A member of the Paris Bar since 2006, Balbine Bastian practised with leading international law firms Hogan & Hartson and Hogan Lovells prior to founding TILIA in 2013.
Convinced of the importance and added value of a mastering of employment law as a strategic tool and a key element in the development of companies, she advises clients as closely as possible to their needs while always preserving and defending their interests.
She ensures the day-to-day legal support of businesses in diverse issues relating to individual employee relations (drafting of employment contracts, disciplinary procedures, redundancies, mutually agreed terminations, settlement agreements etc.) and collective employment relations (management of relationships with staff representatives, negotiation of collective agreements, ITC supervision, support in the preparation and implementation of reorganisation projects, etc).
Her litigation experience has allowed her to acquire a solid expertise in a variety of employment law disputes, both in individual and collective cases. She thus regularly defends clients before all jurisdictions and has acquired specific expertise in the management of particularly sensitive litigation proceedings relating to executive dismissals or to situations of work harassment or discrimination.
Her training in business law, and her professional experience in employment and commercial litigations, allow her to intervene on issues specific to executives and corporate officers (cumulative holding of employment contracts/corporate mandates, revocation of corporate mandates).
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- Magistère de droit des affaires (Master’s degree in Business Law) – Université Panthéon Assas – Paris II (2004)
- Diplôme de Juriste Conseil en Entreprise – DJCE (Diploma in legal counsel to business) – Université Panthéon Assas – Paris II (2004)
- DESS droit des affaires (Master’s Degree in Business law) – Université Panthéon Assas – Paris II (2004)
Although less well-known than the oak, the lime tree was in fact traditionally the tree planted in the centre of Gallic villages – a meeting point for celebrations and assemblies. In Germanic countries, and particularly in the east of France, judgements were given and public affairs were aired under the shade of the lime tree. It was one of the trees chosen to represent the values of the French Revolution in 1792. Many of the 60,000 trees subsequently planted in the towns and villages of France were therefore limes, which elevated this species to the status of a ‘civic tree’, a symbol of liberty.
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