Sylvie Gallage-Alwis > Signature Litigation AARPI > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

Signature Litigation AARPI
49/51 avenue George V
75008
France

Work Department

Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation

Position

After 10 years practicing in a major international law firm, Sylvie became one of the founding partners of the Paris office of Signature Litigation and heads its product liability practice. She specialises in all cutting-edge complex disputes linked to products, namely product liability, product safety, toxic tort, mass litigation/class action, regulatory compliance, and environment.

Sylvie has experience in all ranges of product-related litigation. She represents a variety of globally recognised manufacturers from industries such as automotive, electronic products, cosmetics, new technologies, steel, energy, food, toys, etc.

She is further known in the French market as a leading toxic tort / mass litigation lawyer. As such, she has been involved in most pro-company case law rendered in recent years, notably in asbestos-related cases, with some cases mentioned in the French Civil and Social Security Codes because of the significant reversal in case law they represent.

Sylvie is both an Avocat à la Cour in France and a Solicitor in England & Wales.

Career

Trained, Hogan Lovells Paris, 2007; Counsel, Hogan Lovells Paris, 2008 to 2018; Partner Signature Litigation 2019.

Languages

English and French.

Memberships

Member; Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (ADTA); Member, Committees vice Chair; Member, International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC).

Education

Université Panthéon-Assas Paris 2; Trinity College Dublin; The London School of Economics and Political Science; ESSEC Business School Paris.

Lawyer Rankings

France > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation

(Next Generation Partners: Product liability litigation)

Sylvie Gallage-AlwisSignature Litigation AARPI

Signature Litigation AARPI is the market’s go-to-firm for domestic and cross-border product liability cases. The firm handles a large and prominent caseload for leading industrial companies, including top cases in the aviation, automobile and electronics sectors, and recently a sensitive case concerning nuclear equipments. The team is also highly regarded for its know-how in defending companies against toxic tort claims and deals with a high amount of claims brought by employees regarding asbestos and other chemical substances  In addition, the team also acts in a wide range of other disputes, including commercial litigation and financial product- related cases. Thomas Rouhette and Sylvie Gallage-Alwis co-head the practice. The arrival of the very promising Flore Poloni, who joined in Summer 2020 as partner from August Debouzy where she was a counsel, strengthened the team.