Partner at EUNOMIE AVOCATS law firm, Thomas LESTAVEL has a postgraduate degree in Labor Law from Université de Paris II. He is a lawyer at the PARIS Bar and specializes in labor law as well as social security and social welfare law.

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Thomas LESTAVEL began his career at E&Y Law firm and later joined Barthélémy (Capstan since 2007) law firm in 1999. He became a partner at Capstan law firm in 2008 and joined the Eunomie team in June 2014.

Thomas LESTAVEL provides advice and litigation services with regard to all labor and social welfare law-related issues, and offers special expertise in labor management of corporate reorganization plans.

Thomas LESTAVEL deals with complex collective cases in terms of collective bargaining, management of employee representative authorities, mergers and acquisitions, compensation plans, etc.

Thomas LESTAVEL assists a great number of national and international groups in various industrial areas such as metal industry, counseling, aviation, pharmaceuticals, trade, media, etc. Thanks to his high level of proficiency, he is used to working and speaking in English on a daily basis.

He regularly takes part in training symposiums held by various organizations and universities, and contributes to journals published in English-speaking countries.

In 2010, Thomas LESTAVEL was awarded the “ILO Client Choice Award for employment law in France”. Here is what his clients said of him:

“Thomas shows a rare situational intelligence and a real capacity to support projects with reactive and tailor made answers, especially in complex situations”

“More than just a lawyer – he behaves like a real business partner in all areas of employment law at both the collective and individual level”

“His high standard of quality service and his capacity to communicate in a pragmatic way, to understand the economic and business issues, also constitute valuable advantages in cases where huge amounts of money are in the balance”

“Thomas offers a truly international service delivered in fluent English, which is differentiator from other firms that I have worked with”


Certificat de spécialisation en droit du travail et droit de la sécurité sociale et de la protection sociale – Barreau de Paris

Certificat d’Aptitude à la Profession d’Avocats (1997)

DEA de Droit social de l’Université Paris II – Panthéon Assas (1996)

Maitrise carrières Judiciaires de l’Université Paris V – Paris Descartes (1995)


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