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.

Jean-Marc is recognized as an employment law ‘expert’ in Paris and his work was recognized 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.

Education

  • DESS de Droit du Travail, Maîtrise de Droit, Université de Montpellier
  • Master degree in Law, Université de Montpellier

Admittance to Practice

  • Paris
  • Court of Appeal of Paris

Professional Activities

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

Speeches

  • Atelier Ogletree Deakins - "Termination indemnities and executive compensation, social and tax aspects" - 11 June 2019
  • Les Petites Assises - "Internal Business Investigations" - 20 May 2019
  • Atelier d'échange trimestriel - "Social partnership and business competition" - 12 December 2018
  • Matinée UIMM - "From CNIL (French data protection authority) law to GDPR" - 30 November 2018
  • Atelier IDS - "The faces of tomorrow's workplace" - 26 September 2018
  • Les Assises du Droit Social - "Collective Bargaining Agreement (RCC)" - 20 September 2018
  • Atelier IDS - "Updates on the terms and conditions of termination of employment, remuneration and equal treatment" - 30 May 2018
  • Atelier IDS - "Data and Elections for European Operations" - 29 March 2018
  • "Emerging Issues on Borders, Compliance, Data, and Elections for European Operations" - Boca Raton - 10 November 2017
  • Labor and Employment Counsel Exclusive - "Can we do without trade unions?" - Boca Raton - 10 November 2017
  • 1 July 2019 - Revue RH&M - "Les enquêtes internes en entreprise"
  • 7 May 2019 - Jurisprudence Sociale Lamy n°475 - "Collective amicable termination: a first decision from the administrative appeal court"
  • 8 April 2019 - Semaine Sociale Lamy, n°1856 - "Conducting internal investigations in labor law: is the truth subject to a time limit?"
  • 23 March 2019 - Lexbase Hebdo édition sociale n°777 - "Professional incompetence of protected employees and procedures for consulting employee representatives (Note under EC 1° and 4° ch.-r., 27 February 2019, n°417249)"
  • 11 February 2019 - Semaine Sociale Lamy, n°1848 - "Assessment of trade union representation at group level "
  • 28 December 2018 - Jurisprudence Sociale Lamy, Nº 465 - "Collective Amicable Termination: the first ever details provided by executive judges "
  • 30 April 2018 - Semaine Sociale Lamy, n°1813 - "Collective Amicable Termination: a cold-hearted way of restructuring? "
  • 15 December 2015 - La Semaine Juridique Sociale n°51 - "Mass redundancy: an overview of reclassification obligations "
  • 2 February 2014 - Les Cahiers du DRH n°205-206 - "Mobility: a step towards modernity "
  • 1 October 2013 - Les Cahiers du DRH n°202 - "Labor Court Litigation - The latest situation "
  • 1 October 2013 - Les Cahiers du DRH n°202 - "The new face of Job and Competency Planning "
  • 26 February 2013 - La Semaine Juridique Social n°9 - "Redundancy - variations on inexistence "
  • 10 May 2011 - La Semaine Juridique Social n°19 - "Termination of employment contracts - the well-acknowledged delegation of the power of dismissal within the SAS"
  • 1 November 2010 - Actes pratiques et ingénierie sociétaire - "The emergence of conformity in labor law "
  • 13 October 2009 - La Semaine Juridique Sociale n°42 - "Redundancy, reclassification of employees "
  • 1 January 2009 - Revue Lamy, Droit des Affaires - "A new status for company executives"
  • 12 November 2007 - Les Echos n°20044 - "Is there still a place for golden parachute schemes? "
  • 1 November 2007 - Les Cahiers du DRH n°137 - "The job and competency planning approach - an alternative to job protection plans "
  • 18 January 2007 - Les Echos n°19938 - "The emergence of the European Works Council "
  • 1 May 2005 - Travail et Protection Sociale - "Management of Organizations for the payment of social security and family benefit contributions (URSSAF) and amicable resolutions of social security disputes "
  • Ranked in Chambers Europe 2019 (Recognised Practitioner)
  • 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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