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Philippe Schmit

Philippe Schmit

Partner

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  • Employment Law, Pensions, Benefits

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Profile
Philippe Schmit is a Partner in the Employment Law, Pensions & Benefits practice.

Philippe advises employers in the financial and industrial sectors on all aspects of the employment relationship (including its termination). He also specialises in all matters related to restructuring and reorganisation, negotiation in the context of collective dismissals and collective bargaining procedures, as well as any other HR aspects triggered by corporate restructuring, including M&A (e.g. transfers of undertakings).

His practice encompasses advice on compensation and benefits schemes, equity schemes, share options plans and pension schemes.

Philippe also has extensive knowledge of expatriation matters and provides legal advice with respect to business immigration and all related aspects.

He has been a member of the Luxembourg Bar since 2006.

He is a member of several associations focusing on employment law, including the Employment Law Alliance.

Philippe Schmit holds a Master’s degree in law from the Université Robert Schuman de Strasbourg (France) as well as an advanced Master’s degree (DEA) in Private International Law from the Université Robert Schuman de Strasbourg (France).
Areas of Practice

Employment Law, Pensions, Benefits

Articles

Entry into Force of the Law Introducing One Additional Day of Annual Paid Leave and One Additional Public Holiday
Arendt & Medernach, March 2019

Today, on the 27th March 2019, the bill of law 7399 amending articles L. 232-2 and L. 233-4 of the Labour Code as well as article 28-1 of the amended law of 16th April 1979 establishing the general status of public servants (hereinafter the "Law") was passed by the Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies. The leitmotif underpinning the Law is the same as that for the parental leave reform in 2016, namely enabling employees to achieve a greater balance between their private and professional lives...

Monitoring of the use by an Employee of a Professional Instant Messaging Service for Personal Purposes
Arendt & Medernach, October 2017

In the court Decision earlier this year for Barbulescu vs Romania, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (the “ECHR”) examined for the first time the issue of the monitoring of electronic communications of an employee by a private employer, within the framework of an action brought by Mr Barbulescu, an engineer employed by a private company in Romania...

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