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Olivier Dutheillet de Lamothe

Olivier Dutheillet de Lamothe

Partner
Head of Employment and pensions practice's Intelligence department

CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats
2 rue Ancelle
92522 Neuilly-sur-Seine
Cedex
France
Languages French, English, Italian

Olivier Dutheillet de Lamothe joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 2014 as Counsel with responsibility for the employment and pensions practice's Intelligence, Scientific Development and Knowledge Management Department. Olivier was made partner in 2015. 

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Lawyer: Former Conseil d’Etat member Olivier Dutheillet de Lamothe recently joined the team

Legal 500 EMEA 2016 / Administrative and public Law

Key partner: Key figures include the highly regarded ... Olivier Dutheillet de Lamothe.

Legal 500 EMEA 2016 / Employment

Mentionné: Olivier Dutheillet de Lamothe, anciennement membre du Conseil d’Etat, a récemment rejoint le cabinet.

Legal 500 Paris 2016 / Administrative and public Law

Key partner: Figurent parmi les principaux intervenants au sein du cabinet: ... Olivier Dutheillet de Lamothe

Legal 500 Paris 2016 / Employment

Relevant experience

  • Member of the committee responsible for defining the "basic principles of labour law"
  • President of the Welfare and Social Security Division of the Conseil d’Etat (2011-2014)
  • Member of the French Constitutional Council (2001-2010)
  • Deputy General Secretary of the French Presidency (1997-2000)
  • Advisor on Welfare and Social Security to the French Presidency (1995-1997)
  • Director of Industrial Relations at the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Professional Training (1987-1995)
  • Policy Advisor to the Cabinet of Mr Philippe Séguin, Minister for Social Affairs and Employment (1986 - 1987)
  • Government Commissioner of the Administrative Claims Division of the Conseil d’Etat (1981-1986)
  • Technical Advisor to the Cabinet of Mr Jacques Barrot, Minister for Health and Social Security (1979-1981)
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Education

  • Institute of Political Studies (IEP), Paris (1970)
  • Degree in Public Law (1971)
  • ENA (National Administration School-Higher Education for top civil servants) (1975). Léon Blum valedictorian
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Memberships

  • Member of the Club des juristes
  • Member of the committee responsible for defining the "basic principles of labour law" (November 2015)
  • Member of ACE (French Association of Corporate Legal Advisors)
  • Member of the American Law Institute (2012-present)
  • European Commission expert for Democracy through Law (‘Venice Commission’) of the Council of Europe (member from 2002 to 2010)
  • Professor at the Institute of Political Studies (IEP), Paris (2001-2010)
  • Member of the ‘Global Constitutionalism Seminar’, Yale Law School (2003-2009)
  • President of the Jefferson Circle, an Association of former French ‘International Visitors’ (2002-2008)
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Publications

  • Politique de l'emploi et dynamique des entreprises (Labour policy and Business Dynamics) - Editions Liaisons (2005)
  • Numerous conclusions as Government Commissioner from 1981 to 1986, including:- Sect., 4 May 1984, Maternité régionale (Regional Maternity) A. Picard, Recueil Lebon 1984, p.165, Dalloz 1985, J. p.89; - Sect. 4 May 1984, Préfet de police (Chief of Police) c/ Guez, AJDA 1984, p. 393; - 7 December 1984, Fédération Française des Sociétés de protection de la nature (French Federation of Nature Conservation Societies), RFDA 1985, p. 303; RTDE 1986, p. 187; - Ass. 16. April 1984, Compagnie Luxembourgeoise de Télévision (Luxembourg Radio and Television Company), RDP 1986, p. 847.
  • Droits fondamentaux et interprétation du contrat. Contrats et droits fondamentaux (Fundamental rights and the Interpretation of Rules of Contract Law. Contracts and Fundamental Rights), Presses Universitaires d’Aix-Marseille (2012)
  • Contrôle de constitutionnalité et contrôle de conventionalité. Mélanges en l’honneur de Daniel Labetoulle (Control of Constitutionality and Control of Conventionality. Essays in honour of Daniel Labetoulle), Dalloz (2007)
  • La constitutionnalisation du droit du travail, 50ème anniversaire de la Constitution Française (The Constitutionalisation of Labour Law, 50th anniversary of the French Constitution), Dalloz (2008)
  • Le Conseil constitutionnel et le processus d’intégration communautaire. Mélanges en l’honneur de Jean-Pierre Puissochet (The Constitutional Council and the Community Integration Process. Essays in honour of Jean-Pierre Puissochet), A Pedone (2008)
  • Conseil constitutionnel et Cour Européenne des droits de l’homme: un dialogue sans parole. Mélanges en l’honneur de Bruno Genevois (Constitutional Council and European Council of Human Rights: a Dialogue without Words. Essays in honour of Bruno Genevois), Dalloz (2009)
  • Contrôle de constitutionnalité, Contrôle de conventionalité et Judicial Review: la mise en œuvre de la Convention européenne des droits de l’homme en France et au Royaume–Uni, Liber amicorum de Tom Bingham (Control of Constitutionality, Control of Conventionality and Judicial Review: the implementation of the European Convention of Human Rights in France and the United Kingdom, Liber amicorum in honour of Tom Bingham), Oxford University Press (2009)
  • The Primacy of Community Law over National Constitutions: the case of France and Spain, Regards croisés sur l‘internationalisation du droit: France - Etats-Unis, (The Primacy of Community Law over National Constitutions: the case of France and Spain, A Comparative Look at the Internationalisation of Law: France - United States), Société de Législation Comparée (2009)
  • Sécurisation ou fragilisation de la norme sociale? (Strengthening or Weakening Social Norms?), La Semaine sociale Lamy (26 November 2012)
  • Les juges face au silence du droit (Judges in the face of Legal Silence), RDP 2012, p. 1055
  • L’accord collectif, une source constitutionnelle du droit du travail (The Collective Agreement, a Constitutional Source of Employment Law), La Semaine sociale Lamy (10 April 2012)
  • Le principe d’égalité dans la jurisprudence du Conseil constitutionnel (The Principle of Equality in the Constitutional Council’s Case Law) The transformation of Judicial Review in France: from Corneille to Racine, Sherrill Lecture, Yale Law School (17 February 2014)
  • Le contrôle de l’omission législative par le Conseil constitutionnel: Jean-Claude Colliard et les femmes corses. Mélanges en l’honneur de Jean-Claude Colliard (The Control of Legislative Admission by the Constitutional Council: Jean-Claude Colliard and Corsican Women. Essays in honour of Jean-Claude Colliard), Dalloz (2014)
  • Les principes de la jurisprudence du Conseil constitutionnel en matière sociale (The Principles of the Constitutional Council’s Social Affairs Case Law), Les nouveaux cahiers du Conseil constitutionnel (October 2014)
  • Comparative Law as an Essential Feature of French Public Law, Courts and Comparative Law, Oxford University Press (2014)
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