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 becomes 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 reorganizations at “Sommet du Droit” event in Paris and to climb on the podium of “Palmarès du Droit” ranking as one of the top three French firms in collective labour relations.

A cohesive and unique team

The French employment law firm, driven by steady growth, is composed of a close-knit team of 36 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.


Proximity and reactivity everywhere in France

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.


A renowned quality of service

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).


The Employment Law Club

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