Mikaël PELAN has lived abroad for several years. This experience and his interest in languages and other cultures have led him to maintain this open mind in his professional activities.

He particularly enjoys working on cases with an international component.

He is committed to and attracted by debate and the confrontation of arguments and has always had an appetite for both individual and collective litigation.

He believes that, just like counselling, this exercise requires a great deal of preparation and reflection upstream, and that litigation is most often won thanks to the strategy developed in its very early stages.

He also appreciates the technicality required to manage issues relating to the organisation of working time and is interested in the cross-cutting subjects of the matter, such as questions relating to health and safety.

Like all LUSIS lawyers, he advises and litigates in all areas of labour law.

However, he particularly enjoys putting the expertise he has acquired in managing litigation at the service of his clients, which enables him to be reactive and pugnacious, particularly in the management of crisis situations.

He has built up a relationship of trust and proximity with his clients, which he considers to be essential elements of his professional practice.

And in particular:

  • Cross-border projects
  • Management of employee representative bodies, restructuring operations (redundancies for economic reasons, company transfers, etc.)
  • Social audits for compliance or takeover
  • Collective bargaining (reduction and organisation of working hours, salaries, classification grids, employee savings, trade union rights, etc.)

  • Individual disputes.
  • Collective labour disputes: strikes and site blockades, challenges of expert reports, information and consultation processes and company restructuring operations, challenges of Employment Protection Plans (PSE), litigation involving staff representative bodies.
  • Litigation relating to occupational accidents and diseases, before labour and criminal courts.
  • From 2007 to 2011: Co-Chair of the TERRALEX Labour Law Practice Group (international network of 160 law firms in 100 countries).
  • Member of the HR task force of the American Chamber of Commerce in Paris from 2008 to 2012.
  • Member of the International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Officer of the Discrimination and Equality Committee.
  • Member of the European Labour lawyers Association (EELA).
  • Lawyer at FROMONT BRIENS from December 2000 to the end of 2010
  • Associate lawyer with FROMONT BRIENS from 1 January 2011 to the end of 2011
  • Since 2012 Partner, co-founder of LUSIS Avocats


  • Contribution to international publications (rules applicable to labour law in France)
  • Loi de sécurisation de l’emploi et licenciements économiques : parcours d’obstacles (“Employment security law and economic dismissals : an obstacle course ») (Décideurs, November 2014)
  • Les difficultés pratiques d’application de la loi Florange (“Practical difficulties in applying the Florange Act”) (Feuillet Rapide Social Francis Lefebvre 5/15, March 2015)
  • Prevention of stress at work: Stress au travail: approches croisées (“Work-related stress: cross-cutting approaches”) (Paroles d’expert, December 2015)
  • Tenue des comptes par le CE (“Keeping of accounts by the works council”) (Francis Lefebvre, January 2016)
  • Opérations complexes quelle information consultation des instances (“Complex operations : which information consultation process of bodies”) (SSL, 25 April 2016)
  • “Quotas for minorities (and majorities): are they the right way to solve discrimination?” (Discrimination and Equality Law News – Newsletter of the international Bar Association Legal Practice Division – Volume 20 number 1, September 2016)
  • Latest articles:
  • Quand la validité du PSE négocié exige la transparence financière du syndicat signataire (“When the validity of the negotiated Employment Protection Plan requires the financial transparency of the signatory union”) (FRS 20/20, October 2020)
  • Le contrôle du contenu du temps de travail des salariés en forfait jours” (“Controlling the content of employee working time under a fixed day working time agreement”) (La Semaine Juridique Social no. 18, 10 May 2022, 1129)
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