« There is no gain without pain »

« There is no gain without pain »

Neil is actively involved in the Corporate Law Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity departments.

He has advised on multiple transactions in the wine and spirits sector, both for private companies and for listed companies. He has also advised clients in the cosmetics, perfume and media sectors.

Furthermore, he has developed significant expertise in labour law, property law and banking law.

Highly invested in advising sports clients, clubs and event organisers, he has been enhancing the skills of his teams within Bignon Lebray in the field of sports law.

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

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 sHonours, Law (1981-83)
  • Fettes College, Edinburgh (1972 – 80)


  • French
  • English