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Cabinet BERTRAND members

Bertrand law firm is composed of lawyers and jurists practicing all, permanently and exclusively, sports law.


Jean-Jacques Bertrand
Jean-Jacques BertrandPartner

Firm founding member

Lawyer at the Paris Bar

Admitted to the Bar of Arizona as a Foreign Legal Assitant

Jean-Jacques Bertrand heads the Cabinet BERTRAND & Associé, created in 1973.

For more than 40 years, his activity is exclusively devoted to the practice of sports law and the defense of the interests of athletes (athletes, players and coaches).

Graduate of the University Panthéon-Assas and holder of the Certificate of Judicial Studies, he is registered with the Bars of Paris and Arizona (United States).

International Arbitrator (between 2002-2010) at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), he is a member of the Chamber of Arbitration for Sport of the French National Olympic Committee. He is a member of the US Board of Directors of Sports Lawyers Association and co-founder of the International Association of Football Lawyers (AIAF).

He was the author of a practical book "The Sportsman and his Agent". He is a regular lecturer at the Master of Sport Law at the University of Aix-Marseille and the Master of Law Professions at the University of Burgundy.

In 1973, his first pledge was alongside the cyclist Jacques Anquetil in a litigation precursor for the time (early 70's) who opposed the five times winner of the Tour de France to French Tax administration (concerning the status of price money received in rallies. After this dispute, the professional cyclist (as well as any professional athlete) has been recognized by the Supreme Court as artist.

At the same time as the ANQUETIL case, Jean-Jacques Bertrand intervene in the first dispute between a professional football coach and his club. Lucien Leduc is opposed to Olympique Marseille, who had given his head coach position to the assistant coach as the professional team was poised to win the title of Champion of France. The Supreme Court will say that this unilateral contract modification by the employer was a breach of the employment contract. This will be the first of many other decisions consistently held and abundant now to protect coaches.

Christophe BERTRAND
Christophe BERTRANDPartner

Partner since 2004

Lawyer at the Paris Bar

Christophe BERTRAND is a lawyer since 1998 and partner of Cabinet BERTRAND & Associé since 2004.

His activity is exclusively devoted to the practice of sports law and he assists a large number of sportsmen and professional coaches. It is also the Council of sports unions, or sports groups.

He holds a Master's degree in International Business Law from Paris I University (1994) and a Civil and Commercial Bond DEA from Paris V University (1995).

He is a member of the Jury of Specialization "Sport Law" of the National Council of Bars and Commissions Law of Sport and New Trades of the Lawyer of the Paris Bar.

He is a professor at the Master of Law Professions of Sport at the University of Burgundy and is co-founder of the International Association of Football Lawyers (AIAF).

In 2015, he co-founded the French Association of Sports Lawyers(AADSport), an association that aims to bring together sports lawyers to discuss the business and sports law practice, as well as its implementation in compliance with the ethical rules and basic principles of the legal profession.

Christophe Bertrand is since 2015 the President of AADSport.


Edmee LANGELawyer
After graduating from a Master of Sports Law at the University of Aix-Marseille, she was admitted to the Paris Bar in October 2 23.
Since 2013, Edmee LANGE is associate at BERTRAND sports law firm.
She is a member of the Federal Legal Commission of the French Federation of Baseball.
François GLEVARECLawyer
Entitled of a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a DU Sports Law of the University of Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne, François GLEVAREC is a practicing lawyer since 2.
He's also licensed at the Bar of QUEBEC and is a member of the Association ANZSLA (Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Association).
He is a member of the Sports Agents Commission of the French Basketball Federation.
Jules Plancque
Jules PlancqueLawyer
Holder of a Master 2 Sports Law from the University of Aix-Marseille, he was sworn in the 13 December 2017 at the Paris Bar.
Laurence LAMBERT
Laurence LAMBERTLegal assistant
Laurence LAMBERT is Legal Assistant at Bertrand sports law firm for over 20 years.

Law to the service of sport


The Firm regularly collaborates with

Pascale BOYAJEAN-Perrot

Lawyer who's main activities are: family law and real estate law

Jeff Marathas

Lawyer at the Bars of Arizona and Florida (USA).
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75011 Paris

Tel 33 (0) 1 48 05 15 66
Fax 33 (0) 1 43 57 99 18

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