Practice and Industry Groups

Alexandre Abitbol

Counsel Paris

Alexandre Abitbol is counsel in the Ogletree Deakins Paris office. He advises French companies and French subsidiaries of international groups on individual and collectives issues, mainly in respect to redundancy plans and their litigations.

He regularly assists clients on issues related to working time, negotiation and drafting collective bargaining agreements, management of employee representative bodies and unions, collective dismissals, transfer of workforce.

He is a visiting lecturer in employment law at the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas as well as the Institute of Labour Law (Institut du Droit Social).

He is a judge in the Labour Court of Nanterre.

Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins in 2017, he spent 3 years at an international law firm as a senior associate and three others years in a highly-regarded French law firm specialized in employment law.


  • Assisting several companies in the negotiation and the drafting of their collective bargaining agreements (working time; retirement scheme; compensation policy; etc).
  • Representing several banking companies in front of French Courts in their litigations with the works council and their unions.
  • Advising an American industrial group with the closure of a business facility in France and the subsequent implementation of a redundancy plan.
  • Assisting a U.S. listed company in the implementation of several phases of its reorganizations in France.
  • Advising a leading international bank in the implementation of redundancy plans and handling subsequent litigations.
  • Representing several companies in front of French Labour Courts in their sensitive litigations with top executives.

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • IDS (Labor Law Institute)