Cripps Pemberton Greenish partner receives French knighthood

4 January, 2019
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish

Olivier Morel, a partner at leading law firm Cripps Pemberton Greenish, has been listed in France’s 2019 new year’s honours list, receiving the country’s highest order of merit.


A French and English dually-qualified corporate lawyer, Olivier has been awarded the rank of ‘Knight of the French National Order of the Légion d’Honneur’ in recognition of his three decades of experience working with French businesses in the UK and fostering Franco-British cooperation.


Commenting on his achievement, Olivier said: “It is a huge honour that the French government has seen fit to recognise my work with the French and British business communities.  I am a passionate advocate of the bond of commerce and friendship between our two Nations, so I also see this award as recognition of the importance of those historical links.”


Olivier is the President of the UK chapter of the Foreign Trade Advisors UK, a French government think-tank on international trade, and sits on the worldwide board of the same body.  He is also a Vice President of the French Chamber of Great Britain. 


Managing partner, Gavin Tyler, commented: “We are delighted that Olivier’s work has been recognised in this way.  The firm is very active on the international stage, and his work with French businesses reinforces our commitment to international trade”.


Others on the 2019 list of recipients include the World Cup winning French football team.