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Charlotte Baillot

Partner
+33.(0)1.58.44.15.32
Fax +33.(0)1.58.44.15.01
Charlotte Baillot is a Partner in the Paris office and her practice focuses on litigation, arbitration (ICC, ad hoc) and dispute resolution. Charlotte represents French and international companies during all pre-litigation and litigation stages of commercial disputes they may face. Charlotte has extensive experience in the field of industrial risk and product liability. She regularly advises and represents companies specialized in the chemical,, building materials, metallurgical, nautical and oil industries. Charlotte also advises on post-acquisition disputes.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Charlotte Baillot was an associate in English and French law firms located in Paris, where her major area of practice was international and French dispute resolution.

Charlotte teaches French Civil Procedure (Free Faculty of Law and Economics) and is a member of ‘AMRAE’ (a French Risk and Insurance Management association).

Industrial Risk / Product Liability Litigation:
  • Regular representation of the French subsidiaries of an international group specialized in the production of chemical products, building materials and paints; notably in a case regarding the materials used for the construction of a 5,000 m² aquatic complex, cases relating to the properties of some anti-corrosive paints used on fleet of refrigerated vehicles and harbor cranes, and several ongoing cases;
  • Assisting and representing an international group specialized in the production of agricultural chemical products;
  • Assisting and representing a leading worldwide producer of rolling mill cylinders in a dispute against a mill designer and manufacturer relating to the properties of manufactured rolls;
  • Assisting and representing a leading worldwide supplier of electric heaters and trace heating cables, in a dispute relating to a fire in a luxury hotel potentially caused by electric devices, and several other ongoing cases relating to some electric heater and cables properties;
  • Assisting and representing a worldwide leader of video surveillance and fire detection, in a dispute relating to a potential failure of fire detection devices in a factory, in a dispute relating to a potential failure of the video surveillance system of a luxurious jewellery store and several other product liability cases;
  • Assisting and representing a U.S. yacht manufacturer in litigation relating to the motorisation of boats;
  • Assisting and representing a multinational company specialized in the manufacturing of parts for the oil industry ;
  • Defending a transport company against insurers in a litigation case relating to major industrial risks;
  • Assisting and representing a French leader in the waste recycling industry in various industrial risk litigations;

Commercial Litigation:
  • Assisting and representing a company which provides a worldwide interconnection platform through its datacenters in a pre-litigation and litigation case against foreign companies before French courts;
  • Assisting and representing a major European IT operator in litigation issues relating to the provision of telecommunication services;
  • Assisting and representing a foreign truck dealer in a dispute regarding the termination of its business relationships (ICC arbitration);
  • Assisting and representing a specialist in shared ownership and private jet plane rentals in commercial litigation;
  • Assisting and representing a leading luxury textile manufacturer in a dispute relating to the termination of a distribution agreement (ICC arbitration);
  • Assisting and representing a U.S. sports events company in litigation against an insolvent French company;
  • Assisting and representing a U.S. manufacturer of headsets and audio equipment in a litigation against an insolvent French company;
  • Assisting and representing one of the lead European manufacturers of recycled products in litigation against an insolvent French company;

Post Acquisition Litigation:
  • Assisting and representing a leading French company in the waste recycling industry in various post acquisition litigations (several cases before French courts and ad hoc arbitration);
  • Assisting and representing a car manufacturer in post-acquisition litigation;
  • Assisting and representing a company specialized in the repurchase of insolvent companies in post-acquisition litigation.