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, negotiating and drafting collective bargaining agreements, managing employee representative bodies and unions, collective dismissals, and 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 Labor Law (Institut du Droit Social).

Alexandre is a judge at the Labor Court of Nanterre.

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

Learn more about Alexandre Abitbol
  • Seconded to an international group in the retail fashion sector to manage the outsourcing of an activity and the negotiation of a job protection plan.
  • 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.
  • Advising a French company in the transport sector on the implementation of a collective performance agreement.
  • Assisting several companies in the negotiation and the drafting of their collective bargaining agreements (working time; retirement scheme; compensation policy; etc.).
  • Advising several companies on preparing their employee representative’s elections and managing relations with the authorities.
  • Assists companies in managing day-to-day issues (drafting contracts, managing disciplinary issues, preparing documents to terminate employment contracts, negotiating departures).
  • Assists and represents companies in their disputes with former employees, staff representatives and trade unions before civil courts (Labor Court, District Court, High Court, Court of Appeal).
  • Assists and represents companies and their executives in the event of criminal labor law violations.


  • Master II in Employment Law, University Paris II Panthéon-Assas, 
  • Master in Management, EDHEC Business School, 2009

Admittance to Practice

  • Paris

Professional Activities

  • IDS (Labor Law Institute)
  • Judge in the Labor Court of Nanterre