Servane qualified as a French avocat in 2014 with an already established pedigree in the international maritime industry. She is fluent in both English and Spanish, having studied and worked in both these countries, she is also an accomplished transatlantic sailor.
In addition to her legal expertise, Servane’s sailing experience allows her to offer in-depth technical knowledge of pleasure and racing yachting, and she is regularly involved in yachting and super yachting matters in France, including court surveyor investigations, covering such matters as fires, dismastings, keel and other ship/yacht building issues for owners, yards, architects and naval engineers. In yacht racing she has acted for teams participating in the Route du Rhum, Jacques Vabre and the Vendée Globe amongst others.
Servane’s experience also encompasses maritime personal injury, both crew and passenger claims for large cruise operators.
Servane is frequently involved in sea, fluvial, road and rail carriage disputes as well as casualties involving salvage and collisions. Finally she is regularly involved in ship arrests and other conservatory proceedings in France.
Prior to qualification Servane worked at the French maritime authority, “Affaires Maritime” and spent 2 years working at Thomas Cooper’s Paris office leading up to her qualification in 2014.
Servane is a contributing author of the French publication “Le droit de la Plaisance” (Pleasure Boat Law).