Yvon Martinet


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Bar(s) : Paris - Bruxelles


Yvon Martinet is a Partner and member of the Management Committee of DS Avocats.

His experience has enabled him to acquire a cross-disciplinary approach to the law and a well-established practice in the field of industrial risks (Health, Safety, Health, Environment) both nationally and internationally.

He is regularly appointed as a mediator, third party conciliator by the parties to the contract or by judges, but also as an arbitrator.

He has been a director of the organisations Planète Urgence, Droits d'Urgence and Alliance pour les Droits de l'Homme, non-profit organisations involved in social economy.

Holding a CSRD sustainability auditor certificate, a training approved by H2A issued by Apava/Afnor, Yvon Martinet has extensive expertise in supporting companies to address CSR challenges (CSRD, taxonomy, duty of care...).

Yvon is a Knight of the National Order of Merit and former Vice-Bâtonnier of the Paris Bar Association (2012-2013). He is also a former Member of the Bar Council (2014-2016) and of the National Council of the Bars (1999-2001), member of the French delegation to the Council of the Bars of the European Union (CCBE) (1999-2004), representative of the Paris Bar on the board of the International Bar Association (IBA) (2002-2004), former President of the Environmental Lawyers' Club (CDAE) and former First Secretary of the Traineeship Conference (class of 1991).

  • Graduate of the Executive MBA at HEC – 2005
  • L.L.M. as a Special Student (Sp. St.), Columbia Law School (New York city) – 1992 to 1993
  • Certificate of Aptitude for the Profession of Lawyer (CAPA) – 1989
  • Postgraduate degree in Private Law (Paris I) – 1989


  • French
  • English
  • Spanish


  • Best Lawyers – Environment
  • Best Lawyers – Environment (Law Firm of the Year)
  • Legal 500 – Environment (Band 1)
  • Sommet du droit – Environment – Gold Award
  • Palmarès du droit – Environment – Gold Award
  • Le Point – Environment (5 stars)
  • Who’ Who Legal – Environment (Recommended)
  • Chambers & Partners – Environment (Band 2)
  • Chambers & Partners – Environmental Law (Band 4)
  • Option Law & business – International arbitration consulting (2 stars)
  • Décideurs – Litigation & Arbitration – International Arbitration (Band 4 – Recommended)
  • Décideurs – Africa Desk – Best Law Firms in Oil, Gas, Mining, Energy & Natural Resources (Band 4 – Recommended)
  • Décideurs – Industrial risks & Liability litigation – Insurance claims and litigation (Band 3 – Highly recommended)
  • Décideurs – Industrial risks, Insurance & Liability Litigation – Product liability (Band 3 – Highly recommended)
  • Décideurs – Leading in Energy & Environment
  • Décideurs – Energy & Environment – Classified installations for environmental protection, polluted sites and soil, industrial wastelands (Band 1 – Leading)
  • Décideurs – Energy & Environment – Renewable energy Law (Band 3 – Highly recommended)
  • Décideurs – Energy & Environment – Waste management Law (Band 1 – Leading)
  • Décideurs – Energy & Environment – Water and sanitation Law (Band 2 – Excellent)
  • Former Vice-Bâtonnier of the Paris Bar Association (2012-2013)
  • Former Member of the Bar Council (2014-2016)
  • Former Member of the National Council of the Bars (1999-2001)
  • Knight of the National Order of Merit

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