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Georgie Courtois focuses on all aspects of NTIC (computer law, internet-related matters, data protection, cryptology…), intellectual property (copyright, trademark and domain name infringement) and commercial law. He represents clients in complex litigation before civil, commercial and criminal courts and before supervisory authorities. He also assists clients with consultation, contractual drafting and negotiation. Georgie is passionate about technology. This special understanding of ...
Louis de Gaulle is involved in matters requiring diverse and extensive legal experience both in litigation and transactions. He regularly appears before civil, administrative and arbitration courts. Louis de Gaulle’s legal strategy acumen and innovative capacity in the management of cases is praised by his clients. He specialises in intellectual property, new technologies, commercial law and public law.He is a certified specialist in Intellectual Property and Commercial Law at the Paris...
Julien Horn focuses on information technology and intellectual property litigation. He also handles transactional and contractual work on IP and IT assets. Julien Horn’s litigation practice is prominent in the field of software litigation, patent litigation, and trademark litigation. He has also acquired significant expertise in the planning and monitoring of innovative mass litigation campaigns for IT and software companies. He regularly publishes articles on IP and IT issues in the le...
Eric Lauvaux is one of the founding partners of Nomos. Eric Lauvaux is experienced in the music and audiovisual sectors where he advises international groups and professional organisations. He is very active in the implementation of the new directives where he advises professional associations and international groups. Working for the media industry for years, Eric Lauvaux has developed an expertise allowing to assist clients in the development of their new models. Eric Lauvaux also represent...
Serge Lederman intervenes as counsel as well as in litigation in industrial property law in sectors as diverse as fashion, design and media and the food industry, and literary and artistic property law in the areas of art, media and communication. Recognised by his clients for his analysis of litigious matters and the stakes at hand, as well as his sharp grasp of litigious strategies, Serge Lederman advises companies and institutions on an international level and on domestic operations. He is...
Francine Le Péchon-Joubert has developed in-depth expertise on all complex copyright, trademark and patent issues and in all types of contracts and proceedings in connection with intellectual property and data processing.She is also in charge of the optimisation and the protection of a vast portfolio of renowned brands worldwide.Francine Le Péchon-Joubert handled several disputes relating to the abrupt rupture of commercial relations and is active on issues of licensing and othe...
Fabienne Panneau joined DLA Piper in 2010. With her team of three associates, she leads the litigation practice of the IPT department. Drawing on her experience and in-depth expertise in procedural and judicial strategy, she advises and assists her clients mainly in the distribution and new technologies sectors and assists them in all related litigation (contractual relations, restrictive competition practices, misleading and unfair commercial practices, unfair competition, IT projects, Inter...
Charles-Edouard Renault specializes in media, audiovisual and entertainment law, as both advisor and litigator and is thus continually at the forefront of new developments linked to content and technology in the production sector (website content, film restoration and digitalization, VOD and SVOD etc.), film finance and M&A operation in the entertainment sector as well as in communication crisis (corporate or professional e-reputation protection, follow-up of online audio and video playba...
Jean-François Vilotte, former senior public servant, has experience in areas as diverse as infrastructure projects, public economy, sports and new technologies. He spent part of his career in French prefectures and in Paris civil services; in the Architecture Department, then as Deputy Chief of Staff of the Mayor and as Executive Director for economic activity and employment development. He then assumed the position of Chief of Staff for Jean-François Lamour first at the Ministr...
Sports Law Definition
Due to the growing number of participants and members of sports associations and federations, the development of sports events, the professionalization of the sports sector and the international character of sports, various fields of law (in particular commercial law, competition law, administrative law, civil and criminal liability, employment law, tax law, EU law, IP law) are called upon to respond to these new challenges while a significant body of sports-related legislation has developed. Since 2006, the special rules relating to sport in France are contained in a Sports Code.
Sports law is very transversal in nature and does not have strictly defined boundaries. Sports law is composed of a juxtaposition of diverse rules and norms relating to the organization of sports competitions and sporting activities more generally. Sports law is constantly evolving.
