News

April 2018
The impact of the new model contract for general road carriage – Article by Leïla Esnard, published in Supply Chain Magazine No. 6 of March 2018.

20 September 2017
Newsletter : Ship arrest in France : shipyards’ claims (author : Guillaume de Bascher).

June 2017
The firm is ranked in the Top Tier of shipping firms in the Legal 500 Paris.

Lewis & Co AARPI provides ‘a top-notch service’. The ‘very responsive and attentive’ team has ‘excellent industry knowledge’ across French and UK law, with experience of handling French and cross-border litigation, including arbitration cases. The practice regularly acts for clients in commercial disputes and vessel arrests. It is currently involved in a headline case in relation with a major maritime casualty. The team is headed by ‘masterfully skilled negotiator’ Lars Lewis. Peter Iglikowski is also highly experienced and is recommended along with Guillaume de Bascher and Leïla Esnard, who has ‘a very professional and proactive approach’. (http://www.legal500.com/c/france/shipping/shipping)

Lewis & Co AARPI fournit des ‘prestations de top niveau’. L’équipe de quatre avocats est ‘très réactive et attentive’ et possède une ‘excellente connaissance du secteur’. Le cabinet rassemble des expertises en droit français et anglais, et traite des dossiers en France et à l’international, dont des arbitrages. L’équipe est particulièrement sollicitée pour gérer des contentieux commerciaux et pour intervenir en matière de saisies de navires. Elle est impliquée dans un dossier de premier plan faisant suite à un important naufrage. L’équipe est emmenée par Lars Lewis, un ‘maître en négociations’. Sont également recommandés: le très expérimenté Peter Iglikowski, Guillaume de Bascher et Leïla Esnard dont ‘l’approche très professionnelle et proactive’ est appréciée. (http://www.legal500.fr/c/paris/droit-et-transport-maritime/droit-et-transport-maritime)

June 2016
Cabinet Lewis & Co AARPI, les experts en droit maritime – interview with Leila Esnard, published in Marine Marchande Information No. 215.

20 May 2016
Newsletter : Verified Gross Mass of Containers : the new decree has just been published in France (author : Leila Esnard).

January 2016
CO2 emissions : information and declaration obligations – Article by Leila Esnard published in the Gazette of the Chambre Arbitrale Maritime of Paris No. 40.

6 November 2015
Associated arrests of vessels and attachment of assets in France: How thick is the corporate veil? – article by Leila Esnard published on Hellenic Shipping News.

3 November 2015
Newsletter : Associated arrests and attachment of assets in France : How thick is the corporate veil ? (author : Leila Esnard).

16 September 2015
CO2 Emissions: A new European regulation (EU) 2015/757 adds to the current existing obligations of shipping companies whose vessels call in France – article by Leila Esnard published on Hellenic Shipping News.

20 August 2015
Newsletter: Emissions Regulations Update.

22 July 2015
Leïla Esnard and Guillaume de Bascher contribute the chapter on French shipping law in the International Comparative Guide to Shipping Law 2015.

1 June 2015
The firm is ranked amongst the Best Lawyers reported in a Les Echos article.

30 May 2015
The firm is ranked in the Top Tier of shipping firms in the Legal 500 Paris-
Lewis & Co AARPI provides ‘a superior level of service’, ‘comparable with the best international law firms competing in the market’; it provides French and UK law expertise. Recent work includes advising on vessel seizures and handling a major case regarding the sinking of a ferry boat. Lars Lewis is ‘a hard-nosed litigator with a wealth of experience’. Peter Iglikowski is ‘intellectually stimulating’. Guillaume de Bascher and the ‘hardworking and incredibly detailed’ Leïla Esnard were promoted to the partnership.
And in the Top Tier of the French version of the Legal 500 Paris-
Lewis & Co AARPI offre ‘une qualité de prestation de niveau supérieur’, ‘dont la qualité est comparable aux grandes firmes internationales du marché’. La boutique de quatre avocats combine des expertises en droit français et anglais. Elle traite une large gamme de dossiers différents; pollution, affrètement, évènements en mer, arbitrage et commerce maritime. Le cabinet a récemment été sollicité pour apporter son assistance à l’occasion de saisies de navires de commerce. Il intervient également dans un dossier de premier plan en lien avec le naufrage d’un ferry. Lars Lewis est ‘un avocat plaidant retors qui apporte une expérience importante que ce soit en négociation ou devant le prétoire’. Peter Iglikowski est apprécié pour ‘ses analyses intellectuellement stimulantes’. Leïla Esnard et Guillaume de Bascher ont été promus associés.

20 March 2015
French Supreme Court upholds jurisdiction clauses in bills of lading -but do old habits die hard? Article by Peter Iglikowski (published in the Standard Club’s March Bulletin).

17 February 2015
Peter Iglikowski appointed an arbitrator of the International Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce in Gdynia.

