“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

“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

“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

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

The Legal 500 UK 2019

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

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

The Legal 500 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

“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

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

Chambers UK 2019

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

Chambers UK 2019

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

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

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

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

After 26 years practicing in both major international law firms and top tier French law firms, Emmanuèle is one of the founding partners of the Paris office of Signature Litigation. She heads its French Insurance/Reinsurance practice.

Emmanuèle is recognised as a “thought leader” in Who’s Who Thought Leaders 2020. She is also ranked in Who’s Who Legal France: Product Liability Defence 2019, which notes that she “draws recommendations from peers across the EU, the USA and Asia.” Who’s Who Legal also notes Emmanuèle “excels in handling disputes at the intersection of product liability and insurance matters, representing clients from the life sciences sector in litigation and product risk management.” The Product Liability France 2020 Guide highlights Emmanuèle for her “international connections in the market” and her diligent work for insurers in major life-science product liability cases. The Legal 500 EMEA Guide ranks Emmanuèle as a ‘Recommended Lawyer’ for commercial litigation.

Emmanuèle’s practice focuses on insurance and reinsurance litigation and claims management. She advises leading insurance companies both regarding policy wording and coverage issues. She is also regularly involved in reinsurance litigation. She has been involved in some of the most important product liability cases on behalf of insurers and reinsurers, for instance in the life sciences (medical devices) industry. In this respect, she has developed a specific experience in complex expert-appraisal proceedings and industrial risks investigations.

Emmanuèle also acts in sensitive construction and real estate litigation. In particular, she advises national and international construction companies on post-contract advice for operational legal risk management, claims and disputes.

She assists her clients with pre-litigation and litigation procedures, court-ordered expert proceedings and enforcement actions. She is also involved in ADR.

Emmanuèle has served as International Vice President on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) for three years (2014 – 2017). Previously, and within the same organisation, she had served as Chair of the International Committee and of the Continuing Education Committee for several years.

Emmanuèle is a member of AJAR (Association des Juristes d’Assurance et de Réassurance). She is the author and co-author of numerous domestic and international publications.

Experience

  • Advising a leading French insurer, covering a French breast implants manufacturer and involving worldwide (Argentina, UK, Spain, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Luxemburg, Italy) personal injury cases as well as class actions. Steering the international team of local lawyers and setting up of the global strategy to deny coverage.
  • Advising a leading German insurer, covering a leading French engineering company in a dispute arising from a machinery damage resulting from the explosion of a gas turbine in a waste treatment facility in Spain. Managing arbitration proceedings for a claim of over $50m, in a dispute between the Spanish owner and the French engineering company.
  • Advising a leading German insurer, covering the biggest European discount chain distributor following the partial collapse and evacuation of a hospital and an orphanage in Turkey, arising out of the construction of a shopping mall.
  • Advising the premier leading French oil company and one of its subsidiaries following the failure of a solder on an electrolytic silver-plating chain for producing printed circuit module boards according to the specific silver finish process supplied and installed at the Los Angeles plant of a leading US company.
  • Advising a leading French engineering company, sub-contractor in charge of the geotechnical studies for the French main contractor following land subsidence in China in a shopping mall with escalators.
  • Advising a leading French luxury bags manufacturer, following the latent defect of leather skins delivered by the German and Dutch sub-contractors, themselves involving Latvian manufacturers.

Press Coverage

Recent Coverage

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

A la croisée des cheminsLa Tribune de l’assurance – 30 June 2020

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

L’assurance annulation à l’épreuve du Covid-19La Tribune de l’assurance – 9 June 2020

Collective Redress Directive to change European liability landscape – Commercial Risk Online – May 2020

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

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

GEMP : une réponse ambiguë à un risque chronique – La Tribune de l’assurance – 5 May 2020

How Proposed EU Class Action Directive Could Affect InsurersLiability, Risk and Insurance – 15 April 2020

GDPR and cyber risk insurance: how can insurers improve their cyber risk products – Actuarial Post – 14 April 2020

Les apports de la nouvelle directive sur les actions transfrontalières seraient-ils une menace pour les assureurs?La Lettre des Juristes d’Affaires – 13 April 2020

Le projet de la nouvelle directive sur les « class actions », une menace pour les assureurs ? – L’Agefi – 2 April 2020

GDPR and cyber risk insurance: how can insurers improve their cyber risk productsPrivate Security Report – 27 March 2020

Coronavirus : comment assurer et indemniser la perte d’exploitation des entreprises ?Le Parisien – 26 March 2020

GDPR and cyber-risk insurance: how can insurers improve their cyber-risk productsIT Pro Portal – 26 March 2020

How Proposed EU Class Action Directive Could Affect InsurersLaw360 – 25 March 2020

Strikes and popular movements: An unclear yet chronic risk for insurersLa Lettre des Juristes d’Affaires – 31 January 2020

Grèves, émeutes et mouvements populaires : une réponse ambiguë à un risque chroniqueFace au Risque – 18 December 2019

Carriers need a better understanding of the insurability of cyber riskInsurance Day – 5 December 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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