Anna Milleret-Godet’s practice focuses on employment law and social security law. She advises French and international clients in various aspects of employment law, with particular expertise in strategic reorganization files in the context of mergers and acquisitions, relocations and mass layoffs involving the implementation of employment protection plans. Anna also has a strong and innovative expertise advising companies on the evolution of the employees’ working conditions (whistleblower protection, internal investigation, remote work and flex-office, data protection and privacy etc.). She also assists senior executives in the negotiation of their departure. Anna also has experience in litigating on behalf of her clients in the context of complex and high-risk litigations.
She is regularly recognized by The Legal 500 in the Employment category. She was also recognized as part of a “rising team” in collective bargaining during the 2020 law trophies.
Prior to joining the firm, Anna was an associate in the Paris office of Dentons. She is a graduate of the University of Paris V and the University of Lyon and is fluent in English and French.
She is a member of AmCham, FABA, Avosial and ANDRH.
She regularly teaches at DJCE of University of Lyon III and Nancy.
Anna Milleret-Godet’s practice focuses on employment law and social security law. She advises French and international clients in various aspects of employment law, with…
University of Paris V (Master 2, 2008); University of Lyon (Master 1, 2006)
Activities and Affiliations
Member, AVOSIAL: Network of Corporate Lawyers Specialized in Labor Law
Member, French American Bar Association (FABA)
Member, AmCham (American Chamber of Commerce in France)
Member, ANDRH (National Association of Human Resources Directors)
Regularly advised a major French bank in connection with litigation management involving the Labor Relations Court and in the negotiation of agreements.
Represented a pharmaceutical company in the implementation of a voluntary redundancy plan.
Represented a French subsidiary of a global IT training and management group in a dispute concerning an employee’s use of professional email.
Regularly advised a company in the ceramic industry in the day-to-day management of human resources, labor and social security law litigation, and the implementation of a collective bargaining agreement with employee representatives.
The 2023 edition also recognized Paris partner Loïc Henriot and counsel Guillaume Guérin as recommended lawyers for Stock Market Litigation, and partner Angéline Duffour and counsel Anna Milleret-Godet as recommended lawyers for Employment.
Established in 2014, Cohen & Gresser’s Paris office provides comprehensive legal services on corporate, employment, tax, financial services, white-collar defense, and litigation-related matters. Our 14 Paris attorneys work closely with the lawyers in our other offices on cross-border transactions, investigations, and litigation, in order to provide superior service to French and international clients.
The Legal 500 EMEA guide provides annual researched coverage of over 80 countries and over 2,700 law firms. The research involves a detailed assessment of various factors including work conducted by law firms over the past 12 months and historically; experience and depth of teams; and client feedback. These latest Legal 500 recognitions for nearly half our Paris office are a testament to the firm’s extensive capabilities in the international arena.
- Muriel Goldberg-Darmon: Stock Market Litigation
- Franck Le Mentec: Transfer Pricing and International Tax
- Angéline Duffour: Employment
- Muriel Goldberg-Darmon: Stock Market Litigation
- Guillaume Guérin: Stock Market Litigation
- Loïc Henriot: Commercial Litigation; Stock Market Litigation
- Franck Le Mentec: Tax
- Anna Milleret-Godet: Employment
- Guillaume Seligmann: IT and Internet
- Nicolas Vacca: Tax
In light of the recent decree from France’s Ministry of Labor addressing benefits for employees of businesses closed as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, Anna Milleret-Godet discusses the uncertainty surrounding “partial unemployment” for executives of businesses that face reduced activity, but remain open.
In an interview with Le Figaro, Anna Milleret-Godet discusses considerations for employers whose employees exercise their right to withdraw from a potentially dangerous work environment in response to the outbreak of COVID-19.
In a recent Le Figaro article, Anna Milleret-Godet reflects on the impact of the legislation that established France's 35-hour work week twenty years ago.
