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Olivier Picquerey



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Olivier Picquerey



Olivier Picquerey has acted alongside companies for more than 16 years to accompanying them through their organisational changes and the implementation of their HR strategies.

He has developed a solid expertise in complex collective project management: taking advantage restructuring opportunities enacted in France, outsourcing, collective bargaining especially on working time issues and social dialog.

In addition, Olivier offers his clients specialised knowledge on incentives and in case of legal disputes, either individual or collective, against group of employees or trade unions, he helps them bring their case to industrial tribunals and civil jurisdictions.

He also brings his valuable experience to the table on issues such as health in the workplace, risks and security and international mobility, particularly during the enactment of innovate forms of employment and workplace organisation and runs annual trainings at the Magellan Institute, International Mobility MBA.

Olivier is regularly interviewed by online publications (Business Insider France,, …) contributes to articles in several publications that specialise in labour law and conducts training courses in health in the workplace and international mobility and contributes to our leading employment law blog “Employment Talk”.

Next Generation Partner
Legal 500 EMEA 2021 - France (Employment)

"Olivier Picquerey enters the rankings this year following increased market visibility. He handles complex employment litigations. He is also adept at advising international clients operating in France." 
Chambers Europe 2021 - France (Employment) 

‘Olivier Picquerey is very commercial, calm, clear and concise. He understands the pressures his clients face.’
Legal 500 EMEA 2020 - France (Employment)

"Olivier Picquerey is the key member."
Legal 500 EMEA 2020 - France (Employment)

“Olivier Picquerey is ‘highly knowledgeable in French labour law, the requirements of multinational companies and cross-border aspects’.”
Legal 500 EMEA 2018 - France (Employment)

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75008 Paris

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Admitted to the Paris Bar, 2006


Post graduate degree (DEA) in International and European Public Law, Université de Paris Sud, 2001

Pro-bono experience

  • Member of the A&O Paris Pro Bono Committee.
  • Runner at the 3rd “Nuit des Relais”, night solidarity-based race at Paris Grand Palais, 4 December 2018. Solidarity-based race against violence against women, La Nuit des Relais is held by a charity supporting the Fondation des Femmes and in favor of the Fondation des Femmes.
  •  Advised the French branch of a leading UK charity fighting global poverty on various employment matters (social security reassessment, professional elections, termination of an employment contract).
  • Participated in housing construction in Ghana with a US charity.

Published work

  • Article, “After the expansion of burnout claims, should employers worry about “bore-out” claims?”, August 2020
  • Article, “Key restriction measures and regulations related to the employees”, March 2020
  • Interviewed by Le Monde in relation to the use of withdrawal right (droit de retrait) by employees as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, March 2020
  • Article, "Emergency Economic and Social Measures in Response to "Yellow Vest" Protests"? January 2019
  • Article, "France: catching up with the #Metoo movement and addressing gender pay gap", October 2018
  • Article, "Dénonciation de harcèlement moral: l'immunité ne s'applique que si l'employé qualifie expressément le harcèlement en tant que tel", October 2017
  • Article, "Réforme majeure du droit du travail en France: la révolution Macron", October 2017
  • Article 5/5 "Ordonnances portant sur le renforcement du dialogue social : le rôle des branches", September 2017
  • Article 4/5 "Ordonnances portant sur le renforcement du dialogue social : la fusion des institutions représentatives du personnel", September 2017
  • Article 3/5 "Ordonnances portant sur le renforcement du dialogue social : la négociation collective", September 2017
  • Article 2/5 "Ordonnances portant sur le renforcement du dialogue social : les licenciements économiques", September 2017
  • Article 1/5 "Ordonnances portant sur la réforme du code du travail : La prévisibilité et la sécurisation des relations de travail ", September 2017
  • Article, “Le nouveau "droit à la déconnexion" en France”, February 2017
  • Article, “Le suivi médical des salariés après la « Loi Travail »”, January 2017
  • Article, “Le volet social du projet de loi « Sapin II »”, December 2016
  • Article, “Rémunération des dirigeants de sociétés cotées : le projet de loi Sapin II ”, December 2016
  • Article, "Loi «Travail » : et maintenant ?", September 2016
  • Article, “Les nouvelles modalités de consultation des institutions représentatives du personnel”, July 2016


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