Laurent Roy

Laurent Roy is our exclusively recommended Labour & Employment Law expert in Canada on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Laurent directly using the contact details listed above.

Laurent obtained his law degree from the University of Montreal in 1973. He has been a member of the Barreau du Québec since February 18, in which he became a member of the labor law section and of the administrative law section. He’s also member of the Order of Certified lndustrial Relations Consultants of Quebec (CRIA) and of the Canadian Bar Association.

He is one of the founding members of Roy Bélanger, a law firm constituted in 2016.

Laurent joined Trudel Nadeau in 1974. He became senior partner of this law firm in 1981, member of the executive committee in 1988 and acted as managing partner from 1993 to 2015. He acts as managing partner of Roy Bélanger since the founding of this firm.

Laurent first practiced in the areas of criminal and civil law. Since 1977, he has specialized in the areas of labor and employment law, administrative law, pension law and human rights, representing exclusively unions or employees, both as a negotiator or litigator.

On November 19, 2019, the Barreau du Québec awarded him the honorary distinction of Advocatus Emeritus. This distinction is given to members of the Order whose professional actions are worthy of recognition, thus highlighting an exceptional career and a significant contribution in strengthening the image and influence of the profession.

Recognized by L’Expert, Best Lawyers in Canada, Martindale-Hubbel and Chambers as one of the best lawyers in Quebec in labour law, employment law and in the field of industrial accidents, leading lawyer of the Quebec union movement to access the Guide To The World’s Leading Labour and Employment Lawyers, Me Roy has extensive experience both before civil courts (Court of Quebec, Superior Court, Court of Appeal of Quebec, Supreme Court of Canada) and before all administrative courts competent in the field of labour, employment and human rights.

Me Roy has extensive experience in labour law, including grievance arbitration, administrative and constitutional law, as well as occupational injuries and occupational health and safety. He devotes a significant part of his professional activities to acting either as a spokesperson or as an advisor in planning and strategy in the context of the negotiation of collective agreements, pension plans, human resources and occupational injuries. He also has given numerous conferences and published numerous articles on various subjects that relate to his field of expertise.

He works generally on behalf of trade unions as well as in the private, public or municipal sectors. Me Roy acted as a legal advisor to major unions such as the Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec (FTQ). Since July 1st, 2012, he has dedicated his law practice exclusively on behalf of the Fraternité des Policiers et Policières de Montréal (FPPM).

He represents the Fraternité des Policiers et Policières de Montréal (FPPM) as well as the Fédération des Policiers Municipaux du Québec (FPMQ) and the Syndicat des pompiers et pompières du Québec (SPQ) in the context of constitutional cases brought before the Superior Court of Quebec regarding Act 15 about pension plans in the municipal sector. The Honourable Judge Benoît Moulin took this case under advisement on August 30, 2019, after 95 days of hearing. The judge. This case is now pending before the Court of Appeal of Quebec.

Laurent Roy also represents the same unions in the context of the constitutional case regarding Act 24. He represents the Fraternité des Policiers et Policières de Montréal (FPPM) and the Fédération des Policiers Municipaux du Québec (FPMQ) in the context of two other constitutional cases such as Act 20 about uniforms and the Police Act with regard to the provisions of this law relating to the Bureau des enquêtes indépendantes.

Jackye Elombo

Jackye Elombo is our exclusively recommended Labour & Employment Law expert in Luxembourg on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Jackye directly using the contact details listed above.

Jackye Elombo is an award-winning social and legal litigator, ranked amongst Luxembourg’s top 500 legal experts. She has over the past 15 years distinguished herself by helping clients rethink their dispute cases and providing responsive, cost-effective and efficient solutions, allowing them to implement the right measures and avoid disruptive, large-scale litigation. Jackye also has broad commercial litigation experience (including shareholder disputes, breach of contracts and non-compete disputes) and acts as legal advisor in a number of on-going high value restructuring cases, in particular on employment issues. Her ability to anticipate risks, prioritise relevant issues and problems logically has greatly contributed to her success and reputation. She brings to LEGALIS her precious know-know and unique capabilities in resolving complex and sensitive litigation challenges.

Firm Overview:

LEGALIS is a boutique law firm based in Luxembourg that advises both International and Luxembourg-based clients, companies, start-up and financial institutions. LEGALIS was created in 2019 by Sonia Bellamine, Elise Patelet, and Jackye Elombo, who have united their forces and years of experiences, to offer evolutive custom-made services and proactive legal solutions.

Our clients’ interest is our priority and we aim to be dedicated, committed and truthful towards them. We take the time understanding our clients’ needs and identifying legal constraint. At LEGALIS, we have earned our reputation for our “forward-thinking” spirit, for our innovative straightforward approach to the law and our unique legal advisory.

Joël Grangé

Joël Grangé is name partner at Flichy Grangé Avocats, a leading employment law firm in France with over 80 labour law specialists.

