“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

Biography

Flore specialises in international commercial arbitration. She has 12 years’ experience representing international companies in  mediation and arbitration proceedings.

Flore has a particular focus on disputes relating to the defense, chemicals and automotive industries.

Prior to joining Signature Litigation, Flore was Counsel in August Debouzy’s litigation, arbitration and white-collar crime practice group in Paris.

She regularly acts in shareholder disputes and in transactions that span multiple jurisdictions. She also has in-depth experience in the enforcement of arbitral awards in France including asset seizures.

Flore has acted as counsel in numerous arbitration proceedings, both ad hoc and under various institutional rules, and has represented parties in enforcement proceedings before the French courts.

More recently, she has advised several companies in the context of the termination of wide-scale IT projects.

Flore is very involved in the arbitration community in France; she co-founded Paris Very Young Arbitration Practitioners in 2012. She is presently one of the co-chairs of the LCIA-YIAG (Young International Arbitration Group of the London Court of International Arbitration).

She has also had various teaching engagements at the Paris Bar School and at Paris Universities and schools (Paris X, Paris XII and ESCP Europe).

Flore regularly speaks at Arbitration conferences such as the recent “Professional secrecy v legal privilege”, Young symposium, IBA Arbitration Day in Montreal and the AIJA arbitration annual conference in Zurich.

Ranked in Who’s Who Legal Arbitration – Future Leaders, Flore is described as a “very dynamic and multi-skilled lawyer” whom peers highlight as “definitely a future leader”, and she is recognised as “a go-to person for arbitration in France”. She was also described in the 2018 Guide as “a very highly qualified and skilled lawyer” who provides sophisticated advice on complex disputes.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2020 Guide ranks Flore as a ‘Recommended Lawyer’ for dispute resolution in France and a ‘Rising Star’ lawyer for International Arbitration, recognising her “extensive expertise in international arbitration” and “extremely capable”.

A French national, Flore works in French and English.

Experience

International Arbitration

  • Representing an Emirati company in various disputes concerning the shipment of oil.
  • Representing an Indian pharmaceuticals group in an ICC arbitration regarding a post-acquisition dispute.
  • Representing companies from Malta against a French company in an ICC arbitration regarding a €1.2bn post-acquisition dispute.
  • Representing a French client in an ICC arbitration relating to the construction of a highway in Africa.
  • Representing a French client in an ICC arbitration in the context of a shareholder dispute of a Moroccan company concerning the validity of a share transfer.
  • Representing a Russian client in the context of a shareholder dispute concerning a Lao Joint Venture against Ukrainian counterparts regarding the validity of a share transfer.
  • Representing a French client of the automobile industry in several ICC arbitrations against former licensees.
  • Representing a French client in an ICC arbitration in Tokyo against its Japanese supplier with Japanese law applicable to the merits.
  • Representing a French client in an ICC arbitration against its Portuguese franchisee in claims of know-how misappropriation.
  • Representing a Russian client in the context of the purchase of spare parts from a Polish company.
  • Representing a Moroccan client in an ICC arbitration in Casablanca concerning a construction dispute.

Actions against arbitral awards

  • Representing a Belgian client in a claim for the annulment of an UNCITRAL arbitral award rendered in France.
  • Representing a German company in a claim for the annulment of an ICC award rendered in France.
  • Representing a Maltese company to obtain the annulment of an award rendered in France.

Enforcement of arbitral awards

  • Representing a Chinese client in enforcement proceedings in France (seizure of assets).
  • Advising debtors of various entities of the Russian Federation, whose debt was frozen following attempts to enforce the Yukos awards.

Press Coverage

Signature Litigation Paris builds up international arbitration practice with new Partner hireVarious – 10 July 2020

 

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