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Susan Ekrami



Ekrami Susan
Susan Ekrami



Susan, a US citizen, advises international groups on restructuring operations (with and without a social plan) and sensitive individual and collective disputes in France. She has extensive experience in negotiating settlement packages with high-earning directors, executives and senior employees. 

She brings her pragmatic knowledge and expertise to serve clients’ needs, especially in complex French employment matters, such as working time, management compensation package, incentive and profit sharing plans, etc.

Susan also regularly advises large international groups on French works council/CSE consultation procedures in the framework of mergers, acquisitions, business divestments and changes in company structure.

She publishes articles on various employment matters. She writes for the Employment Talk blog published by Allen & Overy and co-writes articles with Claire Toumieux (head of the employment practice at A&O Paris) for the European Employment Law Cases (EELC).

Rising star
Legal 500 EMEA - France (Employment)

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Admitted to the Bar, Paris, 2010


Post graduate degree in Business Law, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne

Master 2 in International Commercial Law, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne

Pro-bono experience

  • Advising various non-profit organizations on employment issues with their employees (e.g. terminations, working time, fixed-term employment). 

Published work

  • Harassed employee can claim damages for breach of health and safety rules as well as compensation for emotional distress, European Employment Law Cases - EELC Winter Edition 2014 
  • Tortious liability is an alternative way for redundant employees to seek damages from the parent company where no co-employment relationship is recognized with the latter, European Employment Law Cases - EELC Autumn Edition 2014 
  • Territorial jurisdiction of the French employment tribunal in case of transnational dispute, European Employment Law Cases - EELC Spring Edition 2014
  • French unions & businesses reached an agreement with significant impact on the country’s labour law, L&E Global 2013