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France > Insurance Tier 1The insurance and reinsurance team at Squire Patton Boggs continues to be a leader in the practice area, utilising its global presence and the experience of its team to advises major international and middle-market European insurance companies on a broad spectrum of matters. These include policy review, regulatory compliance, reinsurance, professional indemnity litigation and coverage litigation. In addition, the team specialises in handling serial losses for pharmaceutical and medical device companies. The group is led by Paris managing partner Carole Sportes, who brings expertise on aviation claims, and international dispute resolution partner Valérie Ravit, whose expertise includes environmental liability matters.Squire Patton Boggs has considerably bolstered its practice in the last five years. Among its key recent hires are former ICC Deputy Secretary General José Ricardo Feris, who joined in 2017, followed by Sabrina Aïnouz and Jérôme Lehucher, who both joined from DWF (France) AARPI in September 2020, and finally John Adam, who arrived from Latham & Watkins in April 2021. The four now join forces with Paris practice head Carole Sportes and Antoine Adeline as well as with Stephan Adell (Paris/Dubai), Rostislav Pekař (Prague/Paris) and Alexis Martinez (Paris/London). Building on the firm’s global reputation and in line with the firm’s growth in a number of other jurisdictions, the Paris team has wasted no time attracting high-profile mandates. The team is heavily involved in Africa, the Middle-East, Asia and Eastern Asia, Latin America and Europe, using its wide geographical presence to its clients’ advantage. The practice excels at handling energy price disputes and investment arbitration, often representing states. It is also very solid in construction arbitration, especially in Middle-Eastern countries, and notably handles strategic matters in Libya. The firm’s extensive caseload, which comprises several billion-dollar disputes, also includes large telecoms and media matters.
Other key lawyers:
‘They provided very professional advice, the lawyers were proactive and smart.’
‘Jérôme Lehucher and Sabrina Aïnouz are both very friendly and open people. It is easy to communicate with them. They are real fighters with expertise in investment arbitration, hard working professionals.’
‘The firm has an extremely strong practice in this area, under the fantastic leadership of Sabrina Aïnouz and Jérôme Lehucher. They offer an exceptionally skilled team of individuals who provide advice which is always considered and on point. They have developed a very strong following in the market. They are particularly strong in arbitrations where states are involved.’
‘Sabrina Aïnouz and Jérôme Lehucher are each superb. They each have professorial specialist knowledge of public international law and are definitely stars in the field (including treaty arbitration). Their capacity for work is phenomenal and each has an unbeatable intellect. Under their guidance, Squire Patton Boggs’ practice will inevitably continue to grow in depth and skillsets.’
‘We are very happy with the way our case is being handled. All the people we are in contact with, irrespective of their location, are working as a well-knit team and have made a cogent case and we feel optimistic about the outcome. From our perspective, they have worked seamlessly as a team to put together very good arguments, compiled the documents and have been in regular communication with us for clarifications and updates. In particular, the video-conference calls have been useful in getting them and our team on the same page.’
‘The team is excellent. It combines legal talent with a deep understanding of the technical and industrial issues that have arisen in the arbitrations in question. I mainly met José Feris and Carole Sportes who are both top-quality lawyers with extensive experience in arbitration, including ICC disputes.’
The Republic of Costa Rica
The Republic of Croatia
The Republic of Ecuador
- Representing the Republic of Costa Rica in an ICSID arbitration brought by a Spanish investor under the Spain-Costa Rica Bilateral Investment Treaty, with claims arising out of a series of alleged measures taken by governmental agencies against the claimant’s company.
- Representing the Republic of Ecuador in an UNCITRAL investment arbitration brought by WorleyParsons International under the Ecuador-US Bilateral Investment Treaty.
- Representing the State of Turkmenistan in two separate ICSID arbitrations, involving Turkish and German contractors asserting claims arising out of various construction and infrastructure projects in Turkmenistan.
- Advised Rimac Automobili on all French IP issues relating to its combination with iconic French automotive brand Bugatti Automobiles.
Standard Chartered Bank
Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR)
The Department of Finance, Dubai
- Advising the lenders (six banks) to a consortium bidding for the Al Wakra Independent Sewage Treatment Project in Qatar.
- Advising the UAE Federal Ministry of Infrastructure Development along with PWC Dubai on a review of the current PPP legislative and regulatory framework and engaging with stakeholders on how this framework might change.
