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: individually ranked in Litigation
  • Legal 500 EMEA:
    – Dispute resolution: commercial litigation (Tier 4)
    – Banking and Finance: Transactional work (Tier 4)
  • Chambers Europe:
    – individually ranked (Band 5) in Litigation
    – Litigation (Band 4)
  • IFLR1000: Banking
  • Décideurs:
    – Commercial litigation (Excellent)
    – Financial litigation & equity financing

    – Distribution law
    – International arbitration
    – Product liability
    – Banking & Finance (Highly recommended)
    – Africa Desk – International arbitration and litigation
    Algeria – Dispute resolution
  • Le point: Commercial, business and competition law (4 stars)
  • Option Droit & Affaires:
    – Defective goods and claims litigation (3 stars)
    – Financial litigation, stock exchange, regulatory AMF
    – Acquisition litigation
    – International arbitration