I’m an international partner, qualified in England and France. I provide strategic legal support and solutions to international groups investing in the UK.
With over three decades’ experience in international assignments, I work closely with clients to help them make a success of their UK investment, using my legal and cross-border project management expertise in Franco-British and international business ventures. I also leverage my extensive international business network for my clients’ benefit.
Areas of expertise:
- UK investment strategy
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Setting up and expanding in the UK market
- Project management of international expansion
- Cross-border project-management
Qualifications and memberships
- Qualified in March 2001
- Avocat à la Cour d’Appel de Paris (1994)
- Law Society of England and Wales
- Barreau de Paris
- Chair of the UK chapter of the Conseillers du Commerce Extérieur de la France - French government think-tank on international trade
- Board member of the French Chamber of Great Britain
Led the UK acquisitions programme of a Spanish group specialised in domiciliary care since 2016 – some 25 transactions in five and a half years.
Advised a Franco-German group on the acquisitions of a world-leading synthetic equestrian surfaces group based in the UK, Australia, Hong-Kong and the US.
Retained as lead UK legal counsel for a pan-European €820 million-turnover French group Manutan.
Provided legal advice and assistance to the French Tourism Agency in the UK.
Project managed all legal aspects of the UK development of a French brand of retail and industrial bakery for some 20 years.
Olivier Morel has extensive experience and his final report was key in our decision making process. Working with Olivier Morel has been a great pleasure.
Strategy, Development and M&A Director, Lov Group Invest
Olivier has been a real partner in the UK to help our business develop, and secure our legal environment.
Jérôme Le Floch
Europe Financial Comptroller Catering, Groupe Le Duff
Mazars have worked with Olivier on many different occasions - we always value his input on corporate transactions very highly.
Partner, Head of International Tax, Mazars UK