Gérard HonigGérard HONIG 

Lawyer, Partner


Gérard Honig was admitted to the Paris Bar in 1970.


  • University of Paris II (MA in law, 1969; D.E.S., private law, 1970).
  • University of New York (M.J.C., comparative law, 1974).

Co-founder of the law firm Honig Buffat Mettetal in 1979, he was senior partner of the Paris law firm Clyde & Co, which was created following two successive mergers: 

  • in 2001 between Honig Buffat Mettetal and Duprey Preel Coulon (renamed HPMBC),
  • then in May 2002 between HPMBC and the international law firm Clyde & Co.

He is now senior partner of HMN & Partners (HONIG METTETAL NDIAYE), since May 1st, 2006.

He is a member of the IBA and co-founder of CEFAREA (Insurance and Reinsurance Arbitration Centre).

He specialises in insurance and reinsurance law, industrial risks, construction, product liability, marine, aviation and space law, professional liability and arbitration.

He is acting as ICC arbitrator and is a member of the French ICC committee (ICC arbitration and Comission on maritime and surface Transport).


Product liability - management of numerous litigations and ICC arbitration cases in France and worldwide, including:

  • high profile class actions against a French pharmaceutical company in North America,
  • proceedings brought after the Concorde crash,
  • various litigations and arbitration proceedings involving a major aircraft manufacturer,
  • case management relating to industrial risks on European level,
  • member and /or President of ICC artbitration tribunal.