Firm Profile > DWF (France) AARPI > Paris, France

DWF (France) AARPI
137-139 RUE DE L'UNIVERSITE
TOQUE K0165
75116 PARIS
France

France > Insurance Tier 2

DWF (France) AARPI combines in-depth knowledge of international matters with a broad practice scope that includes litigation and advisory work as the core specialisms, with transactional matters, for example the transfer of policies, accounting for the rest of the caseload. The energy, construction, financial services and industrial sectors are among the key sectors for practice head Romain Dupeyré and his team, who cover a good range of insurance issues, including product liability matters. To complement the practice, the firm offers DWF Claims, a business to assist with the management of all classes of commercial lines claims, a professional negligence-related service called DWF Adjusting, aimed at providing insurers and underwriters from the construction and surveying sectors with expertise, and DWF Costs, a service that assists with all cost-related matters, including assessments, negotiations and recoveries.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘The team is  attentive, anticipates needs and  is very responsive.’

‘Romain Dupeyré takes very good care of his clients and is very professional. Mathieu Bui is very focused on innovation and implements various actions within the Paris Bar. These two lawyers are not only involved in their legal work in the strict sense, but also very knowledgeable in various other fields, in particular in new technologies. Their transversal approach, their dynamism and their extensive culture bring a plus to their clients.’

‘ Young, dynamic and creative team, full of enthusiasm.’

‘I enjoyed working with Romain Dupeyré. He is brilliant, rigorous, extremely determined.’

Key clients

RSA

Qatar Reinsurance Company

Zurich

Starr Underwriting

Accredited Insurance

Beazley Group

France > Tax Tier 5

Practice head(s):

Vincent Lazimi

Testimonials

‘Vincent Lazimi and his team bring a full 360 degrees analysis of questions submitted to them. The firm always responded to our questions quickly and completely and could be reached by phone or email quite easily. The billing process was also complete and transparent. The team was engaged and thoughtful. It was consistently professional and supportive as well as being approachable. It was also very detail-oriented as well as being responsive. We always felt that we were valued as clients’

‘Very good knowledge of French and UK private client tax. Vincent Lazimi is highly responsive, available and engaged.’

‘Clear, technical and practical solutions. Vincent Lazimi is business-oriented, has great cross-border expertise and is problem-solving.’

DWF is the largest listed legal business in the world, with an award-winning reputation for client service excellence, effective operational management and innovation. The Company became the first Main Market Premium Listed legal business on the London Stock Exchange in March 2019. DWF has been named by the Financial Times as one of Europe’s most innovative legal businesses and has been independently recognised for its quality of legal advice, service delivery and responsiveness.

DWF’s stated purpose is to transform legal services through its people for its clients using its three principal strategic objectives: understanding our clients, engaging our people and doing things differently. DWF aims to deliver its strategy by building long-term relationships with its clients, recruiting talented individuals to maintain a high service level culture and continually innovating in its provision of complex legal services, managed and connected services to address client needs and increase its market share.

The business has core strengths in corporate banking, insurance and litigation and in-depth expertise in several chosen sectors, including insurance; public sector; energy and industrials; real estate; financial services; retail, food and hospitality; technology and transport.

In addition to its legal services, DWF provides a range of professional, business or consulting services, a number of which include or are enabled by technology products and solutions to its clients through its Connected Services division. This offering is complementary to the traditional legal services offered by DWF.

DWF employs over 4,000 people across 31 key locations and has steadily grown its international presence in response to client demand. In 2019 and 2020 DWF expanded its international footprint by opening a new office in Warsaw, Poland and acquired Mindcrest Inc. to establish offices in Chicago and New York, USA, and Pune, India. DWF also acquired RCD in Spain and now has offices in Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia, Spain as part of its strategic growth plans.

