Jilali Maazouz - McDermott Will & Emery


Jilali Maazouz advises US, European, Asian, Canadian, Middle Eastern and North African multinational corporations on the labor and employment aspects of their French and transactional commercial and corporate transactions, as well as on their restructuring plans, reductions in force, separation agreements, workplace policies, due diligence investigations, audits, top executives’ compensation and benefits packages and mobility, and employment contracts engineering. Jilali also focuses his practice on commercial disputes and international trade matters. Jilali represents clients in negotiations, alternative-dispute resolution proceedings and litigation, in a range of civil, commercial, criminal and administrative matters.

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  • Represented Hanes Brands, a US apparel company, on advisory and litigation work relating to employment law matters in connection with its acquisition of DBApparel, the leading intimate apparel and underwear company in Europe, to leverage its innovate-to-elevate strategy and global supply chain (with the realization of full benefits in three to four years, the acquisition would add, on an annual basis, more than $875 million in net sales, approximately $125 million in adjusted operating profit, excluding actions, and approximately $1.00 in adjusted earnings per share (EPS), excluding actions)
  • Advised HR Access Investors, a software industry company, on a divestment process in France, Spain and Germany, relating to the acquisition of HR Access by Sopra Group, a French listed company Advised Metsä Group, a Finnish forest industry group, in connection with the restructuring of the paper mil of Metsä Group’s French subsidiary, M-real Alizay

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  • The Legal 500 EMEA, 2012- 2019
  • The Legal 500 Paris, 2012 – 2019
  • ACQ Award, Employment & Labor, Employment Law Firm of the Year, France, 2019

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  • International Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • National Employment Law Council

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Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, LLM, magna cum laude, 1993 – 1994


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