Hélène Daher, is an employment Partner in Orrick’s
Hélène assists and
represents French and international clients in all aspects of employment law
(pre-litigation, litigation and transactional matters) as well as in their
day-to-day human resources needs, including national, international and
She advises a number of
large-scale international companies as well as French CAC 40 companies active
in particular in the Financial, Food, Pharmaceutical, and Construction
Hélène has primarily
developed an in-depth expertise in major collective redundancies and reorganizations,
including assistance in the definition of the strategy and in its
implementation, as well as in top management packages and terminations.
She has also been involved
in landmark M&A transactions, both in France and cross-border, advising clients
pre- and post-integration, in particular on information and consultation
Hélène also handles complex
disputes involving trade-unions, employee representatives and executive
Before joining Orrick,
Hélène was Counsel at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Paris. She previously
worked as a lawyer at Hogan Lovells Paris LLP and Baker & McKenzie. Hélène
joined Orrick Rambaud Martel in May 2016.
Since mid-November 2018, France has been shaken by the “yellow vests” mass demonstrations. Originated on social media and grounded in its opposition to the TICPE (fuel tax) increase, the leaderless movement expresses more broadly, according to many analysts, a reaction to the dwindling purchase power of the middle class and a strong stance against the French establishment.
The political impact of the movement was quickly felt, as President Macron announced, in a televised address aired on 10 December 2018, a series reform aiming at meeting the yellow vests demands, including notably an increased minimum wage, tax and social exemptions for overtime hours as well as a tax and social contributions-free end of the year bonus.