David Méheut is a partner in the Paris office of Clyde & Co focusing on insurance and reinsurance law as well as in international arbitration and mediation.
His experience in insurance law covers in particular coverage, monitoring and defence in matters of directors and officers liability, political risks, reinsurance, professional liability (lawyers, accountants, brokers, experts,...), art and species, engineering disputes, cyber-attacks, new technologies, data security and fraud. As such, he has acted for or advised on some of the major losses affecting the French market, including the Erika oil spillage, the Libyan revolution, reinsurance of 9/11, the Kerviel fraud, the LIBOR/EURIBOR/FOREX manipulations, the Madoff fraud. He has particular experience in handling cases in African countries operating under OHADA and CIMA rules, principally in relation to onshore and offshore oil and gas projects.
David has also developed an in-depth experience in international arbitration, more particularly ICC arbitration, in which he handles procedures both in French and in English. His commercial arbitration practice goes beyond his main sphere of activity and encompasses commercial litigation such as joint venture and distribution disputes. He generally advises insurers/reinsurers, professionals, financial institutions, industrial groups and energy companies.
He was admitted to the Paris Bar (CAPA) in 2004 after obtaining an LLB in French and English law from King’s College London and La Sorbonne, and a Master of Laws in EU law from the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas. His command of English and the legal concepts of civil and common law allows him to be particularly efficient in handling cases where both systems are involved.