Corinne Lepage

Doctor of law, Corinne Lepage, because of her experience, develops a consulting activity which includes strategy and litigation. She works with both very big companies and start-up, French and foreign public entities and associations. Corinne Lepage follows the big environmental files, energy and environmental health cases. She also manages big pollution, natural and industrial disasters files. She is one of the European specialists on these topics. Co-founder, with Christian Huglo, of the Huglo Lepage Avocats law firm in 1978, she had numerous public jobs: member of the Bar Council and Secretary of the Bar Council (1987-1990), minister of the environment (1995-1997), deputy mayor then first deputy mayor of Cabourg (1989-2001), European deputy (2009-2014). She ensures conferences in very big companies on evolution of climatic and environmental issues regarding economical questions.

Firm Overview:

A law firm always at the forefront of innovation
For its 40th anniversary, Huglo Lepage Avocats is reinventing itself to meet the new challenges of our time. Created on the 1st of January 1978, the law firm is rebuilding itself around a new ecosystem and the strong values that have made its reputation.

The innovation in public law
Huglo Lepage Avocats is the first public law firm, opened by Avocats à la Cour. At the time, only Avocats au Conseil d’Etat et à la Cour de cassation were pretending to the practice of public law. Both holding a doctorate in public law, Christian Huglo and Corinne Lepage learned their profession with an Avocat au Conseil d’Etat et à la Cour de cassation for several years. The pratice of public law constitutes a strong element of the firm for years, and many prizes have been awarded to them for this activity.

The firm assists both public or private clients such as : local authorities, private companies, associations or individuals. The firm mainly advises and litigates in the area of environmental law, urban planning law and public business law.

Moreover, the presence of a private law team in the firm allows us to combine the areas of private law at traditional administrative law, areas which are often linked, especially in the field of civil and criminal liability.

A recognized expertise in environmental law
In 40 years, Huglo Lepage Avocats has conducted most of the largest environmental law cases in France, Europe and even in the United States with the Amoco-Cadiz case law. Christian Huglo is a pioneer of the environmental law with the Montedison case law (red mud trial in the early 1970s), followed by the case concerning the pollution of the Baie de Seine et du Rhin.

The trials of Amoco-Cadiz, Erika and more recently Xynthia have made of Huglo Lepage Avocats the leading specialist in collective proceedings in the environmental law matter. Defendant of foreign public authorities, such as the Land of Saar or the city and canton of Geneva in different nuclear law trials, the firm is also developing its expertise in all the new areas of the environment : hazardous products, biotechnology, green chemistry….

A strong presence in the legal doctrine
Huglo Lepage Avocats is the author of the Code de Justice Administrative and the Code de l’environnement, both published by LexisNexis. The firm is also at the forefront of environmental legal doctrine. Christian Huglo co-leads the environmental JurisClasseur.

Joël Grangé

Joël Grangé is name partner at Flichy Grangé Avocats, a leading employment law firm in France with over 80 labour law specialists.

Joël advises and assists French and international clients on all French employment issues. He specialises in advising on mergers and restructuring operations, collective redundancies, transfers of undertakings and collective disputes. He also advises on employee savings schemes, individual relations, working hours, executive management, litigation, social security issues, welfare schemes, health and safety, and occupational accidents and illnesses.

Joël’s recent work has included advising a number of large companies on corporate restructuring and consolidation (in the oil, pharmaceutical, IT, telephony, department store, banking and financial sectors).

Joël was elected to the Paris Bar Council (Conseil de l’Ordre des Avocats de Paris) and is an authority on French employment law and labour relations, subject on which he regularly publishes and is distinguished as a leading individual by Legal 500 and has been ranked in Band 1 by Chambers since 2004.

He was the regional vice chair (Europe/Middle East/Africa) of the Employee Benefits and Pensions Practice Group of Lex Mundi. Joël Grangé is also a member of the employment and industrial relations law committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) and the European Employment Law Association (EELA). He was a lecturer on employment law at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. He is also a member of the editorial committee of La Semaine Juridique – Social. He was recognised as ‘Best Lawyer 2010 in Employment Law” by Best Lawyers.

Joël graduated from the University of Paris in 1987 and was admitted to the Paris Bar in 1988. He is fluent in both French and English.

Firm Overview:

Flichy Grangé Avocats : Teams with complementary skills, personally involved in assisting our clients

With lawyers from very varied educational backgrounds (universities, top French graduate business and economics schools (IEP Paris, HEC), etc.) and from different professional horizons (University professors, in-house lawyers…), our aim is to be a real partner for company legal and human resources departments, capable of proposing pragmatic legal solutions also taking into consideration accounting, financial or commercial aspects.

