Mr Jean-François Vilotte > De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés
75008 PARIS
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Work Department

Operations Division : The transactional and litigation activities of the Operations Division cover industrial and commercial activities and more generally clients' operations (sourcing, sales, promoions, concessions and public procurement conracts) and the defence and optimitation of their immaterial assets.


Jean-François Vilotte, former senior public servant, has experience in areas as diverse as infrastructure projects, public economy, sports and new technologies.

He graduated in public law from Paris-I University, has been appointed élève administrateur (administrator) of the city of Paris and attended the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (national French Administration School).

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 Ministry of Sports and then at the Ministry for Youth, Sports and Community Life (2002 – 2006).

In 2007, he was appointed Executive Director of the French Tennis Federation, a position he has returned to between 2019 and 2021 prior to joining again De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés as a Partner. He then became Chairman of the Mission to Promote the ARJEL (French Online Gambling Regulatory Authority) before being appointed President in 2010.

First at the head of the French delegation of the editorial committee of the international convention of the European Council against the manipulation of sports, he was then elected Vice-President.


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Ecole Nationale d’Administration (national French Administration School).

Elève administrateur (administrator) of the city of Paris

Public law, Paris-I University 

Lawyer Rankings

France > Media and entertainment: Sports

Mostly handling contractual negotiations for major sporting events, De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés was entrusted with drafting and negotiating the public contract for the provision of legal services for the French National Olympic and Sports organisation in relation to the winter Olympics in China in 2022. The practice also acts in trade mark infringement matters, the area of expertise of  Serge Lederman. Before joining the firm in May 2021, Jean-François Vilotte was the CEO of the French Tennis Federation for three years. Louis De Gaulle and Agnès Macaire lead the practice alongside Vilotte and Lederman.

Paris > Médias, culture, sport et loisirs: Sport

De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés est régulièrement mandaté pour intervenir dans le cadre de l’organisation de grands événements sportifs. Le cabinet a ainsi assuré des prestations pour le Comité Nationale Olympique et Sportif Français dans le cadre des Jeux Olympiques d’hiver Beijing 2022. L’équipe, et notamment Serge Lederman , traite aussi des sujets de contrefaçon de marques. Jean-François Vilotte , qui a rejoint le cabinet en mai 2021, est l’ancien président de la Fédération française de tennis. Ces deux derniers codirigent la pratique aux côtés de  Louis De Gaulle et Agnès Macaire .