A partner at Eunomie Avocats, Thomas Lestavel holds a Master’s degree in labor law from the University of Paris-Panthéon-Assas. A member of the Paris bar, he specializes in labor law, social security law and social welfare law.

Thomas Lestavel began his career with E&Y Law before joining Barthélémy et Associés, which became Capstan in 1999. He became a partner at Capstan in 2008 and joined Eunomie Avocats in June 2014.

Thomas is active in all areas of labor law and social welfare, in consultancy and litigation, and more particularly in the social management of corporate restructuring.

He advises on complex collective cases in a range of fields including collective bargaining, the management of employee representative bodies, mergers and acquisitions, and compensation plans.

Thomas works for private firms of all sizes, both in France and internationally, in a wide range of sectors including the iron & steel industry, consultancy, aerospace, pharmaceuticals, trade, and the media. His professional activities involve working in English on a daily basis.

He regularly takes part in training symposiums hosted by various organizations and universities and writes papers for English-language journals.

Thomas has received several awards including the ILO Client Choice Award for Employment Law in France. This is what his clients say:

“Thomas shows a rare situational intelligence and a keen ability to support projects with responsive, bespoke 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”

• DEA de Droit social / Post-graduate diploma in labor law from the University of Paris-Panthéon-Assas
• Maîtrise carrières Judiciaires / Master's degree in access to the legal profession from the University of Paris V

Languages French / English

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