Emmanuèle Lutfalla > Signature Litigation AARPI > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

Signature Litigation AARPI
49/51 avenue George V
75008
France

Work Department

Insurance and Reinsurance Litigation

Position

After 26 years practicing in both major international law firms and top tier French law firms, Emmanuèle is one of the founding partners of the Paris office of Signature Litigation. She heads its French Insurance/Reinsurance practice.

Emmanuèle’s practice focuses on insurance and reinsurance litigation and claims management. She advises her clients both regarding policy wording and coverage issues. More recently, she has been advising her hospitality and entertainment clients following business interruption losses in the context of Covid-19, and especially against their insurers.

Emmanuèle also acts in the sensitive construction and real estate litigation. In particular, she advises national and international construction companies on post-contract advice for operational legal risk management, claims and disputes.

She assists her clients with pre-litigation and litigation procedures, court ordered expert proceedings and enforcement actions. She is also involved in ADR.

Emmanuèle has served as International Vice President on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) for three years (2014 – 2017). Previously, and within the same organisation, she had served as Chair of the International Committee and of the Continuing Education Committee for several years.

Emmanuèle is also highly recognised in legal directories.

Career

Associate, Quinchon Lefebvre et Associes, 1992; Associate, Cabinet Honig Buffat Mettetal, 1995; Associate, Clyde & Co LLP, 2000; Associate, Norton Rose, 2002; Associate, Scp Soulié & Coste-Floret, 2003; Partner, Scp Soulié & Coste-Floret, 2006; Partner, Signature Litigation, 2019.

Languages

English and French.

Memberships

Member, Insuralex; Member, International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC); Member, Association Internationale de Droit des Assurances (AIDA) France; Member, APREF; Member, Association des Juristes d’Assurance et de Réassurance (AJAR); Member, Insurance & Reinsurance Legacy Association (IRLA).

Education

University of Kent; Capa; Université de Paris II Assas.

Lawyer Rankings

Paris > Assurances

Depuis son lancement sur la place parisienne en janvier 2019,  Signature Litigation AARPI est devenu en peu de temps un des acteurs de référence du marché pour la résolution des litiges. Le cabinet gère des affaires de grande envergure. La boutique est spécialisée dans le traitement des litiges complexes, de dimension nationale ou internationale – le volant d’affaires comprend néanmoins une majorité des dossiers internationaux, la présence londonienne du cabinet aidant. Le cabinet réunit une excellente équipe, dont les membres les plus proéminents sont Emmanuèle Lutfalla et Thomas Rouhette qui codirigent la pratique. A noter, le recrutement en septembre 2020 de Flore Poloni (ex counsel chez August Debouzy ) en qualité d’associée qui vient fortement renforcer l’expertise du cabinet sur l’arbitrage commercial international.

France > Insurance

Since its creation in January 2019, Signature Litigation AARPI quickly established itself as one of France’s finest dispute resolution practices and consistently attracts high-stakes, often headline-grabbing matters. The boutique specialises in complex litigation, both in France and internationally, with the majority of matters multijurisdictional in nature, with the firm’s London presence a key asset for cross-border work. The practice unites an impressive bench of stellar litigators, chief among them practice heads Emmanuèle Lutfalla and Thomas Rouhette. In September 2020, the arrival of former August Debouzy counsel Flore Poloni as partner bolstered the group’s international commercial arbitration capabilities.