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  • Tax
  • Tax Advocacy

Laurent Olleon Partner Tax, Tax Advocacy


Laurent Olléon, Partner in the Paris Office, is a member of the Tax Group.

Laurent advises companies and private individuals on the tax aspects.

Laurent intervenes alongside his clients with legal and financial issues, both in terms of advice and litigation situations perspective.

Laurent deals with numerous issues in various fields: the tax consolidation system and, more generally, intra-group relations, the handling of bilateral tax treaties, the taxation of financial transactions, property taxation and local taxation, etc.

His recognized expertise in abuse of rights enables corporate tax directors, financial investors and individuals to better secure their investment choices and structuring their transactions. In addition, his intimate knowledge of tax litigation is a major asset for clients.

Laurent has advised many ministries and public institutions on legislative and regulatory developments and their implementation, which gives him an extensive practical vision of both public and private law. His past experience has allowed him to manage and draft legislative bills, which makes him an expert on administrative and parliamentary machinery.

Before joining Orrick, Laurent was a judge of the Conseil d’État and assessor at the Court’s ninth Chamber of the litigation section of the Conseil d’État, worked as deputy Chief of staff of Marylise Lebranchu, the French Minister for the Civil Service, State Reform and Decentralisation and Chief of staff of Anne-Marie Escoffier, Deputy Minister of Decentralisation.



  • Employment Law & Litigation

Soumaya Ouzzani Senior Associate Employment Law & Litigation


Soumaya Ouzzani is an Employment lawyer in Orrick’s Paris office.

She advises French and international companies on all employment law matters. She intervenes on collective and individual dismissals, as well as litigation and pre-litigation issues. 

Prior to joining Orrick, Soumaya was a lawyer in the Employment, Pensions & Benefits department of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for four years.



  • Employment Law & Litigation

Nadège Owen Partner Employment Law & Litigation


Nadège Owen is an employment Partner in Orrick’s Paris office. 

Nadège advises French and international companies on all employment law matters with a recognized experience on employment law aspects of corporate transactions. She regularly deals with employment law related issues arising in the context of restructurings (in particular social plans), mergers and acquisitions as well as more generally on all employment law aspects for domestic and international clients, regarding day to day issues, executive severance and relations with employee representatives and trade unions.  

Prior to joining Orrick, Nadège was an associate for eight years in the Employment, Pensions & Benefits team of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.



  • International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Tunde Oyewole Associate International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution, Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution


Tunde Oyewole is a Litigation and International Arbitration lawyer in Orrick's Paris office. He has represented investors, developers, States and energy companies in arbitrations under the ICC, SCC, CRCICA, LCIA, ICSID and UNCITRAL rules of arbitration.

His extensive international experience includes disputes involving countries in the Americas (Brazil, Chile, Peru, Venezuela and Canada), the Middle East and North Africa (U.A.E., Bahrain, Egypt, Israel, Kuwait, Algeria and Morocco), Asia (China, India and Japan), and Europe (France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and the Ukraine).

He has handled post-M&A disputes, corporate shareholder disputes, foreign investment disputes and intellectual property disputes in a number of sectors (engineering and construction, power and energy, mining, cement, real estate, and insurance).

Tunde is a Member of the New York Bar, and passed the Paris Bar Exam in March 2014 (Article 100). Before joining Orrick, he practiced as an associate with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Paris, where he worked closely with Jan Paulsson and Georgios Petrochilos on their forthcoming book on the 2011 UNCITRAL rules of arbitration.



  • Structured Finance
  • Banking & Finance

Aurelien Parent Associate Structured Finance, Banking & Finance


Aurélien Parent is a banking and finance lawyer in Orrick's Paris office

Aurélien advises French and international banks and financial institutions as well as borrowers on French and cross-border structured finance transactions.

Prior to joining Orrick, Aurélien was an associate for two years in the Banking & Finance department of Herbert Smith Freehills.



  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Gregoire Piat Associate Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution


Grégoire is a litigation lawyer in Orrick's Paris office.

Grégoire advises French and international companies on litigation matters.

Prior to joining Orrick, Grégoire was an associate at Fieldfisher in Paris.Grégoire also worked as an intern in various law firms as Kalliopé and White & Case in Paris as well as in the Paris Court of Appeal and at the legal department of CACEIS Bank in Luxembourg.



  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Corporate

Caroline Pucel Associate M&A and Private Equity, Corporate


Caroline Pucel is an M&A and private equity lawyer in Orrick's Paris office.

