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2020 EMEA - Environment - France Ranked Lawyer (Band 4)
David Desforges is noted for his "deep knowledge" in the field. He assists clients with classified facilities regulations, product liabilities and mining matters.
2019 Ranked Lawyer (Band 4)
David Desforges advises French and international clients on waste management, soil pollution and corporate transactional matters. He also handles contentious cases relating to non-compliance with REACH regulations. One interviewee praises Desforges' "excellent client service," adding: "He is very helpful and proactive in establishing a relationship with clients." He operates as a sole practitioner based in Paris.
2016 Ranked Lawyer (Band 2)
"David Desforges is well regarded for his work in environmental regulations".
2015 Ranked Lawyer (Band 2)
2014 David Desforges advises industrial clients on transactions and litigation in this area. Areas of focus include waste, hazardous products, pollution and contamination, and industrial risks. He is described by one market commentator as "an excellent specialist on a number of issues who is very well known to other lawyers working in environmental law."
2013 - Leading Individual (Band 2)
“David Desforges is a highly valued asset for the team, and sources describe him as “very able and pleasant to work with.” He leads many major matters including complex international cases and natural resources exploitation. Interviewees also highlight his skills as a team player and his sector-specific knowledge”.
2012 – Leading Individual (Band 2)
David Desforges “impresses sources with his excellent linguistic skills and collaborative approach.”
2011 – Leading Individual (Band 2)
“David Desforges joins the team [at Jones Day] as of counsel and brings his considerable experience to the table”. He specialises in industrial risk and is lauded for providing “practical and client-focused solutions.”
2010 ‑ Leading Individual (Band 2)
“highly reputed” “an expert in regulation and an experienced litigator”. “Clients appreciate his responsiveness, quick understanding of technical and complex issues and ability to explain things in a clear and concise manner.”
2009 ‑ Leading Individual (Band 2)
A popular choice for environmental advice and “anticipates any forthcoming concerns that could affect your business.”
With a pragmatic approach, he also “provides you with the right and clear piece of advice you need to solve problems you may have with other parties.”
2008 ‑ Leading Individual (Band 2)
“Excellent and very pleasant to work with”
“The perfect combination of legal and technical expertise”
(…) represents “the new generation of environmental law.”