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Sophie  Pelicier-Loevenbruck

Sophie Pelicier-Loevenbruck

Fromont Briens

Paris, FRA

  • Sophie Pélicier Loevenbruck is a Paris based Partner at Fromont Briens, a French niche law firm fully dedicated to labor an employment law, which has recently joined forces with Littler Global.

    She has been practicing employment and labor law for more than 20 years, providing guidance and conducting negotiations in both individual and collective relations with employees as well as handling complex litigation.

  • Main practice areas in advisory: anticipating and handling changes in the structures of companies or groups (mobility schemes, secondment within or without the group of companies, externalization, etc.); resolution of sensitive cases such as termination in conflictual situations or presenting various elements of complexity such as international components; assisting in the consultation processes of staff representatives bodies on high profile company projects.

    Sophie has developed specific skills in vocational training law. She has created a specific department dedicated to this field and advises companies as well as the public funds that manage the French vocation training system.

  • Main practice areas in litigation: discrimination/equality of treatment; harassment ; dismissal on disputed personal or economic ground; bonus and variable remuneration especially in IT and financial sectors, conflictual returns from expatriation, including litigations on the calculation on pensions rights.
  • Sophie’s approach to her work is to deliver a high quality and value-added service through the design of tailored solutions which will function as a system, building bridges between the various aspects of the employment relationship.

    Understanding the context of her national and international clients, including especially the cultural context, and thus helping them to better understand in return the specificities of the French legal system, is an essential factor in the successful partnership she builds with them.

    The two sentences that she hears most often when clients reach out to her are: « Sophie, we have a sensitive case» and «we need you to help us write the story to present our project to our employees and the staff representatives and conduct the change».

  • Sophie is a frequent speaker at conferences on various employment law and HR topics both in France and abroad and has authored many articles in legal publications.

    Member of the “Association Française du Droit du Travail” (AFDT), the think tank “Dialogues”, of Sciences-Po Paris alumni, the AmCham and the EELA.

    She is a graduate of Sciences-Po Paris (Public Service) and has a master in social and industrial relations management from Paris Dauphine University.

    She was admitted to the Paris Bar in 1995 and obtained the certificate of specialization in employment law in 1996.

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