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Lawyer career

After studying law at the Université Pierre Mendès France (Grenoble II) and a military service at the 27th Mountain Infantry Division, Christophe Cottet-Bretonnier succeeded the competition of the CRFPA of Grenoble in 1998 and obtained his CAPA the following year after the classical achievement of the year of training at the school of lawyers.

He swore an oath in 1999 in Lyon and began his career as a lawyer in Montreal (Canada) within the Intellectual Property Department of the Ogilvy-Renault firm. At that time he published reference articles in the right to the image. Back in France in 2000, he joined the bar of Lyon and then opened in 2003 a second office in Annemasse (Haute-Savoie). Surrounded by his collaborators, he refocused his activity mainly in criminal law, labour law and family law and intervened in numerous media trials (Neveux, Levy, Manissieux robbery, Nallet, Tricotage Cevenol, Foundation Brigitte Bardot, murder of the retiree of Armoy...).lgdsQUAGE,

In 2006, Christophe Cottet-Bretonnier was a lawyer of the civil party in the Fauviau case before the Criminal Court in a case considered the most serious ever judged in amateur sport1, with the presence of numerous French and foreign media during the trial week2, 3.

In 2009, the Toni Musulin fund conveyor, following its spectacular flight of 11.6 million euros4 and his surrender to Monaco, chooses it to ensure its defense (video ), which will last 4 years (video ). Christophe Cottet-Bretonnier will even play his own role in the film 11.65, released on April 3, 2013, which traces the affair to the cinema and where François Cluzet performs Toni Musulin. In agreement with his client, he speaks at length about the shadow areas of one of the biggest heists of the century6 in a 26-minute documentary, "The Musulin Mystery", DVD bonus movie (video ).

In 2015, at only 44 years, his career and work earned him the right to be named Knight of the National Order of Merit by Presidential Decree on the proposal of the Minister of Justice7, 8 .

On October 1, 2017, Maître Eddy Navarrete joined him as a partner with the SCP Cottet-Bretonnier Navarrete, including offices in Lyon, Paris, Annemasse and Oyonnax.

On February 21, 2019, Christophe COTTT-Bretonnier is the guest of Jacques Pradel, live in the studios of RTL, for the show "The Hour of crime" On the occasion of the 10 years of the Musulin affair. (Audio )

Associative and athletic Engagement

Before starting his law school, Christophe Cottet-Bretonnier became a second-round tennis player.

At the age of 18, he created and organized with Guillaume Thieulot the "Trophy of Hopes"9 two consecutive years. This tennis tournament-exhibition on 5 days led him to engage notably Yannick Noah, Arnaud Boetsch or even Fabrice Santoro14.

The concept of the trophy of hopes is later taken over by the American company Proserv. It still exists today under the name "Bridge of Generations"10, an international tournament reserved for 15/16 years, which takes place every year in Avignon.

This passion for tennis will never leave him, either in his career as a lawyer or in his personal associative involvement as chairman of the Litigation commission of the Lyon Tennis League (2005 to 2017)11 Or as a member (since 2008) then president (since 13 April 2018) of the Commission of agents to the French Tennis Federation12.

On 2 October 2018, Christophe COTTT-Bretonnier is appointed by the Executive Board of the CNOSF (French National Olympic and Sports Committee) member of the Interfederal Agents ' Commission (ICSW).

Works and publications

Intellectual Property Notebooks, Volume 13, Number 3, " Control of the commercial exploitation of the athlete's image as a public figure – Comparative study France/Québec, Éditions Yvon Blais, Montréal, Québec, Canada, 200113.
Small Posters, 11 February 2002; Doctrinal reference under article 9 of the Civil Code Dalloz since the edition 2004.
Sports contracts: The example of professional football, Gérald Petit (SD.), "Small synthesis of the means of post-image control", French University Press, 200414.
Tax Law Review, "Tennis and Switzerland, mythical taxation?", Lexis Nexis, 200515.


Knight of the National Order of Merit.

