Mr Jean-Daniel Bretzner > Bredin Prat > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

Bredin Prat
75007 PARIS

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Jean-Daniel Bretzner, Partner, is a member of the Litigation team. He has extensive experience in corporate litigation, representing companies and their senior executives in civil, commercial and criminal proceedings.

Jean-Daniel Bretzner has written numerous articles for legal journals on subjects such as contract law, evidence law, procedural law and economic law. He has created an annual column on evidence law which appears in the Recueil Dalloz. He has recently contributed to several books (“Réforme du droit des contrats et pratique des affaires”, published in 2015 by Dalloz; “L’émergence d’un droit des plateformes”, published in 2021 by Dalloz Editions). He was a member of the Commission set up by Mrs Arens, President of the Cour de cassation, which wrote a report entitled “La réforme du droit français de la responsabilité civile et les relations économiques”. He is currently a member of the “Commission de réforme du droit des contrats spéciaux”, set up the Ministère de la Justice and headed by Professor Stoffel-Munck.


French, English


Admitted to the Paris Bar in 1993.


He is a graduate of the University of Nancy II (DEA in private law, 1991; DJCE, 1992; DESS in business law, 1992).

Lawyer Rankings

France > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation

(Hall of Fame)

Jean-Daniel BretznerBredin Prat

Bredin Prat’s team attracts instructions for high-end litigation skills from blue-chip French and international companies as well as investment funds for high-stakes corporate litigation and shareholder conflicts. The team regularly acts in challenging litigation involving top-listed French companies in state-of-the-art commercial and financial litigation and also regularly handles antitrust follow-on and bankruptcy-related work. It has been retained recently to act in one of the country’s first judicial recourses initiated on the basis of France’s still recent duty of vigilance law. The practice is led Sébastien PratJean-Daniel BretznerFlorian Bouaziz and Eve Duminy, with counsels Calmann Bellity  and Tom Vauthier providing further support.

France > Dispute resolution: Stock market litigation

Bredin Prat is a leading name in the field. A perfect fit to the firm’s high-end public M&A practice, the litigation team intervenes in headline public takeover battles concerning the country’s most high-profile companies. The team also acts for leading listed companies in dealing with sensitive shareholders’ conflicts and governance issues, while its range of expertise also extends to assisting listed companies, executives and other financial players facing AMF-led stock-market breach investigations. Key names in the team include litigators Jean-Daniel Bretzner and Florian Bouaziz  and white-collar expert Eric Dezeuze.