« There is no gain without pain »

« There is no gain without pain »

Neil joined Bignon Lebray as a partner in our Corporate / M&A and Private Equity teams in 2016, after over 30 years of practice in leading international and niche law firms.

He has advised on a number of sectors, both for private and listed companies, and has developed significant expertise in property and banking law.

Highly invested in advising sports clients, clubs and event organisers, he has also been enhancing the skills of our teams in the field of sports law.

Neil also practises as a sports agent, assisting and representing clubs, players and agents, and drafting and negotiating sponsorship agreements, employment contracts and services agreements.

In 2023, Neil was referenced in Legal 500 EMEA and IFLR 1000.

Did you know ?

  • He is a shareholder and director of CA Brive, a professional Rugby Club
  • He has created a 9-hole golf course on the Hippodrome of Maisons Laffitte
  • As a dual French and British citizen, he has given conferences and training courses on British contract law, in particular for the law and business association Les Entretiens Communautaires de Droit et Commerce, on “Les atouts respectifs des systèmes de common law britannique et de droit écrit français.”. (The Respective Strengths of the British Common Law and Written French Law Systems)


  • Guildford College of Law (1984)
  • University of Durham, England, BA with Honours, Law (1981-83)
  • Fettes College, Edinburgh (1972 – 80)


  • English
  • French