De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés

Sport Department

France
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What the team is known for Top-tier practice group advising on a wide range of sports-related matters such as high-profile events organisation, intellectual property issues and player transfers. Demonstrates further skill in litigation, including matters heard before the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne. Clientele spans national and international sport federations, media groups and individual athletes. Also acts on insurance and public law matters involving a sports law context.

Strengths One client enthuses: "I like the relevance of the lawyers analysis, their ability to put themselves on the same level as their interlocutor and their availability."

Work highlights Assisted Benjamin Mendy with his transfer from AS Monaco to Manchester City.

Notable practitioners

Jean-François Vilotte often advises French and international sports organisations on various matters including event organisation, public law, employment law and insurance. He acted for the Comité National Olympique et Sportif Français on insurance law matters relating to sport. One interviewee enthuses: "He listens to his clients and is approachable."

Rhadames Killy offers a broad range of expertise in legal matters relating to the sport industry, including litigation, intellectual property, player transfers and event organisation. Killy advised Bateaux Banque Populaire on sponsorship deals and agreement negotiations.