Nicolas is a Partner at Kennedys, whose Paris office he co-founded in October 2017. He is qualified as a French Avocat à la Cour and a Solicitor in England & Wales, having studied in England (University of Oxford and University of York) and trained at a Magic Circle firm in the City.
Nicolas is regularly instructed in complex and international disputes, both before French Courts and arbitration tribunals. He acts for leading insurers and reinsurers, brokers, major policyholders, manufacturers and service providers. His practice includes coverage disputes (insurance and reinsurance), defence work, subrogation claims and general commercial litigation. It spans several key industry sectors (aerospace, real estate, construction, finance and manufacturing), with a particular focus on product and professional liability. Nicolas also has significant experience of complex court-appointed technical investigations, specifically relating to industrial risks.
Nicolas is one of the co-authors of The Insurance and Reinsurance Law Review (7th ed.), the 2019 Insurance Litigation GTDT guidebook and the FARAD Private Life Insurance Handbook (2nd ed.). He is bilingual in English and French and also speaks Italian. He is a member of the Association Internationale du Droit des Assurances (AIDA), the Association du Management des Risques et Assurances de l’Enterprise (AMRAE) and the Franco-British Lawyers Society (FBLS).