Sidonie Lacroix-Girard


Sidonie Lacroix-Girard works in the Labor law, Human Resources and International Mobility department, which she co-manages with Sophie Greder. Sidonie provides day-to-day support to companies in all sectors in the organisation and structuring of their HR strategies with regard to individual and collective labour relations, with a pragmatic and operational approach that takes into account our clients' strategic issues. She also acts in the context of individual and collective labour disputes before the Labour Courts, the Court of Appeal and the Judicial Court. Sidonie has developed particular expertise in the social structuring of companies in connection with internal or external growth operations or following mergers, demergers and sales of companies, in the social management of restructuring operations, in collective bargaining and in relations with employee representative bodies, both in advisory and litigation matters. She also advises on matters relating to direct and indirect remuneration policies (including employee savings schemes). She is also involved in compliance and risk management issues in their social dimension. She runs information and awareness training courses, both inter- and intra-company, on various current affairs or social expertise topics. She teaches a Master 2 CCA course at ISEM Montpellier University on the social aspects of corporate groups (groups of companies) as well as on the social aspects of structuring and restructuring operations  


  • Since 2009

    Partner, Aklea

    Labor law

  • 1999 - 2009

    Lawyer, Hugues Hubbard & Reed, Paris

    Labor law

  • 1997 - 1999

    Lawyer, Cabinet Moisand Boutin et Associés puis Cabinet Voisin, Paris

    Labor law

  • 1995 - 1997

    Lawyer, Cabinet Nauta Dutilh, Paris


  • Since 1995

    Admitted to the Paris Bar ,

  • 1994

    Graduated from the University of Montpellier (DJCE, DESS in business law),

  • 1993

    Magistère in business law I & II,


  • Individual labour relations

    • support in HR management - employment contracts
    • exercise of disciplinary power
    • design and development of remuneration policy
    • structuring of the status and remuneration of senior executives
    • employment contract terminations, occupational illness, inexcusable fault
  • Collective labour relations

    • assistance in setting up and managing the CSE
    • in setting up and updating HR tools (internal regulations, DUER, etc.)
    • assistance in negotiating and drafting company agreements and company charters on various topics (organisation of working conditions, GEPP, professional equality, right of expression, ethics charter, whistleblowers, etc.)
    • assistance in designing, negotiating and implementing employee savings schemes and access to share ownership
  • Social management of growth and social transition operations

    • assistance in all social aspects of mergers and acquisitions and transition operations (GEPP, APLD, RCC, PDV, PSE, etc.)
  • Individual and collective litigation

    • assistance and representation before judicial and administrative bodies (CPH, Court of Appeal, Judicial Tribunal, Administrative Tribunal, etc.) in the event of litigation on all the above-mentioned points of expertise


Sidonie accompanies French and international groups, their subsidiaries as well as SMEs and ETIs in various economic sectors:

  • Food and beverage industries
  • Pharmaceutical industries
  • Wholesale trade
  • Engineering and advice
  • Motor vehicle department
  • Insurance
  • Training organisation
  • Health
  • Media, communication, technology
  • Hotels, cafés, restaurants