Press review

21/02/2019 RTL the time of the crime Invited Jacques Pradel the Musulin affair (Audio )

01/02/2019 Lyon People Portrait Top 500 of Lyon (Press release )

01/10/2018 Smart magazine (Portrait, essay) Bentley Bentayga (Press release )

10/01/2017 France Bleu Savoie Report The case of the murder of the retired Armoy (Link )

10/01/2017 FRANCE 3 19/20 Interview The case of the murder of the retired Armoy (Link )

10/01/2017 The Tribune of Geneva Report The case of the murder of the retired Armoy (Link )

16/06/2016 Editions first P. Durant BookThe 20 biggest heists in history(Book )

06/02/2016 The whole Lyon PortraitSurrender of the national order of merit(Press release )

01/02/2016 Lyon People PortraitSurrender of the national order of merit (Link )

16/01/2016 The progress PortraitSurrender of the national order of merit (Press release )

01/02/2015 Mag2Lyon (Portrait, essay)The cauldron (Press release )

01/02/2014 Lyon People A InterviewToni Musulin's lawyer goes to confession (Press release )

04/10/2013 Paris match Photo The confidences of the freed conveyor (Press release )

03/10/2013 VSD Report The conveyor is free! (Press release )

07/08/2013 Wild bunch DVD movie 11.6 Interview DVD bonus the mystery Musulin (Video )

03/04/2013 BFM TV Interview National release of the film 11.6 (Video )

03/04/2013 Cinema Philippe Godeau (Role of the lawyer) 11.6 (Link )

01/04/2013 Nice morning Interview The Enigma of man with both faces (Press release )

15/03/2013 Lyon capital Report Preview of the film 11.6 (Link )

26/03/2012 DIRECT 8 presumed innocent Interview Jean-Marc Morandini the Musulin affair ND

01/12/2011 Smart magazine Interview The Musulin affair (Press release )

16/05/2011 FRANCE 5 criminal history Interview The Fauviau case (Video )

26/01/2011 Editions stock A. Géraud Arfi Book Toni, 11.6 history of the conveyor belt (Book )

02/11/2010 INA AFP Interview The Musulin case (verdict of the appeal) (Video )

14/09/2010 Europe 1 morning Interview The Musulin case (trial on appeal) ND

14/09/2010 Reuters website point Report The Musulin case (trial on appeal) (Link )

27/06/2010 The Monaco weekly Report Legal battle on the extradition of Musulin (Link )

11/05/2010 The Parisian Report Toni Musulin in front of his judges (Press release )

17/03/2010 TV Lyon Métropole Interview The Musulin case (release denied) (Video )

14/03/2010 The Sunday journal Report Toni Musulin releasable Wednesday (Press release )

19/01/2010 Today in France Interview The secrets of Toni Musulin (Press release )

07/01/2010 The new observer Report Toni Musulin, the coveted conveyor (Press release )

27/12/2009 The Sunday newspaper Report The Musulin affair (release) (Press release )

03/12/2009 The progress Report Break of the century in Lyon (Press release )

28/11/2009 TF1 59 minutes inside Interview Nikos Aliagas the Musulin affair ND

25/11/2009 Matinal RMC Interview Jean-Jacques Bourdin the Musulin affair ND

24/11/2009 The Figaro (Press CONF.) The Musulin affair (personality) (Press release )

24/11/2009 The Parisian (Press CONF.) The Musulin case (defence strategy) (Press release )

24/11/2009 The progress (Press CONF.) The moment will come or Musulin will speak (Press release )

19/11/2009 INA AFP Interview The Musulin case (mise en review) (Video )

18/11/2009 Release Report Musulin plays his master carp (Press release )

18/11/2009 The Parisian Report The conveyor remains mute (Press release )

18/11/2009 The progress Report Toni Musulin does not recognize the flight (Press release )

18/11/2009 France evening Report Toni Musulin goes to confession (Press release )

17/11/2009 TV Lyon Métropole Interview Journal (the custody of Toni Musulin) (Video )

17/11/2009 BFM TV newspapers Interview An Arsene Lupin of modern times (Video )

17/11/2009 FRANCE 3 19/20 Interview Journal (the custody of Toni Musulin) (Video )

17/11/2009 FRANCE 2 Journal of 20h Interview David Pujadas the Musulin affair (Video )

27/05/2008 The team Report Family, I hate you (Press release )

06/02/2008 The progress Report The Vessiller/Cadario case (Press release )

01/12/2007 Lyon Mag Portrait Lawyers: the new lyonnese stars (Press release )

22/05/2007 The team Interview The Fauviau case (Press release )

01/07/2006 Lyon Mag Interview The levy case (Press release )

10/03/2006 The team Interview The Fauviau case (Press release )

10/03/2006 South West Report The Fauviau case (Press release )

06/10/1990 The Figaro magazine Portrait Trophy of the hopes (Press release )

