Bertrand was born in 1967 in Brussels, moving to the UK in the mid 1970s.
He studied at the London School of Economics, graduating with a degree in Economics and Philosophy and a Masters in Economics.
Bertrand joined the City Law firm, Slaughter and May in 1992 and became a partner in 2001. He is top ranked for EU and Competition law in the legal directories. Chambers & Partners UK reports that: "Sources consider widely respected competition lawyer Bertrand Louveaux to be both 'bright and extremely responsive'. Clients include Telegraph Media Group, ITV, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Diageo, Walmart-Asda, British Airways, GSK, Thomas Cook and Whitbread (Costa and Premier Inn).
He has worked in both Slaughter and May’s London and Brussels offices and has extensive experience of representing clients before the European Commission, as well as the various UK regulators (primarily OFT, OFCOM and the UK Competition Commission). He is fluent in French.
Bertrand is married to Sarah who is a documentaries producer at BBC Radio 4. Sarah, whose family originates from Falmouth, is a graduate of Exeter University.
They have two teenage children and spend as much time as they can in Cornwall where they continue to restore a dilapidated Grade 2 former rectory. They share a strong interest in the creative arts.