RCB

RCB France - Law firm

Founded in 2012, RCB, who’s Partners are: Margareth Bykoff and Alain Couturier has managed rapidly to establish a recognized reputation in industrial risk and insurance in several areas, amongst which: industry, Agri-Food, pharmaceutics, automobile, art expertise and construction.

The members of RCB act not only in France but also internationally upon request from Insurance Companies, Industrials or other major economic actors that encounter a particular problematic linked, amongst others to the insurance of their liability, their products or assets.

RCB has a solid worldwide network of highly qualified juridical and technical correspondents that enables it to intervene rapidly and efficiently in any place or country as soon as it is solicited.

RCB’s expertise of not only insurance law but also international law, business law and criminal business law gives it a large spectrum of intervention.

Another asset of RCB is the number of languages currently practiced: French, English, Swedish, German, Russian, Polish, Italian…

Lastly, RCB’s expertise on French procedural law, amongst which court appointed expertise, national and international arbitration, and foreign procedures such as those in Common Law countries, makes RCB a first class partner for both Insurance Companies and Industrials.

Work areas

Civil Liability in Industry, Civil Engineering, Construction
Industrial Risks
Product Liability
Insurance Law
Commercial Law
Arbitration / Mediation / Negotiation
Professional Liability
Labour Law

Partners

 +33 (0)1 47 27 03 03 (direct)

 mbykoff@rcbfrance.com

Margareth BYKOFF

Partner

1994
Paris Bar Association Oath
Post graduate degree in International Private Law, Sorbonne Paris International Business Transactions University of San Diego, USA
Languages
French, English, Swedish, German, Polish, Russian, notions in Spanish and Italian
Work Areas
  • Civil Liability in Industry, Civil Engineering, Construction
  • Industrial Risks
  • Product Liability
  • Insurance Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Arbitration / Mediation / Negotiation
Some examples of important cases:
Food Industry
Litigating Counsel for an international Food Group (over 160 facilities worldwide) within a serial risk affecting composite Panels as well as process accidents both in France and abroad
Pharmaceutical Industry
Litigating Counsel for several International and Multinational Groups following various process accidents in France, USA and Germany
Maritime Industry
Counsel for a motorization manufacturer (Queen Mary II) in Miami and Houston as well as representation of a sailing boat manufacturer (worldwide leader) in France, Scandinavia and Germany
Automobile Industry
Litigating Counsel for component manufacturers, amongst others to the automobile industry, faced with worldwide recall actions
Banking
Litigating Counsel for an Insurance Company following to a bank fraud in France and USA
Industry
Litigating Counsel for a heating facility that exploded in Paris in 1994 with management of over 2.000 third party recourse actions; defense of a co-generation turbine manufacturer’s liability in France and USA; defense of a train manufacturer’s liability in Germany
Divers
Ranked amongst the best Lawyers in France 2011-2019 (Leaders League - Décideurs) - Chambers and Legal 500 pending

 

 +33 (0)1 45 08 80 47 (direct)

 acouturier@rcbfrance.com

Alain COUTURIER

Partner

1992
Paris Bar Association Oath
Languages
English, Italian
Work Areas
  • Insurance Law
  • Industrial Risk
  • Product Liability
  • Construction Law
  • Professional Liability
  • Commercial Law
  • Labour Law
Some examples of important cases:
Automotive
Litigating Counsel for a manufacturer with a serial risk (« Wondertape »)
Expertise
Litigating Counsel for an Insurance Company as to the professional liability of an insurance expert, litigating Counsel for art collectors (fraud, theft, transactions)
Construction
Litigating Counsel for owners of several houses that collapsed at the Butte Chaumont (Paris)
Industry
Litigating Counsel of a worldwide leader of cables and cable systems
Labor
Litigating Counsel for a manufacturer of luxury goods
Family
Litigating Counsel for complex divorces with high financial stakes

Our offices

Cabinet RCB France
104 avenue des Champs-Elysées
75008 PARIS

 +33 (0)1 47 27 03 03

 mbykoff@rcbfrance.com

 

Metro :
- Charles de Gaulle-Etoile, lines 1, 2 and 6
- George V line 1

Parking :
- Parking Champs Elysées

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