A RESPONSIVE TEAM
BY YOUR SIDE

LAWYERS
SPECIALIZING IN BUSINESS
AND SOCIAL LAW

Overeed and its teams support a diverse national and international clientele (companies, institutional clients, public entities) in both the development of their projects and the management of disputes.

Gaëlle DE THORÉ

Gaëlle DE THORÉ

PARTNER
Litigation / Contracts Department Labor Law and Social Security Law Department
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Gaëlle DE THORÉ

PARTNER
Litigation / Contracts Department Labor Law and Social Security Law Department

ADMITTED TO THE FORT-DE-FRANCE BAR

In Paris and in the various French Overseas Departments, Gaëlle de Thoré manages complex commercial disputes for large companies and SMEs, particularly in the telecommunications, digital economy, transport, construction and public works sectors.

She also regularly manages social law litigation (individual and collective litigation in labor law).

Gaëlle worked in the law firm of Alain Bensoussan before founding Overeed. With Sébastien de Thoré, she leads the Litigation / Contracts Department and, with Nelly Bony, the Labor Law and Social Security Law Department.

Education
DEA (post-graduate degree) in Private Law (Paris X)
DESS (post-graduate degree) in Industrial Property Law (Paris II)
Paris IEJ
Expertise
Business litigation/Social law
Languages
French, English
Sébastien DE THORÉ

Sébastien DE THORÉ

PARTNER
Restructuring Department Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions Department Litigation / Contracts Department
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Sébastien DE THORÉ

PARTNER
Restructuring Department Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions Department Litigation / Contracts Department

ADMITTED TO THE PARIS BAR

After a first professional experience in a firm of judicial representatives, Sébastien joined, as a lawyer, the business law firm of Rambaud Martel, then the international law firm of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.

In 2007, Sébastien founded the law firm of Overeed with the objective of offering businesses, public and private institutions, a first-rate legal assistance both in Paris and in the Overseas Departments (Martinique, Guadeloupe and Guyana).

Under its leadership and as a continuation of an international expansion strategy, the law firm of Overeed opened a new office (permanent representation) in Lisbon in 2017.

Sébastien is particularly active in the areas of restructuring, prevention and treatment of business difficulties.

He also leads, with Pierre-Louis Hérin, the Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions Department and with Gaëlle de Thoré, the Litigation / Contracts Department and the Restructuring Department.

Education
DEA (post-graduate degree) in Private Law (Paris X)
DESS (post-graduate degree) in Business Law (Paris V)
Paris IEJ
Expertise
Business litigation/Social law
Languages
French, English
Gilles ESPECEL

Gilles ESPECEL

PARTNER
Public law specialist Public Law Department
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Gilles ESPECEL

PARTNER
Public law specialist Public Law Department

ADMITTED TO THE PARIS BAR

Gilles Especel focuses on the main areas of business public law, local public law (public contracts, public domain, economic interventions, environment and urban planning) and the law called “regulatory” (regulated activities and professions).

Gilles also assists pharmacists in their projects of grouping or transfer, in the structuring of their activities as well as in the administrative or ordinal process (declarations, discipline).

He has a thorough knowledge of the legal and institutional overseas specificities – he worked several years in Nouméa (New Caledonia).

Gilles has developed his practice in the sectors of the industry, specialized distribution, health, property promotion and public services.

Before founding Overeed, Gilles practiced law at the international firm of Salans & Associés (Dentons).

He has a specialization certificate in public law and he is a lecturer in public contract law (IPAG Paris II Panthéon-Sorbonne).

He leads the Public Law Department.

Education
DEA (post-graduate degree) in Business Public Law (Paris X)
Paris IEJ
Expertise
Administrative litigation
Urban planning
(regulatory, operational)
Commercial development
Languages
French, English
Nelly BONY

Nelly BONY

OF COUNSEL
Labor Law and Social Security Law Department
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Nelly BONY

OF COUNSEL
Labor Law and Social Security Law Department

Nelly defends and advises French and international companies facing social law issues. She is particularly involved in training executives and human resources managers.

Before joining Overeed and the Labor Law and Social Security Department, which she leads with Gaëlle de Thoré, Nelly worked in a law firm based in Lyon, where she worked in the areas of employment law and commercial law for companies ranging from SMEs to international-level groups with a wide variety of activities (banking, transport, medico-social, construction and public works, etc.).

