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TNDA: Tuffal-Nerson Douarre & Associés is an employment law boutique which advises many prominent French companies from various sectors such as the banking and transport industries. The practice is regularly entrusted with high-level individual files, spanning issues such as harassment, reputation and whistle-blowing. It also manages major collective and restructuring work. The practice’s ability to combine high-level employment and criminal law earns it mandates on major cases. Another key area of expertise is health and safety issues, with asbestos-related cases as a key line of work. The partnership includes Martine Rivereau-Trzmiel, who often assists financial institutions with top management issues, Nicolas Durand-Gasselin and Guillaume Verdier, who has particular expertise in high financial stakes professional illnesses and accidents files. The highly regarded Véronique Tuffal-Nerson is regularly entrusted with strategic files, intervenes as mediator in complex files, and is currently working on emerging fields of law such as human rights law within the corporate world. Also recommended are of counsel Armelle Walters-Renaud, who provides complementary corporate law support, and new recruit Karine Pérotin, an experienced criminal law lawyer who joined in January 2020 from Lafarge Associés.

Practice head(s):

Véronique Tuffal-Nerson; Martine Rivereau-Trzmiel; Nicolas Durand-Gasselin; Guillaume Verdier

Other key lawyers:

Armelle Walters-Renaud; Karine Pérotin


High level technique dealing with collective negotiations, restructuring, and security and health at work issues.’

‘Knowledgeable and responsive team. Reasonable fees.’

‘Practical advice and willingness to find solutions.’

The firm always provides a solution and a clear opinion on matters.’

‘Véronique Tuffal-Nerson is an excellent lawyer from both an advisory or litigation standpoint. She is a true artist of the law and demonstrates high-level ability to come up with out of the box solutions.’

‘Guillaume Verdier is always very available and has immense expertise in dealing with highly technical files.’

‘Nicolas Durand-Gasselin is highly efficient and available. He is combative before courts and is also an excellent negotiator.’

April 2021: For the second year in a row TNDA is rated as one of the best French law firms in employment law (alongside employers)


Collective bargaining and labor relations: strong reputation

Restructuring, redundancy plans and related litigation: strong reputation

Representation of managers : well known practice

Commercial litigation: well known practice

Business criminal law: well known practice