Chantal Meininger Bothorel

Chantal Meininger Bothorel was called to the Paris bar in 1969, and has been a partner with the firm since 1989

Her main practice areas are:

  • Construction law: Complex civil engineering litigation
  • Real Estate law : All aspects of litigation
  • Public law : Litigation for institutions

Also esteemed for her skills as a speaker, Chantal works in the fields of:

  • Employment law: Advice to companies, drafting Contracts
  • Redundancy law: drafting agreements


  • She participated in drafting legal codes in Africa, in partnership with the World Bank.
  • As a former member of the Bar Council:
  • Speech in Gabon in February 2016 on “Ethics” as part of the Campus organised by the Bar Council (Essential principles, confidentiality, conflicts of interest).
  • Speech in Buenos Aires in November 2016 for the French International Legal Studies Institute (Lawyers’ Campus).


  • Postgraduate degree in Public Law from the University of Panthéon Assas
  • 1996-1997 Student at the INHESJ (National Institute of Higher Studies in Security and Justice)
  • Member of the Association of Legal Agents in Real Estate Transactions

Her duties at the Paris Bar


  • Former member of the Bar Council
  • The Chairman of the Bar’s representative on the CARPA escrow account fund
  • Manager of the la SCI MODA (Maison des Avocats)
  • Director and expert of the IFEJI (French Institute for International Legal Studies)
  • Member of the Paris Bar Association’s International Committee
  • Expert to the Council of the Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE)
  • Drafter of model mandates published in the report of the Chairman of the Bar

From 2008-2010
Member of the Bar Council

In 2009
Chantal Meininger Bothorel, who is committed to defending the profession’s values, helped create the scheme for lawyers to work after retirement.