“The team at Signature is highly talented, experienced and dedicated.“

The Legal 500 UK 2021

Signature Litigation is described as a “quality team at every level“.

The Legal 500 UK 2021

“Extremely bright and dedicated team. A willingness to go the extra mile and find a solution to whatever problem comes along however simple or complex.“

The Legal 500 UK 2021

Signature Litigation has “‘the agility to deal with matters of all kinds’ and has particular experience in multiparty and multijurisdictional disputes.”

The Legal 500 UK 2021

“The amount of deep thought that goes into each piece of work is quite extraordinary.“

The Legal 500 UK 2021

“I am confident that they would always deliver a peerless service to the client, whoever that may be.“

The Legal 500 UK 2021

“They are quite commercial in their approach and don’t escalate matters; rather they find the most efficient way to deal with things”

Chambers UK 2020

“A highly respected litigation boutique with expertise in a wide range of contentious corporate matters”

Chambers UK 2020

“They can really go toe to toe with magic circle firms”

Chambers UK 2020

“An excellent boutique litigation firm”

Chambers UK 2020

“They have really had our backs in a very innovative way”

Chambers UK 2020

“They are absolutely brilliant – very good at the big picture, very effective communicators and very easy to get on with.”

Chambers UK 2020

“Signature has provided us with steady-handed advice and I can honestly recommend their tightly-knit team to anyone in need of sound legal advice”

Chambers UK 2020

“Noted expertise in handling cases related to alleged benchmark manipulation and mis-selling, as well as significant shareholder disputes”

Chambers UK 2020

“Well known for its representation of oligarchs and other high net worth individuals”

Chambers UK 2020

“Prominent dispute resolution boutique with a strong record acting on behalf of claimants against major banks and financial institutions in complex litigation matters”

Chambers UK 2020

“The amount of deep thought that goes into each piece of work is extraordinary”

Chambers UK 2020

“Brilliant client care coupled with sound legal judgement”

Chambers UK 2020

Signature “has developed a deep bench of talent, which means even with the high demand for their services they consistently maintain a high quality”

Chambers UK 2020

“Highly responsive, intelligent and commercially astute lawyers”

Chambers UK 2020

“They demonstrate the ability to formulate, plan and implement a sophisticated global strategy”

Chambers UK 2020

“They are impressive in the way they deal with very complex cases”

Chambers UK 2020

The Firm’s “tactical and strategic vision is unparalleled, and the practice has a great range of partners and associates”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

“A strong focus on large, complex cases that are often cross-border”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

“A highly experienced team of partners who have in-depth knowledge of commercial dispute resolution”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

“Outstandingly successful”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

Dispute resolution boutique Signature Litigation LLP handles large, high-profile professional negligence claims, often with a cross-border element, for claimants and defendants.

The Legal 500 UK 2019

“Prominent dispute resolution boutique with a strong record acting on behalf of claimants against major banks and financial institutions in complex litigation matters.”

Chambers UK 2019

“Noted expertise in handling cases related to alleged benchmark manipulation and mis-selling, as well as significant shareholder disputes”.

Chambers UK 2019

“The firm is extremely focused on high-quality litigation”.

Chambers UK 2019

“Their advice is sound and their strategic approach is excellent. I would recommend them without hesitation.”

Chambers UK 2019

“Adept at handling multiparty and cross-border disputes, particularly those related to banking.”

Chambers UK 2019

“They have a lot of experience in multi-jurisdictional, high-value litigation. They are a boutique firm that is growing in size considerably but which can still provide a personal, flexible service.”

Chambers UK 2019

“The hallmarks of the team are that they are responsive, commercial, conflict-free, flexible … a client gets Magic Circle quality.”

Chambers UK 2019

“Dedicated litigation experts with experience in handling every element of large-scale and highly complex commercial disputes, frequently involving multiple parties and jurisdictions.”

Chambers UK 2019

“The practice advises on all aspects of large-scale banking litigation.”

The Legal 500 UK 2019

“A first-class firm with a positive, collaborative culture of integrity”.

The Legal 500 UK 2019

“A highly specialised dispute resolution firm, with a strong focus on large, complex and often cross-border cases.”

The Legal 500 UK 2019

Dedicated litigation experts with experience in handling every element of large scale and highly complex commercial disputes, frequently involving multiple parties and jurisdictions.

Chambers UK 2019

  • Chambers UK 2021

Biography

Deborah specialises in insurance disputes, product liability and mass toxic and consumer litigation. She is used to working in large-scale litigation and has developed an online tool for claims management in this respect.

Deborah is a litigator handling EU-wide disputes related to commercial and product liability, for both manufacturers and insurers. In this respect, she advises clients from a range of industry sectors including automotive, energy, consumer goods and cosmetics both on regulatory aspects and in Court.

She has further developed a specific expertise in toxic tort, trying cases relating to alleged risks linked to exposure to chemical substances, including disease-related litigation, environment, successive owners’ disputes, etc.

Deborah also takes an active interest in advising online platforms and new technologies developers in the launch of their business in France and any related disputes with the authorities and consumers.

Prior to joining Signature Litigation, Deborah trained in an international insurance company and in the Paris office of a major international firm.

Experience

  • Handling cases relating to operating losses suffered due to the Covid-19 crisis
  • Managing EU-wide claims for a French leading insurance company on disputes related to an automotive manufacturer.
  • Assisting an automotive spare-parts manufacturer in claims filed by plaintiffs on the ground of their anxiety to develop an asbestos-related disease in the future.
  • Representing a variety of clients in cases filed by plaintiffs alleging that they have developed a disease linked to an exposure to chemical substances.
  • Representing an online platform in all their disputes linked to French consumers’ complaints.
  • Representing a leading French cosmetics manufacturer on the claims made on their labelling.
  • Representing a plastic film manufacturer in the scope of a product liability claim filed by its French distributor.

Press Coverage

Anxiety: a prejudice that is no longer limited to asbestos litigation – The Barrister – 1 July 2020

Pertes d’exploitation : quelles leçons tirer de la crise sanitaire ? – L’Argus de l’assurance – 9 July 2020

Covid-19 : une opportunité pour refonder l’assurance cyber – La Tribune de l’Assurance – 7 July 2020

Anxiety: a prejudice that is no longer limited to asbestos litigation – ODA – 1 July 2020

L’assurance cyber devra tirer des leçons du Covid-19 – L’AGEFI Hebdo – 11 June 2020

L’assurance cyber devra tirer des leçons du Covid-19 – La Tribune de l’Assurance – 11 June 2020

Insurance cancellation to the test of Covid-19 – La Tribune de l’Assurance – 9 June 2020

How should insurers address cyber risks, a French perspective – Actuarial Post – May 2020

La pandémie du Covid-19 : une opportunité de repenser l’assurance cyber ? – Le Monde du Droit – 15 May 2020

Carriers need a better understanding of the insurability of cyber risk – Insurance Day – December 2019

L’anatomie du risque cyber : un enjeu de taille pour les assureurs – La Tribune de l’Assurance – 5 November 2019

Un panorama du risque cyber – Option Finance – 14 October 2019

An overview of cyber risk – ODA – 18 September 2019

What you need to know before doing business in France – Lawyer Monthly – 13 August 2019

Be Careful When Terminating Contractual Relations In France – Law360 – 23 July 2019

La fin du contentieux relatif à la rupture brutale des relations commerciales – Le Monde du Droit – 15 July 2019

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