The characteristic of BERTRAND Sports Law Firm is to :
have been practicing exclusively sports law for almost 40 years,
BERTRAND French sports law firm is classified among the best experts of Sports Law in France.
Bertrand Sports Law Firm
BERTRAND and Associate was established in March 1973. Then, the associates were Jean DERODE, Jean LACOURT, Guy FOURNET and André PLAISANT.
They are joined in November 1973 by Jean-Jacques BERTRAND. He became an associate on November 29, 1975, and is Manager since December 7, 1979.
Over the years, founding lawyers retire. They will be replaced by Isabelle MARCAILLOU-DEGASNE who will leave the firm in 2001.
Christophe BERTRAND, who became a lawyer in 1998, is an associate partner of the Firm since 2004.
Since the name has not changed : Cabinet BERTRAND et Associé. The address has also never changed : 15 boulevard Richard Lenoir in Paris (11th district).
... and sports law
Jean-Jacques BERTRAND practices this specialty since its origin. His first case was to assist Jacques ANQUETIL in quite a precursor litigation for the time between the five-time winner of the Tour de France and URSSAF (question of liability to the contributions by self-employed allowance and prices he received from Tour organizers).
At the end of this litigation, professional cyclist (to the same professional that any sports title) has been recognized by the Court of Cassation as a performing artist.
At the same time that the case ANQUETIL, Me Jean-Jacques BERTRAND will intervene in the first dispute between a professional football coach to his club. Lucien LEDUC is opposed to Olympique de Marseille that it was demoted from the position of head coach to the position of assistant coach while the professional team was poised to win the title of Champion of France. The Court of Cassation said that this unilateral contractual variation by the employer is unreasonable breach of the employment contract. This will be the 1st decision of now abundant and constant jurisprudence to protect coaches.
With the competition since 1998, master Christophe BERTRAND, the firm BERTRAND and partner continues to practice still almost exclusively this true specialty.
Defence of the sports-oriented Cabinet BERTRAND action is always guided by the application of the ordinary in the world of sport. Even if the sports world can argue the particularities or as he claims a specificity, the common law must be the reference.
Cabinet Bertrand assists many athletes and professional coaches in all sports. It is also the Council of unions of sportsmen or sports groups. He participated in commissions for the development of regulations. It is associated with national or international meetings concerning the right of sport.
Master Jean-Jacques BERTRAND has been arbitrator at the Court of arbitration for Sport from 2001 to 2010. He was arbiter room Arbitrale du Sport National Olympic Committee and sports French (CNOSF). He is a member since 1988 of the Committee Director Board of Sports Lawyers Association in the United States (www.sportslaw.org) and registered at the bar of Arizona in quality of Foreign Legal Assistant (www.azbar.org).
- Creation date: 1973
- Staff: 5 people including 3 avocados and 1 legal officer
- Implantation: 1 Office in Paris
- 1 corresponding to the United States