Alexis Valençon

Alexis Valençon

Partner Paris, France

Alexis is a partner in our Paris office and is an insurance and reinsurance specialist with extensive expertise in complex litigation and arbitration.

He advises leading French and foreign insurance and reinsurance companies, brokers, major policyholders and manufacturers on matters of insurance and reinsurance litigation and arbitration, professional, product and medical liability, construction, cyber risk and data protection (including the 2016/679 GDPR).

Alexis also assists clients in complex court-appointed investigations relating to industrial risks, setting up activities in France and drafting insurance contracts that comply with French law.

He teaches Civil Procedure at the Paris Insurance Institute (Institut des Assurances de Paris) and at the Law Faculty of Le Mans.

He is also regularly invited to speak at conferences and colloquiums on matters of insurance law and litigation, and is a regular contributor to a variety of industry publications linked to insurance & reinsurance law and commercial litigation. He is, inter alia, a co-author of the Lamy Assurances (a leading insurance and reinsurance practitioners’ textbook in France) and of the French chapter of various international reference books on insurance and reinsurance law and product liability: The Insurance & Reinsurance Law Review and The International Comparative Legal Guide To Insurance & Reinsurance / Product Liability.

Alexis is a member of the Association Internationale du Droit des Assurances (AIDA), Association du Management des Risques et Assurances de l’Enterprise (AMRAE) and the International Bar Association (IBA).

Alexis Valençon draws high praise from market sources for his top-notch insurance practice, which he focuses on related disputes, coverage issues, industrial risk and financial lines 

Who’s Who Legal, 2019

Market recognition

  • A Recommended Lawyer for 'Insurance'
    "Christian Bouckaert, Nicolas Bouckaert and Alexis Valençon, noted for their 'availability and clear communication' and has already become a key player in the French market."
    The Legal 500 EMEA 2019  
  • A Recommended Lawyer for 'Construction'
    "Alexis Valençon acts for a number of insurers and contractors."
    The Legal 500 EMEA 2019
  • "Alexis Valençon is a superb product liability defence lawyer with a wealth of experience in complex litigation and arbitration disputes and in-depth knowledge of medical liability."
    Who's Who Legal 2019, France, Product liability 
  • "Alexis Valençon is an "excellent insurance lawyer" who regularly advises prominent French insurance and reinsurance companies on significant matters"
    Who's Who Legal 2019, France, Insurance and reinsurance
  • "Alexis Valençon draws high praise from market sources for his top-notch insurance practice, which he focuses on related disputes, coverage issues, industrial risk and financial lines"
    Who's Who Legal 2019, France, Insurance and reinsurance
  • "Alexis Valençon comes highly recommended for his skills in complex court-appointed investigations relating to industrial risks and is also widely respected for his contract-drafting abilities"
    "Alexis Valençon is a standout name in the French market who receives plaudits from international peers for his expert handling of complex insurance disputes"
    Who's Who Legal 2018, France, Insurance and reinsurance
  • “Alexis Valençon is ‘very active’ in insurance matters and his ‘sensible and reasoned advice’ means that ‘clients trust him implicitly’”
    Who’s Who Legal 2017, Insurance and reinsurance
  • “Alexis Valençon impresses market commentators with his well-developed insurance practice that sees him advise a wide range of leading clients on both contentious and non-contentious matters”
    Who’s Who Legal 2017, France,

Work highlights

  • Representing insurers and reinsurers in a major loss (exceeding €200m) caused by a fire in an international sub-aquatic tunnel.
  • Advising a construction company regarding the coverage of its liability in relation with the defects of an urban waste incineration plant, with the amount of loss in excess of €50m.
  • Advising the insurer of a financial institution in a litigation regarding the loss of value of a real estate portfolio, with the claim exceeding €90m.
  • Representing a broker in an arbitration against an insurer regarding a breach of contract, with the claim exceeding €35m.
  • Advising the insurers and reinsurers of a construction company in a litigation regarding the defects of one of the most important places of worship in North Africa, with the claim exceeding €60m.
  • Representing an insurance company in a litigation regarding the liability of a broker in relation to a gap in coverage. The claim exceeded €25m.
Market recognition
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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 EMEA 2019