Signature Litigation and its members ranked in The Legal 500 EMEA 2021 Guide

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We are pleased to announce that Signature Litigation and its members have again been ranked in The Legal 500 EMEA Guide across a number of practice areas.

In July 2021 The Legal 500 launched its 2021 Paris Guide. It is a French translation of the EMEA Guide and Signature Litigation Paris and its members all retain their rankings in this Guide. Links to each Legal 500 Paris ranking table in which the Paris office is ranked can be found as follows:

Compliance: Enquêtes et Conformité
Contentieux Commercial et de Droit des Sociétés

France – Aviation 

Firm – Tier 1

Thomas Rouhette – Leading Individual and Hall of Fame

Flore Poloni – Recommended Lawyer

Boutique litigation practice Signature Litigation AARPI has continued to grow since its opening in Paris in January 2019 with the arrival of international commercial arbitration specialist Flore Poloni from August Debouzy in September 2020. The firm’s focus on dispute resolution and insurance matters makes it a popular choice for a range of clients in the aviation industry including airlines, constructors, and insurers who benefit from the department’s ability to advise on cross-border matters. With a strong track record in product liability cases relating to high-profile accidents, the group counts several industry leaders including Boeing, Global Aerospace and Rolls Royce as clients. Founding partner Thomas Rouhette is highly regarded for his work on cross-border contentious matters.

The team is very responsive – we would normally receive a response on the same day or early the day after. They keep us updated regularly, and are knowledgeable in their fields of expertise.

France – Compliance

Firm – Tier 2

Nicolas Brooke – Leading Individual

Camille Gravis – Recommended Lawyer

Signature Litigation AARPI’s Nicolas Brooke has extensive experience in advising on compliance issues and dealing with international investigations. He is assisting many leading corporations by providing training assistance and reviewing and updating their Sapin II anti-corruption compliance programmes. AFA compliance audits are another busy line of work. Finally, he is also assisting companies, financial institutions and high-ranking executives with the management of sensitive cases concerning bribery and corruption allegations as well as companies’ international operations. Associate Camille Gravis provides strong support.

Nicolas Brooke is a superb advocate with deep experience in the French market. Level-headed, thoughtful and creative; he is truly first rate.

France – Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation

Firm – Tier 2

Thomas Rouhette – Leading Individual, Product Liability Litigation

Sylvie Gallage-Alwis – Next Generation Partner, Product Liability Litigation

Flore Poloni – Recommended Lawyer

Claire Massiera – Recommended Lawyer

Signature Litigation AARPI is the market’s go-to-firm for domestic and cross-border product liability cases. The firm handles a large and prominent caseload for leading industrial companies, including top cases in the aviation, automobile and electronics sectors, and recently a sensitive case concerning nuclear equipments. The team is also highly regarded for its know-how in defending companies against toxic tort claims and deals with a high amount of claims brought by employees regarding asbestos and other chemical substances In addition, the team also acts in a wide range of other disputes, including commercial litigation and financial product- related cases. Thomas Rouhette and Sylvie Gallage-Alwis co-head the practice. The arrival of the very promising Flore Poloni, who joined in Summer 2020 as partner from August Debouzy where she was a counsel, strengthened the team.

Excellent expertise combined with the ability to explain idiosyncratic concepts of French jurisdiction to foreigners.

Great ability to establish a strategy and a very clear, structured and impactful line of defense or attack, based on a real mastery of legislation and procedures. The team is attentive, available, very friendly, and provides unfailing follow-up to cases.

Senior associate Claire Massiera and Thomas Rouhette show great professionalism and real availability. They approach cases with real intelligence, both intellectual and legal, making it possible to establish a strong strategy, integrating the various objectives and issues of the company.

France – Insurance

Firm – Tier 2

Emmanuèle Lutfalla – Recommended Lawyer

Thomas Rouhette – Recommended Lawyer

Flore Poloni – Recommended Lawyer

Since its creation in January 2019, Signature Litigation AARPI quickly established itself as one of France’s finest dispute resolution practices and consistently attracts high-stakes, often headline-grabbing matters. The boutique specialises in complex litigation, both in France and internationally, with the majority of matters multijurisdictional in nature, with the firm’s London presence a key asset for cross-border work. The practice unites an impressive bench of stellar litigators, chief among them practice heads Emmanuèle Lutfalla and Thomas Rouhette. In September 2020, the arrival of former August Debouzy counsel Flore Poloni as partner bolstered the group’s international commercial arbitration capabilities.

“Emmanuèle Lutfalla is very renowned in the insurance sector. We have got full confidence in her professional skills and the quality of her work.

Gibraltar – Dispute Resolution

Firm – Tier 2

Elliott Phillips – Recommended Lawyer

Steven de Lara – Recommended Lawyer

Ligia Bob – Recommended Lawyer

With offices in both London and Gibraltar,  dispute boutique Signature Litigation LLP is able to advise both local clients and international businesses on commercial disputes and regulatory issues. The group is also active in several other areas, such as contentious trusts and private wealth. Elliott Phillips leads the team and handles a range of disputes including those relating to asset tracing and civil fraud. Steven De Lara, promoted to partner in 2019, is notable for his work in the financial services industry and for cross-border insolvency matters.

Steven De Lara is a strong litigator with a keen eye for detail and an excellent understanding of the clients’ commercial needs.

Signature Litigation is the only pure litigation specialist in Gibraltar, setting the firm apart from others in Gibraltar. The firm is very professional, knowledgeable and efficient, an ideal choice for litigation in the jurisdiction.

Elliott Phillips – senior partner – is himself an accomplished litigator, highly experienced, knowledgeable and great to have on your side. Associate Ligia Bob is everything you want – very smart, quick and super efficient.

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