Pascale Lagesse is an experienced lawyer who handles domestic and international matters for large corporations and was admitted to the Paris Bar in 1989.
She has been a Partner with the Paris law firm Bredin Prat since 2008 where she advises international corporate clients on a wide range of legal issues, with a particular focus on the employment aspects of mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructurings.
Pascale graduated from the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas with a “Maîtrise en Carrières Judiciaires.” She also holds a “DEA en Droit Privé” from the University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.
As a member of the Paris Bar since 1989, she has had an illustrious legal career having worked at some of the city’s most prestigious law firms, including the Paris office of a Magic Circle firm.
A frequent speaker and author of legal publications, she is recognised as one of the leading labour and employment lawyers on the French market. In 2013, she was the recipient of the “Outstanding Contribution to the Legal Profession Award” by Chambers Europe.
She is involved in a variety of international legal organisations and associations. She holds numerous officer-level positions with the International Bar Association (IBA) and is presently the Assistant Treasurer of the IBA, member of the Management Board and the LPD Council. She was previously the Chair of the Employment and Industrial Relations Law Committee of the IBA.
Pascale plays an active role in the development of the legal profession in France, and is presently the “Responsable Pédagogique du Parcours de Droit Social” at the Paris Bar School and a Member of the “Conseil Académique et Commission de la Recherche du Conseil Académique” of the University of Paris II Panthéon Assas. She was elected to the National Bar Council of France in 2005.
She was appointed as Director of the Company in April 2017 and as Chairman of the Corporate Governance and Nomination Committee and of the Remuneration Committee in January 2019.
Directorships in other listed companies: None