In this chapter we select 26 exceptional lawyers for their leading work in wide-ranging and complex product liability disputes.
Most highly regarded
HMN & Partners sees three practitioners listed here.
Simon Ndiaye is hailed by sources who note, “His work is of the highest calibre.” His first-class practice includes insurance and liability claims across a range of sectors, including aviation.
Gérard Honig is a “strong professional” in product liability defence proceedings, with notable experience in aviation and industrial risk.
Bernard Mettetal is commended for his “adept professionalism” in handling manufacturing product liability issues for international clients.
Three lawyers at Signature Litigation are noted for their outstanding work in the field.
Thomas Rouhette receives prominent credit as “a very respected practitioner with an exceptionally strong product liability practice”.
The “excellent” Emmanuèle Lutfalla is lauded for her “international connections in the market” and her diligent work for insurers in major life-science product liability cases.
Sylvie Gallage-Alwis is acclaimed for her “rigorous analysis, strategic guidance and seasoned litigation” on complex product disputes. Clients applaud her “customer-centric and financially aware” approach.
Jacques-Antoine Robert of Simmons & Simmons is a “superb and very experienced litigator”, widely touted as a “well-known” figure in life sciences product liability defence.
Vonnick le Guillou at DLA Piper delivers top-notch work on complex civil and criminal prelitigation, litigation and arbitration for aviation and insurance corporations.
Squire Patton Boggs’ Carole Sportes gains plaudits as a “standout professional and highly personable” lawyer who excels in litigious work for the pharmaceutical, life sciences and industrial sectors.
Valérie Ravit is “a pleasure to work with as well as a consummate professional”, renowned for her advisory and representation services for the pharmaceutical and construction industries.
Allen & Overy’s Denis Chemla has an “impeccable reputation in product liability work” and a strong background in aviation matters.
Erwan Poisson is revered for his “extremely professional” handling of high-value product liability claims and proceedings.
Simon Foreman at Courrégé Foreman is well thought of among peers thanks to his “established reputation with a focus on aviation work”.
At Hogan Lovells, Christine Gateau is a “sharp-sighted professional with superb client service”, noted for her national and international product liability practice.
Dechert’s Laurent Martinet “is the first point of call for product liability work”, report impressed clients who praise his “active work” in sectors ranging from energy to transportation.
At Kennedy’s, 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.