Dentons has appointed partner Séverine Hotellier as France Managing Partner for a three year term from 2019 to 2021. She will be responsible for managing the Paris office, Dentons’ largest office in continental Europe, and for leading the firm’s commitment to innovation.
Séverine Hotellier commented on her appointment, “I am thrilled to take on this new role in addition to my Insurance practice and continuing implementing Dentons’ vision in France. As the world’s largest law firm and a global innovation leader, Dentons is uniquely positioned to partner with our clients, locally and globally, to meet their strategic objectives.”
Séverine Hotellier is also Head of the Europe Insurance group. She has 20 years’ experience in insurance litigation and complex, high-stakes issues. She represents clients in disputes before judicial, commercial and administrative courts and advises insurance companies and industrial clients on claims management, as well as insurance-related technical, financial and legal issues. She is recommended as a leading lawyer in insurance law in France by directories such as Chambers Europe and Best Lawyers.
For the past three years, she has also coached a team from the Institute of Insurance of Paris 1 in the ALEA Insurance speech contest.
She takes over the leadership role from Marc Fornacciari. A highly ranked lawyer in Public Law and PPP, he will continue to serve clients as a Dentons partner.
“France is our top priority market and I look forward to working with a leader of Séverine’s high calibre and our excellent team in Paris,” said Tomasz Dąbrowski, Chief Executive Officer of Dentons Europe. “As one of the largest economies in Europe, France is an important market for our clients and a cornerstone in our strategy to grow Dentons into a top global law firm on the continent.”
In 2018, Dentons celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Paris office. The office now employs 130 lawyers, including 44 partners.