Valérie is a partner within the dispute resolution department of our Paris office. Her activity is focused in the areas of insurance and reinsurance, industrial risks, environmental liability, product liability especially for health products.

    Valérie advises leading insurance companies both regarding policy wording and coverage issues. She is also involved in reinsurance litigation.

    Valérie acts for leading companies in sensitive product liability and life sciences litigation. In particular, she acts for large pharmaceutical companies in relation to individual claims but also in large mass claims.

    Valérie has also particular experience in complex expert-appraisal proceedings and industrial risks litigation and investigation. She has also developed a recognized practice in environmental liability and intervenes in several of the massive pollutions cases in France over the last years.

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    • Advising and representing a European pharmaceutical company in dozens of lawsuits arising out of the use of a drug.
    • Advising and representing a major US crane manufacturer in a litigation involving a crane collapse on an industrial site. 
    • Intervening in a reinsurance arbitration involving the consequences of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the WTC.
    • Advising and representing an insurer and its insured in a case involving a major pollution by crude oil outside the industrial site. 
    • Advising an insurer and its insured in a case involving a major pollution of the ground water by PCE.
    • Representing an oil company and its insurer regarding liability incurred by gazole pollution in an industrial site.

    Education

    • Panthéon-Sorbonne University, 2000
    • Sciences Po, 2000

    Admissions

    • Paris, 2002

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • French Association of Risk Managers (AMRAE) 
    • AIDA (International Association of Insurance Law)

    Languages

    • French
    • English
    • Recognized as “Lawyer of the Year”, Best Lawyers 2019.
    • Recommended in The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2016 and 2017 and 2018 in insurance, France.
    • Recommended in Insurance and Reinsurance Expert Guide 2018. 
    • Ranked in Who’s Who Legal 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 for life sciences.
    • Ranked in Best Lawyers 2017 France edition for insurance.
    • Recognized by The Legal 500 Paris 2014 and 2015 for health and life sciences and environment.
    • Listed as Women in Business in Insurance and Reinsurance, Expert Guides 2016.
    • Recognized as leading lawyer in Industrial Risk & Insurance Litigation among the France Best Law Firms – Leaders League 2016-17, Décideurs 2016.
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