Linklaters boosts Employment & Incentives practice electing Lionel Vuidard as partner in Paris

Linklaters announces that Lionel Vuidard has been elected as partner to lead the Paris Employment practice.

Lionel Vuidard will benefit from Linklaters’ global network to develop the Employment law advisory and litigation work of the firm. He will also advise on the labour-related aspects of matters led by other practices.

The Employment law sector is constantly evolving and its issues are becoming more and more complex. Linklaters’ Paris Employment practice benefits from the expertise of the global network combined with a local approach enabling it to adapt to clients’ needs and to manage complex cross-border matters.

Lionel Vuidard is recognised as one of the most talented lawyers in the French Employment market. Having been counsel in an American law firm since 2010, his expertise has enabled him to advise a strong portfolio of domestic and international clients on their transactions. He also advises on labour-related aspects of individual and collectives disputes and on criminal matters.

Fabrice de La Morandière, head of Linklaters’ Paris Corporate practice, said:

“We are very pleased to welcome Lionel to the firm. He is a renowned lawyer with experience on complex transactions. Lionel is an excellent addition to our Global Employment & Incentives  team and strengthens our practice’s reputation in the market.

Ruth Goldman, global head of Linklaters’ Employment & Incentives practice, said:

“We are committed to providing clients with an international and fully integrated employment law capability which leverages the strength of our network with the highest quality practitioners.”  

Linklaters’ investment strategy is based on clients’ needs and the ability to achieve consistent outstanding quality. This lateral hire is the latest of a number of high-profile partners to join Linklaters in recent months, including Matthieu de Boisséson, Pierre Duprey and Roland Ziadé (arbitration, Paris), Gavin Lewis (litigation, Hong Kong), David Kidd (restructuring and insolvency, Hong Kong), Bertrand Sénéchal (capital markets, Paris), Martyn Hopper and Nikunj Kiri  (financial regulation, London), Wilhelm Haarmann (corporate, Frankfurt), Clara Ingen-Housz (anti-trust, Hong Kong), David Brockway (tax, Washington D.C.), Simon Pritchard (anti-trust, London) and William Kirschner (corporate, Singapore).

For further information, please contact Bruce Wraight on +44 (0)20 7456 5230.