Christian is the senior partner of the law firm Bouckaert Ormen Passemard, widely known as BOPS. Christian was admitted to the Paris Bar in 1975 and has considerable experience of commercial disputes, in particular for insurance, reinsurance and liability matters. Before founding Cabinet BOPS, Christian was the head of Norton Rose’s international litigation and arbitration practice in Paris.
Christian has in-depth industry-specific knowledge in the areas of insurance; aviation; banking; construction; industrial risks; pharmaceutical liability and product liability. He is used to handling large-scale and complex matters and mass litigation (especially in aviation, pharmaceutical liability and product liability).
Christian Bouckaert has also developed specific expertise of arbitration proceedings, both as counsel and arbitrator. He is a member of the board of the American Arbitration Association and a member of the ICC Commission on arbitration. He has been a member of the board of directors of a reinsurance company.
Chambers describes Christian as a “long-standing specialist and extremely respected lawyer” who is “universally acclaimed for his dexterity in negotiations”. It adds that he is “described as one of the most respected figures in the French legal landscape” and merits “an A-plus for tremendous work, concluded in a timely fashion”. The guide adds, “His peers sing his praises as a ‘delightful human being’.”
A leading French legal guide has ranked Christian has one of the 22 “leading strategists” of the Paris Bar for four years in a row. When it comes to insurance matters, he is described as “an undisputable master in the area”.
Christian has spoken at numerous conferences related to business litigation, has been a member of the editorial board of the Air & Space Law Journal and of the journal of the AIDA Reinsurance and Insurance Arbitration Society, and has extensively published in topics of interest to the business community.
WWL says: Christian Bouckaert boasts a stellar reputation as “the most prominent name in the French market”.
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