Lewis & Co AARPI Announce new Partners

Lewis & Co AARPI Announce new Partners

New Partners for Anglo-French Shipping Firm in Paris

Law firm LEWIS & Co AARPI, solicitors and avocats in Paris, are delighted to announce the appointment of Leïla Esnard and Guillaume de Bascher as partners in the firm. Leïla and Guillaume are avocats at the Paris bar.

Leïla and Guillaume are highly experienced in bunker issues and have recently acted in the following areas:

  • Unpaid invoices and where necessary ship arrest and other conservatory and enforcement measures.
  • Quality disputes, under both English and French law. As the procedural and evidential issues are rather different under English and French law, we, as dual qualified lawyers, are able to advise on the best approach to take advantage of either.
  • Charterparty and bill of lading issues in respect of chartered vessels.
  • Sanctions.
  • Emissions regulations.

Further information can be obtained from the Bunkers page on their website:

LEWIS & CO AARPI provides a full range of international services in shipping, international trade and insurance law. Our lawyers have been involved in some of the highest profile major maritime casualties and claims over the years as well as day-to-day commercial disputes arising under shipping contracts.

The firm advises on both English and French law.

The firm also assists clients with issues in Francophone Africa, including Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Ivory Coast, Cameroon and Gabon.

Photo Leila - RVB - 150dpi 2Leïla Esnard said “I pleased to become a partner having enjoyed playing a part in the setting up of LEWIS & CO AARPI which enjoys an enviable reputation in the maritime and transport sector. I take this appointment as the recognition of the work undertaken and as proof of the confidence the other partners of the firm are entrusting me with to contribute to the further development of the firm and to continue to provide our clients with the best possible legal expertise”

Guillaume de BascherGuillaume de Bascher said “Our collective commitment is to continue to be recognized as a leading boutique Anglo-French law firm in our sectors of shipping, international trade and insurance law, and I am particularly pleased to be made a partner having been part of the firm since its creation“.


Founding and Managing Partner Lars Lewis commented: “We are pleased to welcome Leïla and Guillaume into the partnership and their appointments are well deserved. Our lawyers have all worked together for a long time, and we are ideally placed to continue to take advantage of our ability to advise seamlessly on both English and French law issues.”

For further information, please contact Sarah Jones, on 00 331 77 72 64 21 or email sarah.jones@lewiscolaw.com.

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