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ADVANT Altana

Litigation

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What the team is known for

ALTANA has a well-respected litigation team providing services to a broad roster of clients, from sectors spanning construction, insurance and pharmaceuticals. The law firm advises domestic and international clients on contractual disputes and unfair competition and damages claims. The team maintains specific expertise in liability claims.

Strengths

One satisfied client praises the lawyers at ALTANA for their "technical knowledge and capacity to understand our internal context and the relationship with the client," as well as their "ability to respond quickly to any of our questions and to simplify the explanation on the technical aspects." 

Work highlights

Acted for Bouygues Travaux Publics on proceedings before the Paris Judicial Court pertaining to the construction of an offshore wind turbine farm.

Notable practitioners

Christophe Lapp frequently handles unfair competition disputes, offering additional expertise in handling cases in the regulated sectors.

Valérie Lafarge-Sarkozy advises clients on disputes in the insurance, banking and pharmaceutical sectors. She assists with distribution and insolvency-linked cases, with further activity in handling damages claims. Sources characterise Valérie Lafarge-Sarkozy to be "reactive, with high technical skills and capacity to adapt legal strategy to the client."

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Overview

ADVANT Altana is a leading player in litigation and dispute resolution, with 10 partners and 32 associates, our team members are annually recognized among the best strategists of the Paris bar. We have extensive experience in major finance litigation, industrial risk management and complex technical conflicts in the regulated activity sectors, product liability and environmental litigation, as well as the insurance-banking, construction, renewable energies, entertainment, high-tech and life sciences sectors.

We primarily advise and represent leading industrial groups (pharmaceutical, biotech, construction, agri-food, automobile, energy, high-tech, media, etc.), insurance, financial institutions and service providers in strategic litigations concerning commercial, corporate and economic law, particularly in crisis situations.  In addition, our team has considerable experience managing class action proceedings (especially in the healthcare sector) and shareholder disputes.  We also assist and represent clients in cyber risk and emerging risk litigations.

The team is particularly active in strategy litigation and intervenes/manages the cross-border disputes of its clients through cooperation with an international network of specialized correspondents with whom it regularly collaborates. This collaboration proves especially vital in cybercrime matters as it enables us to rapidly implement transnational recovery procedures.

Members

Aviges, Armand

Balensi, Julien

Jockey, Michel

Lafarge-Sarkozy, Valérie

Lapp, Christophe

Industries

Art, Luxury and Fashion

Automotive and Transport

Energy

Financial Services

Insurance

Life Sciences and Healthcare

Manufacturing Industry

Private Clients

Private Equity and Venture Capital

Public Sector

Real Estate

Retail and Leisure

Technology, Digital Media and Entertainment

Litigation

ADVANT Altana

firm
Location

45 rue de Tocqueville

Paris

Paris

France

75017

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France

Litigation


Christophe Lapp
Band 5
Valérie Lafarge-Sarkozy
Band 5