Safine is a partner in our Paris office. She practices insurance and environmental law, and has extensive expertise in regulatory and compliance matters in addition to contract management, including complex regulatory issues, authorisations and cross-border matters.

She advises players in the insurance sector (insurers, reinsurers, brokers, and other intermediaries, mutuals, Insurtechs) on their products and services, contractual matters (distribution and commercial arrangements, outsourcing agreements, product terms and governance, transformation projects…), as well as compliance issues (including relations with national and international authorities), and integrating recent regulatory developments into marketing processes.

Safine also assists industrial clients in their environmental regulatory issues, including government relations and day-to-day business management, as well as civil, administrative or criminal litigation.

She is a lecturer at the University of Aix-Marseille within the Master 2 Environnement Sécurité Qualité programme, and teaches a course on insurance and environmental risks at the Paris Insurance Institute of Dauphine University.

Additionally, Safine runs training courses on insurance law and compliance, and also on environmental risk management, for professional associations, The Flit Network and for The Institute of International Transport Law, as well as for professional training organisations, Abilways and Lefevre Dalloz.

She is a member of The Association Internationale du Droit des Assurances (AIDA), the Young AIDA, The Association des Anciens élèves de l'Institut d'Assurance de Paris (ADIAP) and The Association pour le Management des Risques et des Assurances de l'Entreprise (AMRAE).

Safine is a regular contributor to specialist publications, and she speaks French, English, Spanish and Arabic.

Safine contributed to the writing of Kennedys' 'Global forecast 2024: Evolving insurance risks' report, published in January 2024.


    • Qualified in Paris Bar in 2008
    • Certificate of Aptitude for the Legal Profession (CAPA)
    • Master 2 in Insurance Law - Paris Insurance Institute of Panthéon Sorbonne University
    • DEA in Private Law, Law of Obligations, Contract and Liability (Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Paris)
    • Master of Private Law (University of law of Paris Descartes)

Market recognition

  • Recommended Lawyer for 'Insurance Law (France)' | The Best Lawyers in France 2023
  • Recommended Lawyer for Environmental Team (France)' | The Best Lawyers in France 2023
  • Recommended Lawyer for 'Insurance (France)' | The Legal 500 EMEA 2022
  • Recommended lawyer – for ‘Industrial Risk & Liability Litigation’ – ‘Insurance Claims & Litigation’ – ‘Product Liability’- ‘Regulatory Insurance / Reinsurance’ (France)| for Leaders League 2022 

Work highlights

  • Advising and representing an association of asset management advisors in dispute against the implementation decrees of the reform of self-regulation in the brokerage sector.
  • Advising of a major operator on Datas and new techs industry about its regulatory statute : analysis and control of regulatory obligations, including reporting to the regulator ACPR.
  • Advising and representing an insurer and its wholesale broker in disputes with its local broker related to the termination of the partnership.
  • Representing foreign brokers setting up in France: analysis of the corporate framework and legal status of the entity, ORIAS registration formalities, support and supervision of the distribution of their products regarding insurance regulatory law.
  • Advising a major broker for the development of a new insurance product.
  • Advising a major broker for the launch of a new vehicle insurance product, in partnership with a major insurer, including the regulatory organisation of the entire customer relations value chain: underwriting, policy life and claims handling.
  • Advising a major travel insurance broker for its regulatory issues, including its relationships with European insurance regulators.
  • Advising and representing an industrial company in disputes related to industrial regulatory issues, (regarding environmental and civil law) involving representation of the company as plaintiff and defendant before the civil courts (civil judge, enforcement judge, criminal court judge) and before the administrative courts (administrative court, administrative court of appeal).
  • Advising and representing a major industrial company in all its relationships with the environmental regulator and its co-contractors and particularly its owner, in the context of an installation classified for environmental protection.
  • Advising and representing a transport company specialised in automated vehicles development, in disputes with its sub-contractors related to potential defects.