Cohen & Gresser's French employment team was awarded Rising Collective Bargaining Negotiations Team at the twentieth annual Trophées du Droit awards in Paris, hosted by Decideurs Magazine. Award winners undergo an evaluation process designed to recognize the firms that have proven themselves as market leaders. Angéline Duffour, Anna Milleret-Godet, and Saruji Sambukumaran accepted the award on behalf of the firm.
Anna Milleret-Godet was featured in Le Figaro, one of France’s leading daily newspapers, in an article covering the recent landmark Paris Criminal Court decision in the France Télécom trial. In the article, Anna discusses the court’s decision to convict three company executives for the work environment that contributed to multiple employee suicides, noting that this is the first time the court has recognized the existence of institutional moral harassment. She also highlights the elements that may constitute this type of collective workplace harassment.
Anna Milleret-Godet was featured in the business section of Le Figaro, one of France's leading daily newspapers. She discussed the effects of the recent French employment reform implemented by the Macron decrees.
Anna Milleret-Godet spoke to L’Express about the wide-reaching effects of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the EU.
Anna Milleret-Godet spoke to L’Express about a reform proposed by one of the candidates in the French presidential election, concerning the consequences of an unfair dismissal.
Anna Milleret-Godet spoke to L’Express about the legal considerations of Amazon’s program that offers monetary bonuses to employees who resign.
C&G announces the promotion of Mark Spatz to partner and Anna Milleret-Godet and Matthew V Povolny to counsel.
Paris office attorneys Johannes Jonas, Angéline Duffour, and Anna Milleret-Godet speak to Affiches Parisiennes about major employment, commercial law and tax obstacles to foreign investment in France, and about attempts by the French government to address the issues.
Paris office attorneys Johannes Jonas, Angéline Duffour, and Anna Milleret-Godet speak to Les Annonces de la Seine about major employment, commercial law, and tax obstacles to foreign investment in France, and about attempts by the French government to address the issues.
In this article, Anna Milleret-Godet of the Paris employment group is interviewed about plans by the French government to ease restrictions on Sunday and evening work, plans which have led to heated debates in France.
Further to the “Professional Future” law, which entered fully into force last summer, new regulations have been adopted this year which reform the system for the secondment of foreign workers in France. Angéline Duffour, Anna Milleret-Godet, and Saruji Sambukumaran discuss how these new regulations, some applicable immediately and some going into effect in July 2020, aim to increase workers’ rights and employer obligations.
Nous vous proposons, dans cette newsletter, de revenir sur les nouvelles règles applicables au détachement de salariés en France, issues de la loi Avenir professionnel du 5 septembre 2018, applicables pour la majeure partie depuis le 1er juillet dernier. Nous ferons également le point sur les principaux changements apportés à la procédure de reconnaissance des accidents du travail et maladies professionnelles (AT-MP) à compter du 1er décembre 2019, sans oublier notre sélection de jurisprudence.
La Cour de cassation, dans deux avis du 17 juillet 2019 (n°15012 et 15013), s’est prononcée favorablement sur la conformité du barème Macron aux textes internationaux, mettant ainsi un terme au débat suscité par plusieurs conseils de prud’hommes refusant d’en faire application.
L’actualité sociale du premier semestre 2019 a été marquée par l’entrée en vigueur de l’index de l’égalité femmes-hommes ainsi que par l’adoption, le 11 avril dernier, de la loi (ou plan d’action) pour la « croissance et la transformation des entreprises » dite « loi Pacte ». Nous vous proposons, dans cette newsletter, d’analyser les principales mesures de ces nouveaux dispositifs, sans oublier notre revue de jurisprudence.
Angéline Duffour and Anna Milleret-Godet discuttent le dévélopment récent de la pratique du référendumd dans l'entreprise comme mode de validation d'un accord d'entreprise.
(Angéline Duffour and Anna Milleret-Godet discuss the effects of using a referendum as a means of validating collective bargaining agreements.)
Announced by Emmanuel Macron during his electoral campaign, the bill authorising the government to pass laws by ordonnance (decree), i.e. without a parliamentary debate, in order to improve social dialogue - adopted by the French Senate on 2 August - is the first part of the programme the government wants to propose to employer organizations and trade unions. According to the official timetable, three decrees are expected to be published between now and 21 September 2017.
