OUR TEAM

Earvin & Lew is now composed of 4 partners and 4 associates practicing the most varied legal skills applied to the world of sports: sports law, labor law, corporate law, contract law, and association law, both as counsel and in litigation.
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Associate lawyers

didier domat avocats spécialisés en droit du sport

DIDIER DOMAT

From the creation of the firm, Didier has been a specialist in sports law for over 20 years. He works on all legal issues related to sports. He is an arbitrator with the Chambre Arbitral du Sport and has the status of sports attorney and real estate transaction attorney.

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HIS BACKGROUND:

  • Master’s degree in business law in 1993 (University of Paris XI)
  • DESS in sports law in 1994 (Centre de Droit et d’Économie du Sport de Limoges)
  • Legal Director of the French Basketball Federation for 5 years
  • Founder and head of the Sports Department at Taylor Wessing from 2004 to 2016 (Partner as of 2009)
  • Co-founder of Earvin & Lew in 2016

THE ADVANTAGE: a global and transversal mastery of the issues, and in-depth knowledge of the sports world. He represents and assists, in particular, numerous internationally renowned athletes, sports federations, professional sports groups, and sports agents.

FAVORITE SPORT: basketball

neal lachmany spécialiste droit du sport

NEAL LACHMANY

Co-founder of the firm, Neal’s practice focuses on corporate law issues for the benefit of the sports, media, communication, and entertainment industries. He also has the status of sports attorney and real estate transaction attorney.

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HIS BACKGROUND:

  • Master’s degree in business law in 1998 (University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines)
  • DESS (post-graduate diploma) in high-tech company law in 1999 (University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines)
  • Lawyer at IMG McCormack in Paris and Sydney from 1999 to 2001
  • Lawyer at Landwell / PriceWaterhouseCoopers in the media, leisure, communication, and sports department, from 2001 to 2003
  • Lawyer at Taylor Wessing from 2003 to 2016 in the Corporate and Sports departments (Partner as of 2011)
  • Co-founder of Earvin & Lew in 2016

THE ADVANTAGE: a perfect mastery of the economic and social stakes of the sports world. He represents and assists many leading sportsmen and event organizers.

FAVORITE SPORTS: tennis and football

Hortense Douard avocat associé

HORTENSE DOUARD

Present since the creation of the firm in 2016, Hortense became a partner in January 2021 and brings her expertise in sports law and labor law, both in counseling and litigation. She is also a sports agent.

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HER BACKGROUND:

  • Master’s degree in private law – Paris II Assas in 1995
  • DU in sports law – Paris I Sorbonne in 2007
  • Lawyer since 1998, notably at Sutra & Associés
  • Head of external sports litigation at the French Football Federation from 2007 to 2013
  • Lawyer at Taylor Wessing in the Sports Department from 2014 to 2016
  • Attorney at Earvin & Lew since its inception in 2016, a partner since January 2021
  • Member of federal commissions (rugby)
  • Member of the Association of Sports Lawyers (AADS)

THE ADVANTAGE: her mastery of sports structures and institutions, her practice and experience in litigation.

FAVORITE SPORTS: football and golf

NICOLAS WEISZ

NICOLAS WEISZ

Nicolas joined the team in 2018 as a partner. His practice focuses primarily on employment law, representing French and international clients in various aspects, both as counsel and litigation. He is also a sports attorney.

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HIS BACKGROUND:

  • Master 2 in International Business Law and DJCE in 2008 (University of Aix-Marseille)
  • Lawyer at Bohmart & Sacks in New York in 2010
  • Attorney at Taylor Wessing and Eversheds between 2011 and 2015
  • Founder of his firm in 2015
  • Partner at Earvin & Lew since June 2018

THE ADVANTAGE: his knowledge of the sports world and in particular of the relationships between clubs and athletes; his mastery of English.

FAVORITE SPORT: basketball

collaborating lawyers

marie jamet

MARIE JAMET

A lawyer since 2019, Marie joined the team in 2020 with specialties in sports law and social and solidarity economy law.
Marie joined the team in 2020, after two years with a law firm specializing in sports law in Marseille. She is mainly involved in sports law, litigation, association law, and endowment funds.

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HER BACKGROUND:

  • DU (Law of Obligations) (University of Montpellier)
  • Master II in sports law in 2014 (Aix-Marseille University)
  • Lawyer at the French Swimming Federation from 2014 to 2018
  • Lawyer then attorney at Alcyaconseil Avocats from 2018 to 2020
  • Attorney at Earvin & Lew since 2020

THE ADVANTAGE: her experience within the French Swimming Federation.

FAVORITE SPORT: swimming

ADRIEN VERHAEGHE

ADRIEN VERHAEGHE

Primarily involved in corporate and business law, Adrien joined the team in 2019 as a student attorney, before being sworn in in 2020.

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HIS BACKGROUND:

  • Master in Business Law Practice in 2016 (Catholic University of Lille)
  • Master of Sports Law in 2017 (University of Aix-Marseille)
  • Lawyer in the legal department of the football club LOSC Lille
  • Swearing-in in January 2020
  • Attorney at Earvin & Lew since 2020

THE ADVANTAGE: his knowledge of professional football clubs.

FAVORITE SPORT: football

LEO ZIMERO

LEO ZIMERO

Léo joined the team in 2020 as a student lawyer, before being sworn in in January 2021.

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HIS BACKGROUND:

  • Master II International Business Law (University of Paris XI)
  • Lawyer in the Legal Department of Louis Vuitton in 2019
  • Lawyer at Earvin & Lew since 2021

THE ADVANTAGE: good knowledge of the world of golf and its players.

FAVORITE SPORT: golf

ALEXANDRE DANION

ALEXANDRE DANION

Alexandre joined the team in 2020 as a student lawyer, before being sworn in in January 2021.

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HIS BACKGROUND:

  • Master II in business law and taxation (University of Paris II)
  • Internship in international business firms
  • Lawyer in the sports agency IMG Mc Cormack in Paris in 2019
  • Lawyer at Earvin & Lew since 2021

THE ADVANTAGE: good knowledge of the sports agent environment.

FAVORITE SPORT: tennis