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.


  • DESS, Employment Law, University of Montpellier, 
  • Master degree in Law, University of Montpellier, 

Admittance to Practice

  • Paris
  • Court of Appeal of Paris

Professional Activities

  • IBA
  • EELA (European Employment Lawyers Association)
  • Cercle Magellan
  • XBHR
  • SHRM
  • IDS (Labor Law Institute)


  • Ogletree Deakins Corporate Labor and Employment Counsel Exclusive  - "Bullying and Harassment in a Global Workforce: Investigations and Remedies" - La Quinta - November 9, 2018
  • IDS Workshop  - "From CNIL (French data protection authority) law to GDPR" - September 26, 2018
  • Les Assises du Droit Social - "The faces of tomorrow's workplace" - September 20, 2018
  • IDS Workshop - "Collective Bargaining Agreement (RCC)" - May 30, 2018
  • IDS Workshop - "Updates on the terms and conditions of termination of employment, remuneration and equal treatment" - March 29, 2018
  • Ogletree Deakins Labor and Employment Counsel Exclusive - "Emerging Issues on Borders, Compliance, Data, and Elections for European Operations" - Boca Raton - November 10, 2017
  • UIMM - "Social Partnership and Business Competition" - November 30, 2015
  • February 11, 2019 - La Semaine Sociale Lamy, n°1848  - "Assessment of trade union representation at group level (L'appréciation de la représentativité syndicale au niveau du groupe)"
  • December 28, 2018 - Jurisprudence Sociale Lamy, nº465  - "Collective Amicable Termination: the first ever details provided by executive judges (Rupture conventionnelle collective : les toutes premières précisions apportées par les juges administratifs)"
  • April 26, 2018 - Semaine Sociale Lamy, n°1813 - "Collective Amicable Termination: a cold-hearted way of restructuring? (La RCC, un outil de restructuration à froid ?)"
  • December 15, 2015 - La Semaine Juridique Sociale, n°51 - "Mass redundancy: an overview of reclassification obligations (Licenciement collectif pour motif économique: les contours de l'obligation de reclassement)"
  • February 2, 2014 - Les Cahiers du DRH, n°205-206 - "Mobility: a step towards modernity (Mobilité: un pas vers la modernité)"
  • October 1, 2013 - Les Cahiers du DRH, n°202  - "Labor Court Litigation - The latest situation (Contentieux Prud'homal - La nouvelle donne)"
  • October 1, 2013 - Les Cahiers du DRH, n°202  - "The new face of Job and Competency Planning (Le nouveau visage de la GPEC)"
  • February 26, 2013 - La Semaine Juridique Social, n°9  - "Redundancy - variations on inexistence (Licenciement pour motif économique - Variations sur l'inexistence)"
  • May 10, 2011 - La Semaine Juridique Social, n°19  - "Termination of employment contracts - the well-acknowledged delegation of the power of dismissal within the SAS (Rupture du contrat de travail - Admission réitérée de la délégation du pouvoir de licencier dans la SAS)"
  • November 1, 2010 - Actes pratiques et ingénierie sociétaire - "The emergence of conformity in labor law (L'émergence de la conformité en droit social) "
  • October 13, 2009 - La Semaine Juridique Sociale, n°42  - "Redundancy, reclassification of employees (Licenciement pour motif économique, reclassement des salariés)"
  • January 1, 2009 - Revue Lamy, Droit des Affaires  - "A new status for company executives (Pour un nouveau statut des dirigeants de sociétés)"
  • November 12, 2007 - Les Echos, n°20044 - "Is there still a place for golden parachute schemes? (Quelle place reste-t-il aux parachutes dorés?)"
  • November 1, 2007 - Les Cahiers du DRH, n°137 - "The job and competency planning approach - an alternative to job protection plans (La démarche GPEC - une alternative aux plans de sauvegarde de l'emploi)"
  • January 18, 2007 - Les Echos, n°19938 - "The emergence of the European Works Council (L'émergence du comité d'entreprise Européen)"
  • May 1, 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 (Gestion d'un contrôle Urssaf et voies de résolution amiable des contentieux de sécurité sociale)"
  • Recognized Practitioner, Chambers Europe (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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