Nicolas Demigneux

Paris office managing partner

Managing partner of the Paris office, Nicolas is also a litigation expert, specialised in general commercial and insurance litigation, arbitration and private international law. 

His expertise covers the various fields of civil and commercial law, including construction, project, aviation and corporate disputes, product liability and contracts for large French and international companies.

In the insurance sector, Nicolas advises on matters relating to professional or product liability in the areas of aviation, pharmaceuticals, energy, chemicals and construction.

Nicolas' arbitration experience involves acting as counsel during ad hoc or institutional arbitrations. In addition, he has experience as an arbitrator in domestic commercial disputes.

Nicolas is also well known for his broad expertise in Africa related matters which includes representing several African governments in project disputes and contractual negotiations. Nicolas currently heads the Paris Africa group.

Nicolas speaks French and English and is a member of the Paris and New York bars.

A very shrewd lawyer…has a rare sense for finding the magic bullets that will make you win.

Senior ­director, a global leading engineering and construction group