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UGGC Avocats
75008 PARIS
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Karine Audouze joined UGGC from Ogletree in 2019.

She has practiced French and international employment law throughout her career, including the first eight years of her practice with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York City and Paris.

She acts as a strategic advisor on employment aspects of corporate transactions of any kind, on restructurings and on matters dealing with management and international employee transfers. She acts mainly for international groups with a presence in France. She also handles individual and collective employment litigation.


  • French
  • English
  • German


Karine is a member of the European Employment Lawyers Association and serves as Senior Vice-Chair of the Diversity and Equality Committee of the International Bar Association.

She is regularly invited to present at international conferences and seminars on a wide range of employment law topics and lectures as well on employment law at the University of Montpellier. In addition to French, Karine is fluent in English and German.

Lawyer Rankings

France > Employment

UGGC Avocats fields a highly experienced team, which advises a notable client base including top French luxury goods companies, banks and luxury hotel brands. The team has a broad range of expertise, spanning collective negotiations, litigation, and the management of sensitive individual files including moral and sexual harassment cases. The practice also advises on governance issues and M&A transactions, and has recently worked on several downsizing projects. The trio of Sophie UettwillerJennifer Carrel and Karine Audouze lead the practice.

Paris > Droit social

UGGC Avocats dispose d’une équipe très expérimentée, qui conseille une base de clientèle remarquable comprenant de grandes marques de luxe, des banques et des palaces. L’équipe affiche un large éventail d’expertises, couvrant les négociations collectives, le contentieux et la gestion de dossiers individuels sensibles (harcèlement moral ou sexuel). Le cabinet traite aussi des sujets de gouvernance et des aspects de droit social liés à des opérations de fusions-acquisitions. L’équipe a récemment été impliquée dans plusieurs projets de réduction d’effectifs. La pratique est codirigée par Sophie UettwillerJennifer Carrel et Karine Audouze .