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Anne Lemercier

Anne Lemercier


Anne Lemercier

Anne Lemercier specialises in advising companies on employee share plans, incentive arrangements and remuneration issues. She has particular expertise in international share plans for large companies and corporate governance issues. She also advises on management packages and employee investment in private equity transactions.

Anne has been partner at Clifford Chance, leading the employee benefits practice in Paris, since 2014. She was member of the Commission Epargnants at the French market authority (AMF) for 6 years.

  • CAC 40 companies on the operation of their employee share plans in over 40 countries (with leverage effect)
  • Non listed companies on their international employee share plans through a French FCPE
  • Private Equity fund in relation to management packages and collective employee share plans
  • Global banks on the CRD IV/V on their remuneration arrangements
  • Private Equity fund on the AIFM on their remuneration arrangements
  • Listed companies on corporate governance matters : remuneration, composition of the board (appointment of the employees and employee shareholders representatives), ESG matters

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Career and qualifications

  • University of Paris II Assas (Law) 1998
  • University of Poitiers (DJCE and DESS en Droit des Affaires et Fiscalité) 1999
  • Admitted as an avocat à la cour in Paris 2001
  • Freshfields 2001
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2007
  • Partner since 2014

Professional bodies

  • Member of the jury of a prize rewarding every year the best French company regarding its employee shareholding policy ("Grand Prix de l'Actionnariat Salarié").
  • Teacher in different French Business law Masters (DJCE Poitiers and DJCE - Cergy)

Awards and citations

  • Anne Lemercier (Spotlight) co-leads the employee benefits practice at Clifford Chance and notably advises on a variety of employee incentives, including international share plans and remuneration issues. She assists significant clients in the renewable energy and automotive sectors.
    "Anne Lemercier has a great expertise in these issues and I can always rely on her. She offers a good service."
    "She is very responsive and available, and has very good expertise."
    Chambers Europe 2024, Employee Share Schemes & Incentives - France
  • "Anne Lemercier and Ekaterina Zaboussova-Celsa are very responsive, and even pro-active in anticipating issues or discussions. They perform accurate and relevant analysis, easy to read for a non legal expert and conclusive."
    Legal500 EMEA 2023, Employment - France