Me Ludovic Timbal Duclaux de Martin is an Avocat à la Cour (2000 class with an admission in 1998) registered in the Paris Bar as sports agent (Mandataire Sportif). He holds a Bachelor of Laws (Licence en droit) from the French Paris X University obtained in 1996. In 2002, Ludovic took a sabbatical leave. The experience of Ludovic comes from magic circle law firms. He was sent to London in secondment within the European Associate Programme (2006).
In 2018, he won the Business Lawyer Global Award for France (CorporateLiveWire).
He joined in September 2018 the LIL (Leaders in Law) legal network as the exclusive sports lawyer.
His practice includes:
– business law (contracts and settlement agreements);
– specific company law applicable to sportsmen;
– tax law;
– advice of sportsman in relation to free movements (including outside the EU);
– litigation related to doping; and
– specific administrative litigation and arbitration.
Ludovic holds a master’s degree in business law, a master’s degree in International and European law (all from the University of Paris X – Nanterre) and a master’s degree in contract law (DEA / LLM) from the University of Paris XI – Sud.
He also holds a DESS (LLM) in international business law (University of Paris X – Nanterre) and a diploma of professional English from the University of London (British Institute in Paris).
He holds a certificate in private law and contract enforcement in the United – States of America and in France (contracts and arbitration) from Yale University / Paris II – Panthéon – Assas (2015). He is authorised to plead before English courts.
Ludovic is generally praised from peers for his well-developed general legal background (both in private and public law) and, in some areas, his extensive knowledge. He is described as having an undeniable technical expertise with strong technical and drafting skills (French and English). He is known to have a strong capability to convey complex topics in engaging and accessible ways.
As a transactional lawyer, Ludovic has been nominated several times for market distinctions as Deal Maker of the Year in 2013, for a Global Award and a Law Award in 2014 by the Anglo-Saxon Finance Monthly magazine.
In 2015, Ludovic created his own law firm. For a more personal presentation, he belongs to a family of jurists for two centuries: magistrate, professor of law (Professor Timbal at University of Paris II – Panthéon – Assas), lawyer (bâtonniers, secretary of the conference) and notary.
He supports economic empowerment. He is described as a very dynamic lawyer, open minded, and very contact friendly.