Jean-Marc Albiol

Partner || Paris

Jean-Marc Albiol is the co-founding Partner of the Ogletree Deakins Paris office. 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.


Jean-Marc is recognized as an employment law ‘expert’ in Paris and his work was recognized by Chambers Europe 2019 and 2020 and at the Client Choice Awards 2015 and 2016 where he was the exclusive winner in the Employment & Benefits category for France. He also lectures on employment law at Paris II Panthéon Assas University.

Prior to joining the firm in 2017, Jean-Marc was a partner for many years at an international law firm.

Learn more about Jean-Marc Albiol
  • Advising a French telecommunications group on contentious and non-contentious employment issues deriving from an acquisition including information and consultation of the Works Council and on the implementation (and later expansion) of an ESU. This process included the harmonization of employees’ status and a redundancy plan concerning 320 employees;
  • Assisting a U.S. listed company in the implementation of several phases of its reorganization in France;
  • Advising a U.S. international bank on a reorganization and settlement negotiations following various individual terminations;
  • Advising a Japanese company on the acquisition of a company and assistance on the exit of its corporate officers;
  • Advising one of the top worldwide energy companies in its due diligence process prior to the merger with 6 companies;
  • Assisting a French listed company in the review of their remuneration policy, pension liabilities and retention schemes;
  • Carrying out national and international investigations into fraud, compliance and whistleblowers;
  • Advising a Fortune Global 500 company on whistleblowing and data protection issues.


  • 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)
  • Cercle Magellan
  • XBHR
  • SHRM
  • IDS


  • Formation Ogletree Deakins pour l’AFJE - "" - 13 October 2021
  • Formation Ogletree Deakins pour l’AFJE - "" - Webinar  - 30 September 2021
  • Atelier IDS  - "" - Paris  - May 2021
  • Les rendez-vous d'Ogletree - "Termination indemnities and executive compensation, social and tax aspects" - 4 June 2020
  • Atelier IDS - "Can we do without trade unions?" - 30 April 2020
  • Les rendez-vous d'Ogletree - "Internal investigations" - 29 April 2020
  • Les rendez-vous d'Ogletree - "Social partnership and business competition" - 11 June 2019
  • Les Petites Assises - "From CNIL (National Commission for Data Protection and Liberties) law to GDPR" - 20 May 2019
  • Les rendez-vous d'Ogletree - "The faces of tomorrow's workplace" - 12 December 2018
  • Matinée UIMM - "Collective Bargaining Agreement" - 30 November 2018
  • Corporate Labor and Employment Counsel Exclusive - "Updates on the terms and conditions of termination of employment, remuneration and equal treatment" - La Quinta - 9 November 2018
  • Atelier IDS - "Data and Elections for European Operations" - 26 September 2018
  • Les Assises du Droit Social - "Emerging Issues on Borders, Compliance, Data, and Elections for European Operations" - 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
  • 7 September 2021 - La semaine juridique social : n°36, 7 septembre 2021, act. 378 - "En questions : l’utilisation du déclinatoire de compétence pour consolider le bloc de compétence administratif en matière de PSE 7 septembre 2021"
  • 6 November 2020 - Les Echos Capital Finance - "Maintenir le dialogue social lors d’une opération M&A"
  • Ranked in Chambers Europe 2019 and 2020
  • 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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