Lawyers

CAROLINE CANAVESE

CAROLINE CANAVESE

T : +33 (0)1 47 04 14 21
M : +33 (0)6 09 85 57 88

PARTNER
LAWYER – PARIS BAR
CO-FOUNDER OF CANAVESE & FOUCHET

SECTOR
LABOR LAW

LANGUAGES
FRENCH – ENGLISH


After more than 10 years spent in the labor law department of recognized Anglo-Saxon firms, Caroline Canavese joined a CAC 40 company, which allowed her to acquire a global vision of the company and to master its major social issues. Based on her experience with unions, she published a book “How to manage social relationships within a company”.


EXPERTISE

> NEGOTIATION OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS
Diversity / Seniors / Disability / Equal gender / Well-being at work / Working time / Business codes of ethics
> COMPANY RESTRUCTURING OPERATIONS
Mass redundancy plans / Social aspects of Mergers & Acquisitions / Outsourcing operations / Business transfers
> INDIVIDUAL AND COLLECTIVE LITIGATION
Collective dismissals / Harassment and discrimination / Union litigation / Undeclared work
> HEALTH AND SAFETY
Implementation of prevention plans and management of psychosocial risks / Work related-accident / Professional diseases
> LIABILITY AND CRIMINAL RISKS
Hindrance/ Discrimination / harassment

BACKGROUND

AXA FRANCE – DIRECTOR OF DIVERSITY – 2013 / 2014
Implementation of the code of flexibility at work / Actions in favor of gender diversity /
Young – Senior / Partnership with corporate institutions
GROUPE AXA – DIRECTOR IN CHARGE OF EUROPEAN SOCIAL RELATIONS – 2011 / 2014
AXA FRANCE – DIRECTOR IN THE SOCIAL RELATIONS DEPARTMENT – 2009 / 2013
Management of the social relations in France and Europe in a transformation context
KL & GATES – PARTNER IN CHARGE OF THE LABOR LAW DEPARTMENT – 2008 / 2009
LATHAM & WATKINS – LAWYER, LABOR LAW DEPARTMENT – 2001 / 2008
KAHN & ASSOCIÉS – LAWYER, LABOR LAW DEPARTMENT – 1998 / 2001

EDUCATION

Bar Exam (1997) / Post graduate degree in private law – Paris I (1995)  /  Master degree in private law (1994)

CHRISTELLE FOUCHET

CHRISTELLE FOUCHET

T : +33 (0)1 47 04 14 22
M : +33 (0)6 23 46 31 50

PARTNER
LAWYER – PARIS BAR
PARTNER – CO-FOUNDER OF CANAVESE & FOUCHET
CERTIFIED DIRECTOR OF COMPANIES

SECTORS
BANK / FINANCE / INDUSTRY

LANGUAGES
FRENCH – ENGLISH


Driven by independence and ethics, Christelle has chosen to undertake a career as a lawyer. Serving as Bank’s Head of Internal Audit, she developed transversal competencies in strategic areas and a strong expertise in governance matters.
Thanks to her experience abroad, she was able to practice on an international level and advice French and foreign clients.
The close and trust-based relationship that she creates with her clients enables her to support them over the long term for their ordinary or structuring transactions in business law.


EXPERTISE

> CORPORATE LAW / MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
Day-to-day and structured transactions / Transactional matters (restructuring ; external growth ; shareholders’ agreements ; interco agreements ; advising senior management…)
> GOVERNANCE
Directors and officers responsibility and compensation / Structuring of governance and internal control systems, processes and policies / Attendance to board of directors and ad hoc committees’ meetings; companies’ secretary
> BANK AND FINANCE REGULATIONS
Internal control / Interactions with regulators / Capital markets
> RISK MANAGEMENT
Risk matrix / 2008 financial crisis (wind-down process; withdrawal of banking license) / governance crisis
> INTERNATIONAL TRANSACTIONS
Monitoring and coordinating international projects and foreign counsels / Harmonization of internal control systems and intra-group policies

BACKGROUND

BANQUE AIG (Groupe AIG) – HEAD OF INTERNAL AUDIT – 2005 / 2013
Internal Control / Governance – Member of the Audit Committee / Interactions with the regulators (France – USA – Japan – UK)
LATHAM & WATKINS – LAWYER – 1996 / 2005
Restructuring – Sale & Purchase – Mergers & Acquisitions / Company and transactional matters / Capital markets

EDUCATION

Certification of Companies’ Directorship – Institut Français des Administrateurs / Sciences Po (2014) / Bar Exam (1996) / Post graduate degree in English and North American business law – Paris I (1993) / Master degree in business law, French law and English North American law – Paris X (1988-1992)

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