Caroline advises on corporate law, domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions. She acts for French and international clients, including public and private companies and private equity houses.

Most recently, she advised Arjowiggins on the sale of Arjowiggins Healthcare to Meeschaert Private Equity and counseled Kelkoo in the framework of the acquisition of from Lagardère Active.

Before joining Orrick, Caroline was an associate in the corporate department of Olswang France and had several experiences in French and German law firms.



  • Corporate

Dimitrie Ramniceanu Of Counsel Corporate


Dimitrie Ramniceanu is an M&A and Private Equity lawyer in Orrick's Paris office.

Dimitrie Ramniceanu’s practice focuses on corporate transactions, including public tender offers, M&A, joint ventures, capital market and private equity transactions.

Mr. Ramniceanu advises private and listed companies, financial institutions and investors and has extensive experience in both domestic and cross-border transactions.

In addition, Mr. Ramniceanu regularly represents French and foreign companies with respect to strategic disputes relating to corporate and securities laws.

Prior to joining Orrick in September 2017, Mr. Ramniceanu practiced law in the Paris office of another leading international law firm and worked also as a junior analyst at a first-class investment bank.

In 2011, Mr. Ramniceanu received the HEC Paris/Allen & Overy prize for his work on public tender offers.



  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Restructuring
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Japan
  • China

George Rigo Partner M&A and Private Equity, Restructuring


George Rigo is an M&A lawyer, based in Orrick’s Paris office. Specializing in corporate law, he is devoted to advising European and Asian industrial groups and holding companies on their mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, notably in the sectors of energy, food and car manufacturing, and services.

George also has experience on acquisition finance and restructuring matters. 

George has a very strong expertise in the renewable energy sector, working alongside major players in the market and advising on key projects in France. George mainly advises on the financing and acquisition of windfarm and solar projects, lately he has counseled 123 Ventures, Impax, Nord LB and EOS Holding on different transactions.

George’s extensive experience on cross-border transactions includes negotiating and drafting international contracts or commercial partnerships with an emphasis on litigation issues succeeding the implementation of such agreements. Recently, George has advised Biostime, a Chinese manufacturer of nutritional and baby care products, listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange, regarding the signature of an industrial and commercial cooperation agreement with a French dairy cooperative.

Before joining Orrick, George was an associate with Watson, Farley & Williams. He previously worked for Fidal Peat International Paris and the Paris office of Proskauer Rose.



  • Banking & Finance
  • Restructuring

Emmanuel Ringeval Partner Banking & Finance, Restructuring


Emmanuel Ringeval, partner in Orrick’s Paris office, is a banking and finance lawyer.

Emmanuel represents French and international financial institutions, corporates, private equity funds and alternative capital providers on French and cross borders transactions. He focuses on leveraged finance, direct lending and restructuring transactions.

Emmanuel has also developed a substantial experience in the energy and infrastructure sector in the context of complex financing and refinancing transactions involving loan and/or bond financings.

Before joining Orrick in 2016, Emmanuel was a partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and at Weil, Gotshal & Manges.



  • Corporate
  • M&A and Private Equity

Gergana Rodriguez Bacarreza Of Counsel Corporate, M&A and Private Equity


Gergana Rodriguez-Bacarreza is a corporate lawyer in Orrick's Paris office. Her practice covers all corporate-related issues, mergers and acquisitions, joint-ventures and restructuring operations.

Gergana’s work includes advising groups and companies in various industrial sectors, notably multinational manufacturers and service providers.

She has gained a strong international experience, particularly on cross-border acquisitions, notably across Europe and Asia. She has also intervened on large deals and has extensive capabilities to coordinate simultaneous and multi-jurisdictional closings.

Gergana has advised on several acquisitions and disposals of French companies active in the sector of the renewable energies (solar and wind) and has also gained experience on the structuring of foreign investments in French cooperative companies. Her work also includes advising foreign investors with respect to their investment in France, notably by way of M&A transactions or by incorporation of new entities.

In 2012, Gergana completed a secondment at the legal department of EADS (now Airbus Group) where she was in charge of outbound investments in joint ventures. Before joining Orrick, Gergana worked in the legal departments of Dassault Systèmes and Alcatel and the law firms Brunswick and Bredin Prat.

A Bulgarian native speaker, Gergana is fully proficient in French and English and has a basic knowledge of Spanish and Russian languages.