- Advised the government of Dubai on the structuring, procurement and implementation of a major waste-to-energy project in Dubai, UAE.
Squire Patton Boggs > Firm Profile
The firm: Squire Patton Boggs is one of the world’s strongest integrated law firms, providing insight at the point where law, business and government meet.
The firm gives clients a voice, supports their ambitions and is committed to working alongside them to achieve successful outcomes.
With a multidisciplinary team of more than 1,500 lawyers in 47 offices across 20 countries, Squire Patton Boggs provides unrivalled access to expertise, guidance and invaluable connections on the ground. The firm delivers a seamlessly connected service that operates on any scale – locally or globally – and encompasses virtually every matter, jurisdiction and market.
The firm offers solutions shaped by a clear, commercially-focused understanding of clients’ business. Its robust and open culture enables the firm to find the right answers quickly and effectively from committed teams who understand the geographic, sector or issue-specific challenges at hand. Recognising the impact of politics and regulation on businesses across the world today, the firm has a unique mix of world-renowned lobbying and political capabilities supporting clients across Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia Pacific.
Squire Patton Boggs advises a diverse mix of clients – from long-established leading corporations to emerging businesses, startup visionaries and sovereign nations – whom the firm places at the core of everything it does.
|Aerospace, defence and government services|
|Brands and consumer products|
|Competition – antitrust|
|Construction and engineering|
|Data privacy and cybersecurity|
|Energy and natural resources|
|Environmental, safety and health|
|Government investigations and white-collar|
|Hospitality and leisure|
|Intellectual property and technology|
|International dispute resolution|
|Labour and employment|
|Media and advertising|
|Private investment funds|
|Public and infrastructure finance|
|Restructuring and insolvency|
|Sports and entertainment|
|Tax credit finance and community development|
|Tax strategy and benefits|
|Transportation, shipping and logistics|
OtherContact : Mark Ruehlmann (chairman/global CEO) Contact : Christopher Wilde (managing partner) Other offices : Abu Dhabi Other offices : Atlanta Other offices : Beijing Other offices : Berlin Other offices : Birmingham Other offices : Böblingen Other offices : Bratislava Other offices : Brussels Other offices : Cincinnati Other offices : Cleveland Other offices : Columbus Other offices : Dallas Other offices : Darwin Other offices : Denver Other offices : Doha Other offices : Dubai Other offices : Frankfurt Other offices : Hong Kong Other offices : Houston Other offices : Leeds Other offices : London Other offices : Los Angeles Other offices : Madrid Other offices : Manchester Other offices : Miami Other offices : Moscow (winding down) Other offices : New York Other offices : New Jersey Other offices : Palo Alto Other offices : Perth Other offices : Phoenix Other offices : Prague Other offices : Riyadh Other offices : San Francisco Other offices : Santo Domingo Other offices : Seoul Other offices : Shanghai Other offices : Singapore Other offices : Sydney Other offices : Tampa Other offices : Tokyo Other offices : Warsaw Other offices : Washington DC
Squire Patton Boggs > Firm Profile
Recognised as one of the world’s strongest integrated law firms, Squire Patton Boggs provides insight at the point where law, business and government meet.
Squire Patton Boggs gives clients a voice, supports their ambitions and is committed to working alongside them to achieve successful outcomes.
With a multidisciplinary team of more than 1,500 lawyers in 45 offices across 20 countries, Squire Patton Boggs provides unrivalled access to expertise, guidance and invaluable connections on the ground. The firm delivers a seamlessly connected service that operates on any scale – locally or globally – and encompasses virtually every matter, jurisdiction and market.
Squire Patton Boggs offers solutions shaped by a clear, commercially focused understanding of clients’ business. The firm’s robust and open culture enables us to find the right answers quickly and effectively from committed teams of lawyers who understand the geographic, sector or issue-specific challenges at hand. Recognising the impact of politics and regulation on businesses across the world today, Squire Patton Boggs has a unique mix of world-renowned lobbying and political capabilities supporting clients across Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia Pacific.
The firm advises a diverse mix of clients – from long-established leading corporations to emerging businesses, startup visionaries and sovereign nations – whom the firm places at the core of everything it does.
|Chair/Global CEO||Mark J. Ruehlmann|