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Industrial risks / Insurance

The lawyers of the Industrial Risks and Insurance Department are involved in all stages of industrial transactions, starting with project development, then implementation, and throughout the life of the facilities.

The Industrial Risks and Insurance Department provides advice and litigation support for :
• manufacturers
• distributors
• importers
• public and private contracting authorities
• industrial site operators
• maintenance companies
• design and engineering offices
• subcontractors
• insurance companies

Skills

Industrial risks

• Assistance implementing a contractual arrangement for the construction and operation of industrial sites.
• Legal audit and assistance drafting construction, engineering, consortium, co-contracting, subcontracting, supply, industrial equipment, licensing, maintenance, repair, distribution, and service provision contracts and agreements.
• Assistance and defense of companies in the field of trademarks, patents, domain names, and designs.
• Advice on implementing financial guarantees and credit insurance tailored to the company’s export activities.
• Prevention of work related safety risks within the company.
• Assistance in managing crises : emergency legal proceedings, implementation of preventive procedures (interlocutory, legal expertise).
• Assistance resolving pre-litigation disputes.
• Assistance preparing requests for compensation for material damage and consequential financial loss.
• Assistance and representation before the courts and in arbitration proceedings.
• Civil and criminal defense of the company and its directors if prosecuted for the construction or rehabilitation of industrial sites or the manufacture, supply, installation, maintenance, or operation of industrial and technological products or equipment.
• Civil and criminal defense of the company and its directors in case of accidents at work and occupational diseases.

Product safety

• Advice on product compliance and safety with respect to sector-specific regulations.
• Disputes regarding defective products (non-compliance, failure of performance, hidden defects, and lack of security in the context of serial disasters, poor advice, late delivery, etc.).
• Criminal defense of companies and their directors if prosecuted due to safety defects of their products.

Insurance

• Advice and assistance implementing insurance programs and insurance guarantees tailored to acompany’s needs and activities.
• Analysis, assistance, and advice implementing insurance company guarantees.
• Assistance determining damages and quantifying material damage and consequential financial loss for companies affected by a claim.
• Advice to insurance companies on regulating their activities.
• Disputes regarding the liability of insurance intermediaries.

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