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).

He was previously a partner at Hogan Lovells.

Jean-Marc is bilingual in French and English.

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 authorised to plead before English courts, within the EU framework.

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 is authorized to plead before English courts.

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 is authorized to plead before English courts.

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 Corporate Law.

Advisory Excellence - Certificate of Excellence

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 is authorized to plead before English courts.

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.

Joël Grangé

Joël Grangé is name partner at Flichy Grangé Avocats, a leading employment law firm in France with over 70 labour law specialists.

Joël Grangé 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 Grangé’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 Grangé 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 Grangé 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:

With 80 lawyers, 23 of whom are partners, Flichy Grangé Avocats is a major player in the field of labour and Social Security law in France. For business leaders and Human Resources managers, who wish to be one step ahead of change, benefit from advice in their daily practice, and be well-represented in the Courts, the firm is an interlocutor of choice.

Flichy Grangé Avocats advises and represents clients on restructuring operations, individual benefits, workforce savings plans and benefits, collective negotiations and working hours, health and safety matters, Social Security and mandatory schemes, high-risk litigation, upper-echelon executives, ethics and diversity, State companies.

Flichy Grangé Avocats is a co-founder of L&E Global, an international alliance of 23 specialist labour-law firms, with more than 1500 legal professionals working from 30+ jurisdictions spanning 6 continents.