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Squire Patton Boggs

7, RUE DU GENERAL FOY, 75008 PARIS, FRANCE
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Work +33 1 53 83 74 00
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France

Aviation
Aviation - ranked: tier 2

Squire Patton Boggs

Squire Patton Boggs is highly active in advising on matters following high-profile aviation accidents. Key practitioner Carole Sportes has long-standing expertise in handling all stages of the judicial process, from expert proceedings to settlement negotiations. Clients include airlines, insurers and reinsurers, including Lufthansa and the insurers and reinsurers of Flash Airlines. Recent work includes handling passenger claims in France for Swiss International Air Lines and representing Air New Zealand in the criminal investigation related to an accident involving one of its aircraft in 2008.

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Employment
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Squire Patton Boggs

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 1

Squire Patton Boggs

Squire Patton Boggs specialises in insurance and reinsurance litigation and also has regulatory expertise. Core strengths include insurance coverage and professional indemnity litigation, with a significant proportion of work from the aviation, energy and construction sectors. Key practitioners Carole Sportes and Valérie Ravit advise a range of major international and mid-market insurers. Recent work includes representing AIG Europe as insurer of French mining company Lormines in defending claims alleging mining subsidence, and acting for AIG Europe in insurance coverage litigation pertaining to claims against EDF totalling €1bn and arising from the connection of solar energy installations to the public electricity network. In another complex instruction, the department advised Danish insurer Alpha Insurance Group on the run-off of an entire insurance portfolio involving property and liability coverage, which saw the team act in a multidistrict insurance dispute involving insurance brokers and former insurance holders. Another highlight was acting for Foyer Assurances in relation to defects affecting a geothermal power plant of one of its insured in Guadaloupe. AXA Corporate Solutions is also a client.

Leading individuals

Carole Sportes - Squire Patton Boggs (litigation)

Valérie Ravit - Squire Patton Boggs (litigation)

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France: Industry focus

Healthcare and life sciences
Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 3

Squire Patton Boggs

The core of Squire Patton Boggs’ healthcare and life sciences practice is liability litigation on behalf of medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies, including criminal investigations and proceedings as well as class actions. Practice co-head Valérie Ravit is representing Huntsman in a multijurisdictional product liability litigation pertaining to the coating of food supplements and drugs, and practice co-head Carole Sportes defended Siemens in a large-scale action before the French Court relating to cases of Lyme disease. Other work included representing AIG in several medical malpractice disputes against an entity formerly insured by AIG.

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