Xavier Clédat


Xavier Clédat
Paris Bar
French, English
Paris Tél : +33 (0)1 53 93 29 91

Xavier Clédat is a partner in commercial and financial litigation

Xavier works in the field of business litigation. He counsels a number of French and foreign companies in their pre-litigation or litigation, in particular in the contractual and commercial matters (break-off of negotiations, contractual breaches, break-off of commercial relations, distribution network issues) or in the context of disputes relating to company governance such as shareholder disputes or governance issues.

He often works on files involving unfair competition or practices restricting free competition. In the financial sphere, Xavier regularly advises banks and financial intermediaries in cases where they are held liable for failing to fulfil their obligations to advise or inform.

Xavier has in-depth experience in the practices of the French courts.


  • Best Lawyers in France 2021: individually ranked in Litigation
  • Legal 500 EMEA 2020:
    – Dispute resolution: commercial litigation (Tier 4)
    – Banking and Finance: Transactional work (Tier 4)
  • Chambers Europe 2020:
    – individually ranked (Band 5) in Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    – Dispute Resolution: Litigation (Band 4)
  • Décideurs 2020:
    – Commercial litigation
    – Financial litigation & equity financing
    – International arbitration
    – Distribution law
    – Product liability
  • Option Droit & Affaires 2020:
    – Defective goods and claims litigation (3 stars)
    – Financial litigation, stock exchange, regulatory AMF
    – Acquisition litigation
    – International arbitration
  • Décideurs 2019: 
    – Banking & finance
    Africa Desk – International arbitration and litigation