Alexis Valençon is a partner at Kennedys and co-founder of its Paris office. He is an insurance and reinsurance specialist with extensive expertise in complex litigation and arbitration. He advises leading French and foreign insurance and reinsurance companies, brokers, major policyholders, manufacturers, and industrial companies on a broad range of issues, ranging from insurance and reinsurance disputes (litigation and arbitration) to product liability, financial lines, construction, cyber risk, fraud and professional liability. He also assists his clients in complex court-appointed investigations relating to industrial risks, drafting insurance contracts that comply with French law and setting up activities in France.
He teaches judicial procedure and insurance litigation and arbitration at the Paris Insurance Institute and the Law Faculties of Le Mans University and Montpellier University. He is also regularly invited to speak at conferences and colloquiums on matters of insurance and reinsurance law and litigation. He is one of the co-authors of the Lamy Assurances (France’s leading textbook on insurance and reinsurance law) and regularly contributes to various international reference books on insurance and reinsurance law and product liability.
Alexis is a member of the International Insurance Law Association (AIDA), the Insurance and Reinsurance Legacy Association (IRLA), the Association for the Management of Risk and Assurance of Enterprise (AMRAE), the International Bar Association (IBA), the French Arbitration Committee (CFA) and the Professional Association of Reinsurers operating in France (APREF).
He speaks French, English and Spanish.