A lawyer specializing in sports law must therefore be able to:
Respond to the various problems experienced by the different operators in the sports sector: institutions (Olympic and federal bodies, national and international public institutions, sports ministries, decentralized public services), private bodies (legal and tax aspects of companies and sports associations), athletes (training, employment and tax status, use of rights relating to personality etc.), committees to bid for and host international sports events, sports marketing companies and sports rights agencies.
Fully understand sports financing, namely the public and private financing of professional and amateur sports: public financing (subventions, provision of public facilities, betting and gaming), corporate engineering of sports clubs (securities, acquisition, restructuring), the use of distinctive signs of sports clubs, audiovisual rights over sporting events, partnership contracts, sponsoring, contracts to transfer athletes.
Respond to legal issues relating to the preparation, access, organization and security of sports events and competitions: access of sports clubs and supporters to the competition, rights to information in relation to competitions, litigation relating to the organization and the results of competitions, doping issues, safety at competitions, liabilities of organizers and participants in sporting events, insurance for athletes and sporting events.
Finally, a lawyer specializing in sports law must know the usual solutions to resolve sports disputes by national, international and European courts as well as specific solutions for the sports sector (federation rules, conciliation procedures by the national Olympic committee, arbitration before the Court of Arbitration for Sport) and before national and European competition authorities.
En raison du nombre croissant de pratiquants et d’adhérents à des associations et fédérations sportives, du développement des spectacles sportifs, de la professionnalisation du secteur sportif et de l’internationalité du monde sportif, différentes branches du droit (notamment droit commercial, droit de la concurrence, droit administratif, droit de la responsabilité civile et pénale, droit social, droit fiscal, droit de l’Union européenne, droit de la propriété intellectuelle) sont sollicitées pour répondre à ces nouveaux enjeux tandis qu’une importante législation spécifique relative au sport s’est développée. Ainsi, en France, depuis 2006, les lois spéciales liées au sport sont rassemblées dans un Code du sport.
Le droit du sport n’a pas de limites strictement définissables et est très transversal ; il est composé d’une juxtaposition de règles et normes de nature diverses relatives à l’organisation des compétitions sportives et plus largement aux activités sportives ; le droit du sport est mouvant.
L’avocat spécialisé en droit du sport doit donc être en mesure notamment :
De répondre aux problématiques rencontrées par les différents acteurs du sport : les acteurs institutionnels (mouvements olympique et fédéral, institutions publiques internes et internationales, Ministère des sports, services déconcentrés de l'Etat), les groupements privés (aspects juridiques et fiscaux des sociétés et des associations sportives), les sportifs (formation, statut social et fiscal, exploitation des droits de la personnalité..), les comités de candidatures et d’organisation des grands évènements internationaux, les agences de droits médias et de marketing sportif etc.
De bien appréhender le financement du sport, à savoir les circuits de financement publics et privés du sport professionnel et amateur : le financement public (subventions, mise à disposition des équipements publics, paris et loteries), l’ingénierie sociétaire des groupements sportifs (valeurs mobilières, acquisition, restructuration), l’exploitation des signes distinctifs des groupements sportifs, des droits audiovisuels du spectacle sportif, les contrats de partenariat, de sponsoring, les contrats de transfert des sportifs .
De répondre aux problématiques juridiques soulevées par la préparation, l’accès, le déroulement et la sécurité des manifestations et compétitions sportives : l’accès des groupements sportifs, des supporters à la compétition, le droit à l’information relatif aux compétitions, les contentieux relatifs au déroulement et aux résultats des compétitions, le traitement du dopage, la sécurité des compétitions, les responsabilités des acteurs et organisateurs des manifestations sportives, les assurances des sportifs et des manifestations sportives.
Enfin, l’avocat spécialisé en droit du sport doit connaitre les modes classiques de résolution des litiges sportifs par la justice étatique (nationale, européenne et internationale) et les spécificités de la justice sportive (fédérale, conciliation sous l'égide du CNOSF, traitement arbitral du contentieux sportif -Tribunal arbitral du sport) et devant les autorités de concurrence nationale et communautaires.
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