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Headed by Maylis Casati-Ollier, Clyde & Co LLP’s practice advises leading airline companies and their insurers. The firm is involved in a top case arising from a major airline disaster.

DLA Piper hired the highly regarded Vonnick Le Guillou from Bird & Bird, who has leading expertise in the field of aviation-related litigation. Le Guillou is representing a leading aircraft manufacturer and its insurer in a very high-profile air disaster case. The firm also handles commercial work. Airbus is a client.

Garnault Rembauville Bureau Tassy has impressive credentials in the aviation field and is involved in a top case following a major airline disaster. Fernand Garnault and Patrice Rembauville-Nicolle are the key contacts.

HMN & Partners’ Simon Ndiaye is a key name for top aviation cases and acts for a number of leading manufacturers.

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP is ‘highly recommended for aviation or product liability matters in France’. The firm is one of Boeing’s preferred advisers for strategic cases, including litigation arising from the Flash Airlines and West Caribbean airline disasters. Practice head Thomas Rouhette is ‘very able in court and provides keen insights into the legal strategy’.

bops advises major foreign airline companies, handling product liability cases as well as cargo and passenger claims. It is representing a manufacturer in relation to maintenance issues affecting A380 and A340 aircraft engines. Christian Bouckaert and Aurélia Cadain are the key contacts.

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is adviser to Global Aerospace as liability insurer for all French airports (except those run by ADP). The practice also advises manufacturers, insurers and victims following air crashes. Airbus Helicopters is a client. Richard Ghueldre heads the practice, in which associate Béatrice Fleuris is significantly involved.

Holman Fenwick Willan France LLP advises leading French and international airline companies and insurers. Pierre Frühling heads the four-lawyer team, which has a broad range of expertise covering regulatory and litigation matters. The practice is acting for Air Corsica in a state aid case.

Soulez Larivière et Associés advises aviation regulator authority DGAC in the wake of accidents or other incidents by private jets or commercial aircraft. The firm is representing DGAC in the Rio-Paris and Barcelona-Düsseldorf accident cases. Daniel Soulez-Larivière and Astrid Mignon Colombet are the key contacts.

Squire Patton Boggs recruited Carole Sportes, who has experience of advising insurers and airline companies following major accidents or in cargo and passenger-related cases. The practice is notably representing Flash Airlines’ insurers and reinsurers following the crash of the Flash Airlines Flight 604 from Sharm El Sheikh in 2004.

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