Camille Brès

Camille Brès

Camille discovered employment law during her third year at Carlos III University in Madrid, and brought her love for the discipline back to France.

Camille’s fascination with the breadth and diversity of employment law and all aspects of labour relations led to her specialising for her Master’s and being admitted to the Bar in 2014.
Camille joined ærige (formerly brl avocats) as an associate, before becoming a partner in 2021.
She has extensive experience advising on collective labour relations and assists companies in a wide range of sectors.
When not practising law, Camille is a sports enthusiast who enjoys spending time in the saddle, either on a bicycle or on a horse!
Team :
        ● Laurine Brunet
        ● Laura Dennis
        ● Valentin Fourel
        ● Catherine Courgeau

Degree

Master 2 – Droit social et relations professionnelles
Université Paris Nanterre

Bar admission

2014

Year of Joining ærige

2015

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Thomas Godey

Thomas Godey

Thomas, who is originally from Normandy, arrived in Paris after spending a year in Germany as part of the Erasmus programme. He studied employment law at Paris II Assas University, where he earned his Master’s in 2000.

After starting his career as an in-house counsel with responsibility for labour relations, he decided to join a law firm.
He was admitted to the Bar in 2002 and joined ærige (formerly brl avocats) in 2003, before becoming a partner in 2008.
Thomas trained at the Centre des Jeunes Dirigeants while developing a clientele comprised of all sizes of companies in the community healthcare, services, press, metallurgy, real estate, social housing and logistics sectors.

Thomas is a music lover and a keen amateur musician. He is also the firm’s resident singer, and is as comfortable in his lawyer’s robe as he is with a guitar in his hands.
Team :
        ● Cécile Bas
        ● Caroline Eckly
        ● Camille Le Breton
        ● Madeline Leport
        ● Delphine Nehou

Degree

Master 2 – Droit et pratique des relations du travail
Université Paris II

Bar admission

2002

Year of Joining ærige

2003

Languages spoken

English, Deutsch

Véronique Martin-Bozzi

Véronique Martin-Bozzi

After earning a Master’s in judicial law and a Postgraduate Degree in litigation law (Paris V University), Véronique was the Valedictorian in the Paris Bar Academy Class of 1999. She was admitted to the Bar after being sworn in at the Paris Court of Appeal.

With the aim of defending corporate clients in the rich but complex field of labour relations, Véronique started her career with an intensive period of advocacy work for several law firms. She then decided to build on her litigation experience by addressing the challenge of advising companies on human resources and employee representation management, which are fields that involve a combination of economic, sociological, political, regulatory, human and organisational knowledge. She has been providing day-to-day advice and training to her clients for over 20 years. Her clientele includes a wide range of companies and non-profit organisations of various sizes (in sectors such as public health, community health, pharmaceuticals, insurance, publishing, public works, the wholesale trade and logistics), which benefit from increased pragmatism, visibility and certainty.
In 2007, she joined ærige (formerly brl avocats), where she became a Partner in 2015.

Véronique also enjoys being creative outside of the firm, and is a passionate amateur artist whose vivid paintings use a variety of techniques, inspirations, colours and materials.
Team :
        ● Kévin De Oliveira
        ● Maud Lefevre
        ● Estelle Lefebvre

Degree

Master 2 – Droit du contentieux national, européen et international
Université Paris V

Bar admission

2000

Year of Joining ærige

2007

Languages spoken

English

Bastien Nicolini

Bastien Nicolini

After obtaining a Master’s in labour relations law from Aix-en-Provence University, Bastien discovered supplementary social security cover law in 2010. At that time, the field was rapidly changing, and companies were facing previously unheard of challenges in dealing with the authorities.

