In this chapter we recognise 16 lawyers for their unparalleled handling of an array of shipping matters, from disputes to financing.
Most Highly Regarded
Three individuals from HFW are listed for their expertise in the sector.
Guillaume Brajeux is an “excellent marine-focused lawyer” who is “very well known” for his expert handling of collisions, groundings and total loss claims.
Olivier Purcell is a “great expert” with extensive experience and know-how in shipping disputes, notably insurance and coverage claims.
Stanislas Lequette is “highly rated” for his profound knowledge of cargo claims and maritime law.
Lewis & Co see three of its leading shipping experts listed.
Lars Lewis is a “very knowledgeable” practitioner with significant experience and knowledge of international trade and shipping law, including ship arrests, personal injury and insurance claims.
Leila Esnard is well known for her “thoroughness” and “eye for detail”. She is enthusiastically credited with the “ability to weigh up the strengths and weaknesses” of a case, and “enable a balanced decision to be made”.
Peter Iglikowski has over 30 years of experience in international shipping law, and is widely regarded as a leading figure for shipping litigation.
Villeneau Rohart Simon & Associés performs well with three specialists listed.
Patrick Simon is a “excellent name” in the shipping sector, with a wealth of experience handling ship arrests, maritime disasters and charter party disputes.
Sébastien Lootgieter is widely acknowledged as a “top-level” and “outstanding” lawyer who is “quick and to-the-point”.
Jean-Serge Rohart is “one of the top” maritime lawyers in the country, and “greatly experienced” in maritime casualty cases.
Henri Najjar at DelViso Avocats is a top choice for clients in the French shipping sector thanks to his leading expertise in charter party disputes, collisions and groundings, and ship financing.
At Richemont Nicolas & Associes, Henri de Richemont is an established figure renowned for his deep knowledge of charter party disputes.
Christophe Nicolas comes highly recommended by sources who note he excels in cargo claims and shipping arrests.
Mathieu Croix of Stream Avocats is a “top name” in the shipping sector, widely respected for his maritime, transport and fishing law expertise.
Alain Gautron of Stephenson Harwood is “very well regarded” for ship and asset financing, and has impressive knowledge of shipping regulation.
Hervé Laroque of Laroque & Associés “definitely deserves to be on the list” according to sources who applaud his top-notch shipping practice.
Gildas Rostain of Clyde & Co enjoys “a great reputation” among peers for the first-rate counsel he delivers to clients on industrial risk and shi