Celine DEFAY


Céline DEFAY is a Partner in the Employment and Social department. She has more than 18 years of experience in Luxembourg and provides legal guidance to her clients on all employment-related matters.


She assists human resources professionals in all aspects of an employment relationship, from its inception (drafting employment contracts, negotiating remuneration, setting internal policies, drafting collective agreements) to its conclusion (individual or collective dismissal, negotiating settlement agreements or redundancy plans). She also advises clients on specific issues relating to harassment, discrimination and data breaches. Céline helps her clients to ensure that their company complies with Luxembourg's various employment laws.


In addition to her legal practice, Céline is a regular speaker at conferences on employment law topics and provides training to various professional organizations.

Master II in Employment and Social Security Law, Institut d’Etudes du travail, University of Law of Lyon II, 2002

Master I in Employment Law and Private Law, University of Law of Lyon III, 2001

English, French

Luxembourg Bar, admitted in 2006

Employment Law Specialists Association (E.L.S.A.), Luxembourg (member of the board and secretary)

European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA)

Chambers Europe 2024 - Lawyer top ranked band 3, Employment

Legal500 EMEA, 2024 - Next Generation Partner, Employment




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