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Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended
Product Liability Defence 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Carole Sportes possesses a top-tier product liability practice and has a wide-ranging skill set that spans a range of matters from managing mass torts to cross-border disputes.


Partner at Squire Patton Boggs, Carole Sportes is the managing partner of the Paris office and heads its international dispute resolution practice. She has a broad expertise in handling complex multi-jurisdictional disputes and representing parties in commercial and investment arbitrations, as well as recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards.

Her practice encompasses the areas of aviation, insurance, reinsurance and product liability disputes, including pharmaceutical products. She has extensive experience in handling mass tort litigation and correlative ability to craft and ensure coherent strategy of defence in multi-district litigation.

Carole’s recent representative cases include representing a major European pharmaceutical company in the massive French litigation concerning the drug DES; one of the most pre-eminent industrial companies in a large litigation concerning Lyme disease; a foreign central bank in relation to various disputes; and a sovereign state in investment arbitrations.

She was nominated as lawyer of year (for transport) in 2018 by Best Lawyer. She is ranked in band 3 of Chambers Europe (2018) for transport: aviation in France, and in Best Lawyers (2018) for product liability litigation. She is among the few lawyers recommended by The Legal 500 EMEA (2018) in France for insurance and aviation.

Carole is the co-author of the French chapters of the Class & Group Actions Guide and the Product Liability Guide, both published by ICGL. She is also the sole author of the France chapter of The Aviation Law Review.

Carole is a member of the International Aviation Women’s Association, the French Society of Air and Space Law, and the International Insurance Law Association.

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WWL Ranking: Recommended
WWL Ranking: Recommended
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