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Reinforcement of our Insurance offer with the arrival of Benjamin Potier as a Partner

30 November 2020 - France

DS Avocats is pleased to announce the arrival of Benjamin Potier as a Partner, reinforcing our Insurance offer alongside partner Safine Hadri.

Benjamin is affiliated to the Commercial & Competition and Environment departments.

He brings his expertise in litigation before all French courts: civil, commercial, administrative and criminal. Benjamin has extensive experience in mass litigation (asbestos exposure disputes, air crashes) and cross-border litigation, as well as in industrial risk.

His clients consists in French and foreign companies in a wide variety of sectors: air transport, sport, insurance and health.

His expertise is recognised by Who’sWho Legal, Best Lawyers and Legal 500. He is a member of the French Society of Air and Space Law (SFDAS) and of the Association for Risk Management and Corporate Insurance (AMRAE).

The complementarity with the existing offer of DS Avocats will allow us to propose to our clients, insurers, reinsurers, insurance intermediaries and insureds, a sectorial approach to insurance, particularly in terms of claims management as well as regulatory aspects, both in consulting and litigation.

Benjamin Potier stated: “Thanks to the numerous connections and synergies with the different expertises proposed by DS Avocats, we have identified a strong development potential for a differentiating Insurance offer, particularly in this difficult period that we are experiencing. The growth opportunities at DS Avocats, both in France and abroad, are numerous, and this is what particularly motivated me to join you”.

Safine Hadri, added: “The arrival of Benjamin enables DS Avocats to stand out with a comprehensive insurance offer, now supported by two dedicated partners and three associates. His positioning enhances the sector expertise in which DS Avocats has already distinguished itself, and we are very pleased with the additional experience he brings to the firm.”

Benjamin began his career with the French law firm Lussan and joined the American law firm Reed Smith in 2007. He then joined Clyde & Co. in 2009, where he was promoted Legal Director / Partner in 2016.

He holds an airplane pilot’s license.

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