Thibault Meiers
National Partner | Paris
Thibault Meiers

Thibault Meiers advises businesses on labor law matters concerning notably mergers and acquisitions, disputes with employees and staff representatives, reorganisations as well as difficult issues in the management of human resources.

Alongside other Dechert teams he provides the necessary assistance on all steps of mergers and acquisitions transactions from the audit and the negotiation to the implementation, principally in the finance, insurance, new technologies, life sciences, services and agrifood sectors.

Mr. Meiers has significant experience in representing employers in court, as well as in alternative dispute resolution procedures. He regularly acts before French civil and administrative courts, particularly in multi-plaintiff lawsuits, notably in restructuring processes or after plant closures. He is often involved in litigations involving unions or other employee representative bodies including on employee representatives’ elections or appointments, resort to external expert advisors, strikes, suspension of restructuring process, or discrimination and harassment claims.

Mr. Meiers advises French companies and foreign groups located on French territory on a daily basis on both individual and collective employment relations in order to assist them in developing a more reliable system of human resources management while keeping in mind the particularities of flexible, innovative international organizations.

Mr. Meiers is recognized as a Next Generation Partner by The Legal 500 EMEA 2024.

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Meiers served as a labor and employment associate in a French law firm as well as an international law firm.

  • A major multi-business services group provider appointed for the universal postal service and banking accessibility in France for multiple litigations with its Health and Safety Committees and Unions in the context of a large-scale modernization.
  • An international high-technology group and tier-1 supplier of systems and equipment in aerospace, defense and security in multi-plaintiff lawsuits on co-employment claims.
  • A leading global provider of vehicle rental services in an electoral lawsuit rising a legal issue considered to be major by the French Supreme Court.
  • One of the world's largest tire manufacturers, a global leader in brands and technologies, and several healthcare groups, in multi-plaintiff lawsuits after mass layoffs.
  • The world’s leading water treatment and process improvement company for a plant closing and its restructuring in the EMEA area as well as for its day-to-day HR issues.
  • One of the three leading providers of credit ratings to comply with EU reform of the audit market and supporting its HR services on day-to-day issues with employees.
  • The group leader of personal technology on Labor Law issues when it opened its first store in France.

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

  • Risques psychosociaux et post-confinement — Webinar (June 4, 2020)
  • The Misclassification Crisis: Employee, Contractor or Worker? The Latest Developments in the USA, UK, France and Germany — Webinar (May 15, 2018)
  • Ordonnances Macron — Webinars (March 29, April 5 and April 12, 2018)
  • Quelles transformations apportées au code du travail par les ordonnances du 22 septembre 2017 ? — (October 19, 2017)
  • Rémunération des inventions de salariés — (October 3, 2017)
  • Le bien-être au Travail à l’épreuve de la Révolution Digitale — Conference organized by Le Point magazine (September 21, 2017)
  • French Employment Law: Doing Business in France — (June 15, 2017)
  • French Employment Law: Doing Business in France — (June 23, 2016)
  • Bias and Belief: Religion in the Workplace — (May 26, 2016)
  • Loi Travail : ce qui va changer — (September 13, 2016)
  • Commuting expenses and remote work, what are the rules for employers? — L'Usine Nouvelle (October 13, 2022)
  • Medical visitors: home occupation allowance is not systematic — L'Usine Nouvelle (July 21, 2020)
  • The Covid-19, an opportunity to reflect on the health reserve in companies — L'Usine Nouvelle (May 7, 2020)
  • The pharmaceutical industry and the law — Pharmceutiques (April 1, 2020)


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    • University of Paris Nanterre - Paris X, Master 2, Research in Labor and Employment, 2006
    • University of Paris Nanterre - Paris X, Magistère in Labor and Employment, 2006
    • Paris
    • French
    • English
    • AvoSial