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.


  • Legal 500 EMEA 2022:
    – Dispute resolution: commercial litigation (Tier 4)
    – Banking and Finance: Transactional work (Tier 4)
  • Chambers Europe 2022:
    – individually ranked (Band 5) in Litigation
    – Litigation (Band 4)
  • Best Lawyers in France 2022: individually ranked in Litigation
  • Décideurs 2022:
    – Financial litigation & equity financing
    – Commercial litigation
    – Distribution law
    – International arbitration
    – Africa Desk – International arbitration and litigation
    Algeria – Dispute resolution
  • Le point 2022 : Commercial, business and competition law (4 stars)
  • Option Droit & Affaires 2021:
    – Defective goods and claims litigation (3 stars)
    – Financial litigation, stock exchange, regulatory AMF
    – Acquisition litigation
    – International arbitration
  • Décideurs 2021:
    – Product liability
    Banking & Finance