Olswang strengthens its Paris office with two new partners
11 Sep, 2013
International law firm Olswang has boosted its Employment and Real Estate offerings in France with the arrival of two new partners, Karine Audouze and Emeline Peltier, who joined the firm on 2 September 2013.
Opened in February 2011, Olswang’s Paris office has a diverse client base that includes major European and US financial institutions, private equity houses, blue chip industrial companies, corporate SMEs, as well as a variety of technology, media and telecoms multi-nationals. With the arrival of Karine Audouze in Employment and Emeline Peltier in Real Estate, Olswang’s Paris office now offers a full service to clients, advising in the areas of Corporate, Banking & Finance, Litigation, Tax, Intellectual Property, Media, Real Estate and Employment Law.
Karine Audouze, who is qualified in both New York and France, specialises in employment law. She acts mainly for international groups present in France. Prior to joining Olswang, Karine was for many years a partner at French law firms Hoche Société d’Avocats and Falque & Associés and earlier in her career spent over eight years as an associate in the New York and Paris offices of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. Karine’s arrival in Paris enhances Olswang’s international employment offering, with significant practices in its offices in the UK, Germany, Spain and now France.
Emeline Peltier specialises in real estate, including real estate M&A transactions, complex developments and restructurings, as well as real estate finance. Prior to joining Olswang, Emeline was a member of the real estate department at Dentons (previously Salans) for nine years, where she worked alongside Henry Lazarski, one of France’s most respected and experienced real estate lawyers. Earlier in her career she also worked in the real estate department at Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw.
Guillaume Kessler, Corporate Partner, Olswang Paris, comments: “Since we opened the Paris office we have been growing the team to meet the increasing demand for local expertise across all disciplines and international support through Olswang’s global network of practitioners. We look forward to working with Karine and Emeline to grow our client base even further and continue to offer the first class advice that Olswang is known for internationally.”