Carole Sportes is the managing partner of our Paris office and leads our International Dispute Resolution department in Paris.
She has broad expertise in handling complex multijurisdictional disputes and representing parties in commercial and investment arbitration, as well as recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards.
Her practice encompasses the areas of commercial and corporate disputes, aviation, insurance, reinsurance and product liability disputes including pharmaceutical products.
Clients working with Carole are sensitive to her extensive experience in dealing with high-value cases; dealing with technical and complex matters; and in handling mass tort litigation and the correlative ability to craft and ensure a coherent defense strategy in multidistrict litigation.
Carole began her career in 1995 as a corporate lawyer in Paris at a multinational professional services group. She then decided to turn to a litigation practice and joined in 1998 the Litigation and Insurance department of a global law firm.
Before joining the firm in January 2015, Carole co-founded and contributed for 10 years to the development of a French boutique law firm in Paris.
Carole actively contributes to debates on product liability. She is co-author of the French chapter for the ICGL publications Class & Group Actions Guide and Product Liability Guide. She is also the exclusive author for France of the Aviation Law Review.