Jean-Marc Albiol

Partner || Paris

Jean-Marc Albiol is the 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.


Prior to joining the firm in 2017, Jean-Marc was a partner at Hogan Lovells. Jean-Marc is recognized as an employment law ‘expert’ in Paris. His work is honored by French national and international main rankings as Chambers Europe, Legal 500, 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


  • Séminaire d’été du Club du droit Social d’Ogletree Deakins  - "Conformité, éthique et alerte interne : aspects de Droit Social " - 5 July 2022
  • Cercle des Décideurs RH – Matinale Leadership et Stratégie RH  - "" - Chateauform’ City – Monceau Rio, 4 Pl. Rio de Janeiro, 75008 Paris - 17 May 2022
  • Les rencontres d'hiver du droit social  - "Termination indemnities and executive compensation, social and tax aspects" - Ogletree Deakins Paris  - 2 December 2021
  • Formation Ogletree Deakins pour l’AFJE - "Can we do without trade unions?" - 13 October 2021
  • Formation Ogletree Deakins pour l’AFJE - "Internal investigations" - Webinar  - 30 September 2021
  • Atelier IDS  - "Social partnership and business competition" - Paris  - May 2021
  • Les rendez-vous d'Ogletree - "From CNIL (National Commission for Data Protection and Liberties) law to GDPR" - 4 June 2020
  • Atelier IDS - "The faces of tomorrow's workplace" - 30 April 2020
  • Les rendez-vous d'Ogletree - "Collective Bargaining Agreement" - 29 April 2020
  • Les rendez-vous d'Ogletree - "Updates on the terms and conditions of termination of employment, remuneration and equal treatment" - 11 June 2019
  • Les Petites Assises - "Data and Elections for European Operations" - 20 May 2019
  • Les rendez-vous d'Ogletree - "Emerging Issues on Borders, Compliance, Data, and Elections for European Operations" - 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 - "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
  • 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 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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