Maitre Bertrand Potot > DS Avocats > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

DS Avocats
6 RUE DURET
75116 PARIS
France

Work Department

Intellectual property, digital technology and data

Dispute resolution

Position

Partner

Career

Bertrand Potot is one of the co-founders of DS Avocats and has been a member of its board for many years. From early on, he involved the firm in the new economy by advising major players in the telecoms, new technologies and publicity sectors.

He has built a high-profile practice in commercial litigation, where he regularly advises the largest French groups in the energy, telecoms and media sectors on preparing, drafting and negotiating a wide range of contracts.

Furthermore, Bertrand has extensive experience in intellectual property law, and regularly advises on trademark disputes and all issues related to database protection. In addition, Bertrand has set up at DS Avocats one of the first platforms dedicated to managing clients’ trademark portfolios and domain names.

His expertise in the trademark and advertising sector has also enabled him to develop a renowned practice in sports sponsorship, where he advises, notably, on large-scale sporting events such as the Olympic Games and the Football World Cup.

Languages

French
English

Education

– Master’s (DEA) in Private Law, Paris V, 1982
– Institut d’Etudes Judiciaires, Paris V

Lawyer Rankings

Paris > Résolution des litiges > Contentieux commercial et de droit des sociétés

DS Avocats dispose de larges ressources qui permettent au cabinet de traiter une large gamme de litiges. L’équipe est très active en matière de contentieux commercial. Elle intervient aussi de plus en plus régulièrement dans le cadre d’accidents industriels. Elle gère notamment plusieurs litiges concernant des accidents ferroviaires, quand l’arrivée de Benjamin Potier (ex Clyde) à la fin de l’année 2020 lui permet d’assister de grands assureurs, notamment en matière de sinistres aériens. Enfin, le cabinet traite aussi des conflits d’actionnaires et intervient dans une affaire de premier plan en matière de fraude financière. De grands groupes sont clients. Arnaud Constant, dirige la pratique, à laquelle participent : Marie-Christine Mergny  (of counsel), Bertrand PototXavier Lacaze, Guillaume Selnet , Fabrice Van Cauwelaert et Romain Bourgade.