Jean-Luc Bedos

Jean-Luc is a French lawyer. He founded in 1995 the Association 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. 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 practicing lawyer, Jean-Luc is a well-known player in Private Equity, both in France and in Africa. A regular speaker at international conferences, Jean-Luc has devoted himself, since 2016, to the launch of the Paris Conference of the International Economic Forum of the Americas that he has chaired until January 2020.