Gwen Senlanne


Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
2 rue Paul Cézanne
75008 Paris

Tel: +33 1 44 56 44 56


Avocat à la cour, Gwen is a partner in our people and reward practice and has significant experience in dealing with all employment-related issues arising in the context of mergers and acquisitions, cross-border transactions, company restructurings and collective dismissals.

He advises major French and international corporations in a wide series of sectors including but not limited to the pharmaceutical and financial services sectors. He also has significant expertise in dealing with sensitive employment issues including the departure of senior executives, design and implementation of compensation packages and fraud investigation.

In addition to the advisory side of his work, he has a litigation practice and specialises in litigation with unions and works councils and senior employees. He has also developed a strong practice in relation to internal global investigations procedures.

Gwen is fluent in both French and English.

People and Reward Law Practice:

Bonuses, the war for talent and pensions liabilities are high on the global employer’s agenda. Then there’s corporate governance and ethics, organisational and culture change, the ongoing need to manage employment costs, the digitisation of the workplace and the impact of the gig economy on working relationships generally.

To help clients address these issues, we advise on global HR legal strategies, design and roll out HR policies, review executive pay, co-ordinate redundancy procedures, handle workplace disputes and manage complex pensions matters. We do this for M&A transactions, internal reorganisations and everyday management.

We can also help clients manage any kind of HR crisis, from sensitive terminations to corruption investigations. And they benefit from the way we work with other HR service providers – employment advisors, actuaries or benefits consultants. All this regardless of where in the world your people are located.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP:

We are a global law firm with a long-standing track record of successfully supporting the world’s leading national and multinational corporations, financial institutions and governments on ground-breaking and business-critical mandates.

Our 2,500-plus lawyers deliver results worldwide through our own offices and alongside leading national firms. Our commitment and business know-how mean our clients rely on us when it matters most.


“According to clients, Gwen Senlanne is “a trusted adviser with strong acumen” characterised by his “business knowledge, solution-oriented mindset and pragmatism in his risk evaluation.” Offering particular experience of M&A deals, company restructurings and collective dismissals, he recently advised Johnson Electric Holdings on the employment elements of its acquisition of AML Développement.”
Chambers & Partners, 2017