Jean-Marc Albiol

Founding Partner || Paris

Jean-Marc Albiol is the founding Partner of Ogletree Deakins in France.

He provides strategic advice on numerous complex and sensitive matters including mergers & acquisitions and restructurings of French and international groups.

He regularly advises on issues related to employee representative bodies, collective dismissals, staff transfers, and he is also experienced in the setting-up of compensation policies. He has notably developed his expertise in the area of internal investigations of sensitive matters such as corruption and harassment within large French and international structures.


Prior to joining the firm in 2017, Jean-Marc was a partner at Hogan Lovells.

Jean-Marc is recognized in Labor and Employment Law by French national and international main rankings and awards as Chambers Europe, Legal 500 EMEA, Best Lawyers, Client Choice Awards where he has been the exclusive winner in the Employment & Benefits category for France. 

He also lectures on employment law at Paris II Panthéon Assas University.


Learn more about Jean-Marc Albiol
  • Counsel to a French listed company in the review of its compensation policy, its pension plans and the retention of its senior executives;
  • Counsel to a French listed group (CAC 40) in the airport sector in connection with the termination of several high level executives following internal investigations;
  • Counsel to a French bank in the review of its compensation policy;
  • Counsel to a French listed company (CAC 40) in the field of collective catering in the strategic accompaniment of negotiations with the social advisors of the President of the Republic, the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Labour on its employment and skills development projects;
  • Assisting companies in the clothing, e-commerce and industrial sectors in the context of workforce reductions (PSE with or without a voluntary phase);
  • Assisting French and international groups in the management of their post-Covid19 recovery plan;
  • Supporting large French and international groups in the implementation of their partial activity;
  • Assistance to companies in the context of layoffs of protected employees;
  • Assistance to companies in managing the departure of their senior executives;
  • Management of discrimination litigation;
  • Representation of a company before the administrative court and the administrative court of appeal in the context of a challenge by a protected employee to his partial transfer of activity;
  • Conducting national and international investigations in the areas of fraud, compliance and whistleblowing, including negotiations with international funding agencies such as the World Bank.


  • DESS de Droit du Travail, Université de Montpellier
  • Maîtrise de droit, Université de Montpellier

Admittance to Practice

  • Paris
  • Court of Appeal of Paris

Professional Activities

  • IBA
  • EELA (European Employment Lawyers Association)
  • XBHR
  • SHRM
  • IDS


  • Atelier du groupe ANDRH Paris 16 - "Gérer l'inaptitude du salarié : aspects théoriques et pratiques" -  Cabinet Ogletree Deakins 58 bis rue la Boétie 75008 Paris - 13 September 2023
  • Séminaire d’été du Club du droit Social d’Ogletree Deakins - conférence / webinar international - "Comment traiter un licenciement collectif pan-européen ?" -  Cabinet Ogletree Deakins 58 bis rue la Boétie 75008 Paris - 6 July 2023
  • Master 2 Droit et pratique des relations de travail (DPRT) de l'Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas - ""La restructuration en France d’un groupe international" - "PSE et fermeture de site : les précautions à prendre"" - Cabinet Ogletree Deakins 58 bis rue la Boétie 75008 Paris - 16 March 2023
  • Master 2 Droit et pratique des relations de travail (DPRT) de l'Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas - "Enquêtes internes en entreprise" - Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas 295 rue Saint-Jacques 75005 Paris - 14 March 2023
  • Club du Droit Social - Ogletree Deakins - "Actualités sociales" - Cabinet Ogletree Deakins 58 bis rue la boétie 75008 Paris - 16 February 2023
  • Session d'actualité du Master PSR Protection Sociale et Rémunérations de l'Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas - "Le télétravail à l'international" - Cabinet Ogletree Deakins 58 bis rue la Boétie 75008 Paris - 6 February 2023
  • Rencontres du Droit Social - Décideurs Leaders League Ficade  - "Harcèlement et discrimination : conseils pratiques, de l’enquête interne au contentieux" - Pavillon d'Armenonville Allée de Longchamp 75116 Paris - 8 November 2022
  • Séminaire d’été du Club du droit Social d’Ogletree Deakins  - "Conformité, éthique et alerte interne : aspects de Droit Social " - Cabinet Ogletree Deakins 58 bis rue la Boétie 75008 Paris - 5 July 2022
  • Cercle des Décideurs RH – Matinale Leadership et Stratégie RH  - "L’environnement, objet du dialogue social" - Chateauform’ City – Monceau Rio, 4 Pl. Rio de Janeiro, 75008 Paris - 17 May 2022
  • Les rencontres d'hiver du droit social  - "Le droit social à l'aune du droit de l'environnement" - Ogletree Deakins Paris  - 2 December 2021
  • Formation Ogletree Deakins pour l’AFJE - "Fermeture de sites et Loi Florange : modalités pratiques de la recherche de repreneur et ses conséquences" - 13 October 2021
  • Formation Ogletree Deakins pour l’AFJE - "Les consultations CSE dans les opérations corporate " - Webinar  - 30 September 2021
  • Atelier IDS  - "Projets de fermeture de site : aspects sociaux, organisationnels, environnementaux et de communication " - Paris  - May 2021
  • Les rendez-vous d'Ogletree - "Les ruptures des contrats de travail post covid" - 4 June 2020
  • Atelier IDS - "Le point sur les mesures adoptées dans le cadre du covid-19" - 30 April 2020
  • Les rendez-vous d'Ogletree - "Comment préparer la reprise d'activité de votre entreprise : les obligations sociales" - 29 April 2020
  • Les rendez-vous d'Ogletree - "Indemnités de rupture et rémunération des dirigeants, aspects sociaux et fiscaux" - 11 June 2019
  • Les Petites Assises - "Pouvons-nous nous passer des organisations syndicales ?" - 20 May 2019
  • Les rendez-vous d'Ogletree - "Les enquêtes internes en entreprise" - 12 December 2018
  • Matinée UIMM - "Dialogue social et compétitivité des entreprises" - 30 November 2018
  • Corporate Labor and Employment Counsel Exclusive - "Bullying and Harassment in a Global Workforce: Investigations and Remedies" - La Quinta - 9 November 2018
  • Atelier IDS - "De la loi CNIL au RGPD" - 26 September 2018
  • Les Assises du Droit Social - "Les visages du travail de demain" - 20 September 2018
  • Atelier IDS - "Actualité et mises à jour des conditions de rupture du contrat de travail, rémunération et égalité de traitement " - 29 March 2018
  • "Data and Elections for European Operations" - Boca Raton - 10 November 2017
  • Labor and Employment Counsel Exclusive - "Emerging Issues on Borders, Compliance, Data, and Elections for European Operations" - Boca Raton - 10 November 2017
  • Ranked in Chambers Europe Leading Individuals since 2019
  • Global Law Experts Recommended Attorney (2018)
  • Ranked in the Legal 500 Paris (2017)
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in France – Labor and Employment Law (2014 – Present)
  • Named best lawyer in employment law in 2015 and 2016 by ILO Client Choice

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