PHPG Law Firm

Concentrating in the industrial activity of major corporations, PREEL HECQUET PAYET-GODEL
is a law firm which provides counsel and assistance to large industries and their French and foreign insurance companies.

The three partners, as members of the UIA (Union Internationale des Avocats), International Lawyers Union), have established privileged relationship in foreign countries, with many well known law firms, specialized in insurance law. Thus, it is possible to manage international and european cases.

Our specialties

Areas of concentration

We have acquired experience in the following business sectors:

  • Aeronautics
  • Food industry
  • Automotive industry
  • Construction
    • engineering structures
    • framing
    • roofing
    • steel framing
    • water lines
  • HVAC
  • Chemicals
  • Electricity
  • Electronics
  • Industrial packaging
  • Energy
  • Civil engineering / construction
  • High technology
  • Fire / explosion
  • Information technology
  • Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical laboratories
  • Lifting and material handling equipment
  • Mechanics
  • Metallurgical industry
  • Engines and turbines
  • Nuclear
  • Painting, glaziery and cladding
  • Paper manufacturing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Health
  • Waste treatment / purification stations
  • Transport: rail, car

Our worldwide activities

Nouvelle-Calédonie Japon Chine

Our services

The PHPG & Partners quality charter places the emphasis on the following 6 principles when handling cases:
Availability - Commitment - Experience with technical cases - Teamwork with the client, his engineers and assessors - Correspondents worldwide - A pragmatic approach.


Our clients consult us in the following areas:


we represent our clients in all French and foreign jurisdictions and provide assistance with French "expertise",


assistance and representation in arbitration proceedings,

Legal counsel and advice

consulting on insurance law, drafting of polices, consultation with respect to public procurement contracts, establishing product recall procedures, assistance with regard to risk prevention and product traceability, corporate risk management plans in liaison with the risk manager, analysis of contracts and advice in contractual matters, prevention and resolution of industrial disputes, assistance with administrative authorities (DGCCRF, DSV,DGA...),


organization of customized seminars for businesses, monitoring and reporting of legal developments.

Our team

PHPG has been founded in july 2007 by Jean-Marie Preel, Françoise Hecquet and Jean-Baptiste Payet-Godel, former partners of CLYDE & Co Paris.

The firm works in close collaboration with:

Colleagues in France

they have established privileged relationships with a network of law firms located in France and in the French Overseas Departments and Territories

Consultants in foreign law

they have two consultants specialized in Spanish and Italian law

Colleagues abroad

they have signed a cooperation agreement with COZEN O'CONNOR (United-States, United-Kingdom) and JOHN STRUB & SEILER, a prominent German law firm and other leading firms (Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Greece, Argentina, Spain, Japan). They also have access to the "network" members of the UIA (Union Internationale des Avocats).


Online course: Which risks do the insurers on Wealth Management Advisors run? In which sphere? Is the insurance mandatory for a Wealth Management Advisor?
Charlotte ROGER

Charlotte ROGER had the pleasure to host an online course about «Which risks do the insurers on Wealth Management Advisors? In which sphere? Is the insurance mandatory for a Wealth Management Advisor?».

We warmly thank all the participants of this course!

«Best Lawyers» award in terms of insurances
Françoise HECQUET, Jean-Marie PREEL

Françoise HECQUET and Jean-Marie PREEL have been distinguished as «Best Lawyers» in terms of Insurances. The law firm sincerely thanks its clients and counterparts for their support.

Congratulations to all the members of the law firm without whom this wouldn’t be possible!

IAP and AJIAP Paris Assure’s event
PHPG law firm

PHPG Law Firm is proud to announce its partnership on the occasion of the fourth edfition of PARIS ASSURE event, organised by the Institut des Assurances of Paris – Panthéon Sorbonne (IAP) and the AJIAP (Association des Juristes de l'Institut des Assurances de Paris). This event will reunite students and young graduates of the courses in Insurance Law of Paris in order to exchange about their fields of competence and to develop their professional network.

Our offices

PHPG takes on cases both in France and internationally

In France


3 avenue Bugeaud
75116 PARIS

Tel : +33 (0)1 58 05 25 35
Fax : +33 (0)1 58 05 25 36


PHPG – Centre Val de Loire
20 rue de la Vieille Monnaie

Tel : +33 (0)2 38 15 50 80


United States - United Kingdom - Canada

Cozen O'Connor Attorneys
16th Floor, 45 Broadway
NY 10006.3792 NEW-YORK

Tel : +1 (212) 908 1242
Contact : Christopher KENDE

(Framework agreement signed with the law firm)


John, Strub, Seiler & Kollegen
Sulzbachstrasse 22

Tel : +49 (0)6 81 93 64 30
Contact : Klaus JOHN

(Framework agreement signed with the law firm)

Close working relationships have also been forged with foreign law firms (Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Greece, Argentina, Spain, Japan) and with members of the International Association of Lawyers.


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