“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

Gaëtan is a litigator specialising in commercial litigation, product liability and product safety. His experience covers assisting a wide range of multinational businesses from the consumer goods, life sciences, energy and automotive sectors.

In this respect, he tries cases before French Courts on a regular basis, in particular in toxic tort, product liability and environment-related cases faced by the industry. He is particularly interested in climate change litigation.

Gaëtan studied at the University of Versailles, Paris II (Panthéon-Assas) and at King’s College London, where he gained experience in trial management through prestigious moots. For his mooting experience, Gaëtan has received several awards and prizes including three Honourable Mentions when he participated in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Best Team Oral Performance, Best Memorandum for Claimant and Best Memorandum for Respondent).

Gaëtan teaches civil law at the University of Versailles.

Prior to joining Signature Litigation, Gaëtan trained at the Paris office of major international law firms where he was involved in cross-border commercial litigation as well as international arbitration proceedings.

Experience

Commercial Litigation

  • Acting for one of the two main French associations in the cosmetics industry against an organisation for standardisation in connection with a claim for undue membership fees.
  • Representing a leading automotive spare parts manufacturer in several sudden termination claims before French Commercial Courts.
  • Assisting a leading toy manufacturer in the negotiation of its contracts with French retailers.

Product Liability / Toxic Tort / Environment

  • Representing a variety of clients in gross negligence cases filed by plaintiffs alleging that they have developed a disease linked to an exposure to chemical substances.
  • Representing a leading international conglomerate in proceedings filed following the discovery of the pollution of a site sold decades before.
  • Working on climate change regulatory issues.

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