Frédéric Milcamps

Frédéric Milcamps is the partner responsible for the labour law practice of the firm. He has extensive experience assisting clients in connection with all aspects of labour law in particular with regard to workforce restructurings (including economic dismissal in the frame of social plans), mergers/acquisitions and outsourcings, as well as with the implementation of  profit sharing plans. He also has an extensive practice in relation to the hiring and termination of senior executives. Finally, Frédéric Milcamps has a daily practice of labour law litigation.

Frédéric Milcamps was admitted at the Paris Bar in 1996. He has previously worked within the labour law departments of Latham & Watkins and Davis Ward Philips & Vineberg. He cofounded the DMS law firm where he was partner from 2006 to 2011.

Frédéric MILCAMPS is member of AVOSIAL (employment lawyer association) and of IBA.

Frédéric Milcamps has been named one of France’s Best Lawyers 2024 in the Labor and Employment Law category.



  • Advising foreign groups in various sectors (nuclear energy, ready-to-wear, fast food) on labour law aspects arising from their establishment in France
  • Advising an EC joint venture in the field of nuclear energy in the implementation of delegations of powers
  • Assisting clients (building industry, consulting) on the labour law aspects arising from a reorganization (transfer of staff as part of spin offs)
  • Assisting US groups (medical devices, software development and distribution) in the closure of their French subsidiaries, implementation of redundancy procedures (including social plans)
  • Advice on the setting up of profit-sharing schemes
  • Assistance in the employee representative’s election for French and foreign groups
  • Assistance upon the recruitment and dismissal of senior executives (employment contracts and corporate office)


  • Advice on labour law aspects as part of acquisitions in various sectors (automobile, electrical appliances, retirement homes, medical equipment, food processing industry)
  • Advising a private security international group in the take-over of staff employed by a company in receivership


  • Advising the French subsidiary of a US pharmaceutical group in the context of harassment claims
  • Representing a major insurance group and a US hotels group in proceedings related to discrimination
  • Assisting a services group (catering, cleaning) in the context of judicial proceedings linked to the transfer of undertakings (TUPE)
  • Representing an investment fund in a litigation against a former partner (with major Carried Interest claims)
  • Assisting a group (defence sector) in a litigation brought by a former officer (change of control provision, golden parachute subject to regulate agreements rules)
  • Advising a foreign car manufacturer in a litigation process against a former officer (regulatory activities)




  • Institute of Comparative Law – 1995
  • DESS in Business Law – 1994
  • Master in Business Law – 1993


Practice areas

Employment law