Jean-Luc is a French practising lawyer, who has been a partner in several international law firms (in particular, until 2019 at Dentons). He founded in 1995 Droits d’Urgence (www.droitsdurgence.org
), the largest French NGO working to ensure access to the rights and to justice of the most deprived persons (a staff of 50 persons and more than 300 volunteers). He chaired Droits d’Urgence for about twelve years. Jean-Luc has been awarded PILnet’s 2013 European Award in recognition of his "extraordinary contribution to the development of pro bono culture". As a practising lawyer, Jean-Luc is a well-known
player in Private Equity, both in France and Africa. Jean-Luc graduated from Harvard Law School (1983) and from Paris Law School (PhD in 1984).