Jérôme Watrelot Avocat Chassany Watrelot et Associés





Jérôme Watrelot was a partner at Fidal (Lyon) before founding Chassany Watrelot & Associés in 1987.

He has been advising and assisting French and international companies for more than 30 years on all matters relating to employment law and more specifically during transformation and restructuring operations as well as mergers and acquisitions.

Jérôme Watrelot’s expertise is also very sought after in the framework of collective negotiation.

In its 2024 edition, the international reference guide The Legal 500 EMEA has ranked him among the best French lawyers specializing in employment law (Hall Of Fame).

Jérôme Watrelot also singled out among Chambers Europe 2024 notable practitioners (band 4). The guide reviews: Jérôme Watrelot advises clients hailing from the retail, food and drink, and transportation sectors on contentious and non-contentious employment law mandates. He also regularly assists with trade union and works council relations, and advises clients on M&A-related employment advice.”





  • “Jérôme Watrelot and Elisabeth Graujeman have very good technical expertise and experience which allows them to approach subjects as a whole.”
  • “Jérôme Watrelot stands out for his experience and his great intelligence of situations.”
  • “Several members of the team stand out: Jérôme Watrelot, Elisabeth Graujeman. All of them, in addition to their reliable and reassuring technical skills, are particularly attentive and available. They also have this strong ability to instil trust in relationships and to always meet our expectations effectively.”
  • “Jérôme Watrelot is a technical expert who can master the issues we face. He knows the field well and he has irreplaceable experience. He can grasp many tiny details, and this is impressive.”
  • “Jérôme Watrelot is a lawyer of the highest quality.”


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

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

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

Post graduate degree in Law History
DEA Histoire du Droit
Université Lyon III (1979)

Master’s degree in Judicial Careers
Maitrise Carrières Judiciaires
Université Lyon III (1978)


International Bar Association (IBA), AvoSial