Notes and references

1. ↑ Franck Ramella, L'Equipe, Friday 10 March 2006: report of the Fauviau trial – See the full article
2. ↑ Http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4789066.stm
3. ↑ France 5, criminal Histories, "the Fauviau Case", presented by Paul Lefebvre
4. ↑ Benjamin Solly, Marc Polisson, Christophe Cottet-Bretonnier, Lyonpeople, "the lawyer of Toni Musulin goes to confession", February 2014 – http://www.lyonpeople.com/les-gens/christophe-cottet-bretonnier-lavocat-toni-musulin-passe-aux-aveux-2014-02-27.html
5. ↑ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2655788/fullcredits
6. ↑ Philippe Durant, The 20 biggest heists in history, First Editions, 2016
7. ↑ http://www.leprogres.fr/societe/2016/01/16/me-christophe-cottet-bretonnier-fait-chevalier-dans-l-ordre-national-du-merite
8. ↑ http://le-tout-lyon.fr/christophe-cottet-bretonnier-chevalier-dans-l-ordre-national-du-merite-5214.html
9. ^ Le Figaro magazine, Saturday, October 6, 1990 – See the full article
10. ↑ http://www.tournoi.fft.fr/le-pont/le-pont_a/cms/index_public.php
11. ↑ http://ligue2.fft.fr/lyonnais/auvergne-rhone-alpes/docs/27_LYONNAIS_Rapport_Moral_2016.pdf
12. ↑ http://www.fft.fr/sites/default/files/pdf/membres_des_commissions_federales_au_2013_04_15.pdf
13. ↑ http://www.lescpi.ca/articles/v13/n3/le-controle-de-lexploitation-commerciale-de-limage-du-sportif-en-tant-que-personnalite-publique-etude-comparee-francequebec/
14. ↑ http://www.librairie-dalloz.fr/9782130535256-les-contrats-des-sportifs-l-exemple-du-football-professionnel-gerald-simon/
15. ↑ Tax Law Review of 27 January 2005, "Tennis and Switzerland, mythical taxation?" – See the full article

1. ↑ Benjamin Solly, Marc Polisson, Christophe Cottet-Bretonnier, Lyonpeople, "the lawyer of Toni Musulin goes to confession", February 2014.
2. ↑ the notebooks of intellectual property, Volume 13, number 3, "control of commercial exploitation of the image of sportsman as a public figure – comparative study France/Québec", Éditions Yvon Blais, Montréal, Québec, Canada, 2001.
3. ↑ France 5, criminal histories, "the Fauviau affair".
4. interview with Christophe Cottet-Bretonnier, L'Equipe, Friday 10 March 2006
5. ↑ Http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4789066.stm
6. ↑ Rory Mulholland, "French bank robber Toni Musulin and the missing millions", October 10, 2013
7. ↑ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2655788/fullcredits
8. ↑ Philippe Durant, the 20 greatest break of history, editions first, 2016.
9. ↑ Https://www.dvdfr.com/dvd/c64012-116.html
10. ↑ Https://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/affichTexte.do
11. ↑ http://www.leprogres.fr/societe/2016/01/16/me-christophe-cottet-bretonnier-fait-chevalier-dans-l-ordre-national-du-merite
12. ↑ http://le-tout-lyon.fr/christophe-cottet-bretonnier-chevalier-dans-l-ordre-national-du-merite-5214.html
13. ↑ Official posters of the "Trophy of Hopes" 1989 and 1990
14. Le Figaro Magazine, section Talents, "39 years to them both, and they sign a great trophy", Saturday, October 6, 1990.
16. ↑ http://www.tournoi.fft.fr/le-pont/le-pont_a/cms/index_public.php
17. ↑ http://ligue2.fft.fr/lyonnais/auvergne-rhone-alpes/docs/27_LYONNAIS_Rapport_Moral_2016.pdf
18. ↑http://www.fft.fr/sites/default/files/pdf/membres_des_commissions_federales_au_2013_04_15.pdf
19. ↑ Publication of the Official Gazette of the French Republic (Presidential decree, 20 November 2015).
20. ↑ http://www.lescpi.ca/articles/v13/n3/le-controle-de-lexploitation-commerciale-de-limage-du-sportif-en-tant-que-personnalite-publique-etude-comparee-francequebec/
21. ↑ http://www.editions-dalloz.fr/codes/codes-de-rentree-2018/code-civil-2018.html
22. ↑ http://www.librairie-dalloz.fr/9782130535256-les-contrats-des-sportifs-l-exemple-du-football-professionnel-gerald-simon/
23. ↑ http://boutique.lexisnexis.fr/4522-revue-de-droit-fiscal/


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