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

Signature Litigation AARPI
49/51 avenue George V

Work Department

Insurance and Reinsurance Litigation


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.


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.


English and French.


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).


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

Lawyer Rankings

France > Insurance

The insurance team at the Paris offices of multinational law firm Signature Litigation AARPI marshals the expertise of its team to advise insurers, financial institutions, and clients in the hospitality sector. The group is headed by founding partners Emmanuèle Lutfalla, who specialises in insurance and reinsurance litigation and claims management, and Thomas Rouhette, who assists clients in the aviation industry with medical issues and product liability. In addition, the team handles industrial risk investigations and high-value claims concerning accidents involving pollution and nuclear energy.

Paris > Assurances

Signature Litigation AARPI Paris conseille des assureurs, des institutions financières et des opérateurs du secteur de l’hôtellerie. La pratique est codirigée par les cofondateurs du bureau de Paris :  Emmanuèle Lutfalla qui est une spécialiste du contentieux et de la gestion des sinistres d’assurance et de réassurance ; et Thomas Rouhette qui assiste de grands clients dans le secteur de l’industrie aéronautique en matière de responsabilité des produits. L’équipe accompagne ses clients lors d’expertises sur les risques industriels et dans la gestion de dossiers d’envergure en matière de sinistres, consécutivement à des accidents nucléaires ou industriels de pollution.