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Béatrice Pola joins DS Avocats’ employment law practice

02 February 2024

Press Release

DS Avocats is delighted to announce the arrival of Béatrice Pola as Partner, strengthening our labor law offering alongside Gwladys Beauchet in Paris, Frédéric Godard-Auguste in Bordeaux and Patricia Jeannin in Lille.

Béatrice Pola is an expert, recognized by her peers and clients alike, who advises and defends major French and international groups in their highly sensitive cases: crisis management, monitoring complex individual and collective litigation, setting up and monitoring social compliance investigations, etc.

She is also involved in the social aspects of reorganizations and advises foreign companies on their implementation in France.

Béatrice Pola’s expertise has been recognized for many years in international and national rankings (individually and by team) by The Legal 500 EMEA (Tier 1), Chambers (Band 3, Band 2), Best Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal, Option droit et Finance and Décideurs juridique.

She will be accompanied by Estelle Coulombel, counsel (management of international mobility and transnational secondments, internal investigations into harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination, compliance, complex litigation), recognized as “Ones to Watch” by Best Lawyer and “Tomorrow’s leader” by International Employment Lawyer, and praised for her doctrinal contribution to AFDT on discrimination issues.

Olivier Fages, Chairman of DS Avocats, comments: “In today’s complex legal environment, companies can rely on the combined expertise of our specialist lawyers to help them prosper. Armed with rigorous and proven methods, Béatrice’s team offers new solutions to our clients in search of a cutting-edge ‘full-service’ firm“.

Yvon Martinet, future Chairman of DS Avocats, adds: “With the reinforcement of Béatrice and Estelle, our firm continues to consolidate its unrivalled expertise in compliance and CSR/ESG commitments, to support companies in all their current and future transformations. Our status as an independent third-party auditor of sustainability reports is unique in the legal market.”

Béatrice Pola concludes: “Recent legislative developments are tending to impose new CSR and environmental obligations on major groups, as part of their organizations and reorganizations.

To fully understand these new challenges, it is essential to rely on specialists, and DS Avocats is the only firm to have obtained OTI (Organisme tiers indépendants) accreditation.

Likewise, the firm was involved with the Ordre des Avocats in the design of a loss of collaboration insurance policy and an employee charter. These achievements testify to the firm’s concern for people, which, for a specialist in employment law, is fundamental.


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