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Frédéric Dereux, former Managing Partner of Gowling Paris, joins Charles Russell Speechlys

Frédéric Dereux, former Managing Partner of Gowling Paris, joins Charles Russell Speechlys


Bringing over 25 years of experience as a commercial litigator, Frédéric's proven track record in resolving contractual and commercial disputes, especially in the automotive industry, marks a significant addition to the firm

Frédéric, formerly the Managing Partner of Gowling Paris, is accompanied by two associates, Caroline Morel and Sadok Bchir. The trio's arrival signifies the firm's ambitious growth trajectory for the upcoming year, reinforcing the Litigation practice in the Paris office.

Specialising in the automotive sector, Frédéric has represented numerous Tier 1 companies, industrial groups, and component suppliers in cross-border and domestic disputes. His expertise spans negotiations, performance, termination of contracts, defective products, distribution law, and cases involving uncompetitive practices.

Frédéric Jeannin, Partner and Head of the Paris Office, expresses enthusiasm for the firm's continued growth and success. Frédéric Dereux's addition expands the dispute resolution team in Paris to ten members, including three partners, one counsel, and six associates.

Stewart Hey, Partner and Head of the Litigation division, praises Frédéric as an esteemed litigator with a well-established sector practice. The move reflects the firm's maturity in the market and aligns with broader ambitions for the global litigation practice.

Frédéric Dereux, excited about joining Charles Russell Speechlys, emphasises the firm's support for clients in national and international operations. He envisions actively contributing to the firm's growth and success, making the Litigation practice an unmissable force in the market.

This strategic hire follows the recent addition of Litigation and Dispute Resolution Partner, Simon Le Wita, showcasing Charles Russell Speechlys' commitment to strengthening its position and offering comprehensive legal solutions in the competitive Parisian legal landscape.

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