France

France

L’équipe du bureau de Paris de Kennedys s’est constituée il y a de nombreuses années et s’est rapidement imposée comme une référence en matière de contentieux commercial.

  • 10 offices
  • 132 partners
  • 1,200+ people

Elle est particulièrement reconnue pour son expertise en :

  • (ré)assurance (litiges de couverture/subrogation/défense)
  • responsabilité (professionnelle/des fabricants/des dirigeants)
  • litiges internationaux complexes
  • contentieux de masse
  • fraude

Notamment dans les domaines suivants:

  • lignes financières
  • construction et immobilier
  • risque industriel
  • sciences de la vie (santé/pharmacie)
  • aviation et aéronautique
  • maritime

L’équipe est réputée pour sa capacité à traiter des contentieux complexes multipartites. Elle intervient fréquemment dans des dossiers d’une grande technicité, qui requièrent la création ad hoc d’équipes composées de spécialistes de divers horizons (ingénieurs de toutes spécialités, médecins, architectes, traders, etc.), afin déterminer et mettre en œuvre les stratégies les plus efficientes pour ses clients.

Du fait de la formation internationale de ses membres, l’équipe intervient régulièrement dans les contentieux transfrontaliers. Tous les avocats du bureau de Paris ont étudié ou travaillé à l’étranger (notamment Etats Unis, Angleterre, Canada, Australie, Espagne et Italie) et maîtrisent plusieurs langues (dont l’anglais, l’espagnol et l’italien). L’équipe du bureau de Paris travaille aussi quotidiennement avec les autres bureaux de Kennedys (en Europe, Asie, Amériques du Nord et du Sud, Océanie et Moyen Orient), afin d’offrir à ses clients un accompagnement juridique parfaitement adapté, quelles que soient les juridictions concernées.

England and Wales

From our offices across England our lawyers provide specialised legal advice for all types of insurance and reinsurance claims, including:

  • Dispute resolution and litigation
  • Coverage advice and policy wording
  • Defence claims services
  • Subrogated recoveries
  • Counter fraud solutions
  • Corporate and commercial, finance, regulatory and compliance services

For corporates, healthcare providers, public sector bodies and other organisations our services include:

  • Liability defendant claims
  • Counter fraud solutions
  • Medical malpractice defendant claims for healthcare providers
  • Corporate and commercial
  • Commercial disputes
  • Real estate
  • Employment
  • Finance, funds and investments
  • Insolvency
  • Regulatory and compliance

Scotland

We provide contentious legal services across a wide range of industries including insurance, aviation, construction and engineering, healthcare, public sector, retail, transport, logistics and travel.

We have a particular focus on the insurance and commercial litigation sectors.

Our clients

With offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow, we advise clients based in Scotland and beyond on the specifics of Scots law and the jurisdiction of the Scottish Courts.

With our team’s broad experience we apply best practice gained from acting for a diverse client base. Our clients include:

  • Insurers and reinsurers, including motor insurers
  • Large corporates
  • Retail and restaurant businesses
  • Solicitors, insurance brokers, engineers, project managers, surveyors and architects
  • Directors
  • Trustees.

Our team in Scotland works closely with other UK and Ireland teams to deliver multi-jurisdictional legal solutions to the insurance, corporate and public sectors.

 

Northern Ireland

Our Northern Ireland office in Belfast is the only pure litigation practice in the jurisdiction with a focus on the insurance industry, advising on coverage, defence and recovery matters.

Our expertise lies in providing trusted, commercial advice to UK-based and local insurers across many industry sectors including:

  • Manufacturing and retail
  • Construction and quarries
  • Private healthcare
  • Heavy industry
  • Shipping (including arrests) and travel
  • Transport and logistics.

We advise on regulatory matters, defend clients in health and safety prosecutions and appear at coronial inquiries. We defend liability actions from catastrophic claims to everyday employers’ and public liability, and road traffic accident claims.

We provide expert advice on professional negligence matters within financial services, construction (architects, engineers, quantity surveyors), healthcare (medical facilities and professionals), real estate and insurance (brokers).

We have a strong presence on the island of Ireland, with highly-regarded practices in Dublin and Belfast. We are uniquely placed to advise clients on cross-border and multi-jurisdictional issues in insurance matters and commercial disputes.

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Market recognition
  • The Lawyer Awards 2018 - Best Client Service Innovation - Winner

    Winner - Best Client Service Innovation

    The Lawyer Awards 2018

  • The Lawyer Awards 2018 - Business Services Team of the Year - Highly Commended

    Highly Commended - Business Services Team of the Year

    The Lawyer Awards 2018

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    Leading Firm

    The Legal 500 EMEA 2018

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    Winner - Firm of the year: Insurance

    The Legal 500 UK 2018 Awards

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    Top Tier

    The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2017

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    Technology Initiative of the Year Award - KLAiM

    Insurance Day, London Market Awards 2017

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    Winner - Best Strategic Leadership

    Managing Partners' Forum Awards 2017

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    Winner - Top Employer - Law 2017

    The School Leaver Awards 2017

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    Winner - Firm of the Year: Insurance

    The Legal 500 UK Awards 2017

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    Winner - Insurance: Firm (Regional) of the year 'South East'

    The Legal 500 UK 2017 Awards

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    Winner - Transport: Firm (Specialism) of the year - 'Travel'

    The Legal 500 UK 2017 Awards

  • Legal 500 - UK Awards 2017- Shortlisted - HR

    Shortlisted - Human Resources: Firm (Specialism) of the year - 'Health and safety'

    The Legal 500 UK 2017 Awards

  • Legal 500 - UK Awards 2017- Shortlisted- Personal Injury

    Shortlisted - Insurance: Firm (Specialism) of the year - 'Personal injury' (Defendant)

    The Legal 500 UK 2017 Awards

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    Top Ranked Leading Firm

    Chambers UK 2016

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    Finalist - Highly Commended

    Legal Week Innovation Awards 2016

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    Training and Recruitment awards finalist

    Law.Careers.net

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