Nicolas BOUFFIER, Partner


Nicolas Bouffier advises national and international companies as well as managers and senior executives on all aspects of labor law.

He has particular expertise in the planning and implementation of restructuring operations (employment protection plans, voluntary redundancy plans, negotiated collective agreements, transfers of companies, etc.).

He also assists clients in the negotiation and drafting of employment contracts and with termination procedures, disciplinary law, staff representation, collective bargaining, working time arrangements, international mobility and compensation policies.

He also has recognized litigation expertise in individual and collective aspects of labor law.

Nicolas Bouffier regularly works on mergers and acquisitions and other restructuring transactions in conjunction with French and international business law firms.


Nicolas Bouffier was sworn in at the Paris Bar in February 2004. He is a graduate of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University (DEA/Master’s in labor law).

Before joining Ratio Legis, he worked for some of the most reputable business law firms in Paris: Ashurst, Allen & Overy, and then, from 2009 to 2018, for the French business law firm Bredin Prat as a Counsel.


Nicolas Bouffier is a lecturer at the Ecole de Formation du Barreau de Paris (Paris Law School). He has also worked for many years in the same capacity at Pantheon Sorbonne University.

Regularly quoted by the legal press (La Lettre des Juristes d’Affaires, Le Monde du Droit, etc.), Nicolas Bouffier has contributed to numerous symposiums and publications including :

  • Symposium on the Macron ordinances organized by Panthéon Sorbonne University. Talk on the theme "Workforce Management". October 2017
  • Symposium organized by Forum Legal & RH on the analysis of the Macron ordinances. Talk on the theme "Securing Labor Relations". October 2017
  • Lamy Symposium. Talk on the theme "Compliance Program. Internal Competition Investigations". 2013
  • Article entitled "Programmes de conformité, audits et enquêtes internes de concurrence face aux contraintes du droit du travail", [Compliance programs, audits and internal competition investigations in the face of labor law constraints], Revue Lamy de la Concurrence, October/December 2013
  • Article entitled "La montée en puissance de l\’expertise du comité d’entreprise” [The growing importance of the works council's expert investigation], Droit Social, February 2013, co-authored
  • Article entitled "Les frontières de la rupture conventionnelle" [The boundaries of negotiated termination arrangements], Droit Social, January 2012, co-authored
  • Colloquium at the Court of Cassation. Talk on the theme "Transitional provisions on trade union representation". 2010
  • Various seminars on international mobility
  • Various articles on stock options
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