Sarah Rohmann
Associate | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-4120

Sarah’s practice covers a wide range of employment and labour law matters, including employment standards, wrongful dismissal, workplace harassment, pay equity, work-place policies, non-competition clauses, union certification, and employment and la-bour dispute resolution and litigation.

Sarah also regularly advises corporations on employee-related matters in commercial transactions, such as asset and share acquisitions.

She further provides guidance to employers on the hiring, transfer and termination of employees, on the negotiation and drafting of executive employment agreements and termination packages as well as on the interpretation of collective agreements.

Before joining Blakes in September 2019, Sarah notably spent nine years in Paris, where she worked for several leading international firms as a lawyer specializing in French labour law.

In these roles, she advised several multinational organizations on the employment as-pects of their mergers and acquisitions and other cross-border projects. She also frequently assisted employers in the implementation of their reorganization and workforce reduction projects, as well as in the framework of internal investigations. Finally, she has regularly represented her clients’ interests before the French labour courts, notably in relation to disputes regarding wrongful termination, psychological harassment, dis-crimination, pay equity and overtime pay.

Sarah is fluent in English, French and German.


Recent representative matters include advising:

  • Boehringer Ingelheim, a German pharmaceutical group, on its asset swap with its French competitor Sanofi

  • Electricité de France, a French state-owned electric utility company, on its acquisition of a majority stake in Areva NP

  • Ceconomy, the leading European consumer electronics retailer, on its acquisition of a minority stake in the French group Fnac Darty

  • Metro Group, the leading international company in the cash-and-carry market, on its acquisition of the French food service distribution specialist Pro à Pro

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Blakes Bulletin on Employment & Labour, January 13, 2020.
Co-author: Global Employment Law – What’s new?
Lexology, Summer 2016 and Spring 2017.
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