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 49/51 Avenue George V, 75008 Paris.

The office is led by a four 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, Emmanuèle Lutfalla, an insurance and reinsurance litigation specialist, who joins Signature Litigation from Soulié & Coste-Floret, a boutique French insurance disputes firm, and Nicolas Brooke, former General Counsel for Litigation and Investigations at Société Générale. This team is supported by six other fee earners.

Nicolas Brooke

Nicolas has deep experience in the management of complex and international high stakes litigations. He receives high praise within the industry; his team at Société Générale was awarded the “Trophée d’or Direction Juridique Contentieux” by Décideurs/Leaders League and most recently Nicolas won the “Outstanding In-house Counsel” award at the Global Investigations Review Awards in 2018. The Legal 500 EMEA Guide recognises Nicolas as a ‘Leading Individual’ for compliance, and notes he has “outstanding professional skills and shows a good sense of strategy.”

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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”. The Legal 500 EMEA Guide ranks Sylvie as a ‘Next Generation Partner’ for Product Liability Litigation in France and she is recognised for her work on “high-profile toxic tort and product liability cases, handing a number of asbestos claims.”

Sylvie Gallage-Alwis
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Emmanuèle Lutfalla

Emmanuèle is recognised as a ‘Thought Leader’ in Who’s Who Legal’s France 2020 Guide. She is also ranked as both a ‘National’ (in France) and ‘Global’ Leader for Product Liability Defence in Who’s Who Legal. The Guide 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 Legal 500 EMEA Guide ranks Emmanuèle as a ‘Recommended Lawyer’ for commercial litigation.

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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 consistently recognises Thomas as a ‘Leading Individual’ for his aviation and commercial litigation practices. 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.