The go to man for employment law issues, Jean-Marc Albiol is a partner in Hogan Lovells Paris office. He has provided strategic advice on numerous complex and sensitive non contentious and contentious employment matters including mergers and acquisition, site closures, trade union or employee representative disputes, termination litigation cases and settlement agreements, negotiation of high profile contracts (managers of listed companies).
For each client, Jean-Marc works to find the best solution, taking into account the client's business, its culture and the industry sector it operates in. Jean-Marc has notably advised clients in the automotive, pharmaceutical, telecommunications and retail sectors.
Where possible, he uses amicable resolution methods, but equally when clients require litigation support, he appears before the relevant fist degree and jurisdictions and Court of Appel on individual, collective and restructuring cases.
Winner for the 2015 and 2016 years for Employment and Benefits award in France – Client Choice
Listed by Best lawyers in its 2014, 2015 and 2015 editions in Labor and Employment law- Best Lawyers
• Assisting a major French Bank on a trial with great media attention concerning the disputed termination of a whistleblower;
• Assisting a major spare part automotive manufacturer on various site closures and litigation issues;
• Assisting a major US bio-pharmaceutical company in a 7 million euros dispute relating to LTIs delivered to one of its French executive;
• Assisting a listed French client on contentious and non-contentious employment issues deriving from an acquisition including information and consultation of the Works Council 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 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;
• Representing one of the world's leading Facility Services companies before French Employment Tribunals and advising on the election process, employee representatives, dismissals and harassment issues;
• Assisting a railway company with the setting up of a European Works Council and the negotiation of major agreements with the unions and/or with the works council (profit-sharing agreement for example);
• Assisting a high performance fiber-based materials company with the transfer of employees in connection with a business transfer;
• Advising a Fortune Global 500 company on whistleblowing and data protection issues;
• Advising one of the largest private companies in the US on general French employment issues including expatriation issues, hiring in France, social security issues, mutual agreements, staff delegate elections and unfair competition allegations.