Our hallmark

One motto: technical excellence, innovation and pragmatism

Since its inception in 1993 FROMONT BRIENS has nurtured the same cutting-edge approach to the profession of the legal practitioner : technical excellence and creativeness.

Our know-how extends to all areas of labour and employment law and certain areas are handled by specifically dedicated teams e.g. company retirement, AD&D, long term disability, employee savings and stock option schemes or URSSAF assessments and adjustments.

Getting off the beaten track, appropriating client needs and reasoning, viewing things from a pedagogical perspective, eradicating legal verbiage and using a common sense approach- this is what epitomizes our organizational culture.

Both a national and international recognition

FROMONT BRIENS is recognized by French and international guides and reference rankings in Social Law. The firm holds leading positions of rankings:





 DECIDEURS : Labor & employment law rankings – Guide "Leadership & Management du Capital Humain" 2018-2019


FROMONT BRIENS is ranked as Key player (incontournable) for

  • "restructuring, social reorganizations and related collective litigation",
  • "collective bargaining and social relations",
  • "social protection",
  • "social security",
  • "social management of M&A and audits",
  • "collective and individual remuneration",
  • "Litigation risk and Criminal labor law".

Renowned practice (pratique réputée) for “mobility and expatriation” 




5 stars ranking for FROMONT BRIENS by Option Droit & Affaires in “social plans and related collective litigation”




Satisfaction survey based clients ratings on their law firms quality of service


LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR  - Palmarès des Cabinets d’avocats 2018 – Lyon edition



Gold Trophee in Labor & Employment Law - Palmarès des Cabinets d’avocats 2018 – Lyon edition


Silver Trophee on Labor & Employment Law in 2018 - Palmarès des Cabinets d’avocats – Paris edition






Legal 500 EMEA Guide Commentary about Fromont Briens, Top Tier 2018

France EMPLOYMENT Employment - ranked: tier 1 Fromont Briens

"Lyon and Paris-based and Littler Global's France exclusive member, Fromont Briens ‘is a triple-A law firm with a great reputation and a huge number of experts’. The 180-lawyer boutique ‘has a very strong practice in any employment law issues’ and is ‘very much a partner to companies not just an adviser’. The firm represents many leading French and international companies, advising on the market's largest M&A deals and reorganisation projects including mass redundancy schemes, but is equally renowned for its leading social protection, remuneration and professional training expertise. The team shows ‘a real in-depth expertise in compensation and benefits’, ‘is able to take clear positions even on complex questions’ and brings ‘practical answers and does not try to play it safe’. Key names among the 42 partners include: Gilles BriensDavid CalvayracGrégory Chastagnolwho is ‘very sharp and brings a business approach with charm and leadership’, Philippe Clément, Cédric Guillon, who is an ‘excellent negotiator, very well connected, who gets the job done’, Jean-Martial Buisson who ‘knows how to explain the pros and cons of optional solutions’, Jean-Sébastien Capisano, the ‘outstanding’ Guillaume Desmoulin who is ‘a great leader in international projects’ and ‘gives efficient and strategic advice’, Benjamin Desaint who is ‘a very successful expert, great networker, fast thinker who knows how to handle international projects and cross-border cooperation’, and Sophie Pelicier-Leovenbruck who is ‘highly skilled, a team player, goes to the bottom of things and is a good writer’. Also recently involved in matters were Cécilia ArandelJulie Béot-RabiotLaurence ChreborDavid BlancJean-Jacques Fournier whose ‘good overall understanding of the situation and perfect mastery of employment law aspects’ are particularly valued, Leslie Nicolaï and Zora Villalard."




Fromont Briens is ranked on Band 2 in Chambers & Partners 2018 guide



BEST LAWYERS 2018 on labor & employment law and employment benefit law

  • Lyon : Catherine Millet Ursin (“employment benefits law”)
  • Paris : Gilles Briens(“employment benefits law” et “labor & employment law”) and Anne Le Quinquis (“Labor & employment law”)

Gilles Briens has been awarded « Lawyer of the year” 2019