Clément is a highly regarded litigator and heads the Disputes practice in Paris.
Clément is a renowned litigator based in our Paris office specialising in complex litigations with high financial and/or reputational risks and all types of proceedings (proceedings on the merits, emergency/interlocutory actions, court-supervised expert investigations, mediation).
He acts for a wide variety of French and international clients across a number of industry sectors including banking, energy, chemicals, insurance and reinsurance, consumer products, construction, audit. He is regularly involved in disputes over large investments, enforcement of security, post M&A transactions, product liability, insolvency and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards. Clément has also developed a strong pre-contentious and contentious ESG practice.
He appears and advocates cases before all French civil and commercial courts as well as most of the courts of Francophone Africa countries. He has also appeared before the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Clément is admitted to the Paris bar and speaks fluent English.
Clément is continuously ranked by legal directories for Commercial Litigation, including by Chambers & Partners Global 2022 where one client comments that "Clément is an excellent lawyer. He is super knowledgeable, with a lovely manner and very commercial," and add that he is "calm and measured in his approach and thinking: a safe pair of hands." He is also recognised as one of the world's leading "Commercial Litigation" Lawyers in France (Who's Who Legal 2022).
Clément is a graduate from the University of Paris II law school and holds a Master of Law in International Commercial Law from King’s College, London.
He is currently an Officer of the Litigation Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA).
Experience & expertise
a major rail industry player in relation to post-M&A deal misrepresentation claims over an escrow account
an international bank in relation to claims brought by FOREX investors defrauded by third parties
an leading energy company in relation to pollution allegations in an African country, including local proceedings and French proceedings involving NGOs
a truck manufacturer in relation to product liability claims regarding defective components in truck engines
a world leading chemicals company defending claims from wrongful termination of a distribution contract