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Olivia Gast

Olivia Gast Avocat
Internationally renowned expert in franchise law, Olivia Gast regularly receives awards acknowledging her expertise and knowledge. She was recognised by the Legal Who’s Who as a « Global Thought Leader in the field of franchising”. She protects and promotes the interests of franchisors as well as franchisees. 

Olivia previously worked in Washington D.C. (United States of America) for an American law firm, where she learned about franchising in the USA. She also gained experience in environmental law working in an international organisation (ICUN). 

Olivia regularly speaks on topics related to franchising and arbitration at international conventions organised by the International Bar Association, the American Bar Association or the International Franchise Association (IBA). 

Qualified mediator and arbitrator, Olivia has the knowledge, experience and expertise to conduct arbitration and mediation. 


  • Gast Avocats (Partner)
  • Registered at the Grenoble Bar (since 2011)
  • Elected ‘Deuxième Secrétaire de la Conférence du Jeune Barreau de Grenoble’ (2011)
  • Certified mediator (Certifications 1&2)
  • Certified arbitrator 
  • Masters in Business Law and Tax Law (University Paris II, Panthéon-Assas)
  • Masters in Environmental and Security law & Good Practice for Companies  (University Paris II, Panthéon-Assas Paris)
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