Angéline Duffour et Anna Milleret-Godet analysent la jurisprudence relative aux plan de sauvegarde de l'emploi (PSE) depuis l'entrée en viguer de la loi de sécurisation de l'emploi du 14 juin 2013. Cette réforme a introduit un contrôle administratif renforcé du contentu du PSE et du la procédure applicable.
(Angéline Duffour and Anna Milleret-Godet analyze the case law relating to job protection plans (known as "PSE" in France) in light of the June 14, 2013 job security law, which introduced administrative control of PSE.)
Dans cette article, Angéline Duffour et Anna Milleret-Godet analysent les principales dispositions de la loi n°2016-1088 du 8 août 2016 relative au travail, à la modernisation du dialogue social et à la sécurisation des parcours professionnels, dite « Loi Travail ».
(In this article, Angéline Duffour and Anna Milleret-Godet analyze the main provisions of the August 8, 2016 law n°2016-1088 relating to work, the modernization of social dialogue, and securing professional careers, known as the “Labor Law.”)
In this article, Anna Milleret-Godet speaks to French publication Les Echos about a recent decision by the European Court of Human Rights, in line with the French Supreme Court, which allows an employer to monitor an employee’s private use of professional messaging tools.
In this article, Paris office attorneys Angéline Duffour and Anna Milleret-Godet discuss the key issues and potential impact of internal audits/reviews that can be mandated by US legislation, including data and information sharing issues.
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A client alert addressing recent changes to French employment law.
Under French law, a company's manager can be a legal representative (corporate officer) of the French entity and/or an employee of the French entity. The most appropriate status will depend on the company’s needs and the candidate’s expectations, and either designation will impact the determination of the law applicable to the relationship, the obligations and responsibilities of the manager, and his social security status. This article addresses this new legislation and how it can affect companies and managers.
Viewed as a good way to create jobs for some, but the cause of all evils for many others, the 35-hour workweek has been one of the most heated debates in France for the past 15 years. In this article, employment lawyers Angéline Duffour and Anna Milleret-Godet challenge the current backlash against the measure and bring a new perspective on the issue by highlighting a series of strategies to manage the impact of the 15-year old legislation.
Note: Article is written in French
Cette première newsletter de 2015 est l'occasion de fêter le premier anniversaire du bureau de Paris de Cohen & Gresser! La fin de l'année 2014 et le début de cette année ont été riches en rebondissements jurisprudentiels et législatifs, notamment avec les précisions apportées par le gouvernement sur la loi Hamon (cf. notre alerte du 5 novembre 2014), les discussions passionnées sur le projet de loi Macron et l'entrée en vigueur de la loi de financement pour la Sécurité sociale (LFSS) pour 2015.
This article addresses the recent legislation in French employment law which obligates business owners to first propose a business which is for sale to all of their employees before they propose it to a third party.
Les cinq ordonnances portant réforme du Code du travail, signées vendredi 22 septembre dernier par le Président de la République, ont été publiées samedi 23 septembre au Journal officiel.
Certaines mesures prévues par ces ordonnances sont d'application immédiate, telles que le barème des indemnités prud'homales ou la réforme du télétravail, tandis que d'autres, comme la fusion des instances représentatives du personnel, écessitent des décrets d'application. Selon le gouvernement, une vingtaine de décrets est attendue d'ici le 31 décembre 2017. Les ordonnances devront toutefois, pour être pérennisées, être ratifiées par l'Assemblée nationale.
Nous vous proposons, lors de cette matinale, de faire le point sur ces ordonnances et, plus particulièrement, de :
- décrypter et analyser les mesures phares de la réforme,
- identifier les impacts sur les pratiques existantes,
- bénéficier de conseils opérationnels pour se mettre en conformité.
- Angéline Duffour
- Anna Milleret-Godet
Date : Mardi 17 octobre 2017
Heure : 8h30 - 10h30