Alexis Valençon

Alexis Valençon

Partner Paris, France

Alexis est co-fondateur et associé de notre bureau de Paris.

Il est spécialisé dans les contentieux et arbitrages complexes. Il est particulièrement actif en matière d’assurance et réassurance, responsabilité (professionnelle, des produits défectueux et médicale), lignes financières, construction, risque industriel, fraude, risque informatique (« cyber risk ») et protection des données (dont le RGPD 2016/679). Il assiste par ailleurs ses clients dans des expertises judiciaires complexes, ainsi que dans l’organisation de leurs activités en France et la rédaction de leurs polices d'assurance.

Il conseille notamment des sociétés d'assurance et de réassurance françaises et étrangères de premier plan, des courtiers, des grands assurés et des industriels.

Il enseigne la procédure civile à l'Institut des Assurances de Paris Dauphine et à la Faculté de Droit du Mans.

Il est régulièrement cité et recommandé dans les principales publications professionnelles (voir ci-dessous « Market Recognition »).

Il intervient fréquemment dans des conférences et colloques sur des problématiques de droit des assurances, de réassurance et de contentieux (judiciaire et arbitral). Il est, par ailleurs, co-auteur du Lamy Assurances et du chapitre français de plusieurs ouvrages de référence internationaux de droit des assurance/réassurance et de contentieux (notamment The Insurance & Reinsurance Law Review, The Class Action Law Review, The FARAD Book on Private Life Insurance, etc.).

Il est membre de l'Association Internationale du Droit des Assurances (AIDA), de l'Association pour le Management des Risques et Assurances de l'Entreprise (AMRAE), de l'International Bar Association (IBA) et de l’Insurance & Reinsurance Legacy Association (IRLA).

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