DWF was the first UK legal business to achieve the ‘Disability Confident’ accreditation, which highlights the firm as an inclusive recruiter of disabled talent and is a Top 30 Employer for Working Families. The business also has its own charitable enterprise, the DWF Foundation, a registered charity aimed at providing funds and support to local charities and programmes focused on education, employability, health and wellbeing and homelessness.

Photo Name Position Profile
 Carole Arribes  photo Carole Arribes Partner
 Ali Boroumand  photo Ali Boroumand Partner, Head of Mining & Minerals
 Simon Christiaën  photo Simon Christiaën Partner
 Romain Dupeyré  photo Romain Dupeyré Partner
 Pascale Gallien  photo Pascale Gallien Partner
 Florence Karila  photo Florence Karila Partner                                   
 Jean-Francois Mercadier  photo Jean-Francois Mercadier Partner, Managing Partner (France)
 Mathilde Plénat  photo Mathilde Plénat Partner
 Anne-Sylvie Vassenaix-Paxton  photo Anne-Sylvie Vassenaix-Paxton Partner, Head of Oil & Gas

Email: enquiries@dwf.law Website: www.dwfgroup.com Tel: 0333 320 2220

The Firm

DWF is a listed legal business with an award-winning reputation for client service excellence, effective operational management and innovation. The company became the first main market premium listed legal business on the London Stock Exchange in March 2019. DWF has been named by the Financial Times as one of Europe’s most innovative legal businesses and has been independently recognised for its quality of legal advice, service delivery and responsiveness.

DWF’s strategy is to offer clients an integrated legal management approach through three streamlined and efficient global divisions of Legal Advisory, Mindcrest and Connected Services.

Legal Advisory is DWF’s traditional law firm arm. The division provides commercial intelligence and deep sectoral experience to deliver premium legal advice to clients.

Mindcrest is an established and well-known brand that provides outsourced and process-led legal services through which DWF standardises, systematises, scales, and optimises legal work.

Connected Services is DWF’s collection of products and business services that enhance the Group’s legal offerings. The division complements the Legal Advisory and Mindcrest teams through the provision of non-legal services such as claims management, costs and regulatory consulting.

Together, the three divisions support DWF’s single Integrated Legal Management approach through which DWF seamlessly combines any number of these services to deliver bespoke solutions to its clients with efficiency, price certainty and transparency. This approach enables DWF to offer solutions that combine traditional law firm services with new, modern legal and business services relevant to today’s companies, and the challenges and opportunities they face.

DWF employs over 4,000 people across 30 key locations and has steadily grown its international presence in response to client demand.

In 2019 and 2020, DWF expanded its international footprint by opening a new office in Warsaw, Poland and acquired Mindcrest Inc. to establish offices in Chicago and New York, USA, and Pune, India. DWF also acquired RCD in Spain and now has offices in Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia, Spain as part of its strategic growth plans.

DWF was the first UK legal business to achieve the ‘Disability Confident’ accreditation, which highlights the firm as an inclusive recruiter of disabled talent, and is a Top 30 Employer for Working Families. The business also has its own charitable enterprise, the DWF Foundation, a registered charity aimed at providing funds and support to local charities and programmes focused on education, employability, health and wellbeing and homelessness.

INTERNATIONAL OFFICES Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Qatar, Poland, Spain, UAE, USA

