Olivier Picquerey


Olivier has acted alongside companies since 2006 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”.


Pro bono

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

Speaking Engagements

  • Webinar, “Covid-19 coronavirus and global employment law: the key risks you need to be aware of”, March 2020
  • Olivier held an annual training at the Magellan Institute, MBA International Mobility on the following subject: "Risks and safety: legal consequences and obligations of the employer", a training he has been delivering for the last seven years, January 2020
  • Interviewed by FranceInfo on the following topic “Generali sentenced for non-respect of equal pay between women and men”, November 2019
  • Interviewed by BFM Business during the Good Morning Business Show in relation to the gender equality index recently introduced in France and its impact on French companies, which is new concern for our French clients, September 2019

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

Member, Avosial
Olivier Picquerey handles complex employment litigation. He is also adept at advising domestic and international clients on reorganisations

Chambers Europe, 2023 - France (Employment)
Olivier is a very commercial lawyer who delivers great service and works with us well to deliver the required outcomes, taking into account the complexities of French employment law. He has a deep understanding of our business and the market in France
Chambers Europe, 2023 - France (Employment)


  • Next Generation Partner, Legal 500 EMEA France, Employment, 2021
  • Recommended in Legal 500 EMEA France, Employment, 2020



Admitted to the Paris Bar, 2006


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


French, English
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