Partner Erwan Poisson advises French and foreign companies in complex civil and criminal disputes.
He notably advises in the areas of banking and finance litigation, where his experience includes liability claims against banks, financial services and investment funds; corporate litigation, including disputes between majority and minority shareholders, disputes related to shareholding agreements as well as warranties and representations; and product liability and insurance disputes, with a focus on the aviation sector.
His expertise also covers representations before the courts of French-speaking African countries in commercial and criminal litigation matters, as well as before international courts (in particular, the ILO Administrative Tribunal).
Erwan has worked in France and in the UK and is qualified in both jurisdictions. He has developed specific expertise in conflicts of laws and jurisdictional issues (a subject he teaches at university), international judicial assistance, asset-tracing and recovery, and the enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards on assets located in France.
Class actions and major group litigation can be a seismic event not only for large commercial entities but for whole industries. Their reach and impact mean they are one of the few types of claim that have become truly global in both importance and scope.