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Ogletree Deakins
Ogletree Deakins, cabinet dédié au droit social
58 bis rue la boétie
75008 Paris

France > Employment Tier 2

Employment specialist Ogletree Deakins represents some of the country’s leading institutions and public bodies and is a key port of call for high-stakes employment matters. Jean-Marc Albiol has longstanding experience in sensitive litigation and strategic reorganisation cases. Cécile Martin is the go-to expert for the social management of operations and discrimination and harassment cases. Nicolas Peixoto, Stéphane Bloch, Karin Dulac and Alexandre Abitbol are other key names to note.

Practice head(s):

Jean-Marc Albiol; Cécile Martin; Nicolas Peixoto; Stéphane Bloch; Karin Dulac; Alexandre Abitbol

Other key lawyers:

Bérengère Lubineau; Pascale Ernst


‘Good knowledge, strong technique, great responsiveness, availability, global vision of subjects, ability to project themselves into the client’s world.’

‘Ability to handle international files. Expertise in social law. Ability to mobilize large teams.’

‘Nicolas Peixoto and Bérengère Lubineau are invested and know how to mobilize to ensure the defense of our interests. It’s a real pleasure to work with them. The pedagogy they show towards us in the explanations they give is very appreciable. Thus, the decisions and directions to be taken are facilitated.’

‘A strong entrepreneurial.’

‘We particularly appreciate the responsiveness of the Ogletree Paris team, they are always available. Their keen advice on the themes entrusted to them.’

‘In my opinion, the main strengths of the team of lawyers with whom I had the opportunity to work lie, beyond their great competence, on their agility, their flexibility and responsiveness and their great availability as well as the complementarity of lawyers among themselves. ’

‘Jean-Marc Albiol plays a driving role in the operation of the firm. His dynamism and experience allow him to be a remarkably effective lawyer.’

‘Pascale Ernst has developed particularly advanced skills in social protection and can thus intervene in cases with high added value that few professionals master where the financial stakes are exceptionally high.’

Key clients

SNCF Group

Air France

Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations

Groupe ADP


Atlas Opco (opérateur de compétences)




Work highlights

  • Advising France’s second largest cooperative banking institution on strategic matters: senior executives’ departure, collective negotiation of new staff regulations and sensitive internal investigations.
  • Representing a CAC 40 airport company in high stakes litigations, collective bargaining agreement, and complex employment protection plan.
  • Advising a major player of Paris 2024 Olympic Games in France on whistleblowing procedures, departure of managers and labour relations key issues.
Ogletree Deakins, the best of employment law


Ogletree Deakins was created in France in 2017 by lawyers from prestigious French and Anglo-Saxon law firms in Paris who wanted to combine the best French skills in employment law and to provide excellent counsel in a firm dedicated exclusively to the practice of employment law in France, as well as in Europe and in America.

Ogletree Deakins continues to grow and to become a major player in the practice of employment law for French companies and large groups. The excellent performance of its French team allowed the firm to win the golden award “Trophée d’Or 2023” in employment reorganization at the “Sommet du Droit” event in Paris and to climb onto the podium of the “Palmarès du Droit” ranking as one of the top three French firms in collective labour relations in 2023 and in individual labour relations in 2024.

The French employment law firm, driven by steady growth, is composed of a close-knit team of 40 lawyers and professionals bound together by strong human values. Collective culture is part of Ogletree’s DNA.

The firm’s principal value, client satisfaction, is demonstrated through Ogletree’s lawyers and employees’ commitment to ensure the quality of their work and the relationships they build with their clients daily. Each case, for each client, is approached in a unique way with the constitution of a dedicated and tailor-made team, bringing together the firm’s knowledge and different areas of expertise required to provide the best solutions to complex issues.

With offices in Paris, Nantes and Lyon, the firm has expanded to New Aquitaine in 2023 with the opening of a new office in Bordeaux. Ogletree Deakins confirms its local presence in order to be as close as possible to its clients and to assist them everywhere in France and overseas, in providing advice and in handling complex labor disputes, on strategic and high value-added cases, alongside employers in the private and public sectors.
Ogletree Deakins’ French lawyers share the same commitment to excellence and quality as the historic firm which was founded in 1977 and is a recognized world leader in employment law for employers, with more than 950 lawyers throughout North America, Mexico and Europe (France, Germany and the United Kingdom).
  • Restructuring plans
  • Individual employment relationships
  • Collective relationships
  • Health and safety at work
  • Litigation and discrimination
  • Corporate operations
  • GDPR & HR data protection
  • Corporate social responsability (CSR) and diversity
  • Compliance
  • International mobility
  • Compensation and benefits / Management status
  • Social security scheme and URSSAF inspection
  • Retirement and pensions
  • Shareholding and employee savings
  • Public sector labour relations
  • Criminal labour law
  • Sports law
  • Vocational training
Launched in March 2022, Ogletree Deakins has formed a circle called in French “Club du Droit Social” bringing together human resources directors, legal directors and employment lawyers for thematic seminars and case law update sessions led by prominent university professors and firm lawyers. A spirit of sharing with its clients, making Ogletree a partner that encourages constant reflection on current and future issues
Paris – 58 bis rue la Boétie 75008 Paris
Nantes – 14 boulevard de Launay 44100 Nantes
Lyon – 2 place Gailleton 69002 Lyon
Bordeaux – 45 rue des Ayres 33000 Bordeaux


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