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 & Affiliations

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

Languages

  • French
  • English
  • Ranked by Who’s Who Legal as Thought Leader – Product Liability Defence for France 2024
  • Recommended in The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa since 2016 in Insurance, France, and recognized as a Leading individual in Insurance since 2019
  • Recognised by The Legal 500 Paris since 2014 for health and life sciences
  • Recognised as Lawyer of the Year for Insurance by Best Lawyers 2018 and 2020
  • Ranked in Best Lawyers since 2017 – France edition for Insurance and since 2022 for Product Liability litigation
  • Ranked in Who’s Who Legal since 2014 for Life Sciences and Product Liability
  • Ranked in Chambers 2022 for Insurance
  • Recommended in Expert Guides – Insurance and Reinsurance in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019
  • 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 2016-2017, Décideurs 2016

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