Nicolas Bouckaert is a partner at Kennedys, whose Paris office he co-founded. He is qualified as a French Avocat la Cour and a solicitor in England & Wales, having studied in England (University of York and University of Oxford) and trained at a magic circle firm in the City.
Nicolas is regularly instructed in complex international disputes, both before French courts and arbitration tribunals. He acts for leading insurers and reinsurers, major policyholders and manufacturers. His practice includes coverage disputes (insurance and reinsurance), defence, subrogation and recovery claims and general commercial litigation. It spans several key industry sectors (aerospace, real estate, construction, finance and manufacturing), with a particular focus on product and professional liability. Nicolas also has significant experience of complex court-appointed technical investigations, specifically relating to industrial risk.
Nicolas is bilingual in English and French and also speaks Italian. He is a member of Association Internationale de Droit des Assurances (AIDA), AMRAE (Association pour le Management des Risques et des Assurances de l’Entreprise) and the Franco-British Lawyers Society (FBLS).