Jerome Watrelot





Before founding Chassany Watrelot & Associés in 1987, Jérôme Watrelot was a partner at Fidal, a lawfirm in Lyon.

He advises and assists French and international companies on all issues relating to social law and, notably, regarding mergers & acquisitions and restructurings.

His expertise is also very appreciated in the framework of collective negotiation.

In its 2019 edition,  the international reference guide The Legal 500 EMEA has again ranked him among the best French lawyers specializing in employment law (Leading individuals). According to The Legal 500, Jérôme Watrelot is considered as highly experienced and a trusted adviser for the most sensitive matters’. He appears again as a leading individual in the 2020 edition of The Legal 500 EMEA.

He also singled out among Chambers Europe 2021 notable practitioners (band 5), entering the rankings “on the back of strong market feedback. He advises clients hailing from the retail, food and drink, and transportation sectors on contentious and non-contentious employment law mandates.”




Certificate of specialization in Employment Law and Social Security Law (Certificat de spécialisation en Droit du Travail et de la Sécurité Sociale) – Bar Association of Lyon (1985)

Post graduate degree in Tax and Business Law (DESS Droit des Affaires et Fiscalité) –University of Lyon III (1982)

Corporate lawyer degree (DJCE, Diplôme de Juriste Conseil d’Entreprise) – University of Lyon III (1982)

Post graduate degree in Law History (DEA Histoire du Droit) – University of Lyon III (1979)

Master’s degree in Judicial Careers (Maitrise Carrières Judiciaires) – University of Lyon III (1978)


International Bar Association (IBA)