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Squire Patton Boggs > The Legal 500 Rankings
France > Insurance Tier 1The insurance and reinsurance team at Squire Patton Boggs continues to be a key player in the practice area, employing the bench strength of its global network to advise major international insurance companies and middle-market European insurance companies on a diverse spectrum of matters. Headed by Paris office managing partner Carole Sportes (who specialises in aviation law and product liability litigation) and Valérie Ravit (an expert in environmental liability claims), the group provides a comprehensive service, which extends to regulatory compliance, reinsurance and policy review matters, and professional indemnity and coverage litigation. In addition, the team assists with handling serial losses for pharmaceutical and medical device companies.
Carole Sportes; Valérie Ravit
‘Squire Patton Boggs are the go-to firm for the most complex claims relating to the casualty insurance business.’
‘Valérie Ravit is the key figure in the firm and one of the most respected lawyers in the French market. One of the best insurance lawyers I have worked with in 30 years.’
‘Very good inter-personal relationship and pragmatic advice. Lawyers are competent, personable and know their field. Billing is fair and as agreed in advance.’
‘José Ricardo Feris is outstanding at preparing cases as well as briefing and advising clients on the way forward.’
‘Rostislav Pekar is an absolute star – one of the leading arbitration advocates of his generation.’
‘They have a very strong team work spirit: roles are well defined; good use of collective experience and knowledge; dialogue within the team runs well, boosting confidence in the younger team members.’
‘They are very devoted, receptive, responsive, knowledgeable and experienced.’
Republic of Peru
Federal Republic of Nigeria
Republic of Costa Rica
Republic of Ecuador
Republic of Croatia
Rand Investments, Inc
- Obtained a total victory for Costa Rica in an ICSID arbitration brought by a Spanish investor in the food industry.
- Representing the Republic of Peru in a series of three massive arbitrations relating to the construction of a metro line in Lima, with claims totalling around $2bn.
- Representing the Republic of Nigeria in a high-profile dispute valued at more than $6bn revolving around OPL245 – an oil prospecting license that has been the subject of controversy for the past 20 years.
Carole Sportes; Valérie Ravit
‘The team is very reactive and is highly appreciated for its force of proposal. It has specific skills in the field of health and manages large files.’
Other key lawyers:
‘Availability, professionalism, seniority of collaborators active on the files. Excellent ability to execute on complex subjects Very attentive to the client Proposes innovative ideas to unlock potential problems in a file’
‘Denis Barat: exceptional experience, ability to understand quickly, speed of execution, inventiveness and professionalism’
‘Tony and Dan work perfectly together. They manage the client relationship really well, being the sole point of contact despite the dozens of lawyers working in the background to get a multinational deal across.’
National Oilwell Varco, Inc.
Kongsberg Automotive AS
Building Materials Europe
Groupe La Poste
- Advised Animoca Brands Corporation (Honk Kong) on the acquisition of 70% of the share capital of Darewise Entertainment (France) from founders and VC funds (Lakestar and Serena Capital).
- Advised HEICO Electronic Technologies Corp (US) on its acquisition of EXXELIA from IK PARTNERS and management.
- Advised Jabil Inc. on its acquisition of 100% of the share capital and voting rights of YouTransactor.
John Adam; Jose Feris; Raúl Mañón
Government of Guatemala
Government of Bolivia
Government of Panama
- Represented the Republic of Costa Rica in a case brought by a Spanish investor alleging that the Costa Rican Ministry of Health conducted inspections of its chicken farm business, detected infractions, and issued administrative orders that suspended the activity, thereby indirectly causing the exit of his company from the Costa Rican market.
- Represented The Republic of Ecuador in an UNCITRAL investment arbitration under the Ecuador-US Bilateral Investment Treaty, relating to two multibillion-dollar projects to upgrade and construct crude oil facilities in Ecuador.
- Acted for the Republic of Peru in the damages phase of a commercial arbitration case held before the International Centre for Dispute Settlement (ICSID).
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.
|Mark J. Ruehlmann
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