Signature Litigation Paris

The Paris office of Signature Litigation was created in line with the philosophy of our London office. It offers clients a dedicated litigation and international arbitration team comprising lawyers who are recognised for their expertise and their training at major international law firms.

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Our Paris office is located at 118 Avenue des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris.

The office is led by a three partner team, comprising Thomas Rouhette, former head of Hogan Lovells’ Paris disputes practice, Sylvie Gallage-Alwis, previously a member of the litigation team of Hogan Lovells for over 10 years, and Emmanuèle Lutfalla, an insurance and reinsurance litigation specialist, who joins Signature Litigation from Soulié & Coste-Floret, a boutique French insurance disputes firm. This team is supported by six other fee earners.

Sylvie Gallage-Alwis

Sylvie is described by Who’s Who Legal as a “dynamic and determined litigator”, who is “a firm favourite among clients” as “she always goes the extra mile to support her clients, and is proactive in seeking commercial solutions to disputes” and is “analytical, intelligent and responsive”.

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Emmanuèle Lutfalla

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 is regarded as a ‘thought leader’ in Who’s Who Thought Leaders 2018.

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Thomas Rouhette

Thomas is ranked Band 2 by both Chambers Global and Europe for his litigation and aviation law expertise, with sources praising him for his “invaluable” advice, experience and knowledge. The Legal 500 EMEA Guide recognises Thomas as a ‘Leading Individual’ for his aviation and commercial litigation practices, and he is regarded as a ‘Recommended Lawyer’ for his insurance experience. Who’s Who Legal regards Thomas as the “finest product liability lawyer in the country and one of the very best on the continent.”

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The firm’s specialist offering provides comprehensive, pragmatic and efficient legal advice of a quality that is praised by clients, who also welcome the speed with which answers are provided, its flexibility and absence of conflicts of interest.

The team is recognised for its expertise in complex, cross-border & international litigation, commercial, banking, corporate and post-M&A disputes, insurance/reinsurance, product liability and environment litigation, mass litigation and class actions. It also assists its clients in the scope of investigations conducted by regulatory authorities, criminal proceedings and in regulatory/product safety matters.