Firm Profile > Courrégé-Foreman > Paris, France

3 avenue Victor Hugo

Aviation Tier 2

The 'very reactive' team at Courrégé-Foreman 'knows how to handle technical criminal cases' and acts for a broad variety of clients, including civil aviation authorities, manufacturers, airport operators and air traffic control authorities. Founding partners Mauricia Courrégé and Simon Foreman remain the key practitioners and handle a caseload that has recently included representing engine manufacturer Safran Helicopter Engines in criminal proceedings following an engine stoppage which led to a fatal helicopter crash. Another key role included advising the director of civil aviation services in French Polynesia on a criminal investigation into a 2007 crash which resulted in 20 deaths. Paris Aéroport, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, La Réunion Aérienne and the French Civil Aviation Authority are also clients of the firm.

Dispute resolution: White-collar crime Tier 3

White-collar crime and litigation boutique Courrégé-Foreman has a ‘very responsive’ six-lawyer team which shows ‘good understanding of clients' needs and expectations’. The firm has particular experience in cases relating to major industrial accidents and is notably defending Total, as the indirect owner, in the long-running court proceedings following the AZF chemical plant explosion in Toulouse in 2001. The firm is also highly active in the aviation sector, where ‘lawyers know their clients' businesses perfectly and know how to handle technical criminal cases’. Major names such as Safran and Aéroports de Paris are clients, while engine manufacturer Turbomeca has instructed the firm following criminal and civil proceedings relating to a helicopter crash. The practice has a diverse caseload and is dealing with sensitive criminal tax and labour law cases. It is also defending Uber drivers prosecuted for infringements to transportation law. Founding partners Mauricia Courrégé and Simon Foreman are ‘good and quick to understand technical issues’. Of counsel Hugo Lévy is also a key contact.

The firm: With over 25 years of experience in litigation and sharing a vision of the profession, Mauricia Courrégé and Simon Foreman founded the boutique firm Courrégé Foreman in 2014. The team today brings together five lawyers who assist the management and legal teams of companies in the handling of their conflicts, whether at the stage of preventing conflict situations or when litigation actually occurs – be it classic commercial litigation (including arbitration) or criminal proceedings, of which they also have solid experience.

As specialists of industrial accidents and catastrophes, the firm’s lawyers intervene in emblematic cases of technological accidents as well as in everyday issues. The team collaborates with engineers from all disciplines with the aim of continuously gaining a better understanding of the technical risks that companies are facing, and to understand and master the issues in the litigation stage.

The firm’s lawyers have notably developed a more specific expertise in the aeronautical field. They cover the more in-depth points of French and international regulations and regularly represent major operators in the field in cases of accidents, industrial risks or product liability.

Department Name Email Telephone
Commercial litigation
White-collar crime
Industrial accidents
Intellectual property
Human rights
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Mauricia Courrégé  photo Ms Mauricia Courrégé
Mr Simon Foreman  photo Mr Simon Foreman
Number of lawyers : 5