Alexis Valençon is a Partner at Kennedys and co-founder of the 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 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/Insurance Litigation at the Paris Insurance Institute of Dauphine University (Institut des Assurances de Paris Dauphine) and at the Law Faculty of Le Mans. He is also regularly invited to speak at conferences and colloquiums on matters of (re)insurance law and litigation. He is one of the co-authors of the Lamy Assurances (France’s leading textbook on (re)insurance law) and regularly contributes to various international reference books on (re)insurance law and product liability.
He is a member of the Association Internationale du Droit des Assurances (AIDA), Association du Management des Risques et Assurances de l’Enterprise (AMRAE), the International Bar Association (IBA), the Comité Français de l’Arbitrage (CFA) and the Association des Professionnels de la Réassurance en France (APREF).
He speaks French, English and Spanish.