Each client is assured that its matters will be handled by a coordinated team under the responsibility of a partner who will be personally involved in the file right from the outset.

Due to our nine key practice areas, we are able to grasp the most complex technical issues key areas.

Flichy Grangé Avocats Meeting the needs of international groups

Our international team, made up of lawyers who are fluent in English, has been structured to meet the needs of international groups. We share their culture and their working methods, assisting them on an everyday basis.

We also rely on the support of L&E Global, our worldwide network of partner firms which enables us to find the right law firm in each country to handle the specific requirements of each file.

Jean-Marc Albiol

Jean-Marc Albiol is the founding partner of Ogletree Deakins’ Paris office.

Jean-Marc is recognized of one of the predominant French labor expert. He is ranked at Chambers Europe 2019 as recognized expert, was recognized at the Client Choice Award in 2015 and 2016 where he was the exclusive winner in the Employment and benefit category for France. His main areas of expertise and intervention are collective bargaining, support for reorganization and company transfers, social security law and collective and individual litigation with high stakes (whistleblower, discrimination). He fiercely defends its clients before all French labor law courts and Court of Appeal. He is a regular lecturer in labor law at the Master II DPRT of the University of Paris II, and is the author of numerous articles published in labor law journals on market issues. He regularly participates in national labor law conferences (the Assises du droit social, UIMM national days).

Why Choose Ogletree Deakins?

With one of the largest global client roster, Ogletree Deakins Paris office although created in Marc 2017, is the new French reference labor and employment firm, counting already 20 attorneys and in constant grow. The 4 partners and Paris team, all dedicated to French employment covers cover all aspects of this domain, focusing mainly on complex projects (mass redundancies, discrimination issues and complex litigations).

Ludovic Timbal Duclaux de Martin

Ludovic joined in 2019 the AE (Advisory Excellence) international legal network as one of the exclusive Human Rights Members. Me Ludovic Timbal Duclaux de Martin uses not only national constitutional, administrative, civil and criminal law but also international law, to some extent, underpinned by English and US Constitutional law. The experience of Ludovic comes from magic circle and US law firms.

In 2018 and 2019, Ludovic received numerous awards and was awarded in May 2019 a Top Tier recognition – Business Litigation Lawyer of the Year & Regulatory Lawyer of the Year – France by M&A Today. He is part of the 2019 CorporateINTL Who’s Who. His practice is part of the European law’s framework and can include countries of European Union and Council of Europe’s countries (e.g. Western Europe’s countries, Federation of Russia and ex USSR’s satellites countries that are now part of Western Europe). Ludovic graduated in 1996 (Licence en droit) from the French Paris X University (Nanterre) and received the same year military instruction from French Air Army.

His areas of practice include:

  • business & corporate law;
  • white collar (including stock exchange litigation);
  • data protection;
  • national and international family law; and
  • ethic litigation.

Me Ludovic Timbal Duclaux de Martin is registered in the Paris Bar with three predominant activities (activités dominantes): European law, business law and litigation (which includes mediation and arbitration) and as avocat mandataire immobilier (real estate agent lawyer), avocat mandataire d’artistes et d’auteurs (artists and authors agent lawyer) and avocat mandataire sportif (sports agent lawyer). Me Ludovic Timbal Duclaux de Martin mainly focusses on (i) civil rights granted by EU and (ii) Convention Européenne de Sauvegarde des Droits de l’Homme et des libertés fondamentales / European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.

He holds a master’s degree (Maîtrise) in business law, a master’s degree (Maîtrise) in international and European law (both from French Paris X University (Nanterre)), a master’s degree (DEA) in contract law from French Paris XI (Sceaux) University and a master’s degree (DESS) in international commercial law from French Paris X University (Nanterre)(both in 1999). He graduated from the Paris bar (2000 class) and holds, more specifically, a certificate in private law and contract enforcement in the United – States of America and in France (contracts and arbitration) from Yale University / Paris II – Panthéon – Assas (2015) – being top of his class for the paper research / thesis. Ludovic also holds a diploma of professional English from the English University of London (British Institute in Paris).

He is generally praised from peers for his developed general legal background (both in private and public law). He is described as having an undeniable technical expertise with strong technical and drafting skills (French and English) and a strong capability to convey complex topics in engaging and accessible ways.

In 2015, Ludovic created his own law firm. For a more personal presentation, he belongs to a family of jurists for two centuries: magistrate, professor of law (Professor Timbal at the University of Paris II – Panthéon – Assas), lawyer (bâtonniers, secretaire de la conférence) and notary. He supports economic empowerment.

He is described as an open minded and a very dynamic lawyer.

Ludovic Timbal Duclaux de Martin

Me Ludovic Timbal Duclaux de Martin is registered in the Paris Bar as a Business lawyer (predominantly activity). The experience of Ludovic comes from magic circle law firms.