Nelly focuses more particularly on the following areas:

  • Labor law and social security litigation,
  • Individual and collective labor relationships,
  • Accidents at work and occupational diseases.
Education
Master 2 (post-graduate degree) in Business Law specialization Labor Law (Lyon III University)
Master’s degree in Business Law specialization Labor Law (Lyon III University)
Lyon IEJ
Expertise
Social law
Languages
French, English
Pierre-Louis HÉRIN 

Pierre-Louis HÉRIN 

ASSOCIATE
Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions Department Restructuring Department 
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Pierre-Louis HÉRIN 

ASSOCIATE
Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions Department Restructuring Department 

ADMITTED TO THE PARIS AND NEW YORK BARS

Pierre-Louis focuses on corporate law, mergers & acquisitions and business law. 

Before joining Overeed, Pierre-Louis worked in law firms specializing in corporate law and mergers & acquisitions, including the international law firm of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.

Pierre-Louis, along with Sébastien de Thoré, leads the Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions Department and assists in particular corporate executives in the implementation of disposals and acquisitions, restructurings and fundraising operations as well as in general corporate matters. He also works for the Restructuring Department.

Pierre-Louis works indistinctly in French and English.

Education
Magistère in Business Law – DJCE – DESS (post-graduate degree) in Business Law (Paris II Panthéon-Assas University)
LL.M. in Corporate Law (New York University) 
Expertise
Corporate law
Mergers & acquisitions
Languages
French, English
LÉA GREDIGUI

LÉA GREDIGUI

PARTNER
Restructuring Department Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions Department Litigation / Contracts Department
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LÉA GREDIGUI

PARTNER
Restructuring Department Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions Department Litigation / Contracts Department

Léa focuses on corporate law and business law. She is particularly specializing in the areas of restructuring, prevention and treatment of business difficulties, both in an amicable settlement context and in a litigation context.

Before joining Overeed, Léa worked in different international law firms, including White & Case. In these law firms, she handled in particular important restructuring files to assist both debtors and creditors.

Education
Magistère in Business Law – DJCE – DESS (post-graduate degree) in Business Law (Paris II Panthéon-Assas University)
LL.M. in Business Law and Financial Law (King’s College)
Expertise
Corporate law
Restructuring
Languages
French, English
ORIANE OLLIVIER

ORIANE OLLIVIER

ASSOCIATE
Litigation / Contracts Department Restructuring Department Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions Department
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ORIANE OLLIVIER

ASSOCIATE
Litigation / Contracts Department Restructuring Department Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions Department

Following several experiences in companies and law firms, Oriane decided to join Overeed in January 2019.

Although she is more particularly part of the Litigation / Contracts and Restructuring Departments, Oriane has a multidisciplinary practice which enables her to handle corporate matters with the Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions Department.

Oriane works indistinctly in French and Spanish and is, with Gaëlle de Thoré, responsible for the development of the activities in Latin America.

Education
Master 2 in Business Law and Tax Law / Magistère DJCE (Montpellier 1 University, valedictorian)
Certificate in Corporate Law
Certificate in Competition and Distribution Law
University Degree in Contract and Tort Law
Montpellier IEJ
Expertise
Restructuring
Contract law
Corporate law
Languages
French, Spanish (mother tongue), English
SANA CHAUDHRY SHOUQ

SANA CHAUDHRY SHOUQ

ASSOCIATE
Public Law Department
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SANA CHAUDHRY SHOUQ

ASSOCIATE
Public Law Department

Sana focuses on business public law, in particular on public contracts and urban planning.

Before joining Overeed in 2019, Sana acquired an operational expertise as buyer in the public procurement department of an important territorial community.

An experience in an administrative court gave Sana a perfect knowledge of the litigation, particularly in urban planning (litigation on the urban planning documents, the development permits and the building permits).

Sana, along with Gilles Especel, leads the Public Law Department.

Education
Master 2 in Public Real Estate (Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University)
Master 1 in Public Law (Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University)
Versailles IEJ (valedictorian)
Expertise
Public procurement
Urban planning
Public real estate
Languages
French, English, Urdu/Hindi
CLARA HUNEL

CLARA HUNEL

ASSOCIATE
Litigation / Contracts Department Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions Department
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CLARA HUNEL

ASSOCIATE
Litigation / Contracts Department Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions Department

Following several experiences in companies and in French and international law firms specializing in business litigation, corporate law and mergers & acquisitions, Clara joined Overeed in 2021.

Clara works particularly in the Litigation / Contracts Department and also handles corporate matters with the Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions Department.

Education
Master 2 in Private and Commercial International Law (Paris II Panthéon-Assas University)
Master 1 in International Law (Paris II Panthéon-Assas University)
Paris IEJ
Expertise
Contract law
Corporate law
Mergers & acquisitions
Languages
French, English