Bastien was admitted to the Bar in 2011, and first focused on compensation and benefits law at a specialised firm.
Bastien joined Mutex SA in 2017, a mutual insurance company that provides specialised death and disability benefits. He headed the tax and legal department, where he managed a team of nine lawyers. Bastien joined ærige (formerly brl avocats) in June 2020 to oversee the compensation and benefits department, then became a firm partner in January 2022. With his team, he has developed acknowledged expertise in areas such as value sharing, supplementary social security cover and social security contribution law.
Outside of the office, Bastien is an avid basketball player (and a loyal Tony Parker fan), who also enjoys rosé from the Var area and mimosas.
Team :
        ● Charlotte Debiemme
        ● Ingrid Kis
        ● Emilie Delannoye
       ● Mona Adjerad

Degree

Master 2 – Droit des relations de travail dans l’entreprise
Université Aix-Marseille

Bar admission

2011

Year of Joining ærige

2020

Languages spoken

English

Nicolas Czernichow

Nicolas Czernichow

After studying law in Paris and spending one year at an American university, Nicolas decided to specialise in employment law and obtained his Master’s in 1996. In 1997, he joined Jacques Barthélémy et associés, where he refined his skills as an employment lawyer. He obtained his employment law specialisation certificate from the Paris Bar in 2003.

In 2004, Nicolas joined ærige (formerly brl avocats) as a partner shortly after it was founded, and has been a driving force behind the firm’s growth ever since.
Since 2017, Nicolas has been the firm’s Managing Partner. He advises French and international clients in a variety of sectors, ranging from healthcare and agri-food to communications and insurance.

Nicolas is a keen amateur jazz pianist and practises every morning before starting his working day.
Team :
        ● Julie Charles
        ● Selin Demir
        ● Lucie Martin
        ● Yen Nguyen
        ● Bamdad Razavi Nazer
        ● Elodie Castelot

Degree

SPEA Indiana University, USA
Master 2 – Droit et pratique des relations de travail
Université Paris II

Bar admission

1998

Year of Joining ærige

2004

Languages spoken

English

Sophie-Anaïs Papafilippou

Sophie-Anaïs Papafilippou

After earning a Master’s in private law at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University, which gave her a solid foundation in contract law and civil procedure, Sophie-Anaïs discovered employment law at ærige (formerly brl avocats) during her first internship in 2011.
This was the start of a long-term relationship: she became an associate in 2013 and a partner in 2023. During this time, Sophie-Anaïs has developed extensive skills in labour-management litigation while advising major French groups.
Sophie-Anaïs loves a challenge. As a regular runner she completed her first marathon in 2017. She is very attached to her Greek roots, and loves spending time in Greece. One day she hopes to run the original Marathon!
Team :
        ● Alexandre Fonteneau
        ● Mona Adjerad

Degree

Master 2 – Droit privé général
Université Paris I

Bar admission

2013

Year of Joining ærige

2012

Languages spoken/strong>

English, Greek

Thomas Humbert

Thomas Humbert

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After graduating from Aix-en-Provence University with a Master’s in business law, Thomas was admitted to the Paris Bar in 2002 and started his career in this field.

Early in his career, he specialised in asbestos-related litigation before widening his expertise to include all occupational health risks.
Over the years, he has built a diverse clientele including companies of various sizes in the industrial, public works, temporary work, community healthcare, services, metallurgy and logistics sectors.
He joined ærige as an associate in 2011 before becoming a partner in 2015. Thomas provides counsel and advocacy services in the areas of occupational accidents, occupational illnesses, absolute employer liability and the criminal defence of company executives.

Outside of the firm, Thomas never loses an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, where his hobbies include hiking in the mountains, trail running and cross country races.
Team :
        ● Solenne Moulinet
        ● Matthieu Soisson
        ● Julie Delattre
        ● Vanessa Riel
        ● Catherine Courgeau

Degree

Magistère de droit des affaires, fiscalités et comptabilité
Université d’Aix-Marseille

Bar admission

2002

Year of Joining ærige

2011

Languages spoken

English

Hugo-Bernard Pouillaude

Hugo-Bernard Pouillaude

After earning two Master’s degrees, one in public law, the other in private law, Hugo-Bernard was awarded a PhD in public law by Panthéon-Assas University. He went on to graduate from the Paris Bar Academy.

