Membership Directory - Individual

Maazouz Jilali

Partner, Employment & Labor Practice Group at McDermott Will & Emery AARPI
Member Since: 2024


streetAddress: 23 Rue de l'Université, 75007 Paris
cityName: Paris
zipCode: 75007
Phone: Available to Members
Mobile Phone: Available to Members
Languages (Fluent): Arabic, English, Spanish
Primary Areas of Practice: Employment Litigation
Description of Member's Practice: McDermott Will & Emery partners with leaders around the world to fuel missions, knock down barriers and shape markets. With 20+ locations globally, our team works seamlessly across practices, industries and geographies to deliver highly effective—and often unexpected—solutions that propel success. More than 1,400 lawyers strong, we bring our personal passion and legal prowess to bear in every matter for our clients and the people they serve.
Member Type: Outside Counsel
Member Profile: Jilali Maazouz advises US, European, Asian, Canadian, Middle Eastern and North African multinational corporations on the labor and employment aspects of their French and transactional commercial and corporate transactions, as well as on their restructuring plans, reductions in force, separation agreements, workplace policies, due diligence investigations, audits, top executives’ compensation and benefits packages and mobility, and employment contracts engineering. Jilali also focuses his practice on commercial disputes and international trade matters. Jilali represents clients in negotiations, alternative-dispute resolution proceedings and litigation, in a range of civil, commercial, criminal and administrative matters. Jilali counsels businesses on the employment aspects of domestic and transnational commercial and corporate transactions, such as contracts, workplace policies and best practices, termination and separation agreements, discrimination, harassment and breaches of restrictive covenants. He provides guidance with respect to due diligence investigations, audits, restructuring plans and reductions in force, as well as strikes and other collective conflicts related to organized labor. Jilali also helps clients identify opportunities and navigate obstacles that arise when trading internationally. Results : - Represented Hanes Brands, a US apparel company, on advisory and litigation work relating to employment law matters in connection with its acquisition of DBApparel, the leading intimate apparel and underwear company in Europe, to leverage its innovate-to-elevate strategy and global supply chain (with the realization of full benefits in three to four years, the acquisition would add, on an annual basis, more than $875 million in net sales, approximately $125 million in adjusted operating profit, excluding actions, and approximately $1.00 in adjusted earnings per share (EPS), excluding actions). - Advised HR Access Investors, a software industry company, on a divestment process in France, Spain and Germany, relating to the acquisition of HR Access by Sopra Group, a French listed company Advised Metsä Group, a Finnish forest industry group, in connection with the restructuring of the paper mil of Metsä Group’s French subsidiary, M-real Alizay. - Represented a multinational steel manufacturing corporation on advisory and litigation works in the context of an international litigation involving French and Brazilian entities of the group sued by a former services provider who claimed to be a salaried employee before civil and criminal courts. - Represented world leader in industrial engineering and manufacturer of power transmission belts and fluid power products, on labor and litigation works in France, including a settlement finalized with SKF, as well as a pan-European labor structuring.
Firm/Company: McDermott Will & Emery
Firm/Company Size: 50-100+
Firm/Company Office Locations: Other
Firm/Company Website:
Bar Admissions (up to 10): Other
Percent of Members Time Spent on Employment Law Matters: 1 - 25
Percent of Member's Practice Spent on Plaintiff's Employment Matters: 1 - 25
Referred By: Darrell Gay