LEGAL 500 PARIS 2021

In its EMEA 2021 edition issued a few days ago, the reference international guide Legal 500 has ranked Chassany Watrelot & Associés among the best French law firms in employment law (Tier 1). The firm would like to thank its clients as well as its teams who contribute to this renewed recognition.


The Legal 500 review

Based in Paris, Lyon and Sophia Antipolis, Chassany Watrelot & Associés (CWA) is one of France’s most recognised boutiques.

The firm gathers offers a substantial bench from its offices in France and its four offices in the Maghreb region, offering the complete range of expertise, spanning individual and collective advisory, litigation, social security and compensation and benefits matters. The group is very experienced in high-profile issues, including recent Covid-19-related matters, especially in the retail and metallurgical fields where its contribution was instrumental to ensure swift business reopening.

The practice also has strong experience handling large-scale restructuring and insolvency-related work and is also regularly appointed to provide assistance on strategic M&A deals. Founding partners Philippe Chassany and Jérôme Watrelot co-head the firm.

Leading individuals

Jérôme Watrelot

Elisabeth Graujeman



‘The partners are real experts in their field. Their main strength is being able to provide simple, pragmatic advice that can be easily put into practice, taking into account the realities of the company, as well as the financial and human aspects.’

‘Me Xavier de Jerphanion is  fast and efficient. He adapts to the situation and to his interlocutors.’

‘Always extremely available and responsive, Maître Sébastien Poncet combines great professionalism, perfect listening skills and a good understanding of extremely diverse issues. He always provides very relevant answers. Great added value.’

‘A competent, multidisciplinary team, attentive to the needs of clients with a sense of service.’

‘The lawyers are all very available and react quickly to problems; we always find an attentive and responsive ear to listen to our problems.’

‘Sébastien Poncet is always attentive, available, responsive, involved and proactive in the solution of problems.’