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Transport - Shipping 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Henri de Richemont is “a great lawyer” according to sources, one of whom notes, “Henri solves problems faster than they arise.”


Henri de Richemont is the senior partner of the law firm Richemont Delviso, freshly born from the partnership between his long-standing firm and the ever-rising Delviso law firm.

Henri is a leading name in France in Maritime Law with considerable experience in national and international disputes in connection with shipping matters (collision, carriage of goods and passengers, personal injury, pollution, salvage, general average, charterparties, etc.), advising and acting for P&I Clubs, hull insurers, shipowners and charterers.

He has been intervening in major casualties in France and in North and West Africa and his expertise and negotiating skills are regularly required in complex arbitration and litigation, ship sale operations and strategies for regulatory compliance.

Henri is registered at the Paris Bar. He graduated from the Faculty of Law of Paris and the Institute of Political Studies of Paris and has an LLM from Harvard Law School. He started his practice in France after working in law firms in New York and London.

He is member of the boards of the French Maritime Cluster and the Superior Council of the Merchant Navy and is member of the Marine Academy, the CMI and the Association Française de Droit Maritime and supporting member of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association.

He was entrusted by the French Government with missions for the reform of the French flag and the development of the Motorways of the Sea, is the author and “Rapporteur” for the Senate of the law creating the “French International Register” (R.I.F.) and was the Rapporteur of the investigation commission of the Senate on the Erika oil pollution

Henri is past Deputy then Senator of the Charente and has been Vice-President of the Regional Council of Poitou-Charente.

He has received the distinctions of Chevalier of the Legion of Honor and Officer of the National Order of the Merit.

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WWL Ranking: Recommended
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