- Included in the The Best Lawyers™ in France 2019 for Arbitration and Mediation, Aviation Law, Insurance Law and Product Liability Litigation (Paris)
- A Most Highly Regarded leading lawyer in Who's Who Legal 2018 for France: Insurance & Reinsurance
“Christian Bouckaert is a market authority on insurance and reinsurance litigation. He is frequently instructed to represent clients from numerous industry sectors before French courts and arbitral tribunals and is described as ‘an excellent practitioner’”
Christian is the lead partner of our Paris office.
His considerable experience spans four decades, with particular expertise in insurance, reinsurance and commercial litigation (both before French Courts and arbitral tribunals), especially in matters relating to professional or product liability within aviation, pharmaceuticals, energy, chemicals, construction and environmental pollution.
He is regularly appointed as arbitrator and has often been instructed to act as expert on French law before foreign courts (including England and the US).
He is regularly cited and recommended in legal directories with clients maintaining that his “…personality, integrity and wisdom surpass his professional knowledge.” He is also described as “a renowned and highly regarded lawyer… a long-standing specialist and extremely respected lawyer who is ‘universally acclaimed for his dexterity in negotiations…’ and ‘one of the most respected figures in the French legal landscape’ who deserves ‘an A-plus for tremendous work, concluded in a timely fashion…his peers sing his praises as a ‘delightful human being” (Chambers Europe, 2016). Aside from his activity as Avocat à la Cour, Christian has been a member of the Board of Paris Re up to its merger with PartnerRe.
Christian is the General Secretary of the Association Internationale du Droit des Assurances France (AIDA-France). He is also a member of the Association Française d’Arbitrage (AFA), the International Association of Claim Professionals (IACP), the Centre Français d’Arbitrage d’Assurance et de Réassurance (CEFAREA) and the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC).
He is a former Board member for the American Arbitration Association (AAA), and vice-chair of the European Leadership Council at the Defense Research Institute (DRI).