Embassies & consulates
Having advised embassies and consulates of many states around the world for decades, our team is a specialist in the application of employment law to the diplomatic corps (in the broadest sense of the term) and has represented the interests of these entities in numerous disputes involving individual or mass dismissals for economic reasons.
Litigation

Strategically, we raise in defence both judicial immunity and the inapplicability to diplomatic institutions of French legislation on individual and mass dismissals for economic reasons.

For over 30 years, we have developed in-depth expertise in the application of labour law to employees of consular institutions. Thus, we were directly involved in the emergence of a standing case law of the Cour de Cassation (French Supreme Court) on the inapplicability of the rules of dismissal for economic reasons to embassy staff and on the absence of a waiver of the inapplicability of these rules.

Since employees often raise the argument of tacit waiver of inapplicability, we also accompany these institutions in the run-up to terminations in order to strengthen the position we will later represent before the judge.

Consultation

We are specialists in drafting documents setting out the rules for staff working in an embassy or consulate. In doing so, we coordinate the requirements of foreign law with French law.