FRA


Roselyn S. Sands is a partner leading the EY Global and EMEIA labor and employment law practice. She is based in Paris, France.

Roselyn is a graduate of the University of Florida Business School (B.S., Finance & Anthropology), the University of Miami School of Law (J.D.), as well as the University of Paris Law School (L.L.M). She is admitted to the Paris/Hauts de Seine Bar, as well as the Bar of the States of Florida, New York and California (inactive).

Roselyn started her career in the U.S. focusing her practice on international commercial and employment law litigation with the law firms of Holland & Knight (Miami, Florida) and Proskauer Rose (New York & California). In 1995, Roselyn moved to Paris, France where she practiced international arbitration and employment law with Sales Vincent & Associés and Proskauer Rose. In 2001, she joined EY Société d’Avocats to build its International labor & employment law practice focusing exclusively on advising clients on French and European/International labor and employment law matters.

Roselyn has significant cross-border experience on both side of the Atlantic on HR/employment issues, particularly business transformations, mergers and acquisitions, carve-outs, post-transaction integration, global restructuring, CSR, SOX compliance, works council strategy, tactics & management, employee privacy, health & safety, technology and the workplace, discrimination and harassment issues and, more generally, managing the day-to-day workplace.

Roselyn’s first-hand knowledge of global companies and her business and solutions oriented pragmatism are central to her approach in assisting clients with the challenge of achieving their corporate objectives while complying with rigid and burdensome labor and employment laws around the world.

She is a member of the American Bar Association, International Bar Association, and the European Employment Lawyers Association, organizations for which she is a frequent speaker on global employment-related issues and trends. She is a founding member and sits on the management committee of XBHR, a cross-border HR Forum. She is also Co-Chair of the International Employment Law committee of the American Bar Association

Section of International Law, and the HR Legal committee of the French-American Chamber of Commerce in Paris. Roselyn writes for numerous publications, International Employment Lawyer, the IBA and ABA Labor and Employment Law newsletters. She is the editor of the EY Global Labor & Employment Law Newsletter and the author of the French chapter in International Employment Laws (Matthew Bender & Co.); Redundancy Law in Europe and Age Discrimination (Wolters Kluwer); and the Littler Mendelson Guide to International Employment and Labor Law.

Roselyn has written extensively on CSR, including various publications and speaking engagements, including, What is sustainable development?, at the Produrable, a French forum for professionals and sustainable development, April 2008, The European Lead?, at the Littler Global Employer Institute of October 2008, Corporate Social Responsibility and Organizational Culture: The Faces of the Organization in Challenging Times, at the XBHR Conference of March 2009, Reducing costs while being a socially responsible employer, Ernst &Young, March 2009, « Doing well by doing good » : a Challenge For Business, French-American Chamber of Commerce, May 2010.

Roselyn has been teaching for many years in Paris at schools such as Institut de Sciences Politiques, the University of Paris Law School in both its Human Rights Master of Laws program and its International Human Resources Program (CIFFOP), and the INSEEC Business School of Paris.

Roselyn is listed on the Who's Who Legal 2015 for France as an "Extremely able employment practitioner whose impressive depth of experience makes her a first choice with clients" and on the Who's Who Legal 2016 “recognized for her international outlook, and she specializes in advising US and other foreign clients on labor issues within France and Europe.”

An American and French national born in Havana, Cuba, Roselyn is fluent in English, French and Spanish.

Roselyn S. Sands is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters A Review of Labor and Employment Law Regulations on Collective Redundancies - International Employment Law 2017 , Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Key Issues Faced When Hiring and Dismissing Employees Around the World - International Employment Law 2017 , Thursday, June 08, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Key Issues Faced When Hiring and Dismissing Employees Around the World - Key Issues Faced When Hiring and Dismissing Employees Around the World , Thursday, June 08, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Key Issues Faced When Hiring and Dismissing Employees Around the World - Key Issues Faced When Hiring and Dismissing Employees Around the World , Thursday, June 08, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Key Issues Faced When Hiring and Dismissing Employees Around the World - Key Issues Faced When Hiring and Dismissing Employees Around the World , Thursday, June 08, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs International Employment Law 2017 , Thursday, June 22, 2017, New York, NY
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