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Bird & Bird advises a major aircraft manufacturer following airline disasters. The firm also handles aviation-related commercial litigation. Practice head Vonnick Le Guillou shows ‘mastery of procedures’ before civil courts.
Garnault Rembauville Bureau Tassy has an excellent record, and recently represented Air France in the headline Concorde and Rio-Paris crash cases. Fernand Garnault, Patrice Rembauville-Nicolle and Fabrice Pradon are the key contacts.
HMN & Partners’ Simon Ndiaye is ‘an absolutely fantastic criminal lawyer’ and ‘highly client-oriented’. He represented EADS in the Concorde case. Gérard Honig is also recommended.
Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP is representing Boeing in four airline disaster proceedings including the Sharm El-Sheikh and Tamanrasset crashes. Honeywell and Global Aerospace are also clients. Thomas Rouhette is ‘well known in the aviation product liability arena’, and is appreciated for his strong client skills. Senior associate Cécile Di Meglio is another key figure in the practice.
Soulez Larivière et Associés has ‘strong mastery of procedures and technical aviation aspects’. This ‘pugnacious’ team, which includes Simon Foreman and Daniel Soulez-Larivière, represents manufacturers, airline companies and the French civil aviation authority (DGAC) in product liability cases. The practice also recently obtained the acquittal of a DGAC manager in the Concorde case.
Allen & Overy LLP’s Denis Chemla regularly represents leading engine and aircraft parts manufacturers in the context of airline disasters. The firm is advising Honeywell on potential proceedings in France following the Air France Flight 447 crash.
Bouckaert Ormen Passemard Sportes is involved in various airline disaster cases including the Sharm-El-Sheikh crash in 2004. Christian Bouckaert and Carole Sportes are the key contacts.
The highly experienced Maylis Casati-Ollier at Clyde & Co LLP is currently acting in the Rio-Paris and West Caribbean Airways crash proceedings.
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. has a comprehensive practice, although insurance and litigation are key strengths under Richard Ghueldre. The practice advises Global Aerospace on matters pertaining to all French airports except Paris, and also acts for major insurers such as La Réunion Aérienne.