6 December 2014
Contribution by Leila Esnard to Actumaritime website on the courts having jurisdiction in France over disputes between crew members, including master, and shipowners .

28 October 2014
Update by Leïla Esnard in relation to compliance with French regulations on CO2 emissions applicable to carriers (published on the UK P&I Club’s website).

9 September 2014
Newsletter: The end to the challenge of jurisdiction clauses in bills of lading by the French courts or do old habits die hard?

2 September 2014
Firm speaking engagement -Lloyd’s Maritime Academy, Ship Arrest Training Course, London, 4-5 December 2014.

21 July 2014
Firm partners Leïla Esnard and Guillaume de Bascher contribute the chapter on French shipping law in the International Comparative Guide to Shipping Law 2014.

14 and 15 June 2014
Guillaume de Bascher leads a case study on salvage and general average at the Young Maritime Lawyers Association seminar in Hamburg.

19 May 2014
The firm is ranked amongst the Best Lawyers reported in a Les Echos article.

18 March 2014
Firm speaking engagement in New York -Lloyds Maritime Academy, Ship Arrest North Amercia, 28-29 April 2014. Exploring the practical and commercial implications of arresting a ship.

1 January 2014
New partners -we are delighted to announce the appointment of new partners, Leïla Esnard and Guillaume de Bascher.

31 July 2013
Lewis & Co contributes the chapter on French shipping law in the International Comparative Law Guide 2013.

25 April 2013
Firm success in the English High Court. In the “MIRABELLA III” we successfully argued the English court should stay its proceedings on the basis of article 27 of the EU Judgments Regulation in favour of the French court 1st seised. Read the judgment here.

17 April 2013
Peter Iglikowski addresses the prestigious Central European University (CEU) in Budapest founded by George Soros to give a lecture on comparative law. The subject was the English law Mareva injunction/freezing order compared with the French civil law saisie conservatoire. An article based on the talk is to be published soon.

28 February 2013
Lars Lewis addresses the Conseil Supérieur de la Marine Marchande on “The handicaps of French law and regulations in relation to the arrest of ships” to urge a clarification of the law concerning emoluments arising on the forced sale of vessels.

23 November 2012
Peter Iglikowski speaking on “Judicial intervention in arbitration proceedings in the European Union. London and Paris a comparative review”, at a conference on “Alternative Dispute Resolution” in Vilnius, Lithuania.

2 May 2012
Lewis & Co has won the Finance Monthly 2012 award in the category of Shipping and Maritime Law Firm of the Year, France.

4 April 2012
Lewis & Co is listed by Legal 500 2012 in the Top Tier which states the firm-
is recommended for shipping and trade arbitrations and other disputes. The five lawyer team represents industrial companies, shipowners, traders and lenders. Practice head Lars Lewis has a ‘detailed understanding of French legal procedures’ and provides ‘first-rate, incisive advice’. Peter Iglikowski gives ‘excellent and practical advice on trade and shipping matters’.

1 December 2011
Lewis & Co has won the Lawyer Monthly award in the category of Shipping and Maritime Law Firm of the Year, France.

31 October 2011
Lewis & Co is interviewed in this article “Paris matches” in The Lawyer.

12 September 2011
Lewis & Co is listed by Legal 500 US edition.

1 June 2011
Lewis & Co has won the Finance Monthly 2011 award in the category of Shipping and Maritime Law Firm of the Year, France.

10 May 2011
Lloyd’s Maritime Academy has invited Lewis & Co to the panel of speakers for the summer ship arrest practical guide seminar.

1 April 2011
Lewis & Co is listed by Legal 500 Europe.

23 August 2010
Lloyd’s Maritime Academy has invited Lewis & Co to speak at the annual seminar on developments in ship arrest in France, DOM TOM, and Francophone jurisdictions.

22 July 2010
Lewis & Co is listed in Who’s Who Legal published by the International Bar Association.

20 July 2010
Lewis & Co is listed by Legal 500 Paris.

21 May 2010
The Lawyer refers to the launch of Lewis & Co in this article.

17 May 2010
The Lawyer publishes an article about the launch of Lewis & Co.

10 May 2010
The British Chambers of Commerce publish a Lewis & Co article on the legal risk involved in export disputes in the UK Guide to Worldwide Exporting.

1 May 2010
Lewis & Co welcomes a new partner, Peter Iglikowski, who is dual qualified as a Solicitor in England and Wales, and an Avocat at the Paris bar, and Michel Ferrer, Avocat at the Paris bar, thus continuing a team with Leïla, Guillaume and Lars, which was founded more than 20 years ago.

22 February 2010
Lewis & Co joined by Leïla Esnard, Avocat at the Paris bar.

19 February 2010
Lewis & Co joined by Guillaume de Bascher, Avocat at the Paris bar.

February 2010
Lewis & Co founded.