During his time at the Paris Bar Academy, he also worked in the litigation division of the French Supreme Administrative Court, for the President’s office.
Hugo-Bernard was a partner at a firm specialising in the healthcare sector before joining ærige (formerly brl avocats) as a partner in 2020 and founding a department dedicated to public and civil service law.
He provides day-to-day advice to numerous stakeholders and employers in the public sector, as well as specialised advocacy services before the administrative courts.
Hugo-Bernard is an expert in public and community health law, and he designed and supervises the “Law and Healthcare” bachelor’s degree at Paris-Est Créteil University, as well as a master’s degree in health law for students who wish to major in healthcare system law. Hugo-Bernard is active in the public sector outside of the firm. He is the vice-president of his university’s disciplinary department and an elected member of various university committees.
Team :
        ● Marie Roux
        ● Ingrid Bourgoin-Verdier
        ● Delphine Nehou

Degree

Doctorat en droit public
Université Paris II
Master 2 – Droit public
Université Paris II
Master 2 – Droit privé
Université Paris II

Bar admission

2015

Year of Joining ærige

2020

Languages spoken

Anglais

Saïd Sadaoui

Saïd Sadaoui

Saïd discovered his passion for employment law during his bachelor’s degree and went on to specialise in this field. He earned a Master’s in private law, majoring in employment law, then a Postgraduate Degree in employment law and human resources. At that time, he was planning to join the human resources division of a company. He unexpectedly found his true calling during an internship at a law firm that specialised in individual labour relations and collective bargaining.

After this initial internship, Saïd joined ærige (formerly brl avocats) in February 2007, and has been with the firm throughout his career. He prepared his thesis on anticipating restructurings from an employment law perspective at the firm while completing his qualifications. Saïd was admitted to the Bar in 2010 and became a firm partner in January 2015.
Since then, Saïd and his team have expanded their practice in the field of collective and individual labour relations, and offer counsel, advocacy and training services. Saïd’s team is very active in the retail, industry, technologies, telecom and community health sectors. He has developed particular expertise in managing restructurings and in complex, large-scale cases involving labour relations.

Saïd also has a keen interest in architecture and construction, which reflects his approach to his day-to-day work for the firm, where he continually devotes himself to designing and building employment law projects alongside his clients.
Team :
        ● Maxence Colin
        ● Clémentine Hubau
        ● Marie Ramos
        ● Marine Salomon
        ● Marie-Hélène Taboureau
        ● Estelle Lefebvre

Degree

Master 2 – Droit du travail et gestion des ressources humaines
Université Paris XIII

Bar admission

2010

Year of Joining ærige

2007

Languages spoken

Anglais, berbère

Henri Guyot

Henri Guyot

In France, it is said that a team always needs someone from the Auvergne, and in the case of ærige this is Henri, who joined the firm (formerly brl avocats) when he arrived in Paris. He started as an intern while preparing his Master’s, before becoming an associate, and then a partner in 2018.

While writing his thesis on workplace dispute prevention under the supervision of Professor Bernard Teyssié, Henri began his specialisation in labour-management dialogue, and has since developed considerable expertise in the management of employee representative bodies and relations with trade unions.
His pragmatic approach to law enables him to make labour-management dialogue a source of opportunities and the law a means of leverage.

He is an amateur photographer, and his humanistic approach to this hobby is a natural extension of his approach to labour-management relations. In the same way as in negotiations, Henri is always looking for the decisive “moment”.
Team :
        ● Matthieu ROPERT
        ● Jessica MARIUS
        ● Anne Lise HOO
        ● Malvina GRADOVICZ
        ● Aude LE GOFFIC
        ● Liliana DE ARAUJO

Degree

Doctorat en Droit Privé – La prévention des conflits collectifs
Master 2 – Droit et pratique des relations de travail
Université Paris II
DU1 de médiateur

Bar admission

2011

Year of Joining ærige

2008

Languages spoken

English