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WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Alexis Valençon is an “excellent insurance lawyer”, renowned for his expert handling of complex litigation and arbitration.

Biography

Alexis Valençon is a partner at Kennedys and co-founder of the Paris office. He is an insurance and reinsurance specialist with extensive expertise in complex litigation and arbitration. He advises leading French and foreign insurance and reinsurance companies, brokers, major policyholders, manufacturers and industrial companies on a broad range of issues, ranging from insurance and reinsurance disputes (litigation and arbitration) to product liability, financial lines, construction and professional liability. He also assists his clients in complex court-appointed investigations relating to industrial risks, drafting insurance contracts that comply with French law and setting up activities in France.

He teaches judicial procedure and insurance litigation and arbitration at Paris Dauphine University's insurance institute and at the law faculty of Montpellier and Le Mans. He is also regularly invited to speak at conferences and colloquiums on matters of (re)insurance law and litigation. He is a regular contributor to a variety of industry publications linked to (re)insurance law and commercial litigation. In this respect, he is, inter alia, a co-author of Le Lamy Assurances (one of France’s leading textbooks on (re)insurance law) and the French chapter of various international reference books of insurance and reinsurance law and product liability, such as The Insurance & Reinsurance Law ReviewThe Class Action Law ReviewTheFARAD Private Life Insurance and The International Comparative Legal Guide To Insurance & Reinsurance and Product Liability.

Alexis is a member of the International Insurance Law Association (AIDA), the Association of Corporate Risk and Insurance Management (AMRAE), the International Bar Association (IBA), the French Arbitration Committee (CFA) and the Association of Reinsurance Professionals in France (APREF).

He speaks French, English and Spanish.

Alexis has advised and represented: (re)insurers in a major loss, which exceeded €200 million, caused by a fire that took place in a sub-aquatic international tunnel; the liability insurer of a financial institution in a litigation regarding the loss of value of a real estate portfolio, with the claim exceeding €130 million; the (re)insurers of a construction company in a litigation regarding the defects of one of the most important places of worship in North Africa, with the claim exceeding €60 million; a construction company regarding the coverage of its liability in relation with the defects of an urban waste incineration plant, with the amount of loss exceeding €50 million; a broker in an arbitration against an insurer regarding a breach of contract, with the claim exceeding €35 million; an insurance company in a litigation regarding the liability of a broker in relation to a gap in coverage, with the claim exceeding €25 million; an insurance company victim of a fraud of an amount of €6 million in civil and criminal proceedings; co-insurers regarding the coverage of the liability of a bank following a major financial loss in Asia, with the loss exceeding €125 million; a reinsurance company in a litigation aiming at setting aside an arbitration award (amount at stake of approximately €10 million); a reinsurance company in an arbitration against a cedent regarding the consequences of the termination of reinsurance contracts (amount at stake of approximately €25 million; the insurer of a construction company in a litigation related to the alleged defaults of an automatic parking (with the claim exceeding €7.5 million); and insurers in numerous commercial and criminal matters in relation with losses at industrial sites.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Alexis Valençon is “a great lawyer, capable of comprehending and interpreting technical problems”. His “availability and reactivity” make him a valuable asset in the product liability defence industry.

Biography

Alexis Valençon is a partner at Kennedys and co-founder of the Paris office. He is an insurance and reinsurance specialist with extensive expertise in complex litigation and arbitration. He advises leading French and foreign insurance and reinsurance companies, brokers, major policyholders, manufacturers and industrial companies on a broad range of issues, ranging from insurance and reinsurance disputes (litigation and arbitration) to product liability, financial lines, construction and professional liability. He also assists his clients in complex court-appointed investigations relating to industrial risks, drafting insurance contracts that comply with French law and setting up activities in France.

He teaches judicial procedure and insurance litigation and arbitration at Paris Dauphine University's insurance institute and at the law faculty of Montpellier and Le Mans. He is also regularly invited to speak at conferences and colloquiums on matters of (re)insurance law and litigation. He is a regular contributor to a variety of industry publications linked to (re)insurance law and commercial litigation. In this respect, he is, inter alia, a co-author of Le Lamy Assurances (one of France’s leading textbooks on (re)insurance law) and the French chapter of various international reference books of insurance and reinsurance law and product liability, such as The Insurance & Reinsurance Law ReviewThe Class Action Law ReviewTheFARAD Private Life Insurance and The International Comparative Legal Guide To Insurance & Reinsurance and Product Liability.

Alexis is a member of the International Insurance Law Association (AIDA), the Association of Corporate Risk and Insurance Management (AMRAE), the International Bar Association (IBA), the French Arbitration Committee (CFA) and the Association of Reinsurance Professionals in France (APREF).

He speaks French, English and Spanish.

Alexis has advised and represented: (re)insurers in a major loss, which exceeded €200 million, caused by a fire that took place in a sub-aquatic international tunnel; the liability insurer of a financial institution in a litigation regarding the loss of value of a real estate portfolio, with the claim exceeding €130 million; the (re)insurers of a construction company in a litigation regarding the defects of one of the most important places of worship in North Africa, with the claim exceeding €60 million; a construction company regarding the coverage of its liability in relation with the defects of an urban waste incineration plant, with the amount of loss exceeding €50 million; a broker in an arbitration against an insurer regarding a breach of contract, with the claim exceeding €35 million; an insurance company in a litigation regarding the liability of a broker in relation to a gap in coverage, with the claim exceeding €25 million; an insurance company victim of a fraud of an amount of €6 million in civil and criminal proceedings; co-insurers regarding the coverage of the liability of a bank following a major financial loss in Asia, with the loss exceeding €125 million; a reinsurance company in a litigation aiming at setting aside an arbitration award (amount at stake of approximately €10 million); a reinsurance company in an arbitration against a cedent regarding the consequences of the termination of reinsurance contracts (amount at stake of approximately €25 million; the insurer of a construction company in a litigation related to the alleged defaults of an automatic parking (with the claim exceeding €7.5 million); and insurers in numerous commercial and criminal matters in relation with losses at industrial sites.

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