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LEGAL 500 EMEA / 2024 / Employment

In its EMEA 202 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 lax and social security (compensation and benefits).


The Legal 500 EMEA review:

A market-leading boutique law firm with several overseas offices, CHASSANY WATRELOT & ASSOCIES deals with complex collective restructurings and employment issues arising from major M&A and also has considerable expertise in the areas of collective relations, transformations and international mobility. Philippe Chassany is a specialist in collective employment relations, restructurings, social plans; Jérôme Watrelot‘s portfolio includes employment aspects of M&A and corporate restructurings, and Elisabeth Graujeman, who focuses on HR matters, plant closures and other transformation plans.




  • ‘Jérôme Watrelot and Elisabeth Graujeman have very good technical expertise and experience which allows them to approach subjects as a whole.’
  • ‘Professional, responsive team who provide pragmatic advice. I work with CWA on social law files and their interventions have always allowed me to successfully complete my files (labor inspection control, implementation of day packages, etc.) and to come out on top from delicate situations with certain employees.’
  • ‘What I have appreciated most are the competence in the argument treated, the speed in doing the task we asked and details in giving us the answers to our questions.’
  • ‘CWA has developed very powerful expertise in labor law and also in social security law. The team is united, homogeneous and complementary. Its availability is total and its responsiveness instantaneous, whatever the subject or expertise requested. Everything is transparent and fluid for the customer that we are.’
  • ‘Jérôme Watrelot stands out for his experience and his great intelligence of situations. Elisabeth Graujeman stands out for her expertise, her intelligence and her work power. Both know how to adapt to situations and people. Their ability to listen allows them to understand the customer’s needs very well, to put themselves in their place and to help them find solutions.’
  • ‘The entire team I met shows a solid and united collective. We feel an alignment in the processing of files and an always caring approach. Unlike other firms which remain anchored on the articles of law, the members of this team are distinguished by the ability to apply legal rules by finding the best compromise, and solutions to operational hazards. ’
  • ‘Several members of the team stand out: Jérôme Watrelot, Elisabeth Graujemann. All of them, in addition to their reliable and reassuring technical skills, are particularly attentive and available. They also have this strong ability to instill trust in relationships and to always meet our expectations effectively.’
  • ‘The team deals with very good market files, particularly in terms of restructuring, and is known and recognized for its undeniable technical expertise. In my opinion, it is today one of the finest firms on the market in social law.’