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

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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).


2021 – Training Year!
PHPG law firm

PHPG Law firm is digitalizing its legal mornings in the form of 30-minute webinars. Each month, we will comment on a recent judgment rendered by the Court of Cassation or the Conseil d’Etat or discuss a current issue in insurance law, construction law or civil liability.

We are expecting many of you on February 9 at 9:30 am for the first morning session, which will have the following theme: Should an entrepreneur refuse to perform work that he knows ineffective?

This first webinar will be hosted by Charlotte ROGER and Romain BRUILLARD. You can register now at the following address: – Please note that the number of places is limited.

Legion of Honor
Françoise HECQUET

PHPG Law firm is proud to announce that Me Françoise HECQUET has been appointed to the rank of Knight of the Legion of Honor. This distinction rewards her associative commitments and her investment with lawyers.

Election to the National Bar Council (CNB)
Françoise HECQUET

PHPG Law firm congratulates Me Françoise HECQUET on her CNB election for the 2021-2023 term. This election allows her to extend her commitment to our colleagues after her term on the Paris Bar Council.

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


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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