Admitted to the Paris Bar in 1998, Capucine Bernier specialises in insurance law and civil liability. She acts most particularly in disputes pertaining to non-life insurance (damages, civil and professional liability, unusual and industrial risks) as well as life insurance.
She advises and assists both traditional and bank insurers, and various industrial players in the management of disputes that are either sensitive or have a major strategic and economic impact.
Capucine is a member of the Union of young French insurers and reinsurers (UJARF), the Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers Association (AJAR), the International Association of Insurance Law (AIDA), and is the vice-chair of the Paris Insurance Institute alumni association (ADIAP). Capucine is also a regular speaker at conferences and a contributor to a number of specialist publications.
She holds a degree from the Paris Insurance Institute, and two Master’s degrees, respectively in insurance law and in business law, from the University of Paris I - Panthéon Sorbonne and Paris V.
« According to sources, Capucine Bernier offers an 'in-depth knowledge' of the sector. She is well versed in litigious cases and acts on life and non-life insurance disputes. Clients commend her 'great availability and very detailed analysis which enables good, strategic decision-making.' »
Chambers Europe 2019
« Gide Loyrette Nouel assists with contentious and non-contentious matters, especially in the finance and insurance and reinsurance sectors. Richard Ghueldre heads the practice, with Capucine Bernier as the other main practitioner. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2019
« Capucine Bernier 'is a fantastic negotiator. She is flexible in negotiations but also rigorous and firm when needed,' a client enthuses. She has a notable insurance litigation practice, advising on both non-life and life insurance disputes. »
Chambers Europe 2018
« 'Outstanding adviser' Richard Ghueldre, who provides 'smart analyses' and 'clear opinions', jointly heads the team with Capucine Bernier. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2018
« Capucine Bernier has ‘outstanding pleading skills’ »
Legal 500 EMEA 2016