In this chapter WWL presents 27 market-leading lawyers who excel in product liability defence. They regularly represent clients across a broad range of industries and sectors in complex domestic and cross-border disputes.
Most highly regarded
Signature Litigation impresses with three listings this year.
Sylvie Gallage-Alwis is a distinguished name in the French market, highlighted for her first-tier work defending big-name clients in product liability class actions.
The “excellent” Thomas Rouhette is lauded for his three decades of experience litigating in complex product liability disputes.
Emmanuèle Lutfalla is praised for her 25 years of experience navigating clients through complex insurance and product liability claims.
HMN & Partners performs well with three listings.
Simon Ndiaye earns acclaim as “a highly astute and very well-respected lawyer in the product liability field”.
Gérard Honig is recognised by sources as a go-to name for product liability, industrial risk and aviation disputes.
With more than 40 years of experience in the field, Bernard Mettetal wins praise for his market-leading domestic and international product liability expertise.
Jacques-Antoine Robert at Simmons & Simmons sits among France’s foremost product liability specialists, with peers describing him as “a fantastic lawyer who is pleasant to work alongside”.
Denis Chemla of Allen & Overy earns extensive recommendations as a “truly excellent professional”. He is highly sought-after by clients in the aviation industry for his considerable expertise in product liability defence.
Vonnick le Guillou with DLA Piper enjoys a sterling reputation for her first-class product liability practice, with sources endorsing her as “an extraordinarily smart and pleasant lawyer”.
Squire Patton Boggs claims Carole Sportes, who stands out among peers thanks to her “strong product liability practice, especially in the aerospace industry”.
Valérie Ravit is a favourite among peers and clients, who recommend her as “a bright practitioner” with a “strong background and broad expertise in the product liability field”.
The “fantastic” Christine Gateau of Hogan Lovells is well-versed in handling mass torts and complex product liability class actions.
Benoît Javaux with Squadra Avocats earns plaudits as “a stellar practitioner” in product liability, corporate and finance litigation.
Dechert’s Laurent Martinet enjoys a diverse practice spanning product liability, mass torts and white-collar crime. He is highly sought after by clients in the IT, energy, transport and automotive sectors.