Ludovic has received numerous awards during his career and we recommend him in three different areas of the law. Below is an image of Ludovic’s printed Certificate of Excellence, which he received for outstanding performance in Capital Markets Law.

His practice includes:

  • business law (commercial contracts, advice of traders in their activities);
  • corporate law (setting-up, running and dissolution);
  • commercial criminal law;
  • commercial instruments (promissory notes, cheques, bills of exchange);
  • capital markets (debt instruments, shares, derivatives);
  • tax law;
  • bankruptcy law;
  • law of security;
  • international trade (including EU law); and
  • commercial litigation, arbitration and settlement agreements.

Ludovic holds a master’s degree in business law, a master’s degree in International and European law (both from the University of Paris X – Nanterre) and a master’s degree in contract law (DEA) from the University of Paris XI – Sud. He also holds a diploma of professional English from the University of London (British Institute in Paris).

He holds a certificate in private law and contract enforcement in the United – States of America and in France (contracts and arbitration) from Yale University / Paris II – Panthéon – Assas.

He was sent to London in secondment within the framework of a specific programme, the European Associate Programme. Ludovic is generally praised from peers for his well-developed general legal background (both in private and public law) and, in some areas, his extensive knowledge. He is described as having an undeniable technical expertise with strong technical and drafting skills (French and English). A team member stresses a strong capability to convey complex topics in engaging and accessible ways.

As a transactional lawyer, clients observe that he can make a real difference in getting things done efficiently and properly, overcoming obstacles when needed be. Clients and team members converge to say that he is an asset to a legal team, being in addition nice to work with. A client notes its outstanding negotiation skills and a team member emphasizes his organizational deal skills. Ludovic has been nominated several times for market distinctions as Deal Maker of the Year in 2013, for a Global Award and a Law Award in 2014 by the Anglo-Saxon Finance Monthly magazine.

In 2015, Ludovic created his own law firm. For a more personal presentation, he belongs to a family of jurists for two centuries: magistrate, professor of law (Professor Timbal at the University of Paris II – Panthéon – Assas), lawyer (bâtonniers, secretary of the conference) and notary.

He supports economic empowerment. He is described as a very dynamic lawyer, open minded, and very contact friendly.

Ludovic Timbal Duclaux de Martin

Me Ludovic Timbal Duclaux de Martin is registered in the Paris Bar as a Business lawyer (predominantly activity). The experience of Ludovic comes from magic circle law firms.

Ludovic has received numerous awards during his career and we recommend him in three different areas of the law. Below is an image of Ludovic’s printed Certificate of Excellence, which he received for outstanding performance in Business Law.

Business PHOTO

His practice includes:

  • business law (commercial contracts, advice of traders in their activities);
  • corporate law (setting-up, running and dissolution);
  • commercial criminal law;
  • commercial instruments (promissory notes, cheques, bills of exchange);
  • capital markets (debt instruments, shares, derivatives);
  • tax law;
  • bankruptcy law;
  • law of security;
  • international trade (including EU law); and
  • commercial litigation, arbitration and settlement agreements.

Ludovic holds a master’s degree in business law, a master’s degree in International and European law (both from the University of Paris X – Nanterre) and a master’s degree in contract law (DEA) from the University of Paris XI – Sud. He also holds a diploma of professional English from the University of London (British Institute in Paris).

He holds a certificate in private law and contract enforcement in the United – States of America and in France (contracts and arbitration) from Yale University / Paris II – Panthéon – Assas.

He was sent to London in secondment within the framework of a specific programme, the European Associate Programme. Ludovic is generally praised from peers for his well-developed general legal background (both in private and public law) and, in some areas, his extensive knowledge. He is described as having an undeniable technical expertise with strong technical and drafting skills (French and English). A team member stresses a strong capability to convey complex topics in engaging and accessible ways.

As a transactional lawyer, clients observe that he can make a real difference in getting things done efficiently and properly, overcoming obstacles when needed be. Clients and team members converge to say that he is an asset to a legal team, being in addition nice to work with. A client notes its outstanding negotiation skills and a team member emphasizes his organizational deal skills. Ludovic has been nominated several times for market distinctions as Deal Maker of the Year in 2013, for a Global Award and a Law Award in 2014 by the Anglo-Saxon Finance Monthly magazine.

In 2015, Ludovic created his own law firm. For a more personal presentation, he belongs to a family of jurists for two centuries: magistrate, professor of law (Professor Timbal at the University of Paris II – Panthéon – Assas), lawyer (bâtonniers, secretary of the conference) and notary.

He supports economic empowerment. He is described as a very dynamic lawyer, open minded, and very contact friendly.