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Christian Bouckaert

Christian Bouckaert
Office:
47 rue Dumont d'Urville
75116
City:
Paris
Country:
France
Tel:
+33 1 70 37 39 02
Fax:
+33 1 70 37 39 01

Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Insurance & Reinsurance: Lawyers

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”. 

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Insurance & Reinsurance which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal France - Insurance & Reinsurance

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. In 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 is regarded as “one of the most prominent practitioners in the French market” thanks to his four decades of expertise.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: France which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Life Sciences: Product Liability

Christian is the senior partner of the law firm Bouckaert Ormen Passemard Sportes, widely known as BOPS. Christian was admitted to the Paris bar in 1975 and has considerable experience of air and space disputes. He is expert in aerospace and aviation law, including air carriers' liability, and provides assistance to its clients in the aeronautical industry, both on the ground and in the air. In particular, he intervenes in lawsuits relating to damage to aircraft on the ground or to spacecraft during launching. Along other partners of the air and space team at BOPS, Christian also intervenes in sensitive disputes between airlines and their customers. Current matters include: representing an airline company further to the Boeing B747 crash in Egypt that triggered 650 individual claims; representing an airline company in the criminal investigations regarding Airbus A320 crash in the Mediterranean Sea; acting for a European reinsurer in arbitration proceedings consequent on the explosion of a space rocket during its launch (amount in dispute: more than €60 million); representing several leading airline companies in dozen claims from passengers (for delay, flight cancellation and others) pursuant to EC regulations/handling of cargo claims; representing a leading European airline company in several disputes relating to freight services; and acting as expert on French law in a lawsuit before an Asian tribunal relating to the damages caused by birds during the take-off of an airplane.

Christian can also rely on the firm’s premier reinsurance, product liability and commercial litigation practices to support his work relating to aerospace matters.

Christian has long been on the case law committee of Air & Space Law and has published several articles relating to concerns of airlines companies and their commercial partners, including: “No More Alternative in French Law to the Jurisdiction Rules of Article 28” (Air & Space Law, vol. 31, July 2006); “DVT Litigation Update: the missing French connection” (Air & Space Law, April 2006).

Christian has received numerous recognitions for his achievements in air and space dispute. Chambers Europe, 2009, states: “An insurance boutique with a strong aviation practice, BOPS is famous for its litigation skills which it deploys on behalf of major airline companies. Lufthansa and British Airways are amongst its prominent clients. The lawyers essentially handle liability disputes and are involved in passenger claims, freight-related litigation and accidents. They have been involved in several prominent air crash matters, including the Sharm El Sheikh case. Insurance and reinsurance specialist Christian Bouckaert is a distinguished litigator who is highly esteemed by peers.”

WWL says: Christian Bouckaert has considerable expertise in product liability matters in the pharmaceuticals sector. One respondent says: “He is without a doubt one of the most distinguished and preeminent lawyers operating in France today.”

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Life Sciences which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal France - Life Sciences

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 is widely considered one of the leading product liability defence lawyers in France, with exceptional experience in cases in the life sciences sector.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: France which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal France - Commercial Litigation

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 offers clients comprehensive litigation expertise, including notable experience in mass litigation cases.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: France which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Litigation: Lawyers

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 has wide-ranging experience in commercial disputes in sectors including telecommunications and banking, and is known as a “real player”.‚Äč

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Litigation which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal France - Mediation

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: Leading litigator Christian Bouckaert is highly experienced in all forms of alternative dispute resolution.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: France which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Product Liability Defence

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 is a “great legal mind” who possesses “incredible abilities” when dealing with cases

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Product Liability Defence which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Transport: Aviation Contentious

Christian is the senior partner of the law firm Bouckaert Ormen Passemard Sportes, widely known as BOPS. Christian was admitted to the Paris Bar in 1975 and has considerable experience of air and space disputes. He is an expert in aerospace and aviation law, including air carriers' liability, and provides assistance to its clients in the aeronautical industry, both on the ground and in the air. In particular, he intervenes in lawsuits relating to damage to aircraft on the ground or to spacecraft during launching. Along other partners of the air and space team at BOPS, Christian also intervenes in sensitive disputes between airlines and their customers. Current matters include: representing an airline company further to the Boeing B747 crash in Egypt that triggered 650 individual claims; representing an airline company in the criminal investigations regarding an Airbus A320 crash in the Mediterranean Sea; acting for a European reinsurer in arbitration proceedings consequent on the explosion of a space rocket during its launch (amount in dispute: more than €60 million); representing several leading airline companies in dozens of claims from passengers (for delay, flight cancellation and others) pursuant to EC regulations/handling of cargo claims; representing a leading European airline company in several disputes relating to freight services; and acting as an expert on French law in a lawsuit before an Asian tribunal relating to the damages caused by birds during the take-off of an airplane.

Christian can also rely on the firm’s premier reinsurance, product liability and commercial litigation practices to support his work relating to aerospace matters.

Christian has long been on the case law committee of Air & Space Law and has published several articles relating to concerns of airlines companies and their commercial partners, including: “No More Alternative in French Law to the Jurisdiction Rules of Article 28” (Air & Space Law, vol. 31, July 2006); “DVT Litigation Update: the missing French connection” (Air & Space Law, April 2006).

Christian has received numerous recognitions for his achievements in air and space dispute. Chambers Europe, 2009, states: “An insurance boutique with a strong aviation practice, BOPS is famous for its litigation skills which it deploys on behalf of major airline companies. Lufthansa and British Airways are amongst its prominent clients. The lawyers essentially handle liability disputes and are involved in passenger claims, freight-related litigation and accidents. They have been involved in several prominent air crash matters, including the Sharm El Sheikh case. Insurance and reinsurance specialist Christian Bouckaert is a distinguished litigator who is highly esteemed by peers.”

WWL says: Christian Bouckaert specialises in insurance disputes relating to the aviation sector and receives praise for being “highly effective” and “user-friendly”.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Transport which can be purchased from our Shop.

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