Ries, Emmanuelle
Ries, Emmanuelle - Managing Partner, Solicitor

DD +44 (0)20 7553 9938

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Location: London

Specialism: Employment

Ries, Emmanuelle


Emmanuelle is the Firm’s Managing Partner and heads the French Desk.

Emmanuelle is a specialist of employment issues in cross border situations, from recruitment and secondments arrangements to termination issues. She also advises employers and employees in relation to High Court disputes on post termination restrictions.

Emmanuelle sits on the Advisory Council  of the French Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain and also counsels British and overseas clients with the employment aspects of setting up operations or acquiring a business in France and handling workforce and HR issues in France.

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Professional qualifications
  • Law Society Finals, College of Law, London, 1993
  • Diploma in English Law, University of Kent, 1991
  • Maitrise de droit international privé et de droit des affaires, Faculté de Droit de Sceaux, Paris X I, 1991
Industry sectors
  • Financial services (City of London)
  • Creative, technology and media
  • Professional services
  • Energy and renewables
Recent work
  • Employment contracts and all the HR documentation for a French owned professional services company launching in the UK.
  • Cross border employment litigation involving jurisdiction issues with France, Germany and Denmark.
  • TUPE and restructuring aspects of the acquisition of a UK technology company by a Dutch company.
Previous employment
  • Jones Day
  • Squire Sanders
  • Clifford Chance
Professional memberships and committees
  • French, mother tongue
  • English, fluent