*USA, *Colombia, *Panama, *Argentina, *Turkey, *South Africa

* Associations

Chairman: Jonathan Bloomer

Managing Partner and DWF Group CEO: Sir Nigel Knowles

Number of UK partners: c. 230

Number of qualified lawyers in the UK: c. 905

PRACTICE AREA CONTACTS

Legal Advisory: Paul Rimmer

Mindcrest: Mark Qualter

Connected Services: Jason Ford

Public Sector: Jonathan Branton

Energy: Slava Kiryushin

Financial Services: Martin Pugsley

Retail, Food & Hospitality: Dominic Watkins

Technology: Stewart Room

Transport: Jonathan Moss

Insurance: Claire Bowler

Real Estate: Melanie Williams

UK OFFICES

Belfast: 42 Queen Street, BT1 6HL

Tel: 028 9023 0230 Fax: 028 9024 4644

Birmingham: One Snowhill, Snow Hill Queensway, B4 6GA

Tel: 0333 320 2220 Fax: 0333 320 4440

Bristol: 120 Redcliff Street, BS1 6HU

Tel: 0333 320 2220 Fax: 0333 320 4440

Edinburgh: No. 2 Lochrin Square, 96 Fountainbridge, EH3 9QA

Tel: 0333 320 2220 Fax: 0333 320 4440

Glasgow: 110 Queen Street, Glasgow, G1 3HD

Tel: 0141 228 8000 Fax: 0141 228 8310

Leeds: Bridgewater Place, Water Lane, LS11 5DY

Tel: 0333 320 2220 Fax: 0333 320 4440

Liverpool: 5 St Paul’s Square, Old Hall Street, L3 9AE

Tel: 0333 320 2220 Fax: 0333 320 4440

London: 20 Fenchurch Street, EC3M 3AG

Tel: 0333 320 2220 Fax: 0333 320 4440

Manchester: 1 Scott Place, 2 Hardman Street, M3 3AA

Tel: 0333 320 2220 Fax: 0333 320 4440

Newcastle: Central Square South, Orchard Street, NE1 3AZ

Tel: 0333 320 2220 Fax: 0333 320 4440

Southampton: Network Eagle Lab, Portland Terrace, Southampton, SO14 7SJ

Tel: 0333 320 2220 Fax: 0333 320 4440


At DWF we are proud of our reputation as a supportive and inclusive employer. We aim to be an employer of choice to talent across generations and life stages by providing interventions that advance social inclusion and enable our colleagues to balance their work lives, while providing the development opportunities to enjoy fulfilling and rewarding careers. As a responsible business and force for good in society, we embed our culture and values at the heart of everything we do, recognising that our people not only want a great place to work, but take pride in creating it.

Our Global Diversity & Inclusion Strategy 2020 sets out how we will make diversity & inclusion truly part of the way we do business. The global strategy is driven by a Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Group comprised of 39 senior leaders and supported by a growing network of diversity champions. We have identified six priority strands integral to improving inclusion in our workplace, these are: Gender, LGBT+, Disability, Agile Working, Race & Ethnicity and Age. Our Executive Sponsors for each strand serve as visible advocates to help advance the understanding of diversity & inclusion in DWF and beyond.

DWF has taken a number of tangible steps towards attracting, supporting, developing and retaining a diverse workforce:   

  • The business has been ranked in the Top 100 of Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index 2019 as well as a Stonewall Global Champion.
  • Our partnership with Everywoman, which provides a global network of development resources, advice and inspiration for women at DWF, has enabled us to support the career progression of women into senior roles.
  • We’re a Top 30 Employer for Working Families and recognised as a business that has integrated agile working into our organisational strategy and culture.
  • The first legal business to achieve Clear Assured status and we are a Disability Confident Leader. Our inclusive recruitment practices have helped us identify and remove barriers that have the potential to exclude disabled talent.
  • We are a member of The Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (ENEI) and in 2018, we were one of only five organisations to achieve Gold Standard in TIDE, the ENEI evaluation and benchmarking tool which measures a business’s approach to diversity and inclusion in its workforce, leadership and strategy.
  • Proud to use Rare Recruitment’s Contextual Recruitment System which allows us to consider academic achievements in the context in which they were gained.
  • We are a Living Wage Employer and a signatory of both the UN Global Compact and the UN’s Women Empowerment Principles.

Our affinity networks, open to all, provide colleagues with an opportunity to become meaningfully involved in developing and driving our diversity initiatives and programmes. Our networks include: Out Front (our LGBT+ Network), This is Me (Our Gender Network), Race & Ethnicity, Carers, Working Families, Agile Working, Disability and Age. The Networks host educational and social events internally and with our clients.