Joël advises and assists French and international clients on all French employment issues. He specialises in advising on mergers and restructuring operations, collective redundancies, transfers of undertakings and collective disputes. He also advises on employee savings schemes, individual relations, working hours, executive management, litigation, social security issues, welfare schemes, health and safety, and occupational accidents and illnesses.

Joël’s recent work has included advising a number of large companies on corporate restructuring and consolidation (in the oil, pharmaceutical, IT, telephony, department store, banking and financial sectors).

Joël was elected to the Paris Bar Council (Conseil de l’Ordre des Avocats de Paris) and is an authority on French employment law and labour relations, subject on which he regularly publishes and is distinguished as a leading individual by Legal 500 and has been ranked in Band 1 by Chambers since 2004.

He was the regional vice chair (Europe/Middle East/Africa) of the Employee Benefits and Pensions Practice Group of Lex Mundi. Joël Grangé is also a member of the employment and industrial relations law committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) and the European Employment Law Association (EELA). He was a lecturer on employment law at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. He is also a member of the editorial committee of La Semaine Juridique – Social. He was recognised as ‘Best Lawyer 2010 in Employment Law” by Best Lawyers.

Joël graduated from the University of Paris in 1987 and was admitted to the Paris Bar in 1988. He is fluent in both French and English.

Firm Overview:

Flichy Grangé Avocats : Teams with complementary skills, personally involved in assisting our clients

With lawyers from very varied educational backgrounds (universities, top French graduate business and economics schools (IEP Paris, HEC), etc.) and from different professional horizons (University professors, in-house lawyers…), our aim is to be a real partner for company legal and human resources departments, capable of proposing pragmatic legal solutions also taking into consideration accounting, financial or commercial aspects.

Each client is assured that its matters will be handled by a coordinated team under the responsibility of a partner who will be personally involved in the file right from the outset.

Due to our nine key practice areas, we are able to grasp the most complex technical issues key areas.

Flichy Grangé Avocats Meeting the needs of international groups

Our international team, made up of lawyers who are fluent in English, has been structured to meet the needs of international groups. We share their culture and their working methods, assisting them on an everyday basis.

We also rely on the support of L&E Global, our worldwide network of partner firms which enables us to find the right law firm in each country to handle the specific requirements of each file.

Juanita Sofía Galvis Calderón

Juanita Sofía Galvis Calderón is our exclusively recommended Labour & Employment Law expert in Colombia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Juanita directly using the contact details listed above.

Juanita has a proven track record of international bargaining, labour and employment issues, for multinational companies operating in the oil, mining and manufacturing sectors. In addition, she has a particular “corporate” perspective thanks to her impressive experience as an lawyer in large multinational companies.

Employment law regulates the relationship between employers and employees. It governs what employers can expect from employees, what employers can ask employees to do, and employees’ rights at work.

Juanita Sofía Galvis Calderón graduated with a law degree from the School of Law of Sergio Arboleda University where she majored in Labour Law and Social Security. She also obtained a postgraduate degree in Negotiation and International Contracts from Universidad de Los Andes. She has also been a postgraduate university professor at Universidad Segio Arboleda.

Andreea Suciu

Andreea Suciu is our exclusively recommended Labour & Employment Law expert in Romania on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Andreea directly using the contact details above.

Andreea is the Founder and Managing Partner of Suciu | The Employment Law Firm. Before setting up the Law Firm, Andreea worked for one of Germany’s leading independent law firms managing its Bucharest Employment, Pensions and Data Protection team and its CEE Employment Law Practice, where ‘The Legal 500’ recommended her for her work advising on sensitive litigation and senior level departures.

Andreea, recently featured in Romania’s leading legal guide ‘Who’s Who – Expert Lawyers’, is valued for the passion she puts into her work and especially for her capability of bringing innovative solutions.

Andreea is a member of the editorial board of the European Employment Law Cases (EELC) and of the European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA). She is a native German speaker and has full professional proficiency in English.

Eager to support and empower young Romanian entrepreneurs, Andreea also acts as Mentor for the Founder Institute and for #WER19 – Women In Entrepreneurship.

Aliff Fazelbhoy

Aliff Fazelbhoy is our exclusively recommended Labour & Employment Law expert in India on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Aliff directly using the contact details above.

Aliff merged his practice with ALMT Legal in 2003 to enhance the Firm’s tax and M&A practice. Today, Aliff is recognised as one of the leading lawyers in his chosen fields of practice and has been ranked in 2018 among the Top 100 Private Practice Lawyers in India by India Business Law Journal. Aliff has also been, consistently recognised as one of India’s leading lawyers by other global legal publications like Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Asialaw Profiles and IFLR 1000 as well.

Aliff’s tax experience includes advising on cross border tax structuring and issues such as creation of permanent establishment, obligations in relation to withholding tax, transfer pricing, characterisation of software payments etc as well as some indirect tax issues particularly GST for various international and domestic clients. Aliff is also involved in advising on tax related litigation and dispute resolution proceedings before various tax authorities, tribunals and courts.

Aliff Fazelbhoy has authored articles for international publications including for the IBFD and been a panellist at various international tax and M&A conferences and seminars.